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.

Josh Taylor
Josh Taylor, golfer, c. July 1900.png
Taylor in July 1900
Personal information
Full nameJoshua Taylor
Northam, Devon, England
Died28 September 1957 (aged 76)
Richmond, Surrey, England
Nationality England
Professional wins1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipT14: 1913

Early lifeEdit

Taylor was born Northam, Devon in 1881, 10 years after his brother J. H. Taylor.

Golf careerEdit

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.[1] 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.[2]

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.[3] 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.[4]

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.[5] The following year he was selected for the British team in an international match against America, winning both his matches.[6]

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).[7]


Taylor died in Richmond, Surrey on 28 September 1957 aged 76.[8][9]

Professional wins (1)Edit

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909
The Open Championship 39 CUT
Tournament 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
The Open Championship T55 T24 T43 T14 T25 NT NT NT NT NT
Tournament 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928
The Open Championship T35 T57 WD WD

Note: Taylor only played in The Open Championship.

  Did not play

NT = No tournament
WD = withdrew
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Team appearancesEdit


  1. ^ "Golf – Southern Professional Foursome Tournament". The Times. 29 January 1910. p. 16.
  2. ^ "Southern professional foursomes – The Taylors win the final". The Glasgow Herald. 9 February 1910. p. 13.
  3. ^ "£350 foursome tournament – Easy win for Vardon and Williamson". The Glasgow Herald. 23 May 1913. p. 13.
  4. ^ "Professional Golf – International Contest". The Glasgow Herald. 18 June 1913. p. 12.
  5. ^ "The £590 tournament – Mitchell wins for the second time". The Glasgow Herald. 9 October 1920. p. 9.
  6. ^ "Gleneagles – International Golf". The Glasgow Herald. June 7, 1921. Retrieved 6 August 2013.
  7. ^ "Antique Golf Clubs from Scotland: Clubmakers". Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Mr. Joshua Taylor". The Times. 30 September 1957. p. 12.
  9. ^ "Find a will". Retrieved 9 November 2017.