Brian Huggett, MBE

 

Brian George Charles Huggett, MBE (born 18 November 1936) started his golf career at Neath and was the Club's President from 19?? tp 19?.  The Club is immensely proud to be associated with one of Wales' golfing legends who has been a great supporter of the Club.

The Huggett Putter is played for annually at Neath and is arguably the most competative of all the knock out competitions held at the Club.  The putter was presented to Brian at ........????.

Huggett turned professional in 1951 and won sixteen events on the European circuit, including two after the formal start of the Europen Tour in 1972. He topped the Order or Merit in 1968 and was the third highest money winner in the first season of the formal tour. He finished third in the Open Championship in 1962, albeit a full thirteen shots behind runaway winner Arnold Palmer, but in 1965 finished second, only two shots behind Australia's Peter Thomson at Royal Birkdale.

Huggett joined the European Seniors Tour when it debuted in 1992 and won ten times at that level. He finished second on the European Seniors Tour Order of Merit in 1993, 1994 and 1998. He played six times for Great Britain & Ireland in the Ryder Cup (1963, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1973 and 1975) and had an 8-10-6 win-loss-half record. He was Great Britain & Ireland's non-playing captain in 1977.

Huggett is also a golf-course designer and in 2006 he was inducted into the Welsh Sports Hall of Fame.

 


 



European circuit wins (14)

European Tour wins (2)

Other wins (3)

European Seniors Tour wins (10)



Results in Major Championships


Tournament 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
The Masters
DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open
DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship
T27 T3 T14 CUT T2 T43 T25 T13 T16
PGA Championship
DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
The Masters
DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open
DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship
T28 T25 T26 CUT CUT T40 CUT T48 CUT CUT
PGA CHampionship
DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.


Team appearances

Regular

Seniors


Bernard Hunt, Captain of the Great Britain and Ireland team with team members Brian Barnes, Bernard Gallacher, Peter Butler, Tony Jacklin, Neil Coles, Christy O'Connor, Maurice Bembridge, Peter Oosterhuis, Brian Huggett, Clive Clark and Eddie Polland during the 20th Ryder Cup Matches on 20 September 1973 at Muirfield in Gullane, East Lothian, Scotland.
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