Eric Brown (golfer)
|Full name||Eric Chalmers Brown|
|Born||15 February 1925|
|Died||6 March 1986 (aged 61)|
|Best results in major championships|
|The Open Championship||3rd/T3: 1957, 1958|
|Achievements and awards|
|Harry Vardon Trophy||1957|
Eric Brown was born in Edinburgh. Aged fifteen months he moved to Bathgate, when his father George got a job as a technical-subjects teacher. Eric stayed in Stuart Terrace and played at the golf course across the road. He represented Great Britain in the Ryder Cup in 1953, 1955, 1957 and 1959 and had a 4-4-0 win-loss-half record. He won all of his four singles matches but lost his four foursomes matches. He topped the European Order of Merit in 1957. He was the non-playing captain of the British Ryder Cup teams in 1969 and 1971. He won the Scottish PGA Championship eight times between 1956 and 1968.
In March 1986, Brown died of a stroke at his home in Edinburgh.
- This list may be incomplete.
- 1946 Scottish Amateur
Professional wins (26)Edit
- These lists may be incomplete.
European Circuit wins (13)Edit
- 1951 Swiss Open
- 1952 Italian Open, Penfold Tournament
- 1953 Portuguese Open, Irish Open
- 1956 Stuart C. Goodwin Tournament (tie with John Fallon)
- 1957 Dunlop Masters, Gleneagles-Saxone Foursomes Tournament (with George Will)
- 1958 Yorkshire Evening News Tournament (tie with Harold Henning), Hennessy Tournament
- 1960 News of the World Match Play, Dunlop Tournament (tie with Ralph Moffitt)
- 1962 News of the World Match Play
Other wins (13)Edit
- 1950 Northern Open
- 1953 Northern Open
- 1954 Northern Open
- 1955 Northern Open
- 1956 Scottish Professional Championship
- 1957 Northern Open, Scottish Professional Championship
- 1958 Scottish Professional Championship
- 1960 Scottish Professional Championship
- 1962 Scottish Professional Championship
- 1965 Scottish Professional Championship
- 1966 Scottish Professional Championship (tie with John Panton)
- 1968 Scottish Professional Championship
Results in major championshipsEdit
|The Open Championship||CUT||23||T40||T9||T9||T12||3||T3||WD|
|The Open Championship||T9||T5||T34||CUT||CUT||T17||T23||T43||T18||T16||T32||T40|
Note: Brown only played in The Open Championship.
CUT = missed the half-way cut
WD = Withdrew
"T" indicates a tie for a place
- Ryder Cup (representing Great Britain): 1953, 1955, 1957 (winners), 1959
- World Cup (representing Scotland): 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968
- Joy Cup (representing the British Isles): 1954 (winners), 1955 (winners), 1956 (winners), 1958 (winners)
- Amateurs–Professionals Match (representing the Professionals): 1957 (winners), 1958
- R.T.V. International Trophy (representing Scotland): 1967
- Double Diamond International (representing Scotland): 1971 (captain), 1972 (captain), 1973 (winners, captain)
- Annual Obituary 1986, (page 145), ISBN 1-55862-013-3
- Alliss, Peter (1983). The Who's Who of Golf. Orbis Publishing. p. 217. ISBN 0-85613-520-8.
- Sporting Heroes - Eric Brown
- The Bathgate Book, (page 201), ISBN 978-0-9541426-0-5
- 1969 Ryder Cup
- 1971 Ryder Cup
- Scottish PGA Championship Honour Roll Archived 2010-06-27 at the Wayback Machine
- "Eric 'Bomber' Brown died at 62". The Glasgow Herald. 7 March 1986. p. 1.