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Full name  Noel Anthony Ratcliffe
Masters Tournament  DNP
Height  1.85 m
European seniors tour  8
Other  3 (regular) 2 (senior)
Role  Golfer
Turned professional  1974
Professional wins  15
Name  Noel Ratcliffe
Nationality  Australia
U.S. Open  DNP
Residence  Sydney, Australia

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Born  17 January 1945 (age 70) Sydney, Australia (1945-01-17)
Former tours  PGA European Tour, PGA Tour of Australasia

Current tours  European Seniors Tour

Noel Anthony Ratcliffe (born 17 January 1945) is an Australian professional golfer.


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Ratcliffe turned to golf exceptionally late for a future professional, and didn't own a set of clubs until he was twenty-one. He studied pharmacy and worked for an insurance company and in public service before turning professional in 1974. Like many Australian golfers of his era, he divided his time between the PGA Tour of Australia and the European Tour. In his regular career he won three titles in Australasia and two in Europe, where his best year was 1978 when he finished 11th on the Order of Merit.

Since turning fifty he has been successful on the European Seniors Tour, where he topped the Order of Merit in 2000, made the top five on four other occasions, and won eight tournaments. He was the second man to win over one million Euro on the tour.

European Tour wins (2)

European Tour playoff record (1–0)

Australasian wins (3)

  • 1974 Australian PGA Assistants Championship
  • 1976 Huon Open (Papua New Guinea)
  • 1977 South Australian Open
  • Other senior wins (3)

  • 1995 Australian Senior Open
  • 2001 Australian PGA Seniors Championship
  • 2008 Polygiene Australian PGA Seniors Championship
  • Results in major championships

    Note: The Open Championship was the only major Ratcliffe played.
    DNP = Did not play
    CUT = missed the half-way cut (3rd round cut in 1978, 1981)
    "T" = tied
    Yellow background for top-10.

    Team appearances


  • Eisenhower Trophy (representing Australia): 1972
  • Professional

  • Praia D'el Rey European Cup: 1997 (winners)
  • References

    Noel Ratcliffe Wikipedia

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