8 Things You Didn't Know About Barclay Brown

We get to know English amateur Barclay Brown a little better with these eight facts.

8 Things You Didn't Know About Barclay Brown
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8 Things You Didn't Know About Barclay Brown

1. Brown was born in Sheffield back in 2001. His birthday is January 23rd. 

2. Brown represented GB&I in the 2018 and 2019 Jacques Leglise Trophy while serving as the playing captain. 

3. As you can see from the hat in the picture above, Brown attended Stanford University in California, USA. At the time of writing, during the 2022 Open Championship he has two years left to finish his degree. He studies economics. 

4. In 2022 he is coming off a college season in which he finished as a runner-up at the Pac-12 Championship, and the NCAA Regional. During his college career he has won victory at the 2021 Cowboy Classic, along with eight top-10 finishes. His career stroke average is 71.71.

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5. Brown is a member at Hallamshire Golf Club. Fellow members at the club are Matt and Alex Fitzpatrick. In fact Brown said he was inspired to qualify for the 2022 Open Championship at St. Andrews after watching Matt win the US Open at Brookline. 

6. He played in the 2021 Walker Cup and posted 1-2-1 record. During the amateur event he partnered Alex Fitzpatrick in foursomes play and they would lose both of their matches by one hole. The USA won a narrow contest 14-12.

7. According to his Stanford bio, his hobbies are listening to music, working out, and food. 

8. In the 2022 Amateur Championship at Royal Lytham, Barclay shot 70-65 to be the co-medalist in stroke-play, but in the first round lost to Gustav Frimodt 4&3.

Sam Tremlett
Sam Tremlett

A golfer for most of his life, Sam started playing the game to prove he was the best player out of his father and two brothers.
He quickly became a golf equipment expert and has always been the one family and friends come to for buying advice, and spends a lot of his time putting golf gear, apparel and shoes to the test.  
He is a graduate of Swansea University where he studied History and American Studies, and he has been a part of the Golf Monthly team since February 2018. He also previously worked for World Soccer and Rugby World magazines.

A jack of all trades across print and digital formats, Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website. He also oversees all Tour player content as well. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 


Sam is currently playing:
Driver: Titleist TS3
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade M5 (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees)
Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚
Putter: Scotty Cameron Circa 62 #6