Willie Fagan and Tommy McLeod on the golf course


October 3, 1949
Billy Hayes, the Huddersfield Town and Irish international full back won the Professional Footballers’ Golf Championship at Childwell, Liverpool, yesterday with a record round of 79, two shots better than Leslie Compton, the Arsenal centre-half.

Hayes, who has been with Huddersfield nearly 20 years, was runner-up last year to A.D. Mercer, then of Torquay United, who has now retired from football and did not compete yesterday.

The leading Handicap prize was won by Len Martindale, the Burnley half-back, with 85-18, 67, one shot better than the Liverpool footballers Willie Fagan and Tommy McLeod, and C. Tomlinson (Sheffield Wednesday), who each had net returns of 68.

Denis Compton, who was partnered by George Saunders (Everton), had a round of 88 (net 78).
(Western Morning News: October 4, 1949)

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