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1980 to 1971


Final Open Qualifying score at West Lancashire

In July, with the 105th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale, West Lancashire hosted a Final Qualifying Competition. Among the field were Nick Faldo, Bernhard Langer, Ian Woosnam and Sandy Lyle, and while only Faldo and Langer progressed to Birkdale, all four would go on to win The Masters and the coveted green jacket.


This year marked the Club’s centenary

Highlighted by a Pro-Am golf tournament, and the £4000 event was won by Lionel Platts (Pannal) with a score of 67 strokes. At the Centenary Dinner, the principal guests included Sir Iain Maxwell Stewart, Captain of the R&A, and The Honorable Mr Justice GRW Owen, President of the Royal Montreal Golf Club (also founded in 1873). The guest speaker was Mr Henry Longhurst, who observed that ‘not many clubs in England can boast the existence of 100 years, and I hope the second one hundred years will give as much as fun and happiness to as many people as the first one has’. Pictured. Mr Frank Fawcett, Sir Iain Maxwell Stewart, Captain TBS Johnson, Mr Henry Longhust and the Hon. Mr Justice GRW Owen.