Hugh Boyle (golfer)

Hugh F. J. Boyle (28 January 1936 – 23 May 2015) was an Irish professional golfer best known for his achievements in the mid-1960s.[1]

Hugh Boyle
Personal information
Full nameHugh F. J. Boyle
Born(1936-01-28)28 January 1936
Omeath, County Louth, Ireland
Died23 May 2015(2015-05-23) (aged 79)
Sporting nationality Ireland
Turned professional1952
Former tour(s)European Tour
Professional wins5
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipT8: 1967

Boyle was born in Omeath, County Louth, Ireland. In 1966 he was the winner of both the Yomiuri International and the Daks Tournament, in 1965 he was second in the Senior Service Tournament while in 1967 he gained a second place in the Schweppes Open (PGA Championship)[2] He finished in eighth place at the 1967 Open Championship, behind the champion, Roberto De Vicenzo, and, second placed, Jack Nicklaus, at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club.[2] His final round of 68 was the best by a PGA member that year and won him the Tooting Bec Cup. He also won the Irish PGA Championship in 1967.

Boyle represented Ireland in the 1967 World Cup in Mexico City, partnering Christy O'Connor Snr. He played in the 1967 Ryder Cup team, where he lost twice against Arnold Palmer in the pairs and to Gay Brewer in the singles.[2]

Boyle held the professional course record at the Royal Norwich Golf Club with a score of 66.[3]

In 1983, Boyle became a head professional at the Royal Wimbledon Club, a position he retained for over twenty years.[2]

Professional wins (5)Edit

Far East Circuit wins (1)Edit

Other wins (4)Edit

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974
The Open Championship T27 CUT CUT T12 CUT T8 CUT CUT CUT CUT T18 CUT

Note: Boyle only played in The Open Championship.

  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut (3rd round cut in 1972 Open Championship)
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Team appearancesEdit


  1. ^ "Death of Hugh Boyle". Irish Independent. 26 May 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d Golfing pals, Retrieved on 20 July 2008
  3. ^ Royal Norwich Golf Club:History 1915-date, Retrieved on 20 July 2008