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Full name  David Huish
Masters Tournament  DNP
Height  1.91 m
Nationality  Scotland
U.S. Open  DNP
Retired  2009

Turned professional  1959
Name  David Huish
European seniors tour  5
Other  11
Role  Golfer
Professional wins  16
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Born  23 April 1944 (age 71) North Berwick, Scotland (1944-04-23)
Residence  North Berwick, United Kingdom
Former tours  PGA European Tour, European Senior Tour

David Huish (born 23 April 1944) is a Scottish professional golfer, perhaps best known for being the halfway leader of The Open Championship in 1975.


Personal life

Huish (pronounced "hush") was born in North Berwick, Scotland. He married his second wife Diane in 1989 with whom he had a son, Oliver, in 1990. He also has two children from a previous marriage, Susan (b. 1967) and Martyn (1969).


Huish turned professional in 1959, with his first job being as an assistant at Gullane. He took up his first head professional position at Hamilton Golf Club in 1965. Two years later he returned to his home town to take up the same role at North Berwick Golf Club, where he remained until his retirement in 2009. He was succeeded by his son, Martyn.

As a club professional, Huish never followed a full-time tournament career. Although he was regarded as a competent tournament player, it was not until The Open Championship in 1975 that he came to the attention of a wider audience. After qualifying for the championship in a seven-man play-off, he shot rounds of 67 and 69 at Carnoustie to lead by two strokes over Tom Watson, Peter Oosterhuis and Bernard Gallacher at the halfway mark. However, he fell away over the weekend and ultimately finished 13 shots off the pace, in a tie for 32nd place. His best finish in the Open came the following year at Birkdale, when he tied for 21st place.

While Huish never won a top flight tour event, he did win many other tournaments, including the Scottish Uniroyal in 1971, and the Northern Open on four occasions. After turning 50, he joined the European Seniors Tour, where he enjoyed some success, claiming five victories, four of them in play-offs, with the last coming in 2001 when he won, again in a play-off, at the Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Open in Switzerland.

Huish later become a very significant and respected figure on the inside of professional golf, serving as the PGA Captain, a PGA Board Member and Ryder Cup Committee Member, a position he held longer than anyone else. In recognition of his achievements in the game, Huish received the Special Award at the Seniors Tour annual awards dinner in 2004 for services to golf.

Regular wins (11)

  • 1965 Scottish Assistants Championship
  • 1971 Scottish Uniroyal
  • 1973 Northern Open
  • 1975 PGA Club Professionals Championship, Scottish Professional Championship
  • 1977 PGA Club Professionals Championship
  • 1980 Northern Open
  • 1984 Northern Open
  • 1985 Sunderland of Scotland Masters
  • 1986 PGA Club Professionals Championship
  • 1988 Northern Open
  • Results in major championships

    Note: The Open Championship was the only major Huish played in.
    DNP = Did not play
    CUT = missed the half-way cut (3rd round cut in 1969)
    "T" = tied
    Yellow background for top-10.

    Team appearances

  • World Cup (representing Scotland): 1973
  • Double Diamond International (representing Scotland): 1975, 1976
  • PGA Cup/Diamondhead Cup (representing Great Britain and Ireland): 1974, 1975, 1977 (tie), 1978 (winners), 1979 (winners), 1980, 1984 (winners), 1986
  • References

    David Huish Wikipedia