Mark Seymour (golfer)

Mark Seymour
Personal information
Full name Mark William Seymour
Born 1897
East Grinstead, Sussex, England
Died 16 September 1952(1952-09-16) (aged 54–55)
Skegness, England
Nationality  England
Turned professional 1921
Professional wins 9
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T18: 1929, 1935
PGA Championship DNP

Mark William Seymour (1897 –16 September 1952) was an English professional golfer. His birth was registered as William Mark Seymour. He was a half-brother of Abe Mitchell. Although not as successful as his half-brother, he enjoyed considerable success during his time in Scotland and twice played for England against Scotland. In important tournaments he was a runner-up in the 1931 Irish Open and a losing finalist in the 1931 and 1933 News of the World Match Play.

Early life

Seymour was born in East Grinstead, Sussex in 1897. He was the son of Mark and Mary Seymour. Mary had an illegitimate son, Abe Mitchell, Mark's half-brother, who was also a successful professional golfer.[1] He played left-handed until he was 11 but changed to play right-handed because the clubs were easier to find.[2] He won the 1921 Golf Illustrated Gold Vase and turned professional later the same year.

Golf career

After World War I, Seymour had played his golf as a North Foreland Golf Club amateur and took his first professional position at Rochester and Cobham Golf Club in early 1922. In 1924 he moved to St Leonards-on-Sea where he stayed until resigning in 1931. He was unattached for a short period and moved to Scotland, joining Crow Wood Golf Club, Glasgow in 1932. He moved to Bonnyton Moor Golf Club in early 1936 before leaving in 1937 to be work in a shop, teaching and selling golfing equipment. In 1942 Seymour became the professional at North Shore Golf Club in Skegness.

Death and legacy

Seymour died in his shop at the North Shore Golf Club in Skegness, England on 16 September 1952 at the age 55.[2][3] His son Mark Donald Seymour was also a professional golfer.

Amateur wins

Professional wins

Results in major championships

Tournament 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
The Amateur Championship R128 R256
The Open Championship DNP T41 T62 T44 T28 DNP CUT T52 DNP T18
Tournament 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937
The Open Championship DNP T23 T22 DNP T35 T18 DNP CUT

DNP = Did not play
CUT = Missed the cut
R256, R128 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Team appearances


  1. "Through the Green – Abe Mitchell - The man of the Ryder Cup" (PDF). September 2008. pp. 10–17. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  2. 1 2 "Mary Seymour dead". Dundee Courier. 20 September 1952. Retrieved 31 March 2016 via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)).
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