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
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