David Good (golfer)

David James Good (born 18 December 1947)[1] is a retired professional golfer from Australia. He had some success in the 1970s but is most noted for his record as a senior player. From 2000 he played regularly on the European Senior Tour, where he won twice and had nearly 50 top-10 finishes.

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Good in 2011
Personal information
Full nameDavid James Good
Born (1947-12-18) 18 December 1947 (age 72)
Devonport, Tasmania, Australia
Nationality Australia
Turned professional1969
Former tour(s)European Senior Tour
Professional wins4
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour of Australasia2
European Senior Tour2
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipT18: 1973

Professional careerEdit

Good turned professional after the 1969 Australian Amateur at Royal Adelaide. He was the medalist after rounds of 71 and 70 but lost in the quarter-finals.[2][3] Good travelled to Europe in 1973. He had limited success but qualified for the Open Championship at Troon and finished tied for 18th place.[4] Later in the year, he came close to his first important win in the 1973 Garden City Classic in Christchurch, New Zealand. He had a 7-stroke lead after 3 rounds but had a final round of 77 and was beaten by John Lister who had a final round 67. Good shared second place with Bob Shearer.[5] In 1974, he was affected by viral arthritis and spent some time out of golf.[6]

Good won the Tasmanian Open in early 1976, winning a four-man playoff. He finished level with Stewart Ginn, Brian Jones and Ian Stanley. Ginn and Stanley were eliminated at the first extra hole and Good finally beat Jones at the fifth extra hole, making an eight-metre putt.[7] In October, he came close to winning the South Coast Open. Leading after three rounds, he finished a stroke behind Barry Burgess and shared the runner-up place.[8] At the end of the year, he was also runner-up in the Waikato Charity Classic in Hamilton, New Zealand, 7 shots behind John Lister.[9]

In October 1977, Good won the New Zealand Airlines Open beating Bill Dunk, winning with a par at the first hole of a sudden-death playoff.[6] The following week, he was runner-up in the CBA West Lakes Classic, five strokes behind Bob Shearer.[10] At the end of the year, he played with Mike Cahill in the World Cup where they finished tied for 13th place.[11]

In December 1999, Good played in the European Senior Tour qualifying school in Turkey. He finished 6th, to earn a place on the tour for 2000.[12] He finished tied for 6th in his first event, the Beko Classic, had 6 other top-10 finishes during the year, and finished the season 25th in the Order of Merit.[13][14] He had considerable success on the tour from 2001 to 2004 finishing 4th, 15th, 10th and 6th in the Order of Merit in those four seasons.[14] In those four years, he won twice, the 2001 Legends in Golf and the 2003 Tunisian Seniors Open, was runner-up 6 times and had 27 other top-10 finishes, earning over €600,000.[14] He continued playing on the tour from 2005 to 2009 but with less success, having a further 6 top-10 finishes in those five seasons.[14] He also had considerable success as a senior in Australian events.[1]

Professional wins (4)Edit

PGA Tour of Australasia wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 1 Feb 1976 Tasmanian Open −5 (73-70-68-72=283) Playoff   Stewart Ginn,   Brian Jones,
  Ian Stanley
2 23 Oct 1977 New Zealand Airlines Open −2 (69-68-71-70=278) Playoff   Bill Dunk

PGA Tour of Australasia playoff record (2–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1976 Tasmanian Open   Stewart Ginn,   Brian Jones,
  Ian Stanley
Won with birdie on fifth extra hole
Ginn and Stanley eliminated by par on first hole
2 1977 New Zealand Airlines Open   Bill Dunk Won with par on first extra hole

European Senior Tour wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 26 Aug 2001 Legends in Golf −9 (69-66-69=204) Playoff   Jerry Bruner
2 4 Oct 2003 Tunisian Seniors Open −18 (66-68-64=198) 5 strokes   Guillermo Encina

European Senior Tour playoff record (1–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2001 Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Open   David Huish Lost to birdie on first extra hole
2 2001 Legends in Golf   Jerry Bruner Won with birdie on first extra hole

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978
The Open Championship T18 T52

Note: Good only played in The Open Championship.

  Did not play

"T" = tied

Team appearancesEdit


  1. ^ a b "Player Profile David Good". PGA of Australia. Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  2. ^ Stone, Peter (28 August 1969). "Carter qualifies for title with brilliant 69". The Age. p. 26.
  3. ^ Stone, Peter (1 September 1969). "Shearer may turn". The Age. p. 23.
  4. ^ "Final Aggregates". Glasgow Herald. 16 July 1973. p. 4.
  5. ^ "Good 7 ahead – then crash". The Age. 10 December 1973. p. 24.
  6. ^ a b "Good beats Dunk in play off". The Canberra Times. 52 (14, 913). Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 24 October 1977. p. 14. Retrieved 28 April 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
  7. ^ "A Good putt clinches Open". Sydney Morning Herald. 2 February 1976. p. 13.
  8. ^ "First win in 6 years". The Canberra Times. Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 4 October 1976. p. 12. Retrieved 17 February 2020 – via Trove.
  9. ^ "Lister home". The Age. 20 December 1976. p. 26.
  10. ^ "Shearer wins West Lake with a final round of 67". The Canberra Times. 52 (14, 919). Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 31 October 1977. p. 14. Retrieved 7 May 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
  11. ^ "Spain retains World Cup Crown" (PDF). Hawaii Filipino News. Honolulu, Hawaii. 1 February 1978. p. 5.
  12. ^ "Senior Q/S - Final Scores". European Tour. Retrieved 18 October 2020.
  13. ^ "Beko Classic". European Tour. Retrieved 18 October 2020.
  14. ^ a b c d "David Good Career Record Details". European Tour. Retrieved 18 October 2020.

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