John McTEAR


Date of Birth - 26 March 1949

Place of Birth - Glasgow

Turned Pro - 1972


During 2001 John produced some of his best golf since turning 50 on his

 way to finishing the season in 35th place on the European Senior Tour

 Order of Merit. The former club professional at Cowglen, near Glasgow,

 John had a total of five top ten finishes on the Seniors Tour, with his best

 performances coming at the Lawrence Batley tournament where he

 finished tied for fifth and the STC Bovis Lend Lease European Invitational

 where he was tied for sixth. John took up golf after being inspired by

 watching Arnold Palmer as he marched to victory at the 1962 Open

 Championship at Troon. He competed for Scotland at amateur level

 and then competed on The European Tour for five years before

 spending 21 years as the club profesisonal at Cowglen. John is deeply

 interested in golf memorabilia and has a fine collection at his home.

 During 2001, John won the prestigious PGA Senior Club Professional title

 for the first time, succeeding Jim Rhodes as the champion.


ACHIEVEMENTS


2001  PGA Senior Club Professional


Slazenger Ball Bag used by John McTear during the 1980 PGA Cup