Ralph Moffitt

Ralph Moffitt
Personal information
Full name Ralph Lawson Moffitt
Born 1932
Ryton, Tyne and Wear, England
Died 18 October 2003 (aged 71) [1]
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
Nationality  England
Status Professional
Professional wins 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship 11th: 1962
PGA Championship DNP

Ralph Lawson Moffitt (1932 – 18 October 2003[2]) was an English professional golfer. He played in the 1961 Ryder Cup.

Moffitt was born in Ryton, Tyne and Wear in 1932.

Moffitt tied for first place in the 1960 Dunlop Tournament and was runner-up to Peter Thomson in the 1961 News of the World Matchplay. It was these performances which helped to get Moffitt into the 1961 Ryder Cup team. He was runner-up three straight years at the Dunlop Masters (1962–64).

Moffitt was an assistant professional at Coventry Golf Club before spending 24 years as the club professional at Hearsall Golf Club. In 1979 he moved to Gorleston Golf Club at Gorleston, Great Yarmouth and retired there in 1992. He died at his home in Great Yarmouth aged 71.

Professional wins

This list may be incomplete.

Results in major championships

Tournament 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
The Open Championship CUT CUT 38 CUT T41
Tournament 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
The Open Championship T21 T25 11 CUT T14 CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1970 1971
The Open Championship DNP CUT

Moffitt only played in The Open Championship.
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

Team appearances


  1. https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk/
  2. "GOLF: Farewell to Ralph". Coventry Evening Telegraph. 30 October 2003. Retrieved 17 September 2013.

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