Fred Boobyer

Frederick Sackville Boobyer (28 January 1928 – 24 March 2009[1]) was an English professional golfer who played on the British circuit in the 1960s.[2] Although he never won an important 72-hole tournament, he was good enough to be selected for the Professionals against the Amateurs in 1960 and for the 6-man England team in the 1967 R.T.V. International Trophy, where he won 5 of his 6 matches and halved the other.[3][4]

Fred Boobyer
Personal information
Full nameFrederick Sackville Boobyer
Born(1928-01-28)28 January 1928
Failand, Somerset, England
Died24 March 2009(2009-03-24) (aged 81)
Bristol, England
Sporting nationality England
Career
StatusProfessional
Former tour(s)European Tour
Professional wins4
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipT25: 1965, 1969

He won the 1966 36-hole pro-am Bowmaker Tournament at Sunningdale Golf Club, scoring 30 for the last 9 holes. He collected £350 for the win plus a further £50 for his second round 64 and another £250 for winning the pro-am where he was partnered by Bruce Forsyth.[5]

In the 1981 PGA Seniors Championship at North Berwick Golf Club, he lost in a playoff to Christy O'Connor Snr, taking 5 to Christy's 4 at the first playoff hole.[6]

His father Fred and brother Bob were also professional golfers.

Tournament winsEdit

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
The Open Championship CUT CUT CUT
Tournament 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970
The Open Championship T28 T44 T36 T25 T30 T29 CUT T25 CUT

Note: Boobyer only played in The Open Championship.

  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut (3rd round cut in 1968 and 1970 Open Championships)
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Team appearancesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Obituary". Retrieved 1 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Ex-Tour ace Fred Boobyer dies, 81". Bristol Post. 1 April 2009.
  3. ^ "Scots beaten by Irish at Edmondstown". The Glasgow Herald. 26 August 1967. p. 4.
  4. ^ "England's clean sweep in R.T.V. Internationals". The Glasgow Herald. 28 August 1967. p. 4.
  5. ^ "Boobyer's victory with inward 30 – Muscroft one stroke behind". The Glasgow Herald. 29 June 1966. p. 16.
  6. ^ "Christy has Irish luck". The Glasgow Herald. 25 July 1981. p. 14.
  7. ^ Wicker, Bob (7 August 1967). "Boobyer wins Woodlawn by 3 strokes". European Stars And Stripes. Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany. p. 21. Retrieved 17 April 2020 – via Newspaper Archive.

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