Herbert Gustavus Max Faulkner was an English professional golfer who was born on July 29, 1916 in Bexhill, East Sussex, south of England. He is known as an English golfer however, when he served as a Physical Training Instructor during the World War II in the Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom, he set a golf club aside to fight in the boxing ring instead. He did well as a boxer; he even became a service champion at that time. Faulkner was honored in the Order of the British Empire in 2001. He was recognized not only in his playing skills but also in the way he put on an outfit. He loved wearing colorful clothes with surprising colors such as salmon pink and so on.
After serving in the RAF, he picked up a golf club this time a great career. He won 16 regular tournaments all over Europe straight away after the World War II. Then in 1951, he won The Open Championships which was held at the Royal Portrush Golf Club in Country Antrim, in Northern Ireland. This was the only time The Open was held in Royal Portrush.
“It was all I ever wanted. The Open meant everything to me.” He said regarding his victory.
He also competed in five Ryder Cup tournaments, including the time wherein Great Britain won over the United States team in 1957.
In his senior years, he won two PGA Seniors Champion ship titles, one on 1968 and the other in 1970.
Mr. Faulkner died in 2005, when he was 88 years old.