Alf Perry (1 Open, 3 Ryder Cup's)

1904 - 1974

Alfred Perry (8 October 1904 – 4 December 1974[2]) was a professional golfer from England, the winner of The Open Championship in 1935.[3][4]

Born in CoulsdonSurrey, Perry worked as a club professional at Leatherhead Golf Club in addition to playing in the few organised tournaments that there were at the time. He had moderate success before he claimed an unexpected victory in the 1935 Open Championship at Muirfield.[5][6] His most prolific year came in 1938 when he won three tournaments on the British circuit.[3] He retired from his post at Leatherhead in 1972,[7] and died two years later.[3]

Perry was a member of the British Ryder Cup team in 19331935, and 1937.[3] He played three matches of which he lost two and halved one.