Harry Bannerman

Harry Bannerman (born 5 March 1942) is a Scottish retired professional golfer. He is best known for playing in the 1971 Ryder Cup.

Harry Bannerman
Personal information
Born (1942-03-05) 5 March 1942 (age 79)
Aberdeen, Scotland
Sporting nationality Scotland
Turned professional1965
Former tour(s)European Tour
European Seniors Tour
Professional wins6
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT33: 1972
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipT11: 1971

Professional careerEdit

Bannerman turned professional in late 1965, at the age of 23, and became an assistant at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club. Later he was the tournament professional at Banchory and Murcar Links Golf Club and professional at Cruden Bay and at Schloss Mainsondheim in Germany.[1][2] A back injury curtailed his playing career.[3]

Six members of the Great Britain team for the 1971 Ryder Cup were selected from a points list based on a player's best 10 performances in 15 events during the 1971 season, ending with the Benson & Hedges Festival of Golf on 21 August. Bannerman finished fourth in the points list to get a place in the team.[4] In the match he won two and a half points out of five.[3]

Bannerman was twice runner-up on the European Tour, being second behind Jack Newton in the 1972 Benson & Hedges Festival of Golf and to Christy O'Connor Jnr in the 1975 Carroll's Irish Open. He was also joint runner-up in the 1969 Algarve Open, behind Bernard Hunt.[5] He played in a number of tournaments on the European Senior Tour from 1992.

Professional winsEdit

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977
Masters Tournament T33
The Open Championship T36 T31 CUT T11 T19 T46 CUT CUT

Note: Bannerman never played in the U.S. Open or PGA Championship.

  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut (3rd round cut in 1976 Open Championship)
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Team appearancesEdit


  1. ^ "Harry Bannerman's 1971 Ryder Cup replica fetches £11,250 at auction". Scottish Golf View. 6 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Harry Bannerman". Scottish Golf Museum. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "Harry Bannerman retires from work at Paul Larwie Golf Centre". Scottish Golf View. 14 October 2013.
  4. ^ Jacobs, Raymond (23 August 1971). "Bannerman in Ryder Cup team by being fourth in points table". The Glasgow Herald. p. 5.
  5. ^ "Hunt finishes three ahead of Garner and Bannerman". The Herald. Glasgow. 24 March 1969. p. 6.

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