Ted Douglas

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Past Champion

1913, 1914, 1919 & 1921

Notable Achievements

  • 1913 New Zealand Open
  • 1914 New Zealand Open
  • 1919 New Zealand Open
  • 1921 New Zealand Open

Ted Douglas won four New Zealand Open titles including holding on to his title post WWI

1913 New Zealand Open: Hosted at Balmacewen by the Otago Golf Club on October 13th and 14th.

Douglas prevailed over the playing through Champion scoring an excellent 71 in the second round, but Clements had his revenge in the subsequent professional match-play event, though this title also eluded him.

1914 New Zealand Open: Rain on the first day of the Open, played at Middlemore on 12th and 13th October, resulted in only 4 players breaking 80.

It was on day two however that Duncan, facing the final round with a 5-stroke lead, found a scraggy gorse hedge that led to his downfall.

His eventual 85 allowed Douglas to retain the title he would now hold until after the war.

1919 New Zealand Open: Played on 1st and 2nd of September at the Napier Golf Club, Waiohiki in bitterly cold weather and with heavy overnight rain between the first and second days.

Sloan Morpeth began the third round with a ten shot advantage, but a superb score of 72 followed by a final round 81 saw the playing through champion force a tie with 327.

In the subsequent 18 hole play-off next day, Douglas retained his title with 82 against Morpeth’s 87.

1921 New Zealand Open: Played at the Christchurch Golf Club, bogey (par) 82 on 17th and 18th October. The first day provided very wet conditions with both constant rain and a sodden course.

The morning round of Douglas when he scored 70 was quite sensational, and he faced much more favourable conditions on the second day with a ten-stroke lead.

Fellow professionals Moss and Brooks did, however, close the gap considerably when the third round 83 by Douglas was somewhat wayward.

He did, however, regain his previous excellent form in the final round when 73 assured him of the title for the 4th occasion.

Last updated 19 August, 2020

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