Josh Taylor (golfer)
Joshua Taylor (1881 – 28 September 1957) was an English professional golfer, the younger brother of J. H. Taylor. He played in the 1913 England–Scotland Professional Match and for Great Britain in the 1921 match against America.
|Full name||Joshua Taylor|
Northam, Devon, England
|Died||28 September 1957 (aged 76)|
Richmond, Surrey, England
|Best results in major championships|
|The Open Championship||T14: 1913|
Playing with his brother J.H., he won the Southern Professional Foursomes Tournament in 1910. The event was played in late January at Stoke Poges. The ground was very frosty for the first two days and then there was snow followed by a rapid thaw which left the course waterlogged and the final had to be postponed. The 36-hole final against James Bradbeer and George Charles was rearranged for 8 February and resulted in a 6&5 win for the Taylor brothers.
Taylor qualified for the final stage of the 1913 Sphere and Tatler Foursomes Tournament. Drawn with a young Bert James from Devon, they reached the final, losing 7&5 to Harry Vardon and Tom Williamson in the 36-hole final. He was selected for the England–Scotland Professional Match the same year and performed well in the subsequent Open Championship. finishing tied for 14th, 15 strokes behind his brother.
Taylor reached the final of the 1920 News of the World Match Play where he met defending champion Abe Mitchell, losing 3&2 in the 36-hole final. The following year he was selected for the British team in an international match against America, winning both his matches.
He was a professional at Aldeburgh and later at a number of London clubs: Acton (from 1909), Sudbury (from 1920) and Richmond Park (from 1924).
Professional wins (1)Edit
Results in major championshipsEdit
|The Open Championship||39||CUT|
|The Open Championship||T55||T24||T43||T14||T25||NT||NT||NT||NT||NT|
|The Open Championship||T35||T57||WD||WD|
Note: Taylor only played in The Open Championship.
NT = No tournament
WD = withdrew
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
- "Golf – Southern Professional Foursome Tournament". The Times. 29 January 1910. p. 16.
- "Southern professional foursomes – The Taylors win the final". The Glasgow Herald. 9 February 1910. p. 13.
- "£350 foursome tournament – Easy win for Vardon and Williamson". The Glasgow Herald. 23 May 1913. p. 13.
- "Professional Golf – International Contest". The Glasgow Herald. 18 June 1913. p. 12.
- "The £590 tournament – Mitchell wins for the second time". The Glasgow Herald. 9 October 1920. p. 9.
- "Gleneagles – International Golf". The Glasgow Herald. June 7, 1921. Retrieved 6 August 2013.
- "Antique Golf Clubs from Scotland: Clubmakers". Retrieved 9 November 2017.
- "Mr. Joshua Taylor". The Times. 30 September 1957. p. 12.
- "Find a will". probatesearch.service.gov.uk. Retrieved 9 November 2017.