David Vaughan (golfer)

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David Vaughan
Personal information
Full name David I. Vaughan
Born (1948-06-26) 26 June 1948 (age 69)
St Helens, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 151 lb (68 kg; 10.8 st)
NationalityFlag of Wales 2.svg  Wales
Turned professional 1965
Former tour(s) European Tour
European Seniors Tour
Professional wins 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T7: 1972
PGA Championship DNP

David I. Vaughan (born 26 June 1948) is a Welsh professional golfer.

Wales Country in northwest Europe, part of the United Kingdom

Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain. It is bordered by England to the east, the Irish Sea to the north and west, and the Bristol Channel to the south. It had a population in 2011 of 3,063,456 and has a total area of 20,779 km2 (8,023 sq mi). Wales has over 1,680 miles (2,700 km) of coastline and is largely mountainous, with its higher peaks in the north and central areas, including Snowdon, its highest summit. The country lies within the north temperate zone and has a changeable, maritime climate.

Professional golfer golfer with professional status; ordinarily cannot not play in amateur tournaments

In the sport of golf, the distinction between amateurs and professionals is rigorously maintained. An amateur who breaches the rules of amateur status may lose their amateur status. A golfer who has lost their amateur status may not play in amateur competitions until amateur status has been reinstated; a professional may not play in amateur tournaments unless the Committee is notified, acknowledges and confirms the participation. It is very difficult for a professional to regain their amateur status; simply agreeing not to take payment for a particular tournament is not enough. A player must apply to the governing body of the sport to have amateur status reinstated.


Vaughan played on the European Tour where his best finishes were a pair of third places: 1972 Benson & Hedges Festival of Golf and 1977 Martini International. [1] He represented Wales seven times in the World Cup. He was the professional at Vale of Llangollen Golf Club where he stayed until his retirement in 2013 after 32 years service.

The Martini International was a men's professional golf tournament that was held from 1961 to 1983. It was hosted by several different golf clubs in England, Scotland and Wales. It was part of the European Tour's schedule from the tour's first official season in 1972 until the event ceased.

The World Cup of Golf is a men's golf tournament contested by teams of two representing their country. Only one team is allowed from each country. The players are selected on the basis of the Official World Golf Ranking, although not all of the first choice players choose to compete. The equivalent event for women was the Women's World Cup of Golf, played from 2005 to 2008.

Vaughan also played on the European Seniors Tour.

Tournament wins

The Midland Professional Championship is an annual golf tournament played in the English Midlands. The event is organised by the Midlands Region of the Professional Golfers' Association. It is the oldest tournament in professional golf having been first contested in 1897. It was originally organised by the Midland Counties Professional Golf Club, a forerunner of the PGA.

Results in major championships

The Open Championship CUTT7T37T53T41CUTCUTCUT

Note: Vaughan only played in The Open Championship.

  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Team appearances

The Double Diamond International was a team golf tournament that was played from 1971 to 1977. From 1974 and 1977 it was preceded by an individual 36 hole stroke play tournament that was included on the European Tour schedule, the 1977 event being called the Skol Lager Individual.

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  1. "European Tour profile". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 4 October 2012.