Cecil Denny (golfer)

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Cecil Denny
Personal information
Full nameCecil Stanley Denny
Born(1908-08-08)8 August 1908
Great Finborough, Suffolk, England
DiedJuly 1991 (aged 82)
Norfolk, England
Nationality England
Professional wins4
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipT15: 1932

Cecil Stanley Denny (8 August 1908 – July 1991)[1] was an English professional golfer.

His first British win was in the Malden Invitation Tournament in late 1937 where he beat Alf Padgham 5&4 in the 18-hole final;[2] the tournament was contested by 16 invited players over two days. The following year he was one of the runners-up in the News Chronicle Tournament at East Brighton Golf Club, two shots behind Reg Whitcombe.[3]

He was particularly successful in the Dutch Open, winning the event in 1948 and 1952 and being a runner-up three times before the war.

At the age of 46, Denny won the 1955 Spalding Tournament at Moor Park Golf Club by one stroke from Eric Lester, his first important win in Britain.[4]

Tournament wins[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
The Open Championship T36 T15 T48 T42 CUT T34 CUT CUT
Tournament 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
The Open Championship NT NT NT NT NT NT CUT CUT CUT CUT
Tournament 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
The Open Championship CUT CUT 44 T45 T39 CUT

Note: Denny only played in The Open Championship.

  Did not play

NT = No tournament
CUT = Missed the cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Team appearances[edit]


  1. ^ https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVZH-PKJZ
  2. ^ "Denny's first big prize – Scot beaten in Malden semi-final". The Glasgow Herald. 1 November 1937. p. 4.
  3. ^ "Open Champion proves himself – R A Whitcombe's triumph in gale – Young Scot's golfers lapse". The Glasgow Herald. 20 August 1938. p. 16.
  4. ^ "Spalding win for Denny". The Glasgow Herald. 23 April 1955. p. 4.