Alf Padgham


Alfred Harry Padgham, who was usually known as Alf Padgham, (born 2 July 1906 in Caterham, Surrey; died 4 March 1966 in West Wickham, Greater London) was one of the leading British professional golfers of the 1930s and 1940s. After finishing third at The Open Championship in 1934, and coming second in 1935, he won the 1936 Open at Hoylake.

Padgham played for Great Britain in the Ryder Cup in 1933, 1935 and 1937, but he lost all six of his matches. He had an ungainly style, but was at times a brilliant putter. He lost what might have been some of his best competitive years due to World War II. He was club professional at Sundridge Park Golf Club in the south east suburbs of London for many years.