Ross Newdick

Ross R. Newdick (1936/1937 – November 2005)[1][2] was a professional golfer from New Zealand. He had a successful amateur career winning the New Zealand Amateur Championship in 1960. He turned professional in 1963 and won the New Zealand PGA Championship and the Singapore Open in 1966.

Ross Newdick
Personal information
Born1936/1937
DiedNovember 2005 (aged 68)
Noosa, Queensland, Australia
Nationality New Zealand
Career
Turned professional1963
Professional wins2
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open Championship46th: 1965

Amateur careerEdit

Newdick won the New Zealand Amateur in 1960, beating Ian Woodbury, 8 and 7, in the final at Invercargill.[3][4] He represented New Zealand each year from 1959 to 1963, in the Commonwealth Tournament in 1959 and 1963, in the Eisenhower Trophy in 1960 and 1962 and in the Sloan Morpeth Trophy in 1961.[5] In the Eisenhower Trophy, New Zealand finished 5th in 1960 and 4th in 1962.[6][7]

Professional careerEdit

Newdick turned professional in late 1963.[2] He won both the New Zealand PGA Championship and the Singapore Open in early 1966. In January, he won the New Zealand PGA Championship after a final round of 64 to win by a stroke.[8] In March, he won the Singapore Open, beating Lu Liang-Huan and George Will at the second hole of a sudden-death playoff.[9][10] Newdick had been runner-up in the 1965 Hong Kong Open and in the 1965 Metalcraft Tournament, behind Peter Thomson on both occasions.[11][12] He played in Europe in 1964, 1965 and 1966, playing in the Open Championship in 1964 and 1965. In the 1965 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale, he made the cut after rounds of 75 and 72.[13] He was runner-up in the German Open in 1966.[14]

Later lifeEdit

After retiring from tournament golf, Newdick was involved golf course design and development. In 2005, while working in China, he was diagnosed with cancer and died two months later.[1][2]

Amateur winsEdit

Professional wins (2)Edit

New Zealand circuit wins (1)Edit

Far East Circuit wins (1)Edit

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1964 1965
The Open Championship CUT 46

Note: Newdick only played in The Open Championship.
CUT = missed the half-way cut

Team appearancesEdit

Amateur

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Golf: Former pro Newdick dies". NZ Herald. 28 November 2005.
  2. ^ a b c "Obituary: Ross Newdick". NZ Herald. 2 December 2005.
  3. ^ "Part X – History of Tournament results" (PDF). New Zealand golf. Retrieved 15 October 2020.
  4. ^ "Nagle Takes N.Z. Golf Title". The Canberra Times. 35 (9767). Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 24 November 1960. p. 31. Retrieved 30 September 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  5. ^ "Men's representative players" (PDF). New Zealand golf. Retrieved 15 October 2020.
  6. ^ "Record Book 2nd World Amateur Golf Team Championship for the Eisenhower Trophy" (PDF). World Amateur Golf Council. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Record Book 3rd World Amateur Golf Team Championship for the Eisenhower Trophy" (PDF). World Amateur Golf Council. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Newdick has 64 to win by one stroke". The Age. 10 January 1966. p. 16.
  9. ^ "It's Newdick's Open". The Straits Times. 7 March 1966. p. 21.
  10. ^ "Will beaten in play-off". Glasgow Herald. 7 March 1966. p. 7.
  11. ^ Thomson's Dramatic "Open" Win, South China Morning Post, page 1, 29 March 1965
  12. ^ "Thomson wins again in NZ". The Age. 24 November 1965. p. 20.
  13. ^ Jacobs, Raymond (9 July 1965). "Devlin shares with Lema". Glasgow Herald. p. 6.
  14. ^ "German Open Champion". The Glasgow Herald. 25 July 1966. p. 5.