David Llewellyn (golfer)

David Llewellyn
Personal information
Full name David John Llewellyn
Born (1951-11-18) 18 November 1951
Dover, Kent, England
Nationality  Wales
Turned professional 1968
Former tour(s) European Tour
Professional wins 12
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 1
Challenge Tour 1
Other 10
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T56: 1972
PGA Championship DNP
Achievements and awards
Sir Henry Cotton
Rookie of the Year

David John Llewellyn (born 18 November 1951) is a Welsh professional golfer.

Llewellyn played on the European Tour in the 1970s after being named the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year in 1971. He achieved a personal best ranking of 39th on the Order or Merit in 1974, but did not win any tournaments in this period. After a spell as a club professional at Craythorne Golf Centre (1975–78), Royal Malta Golf Club (1978–81) and Thirsk and Northallerton Golf Club (1982–84), he returned to tournament golf in 1984, and collected several tournament victories during the following years. His sole win on the main European Tour was the 1988 AGF Biarritz Open, when he set a tour record four round total of 258.[1]

Llewellyn also won the 1987 Vernon's tournament in Merseyside, on the informal European satellite tour which existed before the official Challenge Tour was founded, and the 1991 Ivory Coast Open, which was a Challenge Tour event. However the highlight of his career was perhaps winning the World Cup of Golf for Wales alongside Ian Woosnam in 1987.

Llewellyn left the tour for a second time in the early 1990s to return to being a club professional. He later became National Coach to the Golf Union of Wales between 2002 and 2007.

Professional wins (12)

European Tour wins (1)

No.DateTournamentWinning ScoreMargin of
1 3 Apr 1988 AGF Biarritz Open -14 (64-69-60-65=258) 7 strokes Republic of Ireland Christy O'Connor Jnr

European Tour playoff record (0–1)

1 1985 Compagnie de Chauffe Cannes Open England Robert Lee Lost to par on first extra hole

Challenge Tour wins (1)

Other wins (10)

Results in major championships

Tournament 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
The Open Championship CUT T56 DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989

Note: The Open Championship was the only major Llewellyn played in.
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Team appearances


  1. "On This Day - April 3". The Daily Mail. 2 April 2008. Retrieved 2009-06-29.
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