Ted Ray

The Forgotten Man of Golf

by Bill Williams Foreword by Tony Jacklin CBE



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/9/2018

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 180
ISBN : 9781543481365
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 180
ISBN : 9781543481341
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 180
ISBN : 9781543481358

About the Book

This book is about Edward “Ted” Ray who was born in the village of Gorey, on the east coast of the island of Jersey near Grouville, which was the nursery of many famous golfers, including the legendary Harry Vardon. Ted was one of the biggest stars in professional golf, considered a mighty driver of the golf ball and a prince of putters. He won the Open Championship in 1912, the US Open in 1920, and many other prestigious tournaments in Great Britain and mainland Europe. He played for Great Britain against the USA in 1921 at Gleneagles and in 1926 at Wentworth. He was the player captain of the Great Britain team in the first ever Ryder Cup match of 1927. Ted would also represent England against Scotland on nine occasions in their annual team matches, as well as England’s nonplaying captain in the 1930s. Ted Ray toured the USA, along with Harry Vardon, in 1913 and 1920 to promote and popularize golf in the Americas. He, like many of the greats of the game, is one of the forgotten men of golf. The book endeavors to spotlight a golfer who is now a distant memory and one that has inexplicably never been inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

About the Author

Bill Williams is a retired Englishman residing in Florida. He is a qualified financial accountant who ran a global IT and Business Consulting company for many years. In early life he played soccer at a high level in England and was associated with three professional clubs, later, a number of semi-professional teams. After moving to the “Sunshine State”, his passion became golf, playing, watching and subsequently writing about the game, moreover the history of golf. He is, by his own words, a student of golf history. Since retiring from the world of business and commerce, which took him to many regions of the globe, his pursuits include an avid interest in all sports, particularly golf. When not playing golf or attending professional tournaments, his time is taken up with reading and researching from his extensive library of biography’s and reference books. This latest work is Bill’s third published book, and he plans several other projects, all golf related.