Hugh Boyle (golfer)

Hugh F. Boyle
Personal information
Full name Hugh F. Boyle
Born (1936-01-28)28 January 1936
Omeath, County Louth, Ireland
Died 23 May 2015(2015-05-23) (aged 79)
Nationality  Ireland
Turned professional 1952
Former tour(s) European Tour
Professional wins 3
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T8: 1967
PGA Championship DNP

Hugh F. Boyle (28 January 1936 – 23 May 2015) was an Irish professional golfer best known for his achievements in the mid-1960s.[1]

Boyle was born in Omeath, County Louth, Ireland. In 1966 he was the winner of both the Yomiuri Open and the Daks Tournament. in 1965 he was second in the Senior Service Tournament while in 1967 he gained a second place in the Schweppes Open (PGA Championship)[2] He finished in eighth place at the 1967 Open Championship, behind the champion, Roberto DeVicenzo, and, second placed, Jack Nicklaus, at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club.[2] His final round of 68 was the best by a PGA member that year and won him the Tooting Bec Cup. He also won the Irish PGA Championship in 1967.

Boyle represented Ireland in the 1967 World Cup in Mexico City, partnering with Christy O'Connor Snr. His continued success won him a place on the 1967 Ryder Cup team, where he played twice against Arnold Palmer in the pairs and Gay Brewer in the singles.[2]

Boyle held the professional course record at the Royal Norwich Golf Club with a score of 66.[3]

In 1983, Boyle became a head professional at the Royal Wimbledon Club, a position he retained for over twenty years.[2]

Tournament wins

Results in major championships

Tournament 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974
The Open Championship T27 CUT T12 T55 CUT T8 CUT CUT CUT DNP CUT T18 CUT

Note: Boyle only played in The Open Championship.
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10

Team appearances


  1. "Death of Hugh Boyle". Irish Independent. 26 May 2015.
  2. 1 2 3 4 Golfing pals, Retrieved on 20 July 2008
  3. Royal Norwich Golf Club:History 1915-date, Retrieved on 20 July 2008

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