Ted Ray: The Forgotten Man of Golf

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.

He was one of the biggest stars in professional golf, considered a mighty driver of the golf ball and a prince of putters.

Ted won the Open Championship in 1912, the US Open in 1920 and many other prestige 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 non-playing captain in the 1930’s.

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 spot light a golfer who is now a distant memory, and one that has inexplicably never been inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.