Double Diamond Individual Championship

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The Double Diamond Individual Championship was a European Tour golf tournament which was played from 1974 to 1977. The event was a 36-hole strokeplay tournament which preceded the Double Diamond International team event, which was played later the same week. The tournament was officially titled as the Double Diamond Strokeplay in 1974 and 1975, and the Skol Lager Individual in its final year.[1]

Double Diamond Individual
Tournament information
Course(s)Gleneagles (1974, 1976–1977)
Turnberry (1975)
Tour(s)European Tour
Format36-hole stroke play
Final year1977
Tournament record score
Aggregate132 Simon Owen (1976)
Final champion
England Nick Faldo

The 1977 Skol Lager Individual was played over the King's Course at Gleneagles in Scotland on 16 and 17 August. After the 36 holes, Nick Faldo, Craig Defoy and Chris Witcher were tied at 139. Faldo won a playoff at the first extra hole to claim his first European Tour title at the age of twenty.[2]


Year Winner Score Margin of
Runner(s)-up Venue Winner's
share (£)
Skol Lager Individual
1977   Nick Faldo 139 Playoff[a]   Craig Defoy
  Chris Witcher (a)
Gleneagles Hotel 4,000 [2]
Double Diamond Individual Championship
1976   Simon Owen 132 2 strokes   Brian Huggett
  David Ingram
Gleneagles Hotel 1,500 [3]
Double Diamond Strokeplay
1975   Peter Dawson 150 3 strokes   Martin Foster
  Dale Hayes
Turnberry 1,500 [4]
1974   Maurice Bembridge 136 1 stroke   Bob Charles Gleneagles Hotel 1,500 [5]
  1. ^ Faldo won with a birdie on the first extra hole of a sudden-death playoff.


  1. ^ Davies, David (21 December 1976). "European golf prizes top £1m". Birmingham Daily Post. Birmingham, England. Retrieved 11 June 2020 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  2. ^ a b "'Extra' £4000 for Faldo". The Glasgow Herald. 18 August 1977. p. 15.
  3. ^ "Owens news putter works wonder". The Glasgow Herald. 19 August 1976. p. 15.
  4. ^ "Dawson's reward for endurance". The Glasgow Herald. 25 September 1975. p. 19.
  5. ^ "Bembridge wins and saves domestic faces". The Glasgow Herald. 22 August 1974. p. 5.

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