|Full name||Samuel Henry Ball|
|Born||November 14, 1910|
|Died||July 2, 2014 (aged 103)|
Stuart, Florida, United States
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Weight||145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)|
|Spouse||Maxwell "Maxie" Wright|
|Best results in Major Championships|
|The Masters Tournament||T38: 1934|
|U.S. Open||T22: 1956|
|The Open Championship||T23: 1936|
|PGA Championship||T9: 1948|
|Achievements and awards|
|PGA Hall of Fame||2011|
|Illinois Golf Hall of Fame||1990|
Samuel Henry "Errie" Ball (November 14, 1910 – July 2, 2014) was a Welsh-American professional golfer. He played at the first Augusta National golf tournament in 1934 (now known as the Masters Tournament). He was the last living person to play in the first Masters. He was an active golfer between the 1930s and the 1970s.
Ball was born in Bangor, Gwynedd, north west Wales. During his 20s, he moved to the United States, under the request from his uncle. He turned 100 in November 2010. He was married to Maxie for 78 years until his death. Maxie was 99 when Ball died. They had a daughter named Leslie.
References[change | change source]
- "Errie Ball, who played in '34 Masters, dies at 103". Golfweek. July 2, 2014. Retrieved July 3, 2014.
- "Errie Ball, oldest PGA of America member and original Masters invitee, passes away at 103". golf.com. July 2, 2014. Archived from the original on July 8, 2014. Retrieved July 3, 2014.