David HUISH


Date of Birth - 23 April 1944

Place of Birth -

Turned Pro - 1959


David Huish is perhaps best known for being the halfway leader of The

 Open Championship in 1975

Huish turned professional in 1959, with his first job being as an assistant at

 Gullane. He took up his first head professional position at Hamilton Golf

 Club in 1965. Two years later later returned to his home town to take up

 the same role at North Berwick Golf Club, where he remained until his

 retirement in 2009. He was succeeded by his son, Martyn.

As a club professional, Huish never followed a full time tournament

career. Although he was regarded as a competent tournament player, it

 was not until The Open Championship in 1975 that he came to the

 attention of a wider audience. After qualifying for the championship in a

 seven man play-off, he shot rounds of 67 and 69 at Carnoustie to lead

 by two strokes over Tom Watson, Peter Oosterhuis and Bernard Gallacher

 at the halfway mark. However, he fell away over the weekend and

 ultimately finished 13 shots off the pace, in a tie for 32nd place. His best

 finish in the Open came the following year at Birkdale, when he tied for

 21st place.

While Huish never won a top flight tour event, he did win many other

 tournaments, including the Scottish Uniroyal in 1971, and the Northern

 Open on four occasions. After turning 50, he joined the European Seniors

 Tour, where he enjoyed some success, claiming five victories, four of

 them in play-offs, with the last coming in 2001 when he won, again in a

 play-off, at the Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Open in Switzerland.

Huish later become a very significant and respected figure on the inside

 of professional golf, serving as the PGA Captain, a PGA Board Member

 and Ryder Cup Committee Member, a position he held longer than

 anyone else. In recognition of his achievements in the game, Huish

 received the Special Award at the Seniors Tour annual awards dinner in

 2004 for services to golf.

 

ACHIEVEMENTS


 1965  Scottish Assistants Championship

    1971  Scottish Uniroyal

    1973  Northern Open

    1975  PGA Club Professionals Championship

1975  Scottish Professional Championship

    1977  PGA Club Professionals Championship

    1980  Northern Open

    1984  Northern Open

    1985  Sunderland of Scotland Masters

    1986  PGA Club Professionals Championship

    1988  Northern Open

    1996  Ryder Collingtree Seniors Classic

    1998  Scottish Seniors Open

    2000  Lawrence Batley Seniors

2000  Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Open

    2001  Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Open


Glove worn and signed by David Huish