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Newcastle Brown "900" Open

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The Newcastle Brown "900" Open was a golf tournament on the European Tour in 1980. It was held at Northumberland Golf Club in Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, England and was part of the celebrations marking Newcastle's 900th anniversary.[1][2]

The tournament was won by Ireland's Des Smyth, who holed a 45-foot putt on the last green to win the £7,000 first prize. It was his first stroke play win on the European Tour.[3]


Year Winner Country Score Margin
of victory
Runner-up Winner's
share (£)
1980 Des Smyth  Ireland 276 (−12) 1 stroke England Graham Burroughs
England Neil Coles
Australia Greg Norman
7,000 [3]


  1. ^ "Golf stars lined up". Newcastle Journal. Newcastle upon Tyne, England. 17 November 1979. p. 17. Retrieved 9 June 2020 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  2. ^ Plumridge, Christopher (19 December 1979). "Television feast on 1980 tour". The Guardian. London, England. p. 21. Retrieved 9 June 2020 – via
  3. ^ a b "Smyth steals show with outstanding final putt". The Times. 9 June 1980. p. 10.
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