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Callers of Newcastle
Tournament information
LocationWhitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, England.
Course(s)Whitley Bay Golf Club
Tour(s)European Tour
FormatStroke play
Prize fund£25,000
Month playedJuly
Final year1977
Tournament record score
Aggregate282 Peter Butler (1977)
282 John Fourie (1977)
282 Ángel Gallardo (1977)
282 Tommy Horton (1977)
To par−6 as above
Final champion
South Africa John Fourie
Location Map
Whitley Bay GC
Whitley Bay GC
Location in England
Whitley Bay GC
Whitley Bay GC
Location in Tyne and Wear

The Callers of Newcastle was a golf tournament on the European Tour in 1977 named for its sponsor, the Callers department store. It was held at Whitley Bay Golf Club in Whitley Bay, England.[1]

The tournament was won by South Africa's John Fourie, who defeated Peter Butler, Ángel Gallardo and Tommy Horton in a four way playoff. The playoff started at the 16th hole. Butler and Horton bogeyed the first extra hole and Fourie won at the next after he made a par 3,[2]


Year Winner Score To par Margin of
Runners-up Winner's
share (£)
1977 South Africa John Fourie 282 −6 Playoff England Peter Butler
Spain Ángel Gallardo
England Tommy Horton
5,000 [2]


  1. ^ Davies, David (21 December 1976). "European golf prizes top £1m". Birmingham Daily Post. p. 10. Retrieved 12 June 2020 – via British Newspaper Archive. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "Fourie best of playoff quartet". The Glasgow Herald. 1 August 1977. p. 15.
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