Philip Scrutton

Philip Scrutton
Personal information
Full name Philip Furse Scrutton
Born 1923
Died 30 October 1958 (aged 35)
Hartley Wintney, Hampshire, England
Nationality  England
Status Amateur
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship CUT: 1958
PGA Championship DNP

Philip Furse Scrutton (1923 – 30 October 1958)[1] was an English amateur golfer. He played in the Walker Cup in 1955 and 1957. He was killed in a road traffic accident at the age of 35.

Golf career

Scrutton reached the semi-final of the Amateur Championship in 1955, losing 5&4 to the eventual winner Joe Conrad.


Scrutton died in a road traffic accident on 30 October 1958 aged 35. He was driving a car in which John Pritchett, a leading professional golfer, was a passenger, when they were hit by an army lorry on the A30, just west of Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire. Pritchett was also killed.[2][3] Scrutton and Pritchett had played together in the 1958 Wentworth Foursomes, losing in the final.[4]

In 1959 his mother and his widow donated the "Philip Scrutton Jug" which is awarded to the player with the lowest combined aggregate over the Brabazon and Berkshire Trophies.[5]

Scrutton was twice married, to Elizabeth Ann Todhunter in 1952 and to Audrey Mary Dubery in 1957. Scrutton was chairman of a firm of stevedores and master porters and an underwriting member of Lloyd's of London.[6]

Tournament wins

Results in major championships

Tournament 1958
The Open Championship CUT

Note: Scrutton only played in The Open Championship.

CUT = Missed the cut

Team appearances


  2. "Noted British golfers die in car crash". The Glasgow Herald. 31 October 1958. p. 1.
  3. "Army driver sent for trial". The Glasgow Herald. 10 December 1958. p. 7.
  4. "Mills and Slark win at Wentworth". The Glasgow Herald. 17 March 1958. p. 11.
  6. "Latest Wills". The Times. 28 April 1959. p. 12.
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