Obituary: Syd Weldon, golf professional

Syd Weldon, who has died at 76, was a member of the Professional Golfer’s Association for nearly 60 years, maintaining a family tradition that spanned three generations.

Syd Weldon

Syd Weldon, who has died at 76, was a member of the Professional Golfer’s Association for nearly 60 years, maintaining a family tradition that spanned three generations.

His grandfather, Jack, had been the pro at Outlane Golf Club in Huddersfield, and Jack’s brothers, Sydney and Ralph, served clubs at West Bradford and Saltaire respectively.

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Syd also spent the majority of his career in Yorkshire but not before, at the age of 19, he was appointed club professional at the Dartmouth Club in Staffordshire.

He spent five years there and the following 36 as head professional at Bradford Golf Club, which he served until his retirement in 2006. He was also president and treasurer of the Bradford Professionals’ Association and the ninth member of the TGI Golf Partnership.

The Bradford club made him an honorary member on his retirement and he spent much of it enjoying his villa in Marbella, and playing golf at Miraflores Golf Club.

He is survived by his wife, Carol, daughter Sarah and grandson, Ben.