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Terry Gale

  • Birthplace: Wyalkatchem, W. Australia
  • Residence: Cottesloe, Perth, Australia
  • Birthdate: June 6, 1946
  • Age: 59
  • Turned Pro: 1976

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Player Notes

This talented all-round sportsman extended his record of consecutive winning years on the European Seniors Tour to four with victory at the Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Open in Switzerland. Enjoyed six top tens on his way to 12th place on the 2005 Order of Merit. Became only the sixth player to win three times in a single season during 2003 and those successes, coupled with seven other top ten finishes, saw him end the season in third place on the Order of Merit, his best placing since turning 50 in 1996. Prior to reaching Seniors status, he won 17 titles, three as an amateur on the Australasian Tour and eight times in the Far East. He was selected as the second Chairman of the PGA Tour of Australasia, overseeing the Tour during a time of massive change. Inducted as a Life Member of his home Tour in 1997, following such notables as Ted Ball, Bill Dunk, Kel Nagle, Greg Norman and Peter Thomson. An excellent all-round sportsman, he represented Western Australia at cricket. He also competes on the Japanese Seniors Tour. . . Enjoyed an outstanding amateur career, winning the 1974 Australian Championship, and four Western Australian Amateur (1969, '72, '74, '75) and Western Australia Open (1972, '75, '80, '90) Open titles. . . Turned professional at age 30. . . Has won more than 20 titles through Australasia, Asia and Europe.

Career Victories

European Seniors Tour
7 - 1996 Belfry PGA Seniors Championship, 2002 Gin Monte Carlo Invitational, 2003 Tabago Plantations Seniors Classic, Royal Westmoreland Barbados Open, Charles Church Scottish Seniors Open, 2004 Bosch Italian Seniors, 2005 Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Open

Other
1969 Western Australian Amateur Champion, 1972 Western Australian Amateur Champion, Western Australia Open (As Am), 1974 Australian Amateur Championship, Western Australian Amateur Championship, 1975 Western Australian Amateur Champion, Western Australia Open (as Am), 1978 Singapore Open, 1980 Western Australia Open , 1981 Halls Head Western Open, CIG Channel 9 Nedlands Masters, NZ PGA Championship, 1982 BP NZ Open Championship, Air NZ/Shell Open, Town & Country/Channel 9 West Australian Open, Yomiuri Open (Jpn), 1983 Ford Dealers South Australian Open, Town & Country Western Australian Open, National Panasonic Nedlands Masters, Dunlop Open (Jpn), Malaysian Open, 1984 Indonesian Open, 1985 Halls Head Estates Nedlands Masters, Malaysian Open, 1987 Malaysian Open, 1988 Air NZ/Shell Open, 1990 Western Australia Open, 1992 Pioneer Singapore PGA Championship, Nedlands Masters

Career Summary

2001 European Seniors Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 12; top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average 72.61; Money €94,912 or £58,688 (ranked 26th); best finish, 2nd, Beko Classic.

2002 European Seniors Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 13; top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average 72.74; Money €62,830 or £39,451 (ranked 36th); winner, GIN Monte Carlo Invitational.

2003 European Seniors Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 17; top-10 finishes - 10; Money €195,727 or £136,479 (ranked 3rd); winner, Royal Westmoreland Barbados Open, Tobago Plantations Seniors Classic & Charles Church Scottish Seniors Open.

2004 European Seniors Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 12; top-10 finishes - 19; Money €145,194 or £100,384 (ranked 12); winner, Bosch Italian Seniors Open.

2005 European Seniors Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 19; top-10 finishes - 6; Money €139.705 (ranked 12th); winner, Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Open.

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