Terry Gale

aus

Past Champion

1982

Profile

Age: 74 years old
Place of Birth: Yelbeni, Western Australia
Turned Professional: 1976

Notable Achievements

  • 1978 Singapore Open
  • 1979 Nedlands Masters
  • 1980 Western Australian Open
  • 1981 New Zealand PGA Championship
  • 1981 Western Australia PGA Championship
  • 1981 CIG Channel 9 Nedlands Masters
  • 1981 Halls Head Western Open
  • 1982 New Zealand Open
  • 1982 Air New Zealand Shell Open
  • 1982 Yomiuri Open
  • 1982 West Australian Open
  • 1983 Malaysian Open
  • 1983 South Australian Open
  • 1983 Western Australian Open
  • 1983 Nedlands Masters
  • 1984 Indonesia Open
  • 1985 Malaysian Open
  • 1985 Nedlands Masters
  • 1987 Malaysian Open
  • 1988 Air New Zealand Shell Open
  • 1989 Dunlop Open
  • 1992 Nedlands Masters

Talented cricketer, golfer and the second Chairman of the PGA Tour of Australasia.

Terry Gale had a successful amateur career before turning professional at a relatively advanced age in 1976. From the mid-1970s to the early 1990s he won regularly on the PGA Tour of Australasia, the Japan Golf Tour and the pre-Asian Tour Asian circuit.

His victory at the 1982 New Zealand Open was played at Christchurch Golf Club on November 25 to 28 and after three rounds Bob Charles led the field by two strokes from Terry Gale and American Art Russell.

Though claiming to be playing for the second place he achieved in Acland the year previously, Gale began his final round with two birdies and held a share of the lead at the turn while other contenders were dropping off the pace.

Charles then went to four under for the tournament and took a two-stroke advantage before a change of fortune took place over the final four holes. Charles dropped shots at 15 and 16 while Gale birdied 16 and 18 to win in a spectacular manner.

Since turning fifty he has been a member of the European Seniors Tour, where he has won seven tournaments. His best season on that tour was 2003, when he finished third on the Order of Merit. He also plays on the Japanese Seniors Tour.

Off the course, Gale was the second Chairman of the PGA Tour of Australasia and was also a talented cricketer in his youth, representing his state on occasion, although never at First Class level.

Last updated 14 August, 2020

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