Charlie GREEN


Date of Birth -

Died - 28 January 2013

Place of Birth - Dumbarton


One of Scotland’s greatest ever amateur golfers, Charlie Green enjoyed

 a stellar amateur career spanning several decades. He won the Silver

Medal as leading amateur at The Open Championship at Royal Troon in

 1962 when Arnold Palmer lifted the Claret Jug.

Green went on to win the Scottish Amateur Championship in 1970, 1982

 and 1983. The latter victory at Gullane came just short of his 51st birthday

 and he remains the oldest champion. He was equally adept at stroke

 play winning the Scottish Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship in

 1975 and 1984.

On five occasions between 1963 and 1975 Green represented Great

 Britain & Ireland in the Walker Cup and was Captain in 1983 and 1985

 when a young Colin Montgomerie was part of the team. Green also

 played in the 1970 and 1972 Eisenhower Trophy teams and the St

 Andrews Trophy teams in 1962, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1974 and 1976.

Green was a lynchpin for Scotland representing his country in the Home

 Internationals from 1961 onwards and becoming its most capped player.

 He captained the side from 1980 to 1983. In that year he was awarded

 the OBE for his services to golf.

As a Senior competitor he continued his successful career, winning The

 Seniors Open Amateur Championship six times between 1988 and 1994,

 a record number of victories in the championship, and finishing runner-up

 on three occasions. He also won the Scottish Seniors Championship five

 times in seven years from 1991.

In 1994, Green was elected a Member of The Royal and Ancient Golf

 Club of St Andrews



ACHIEVEMENTS


 Walker Cup  1963, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1975

Eisenhower Trophy 1962, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1976

St Andrews Trophy 1962, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1976