Sir Ernest Holderness

Sir Ernest William Holderness, 2nd Baronet CBE (March 13, 1890 – August 23, 1968) was an English amateur golfer and one of the Holderness baronets (baron title holder in the UK). He won The Amateur Championship in 1922 and 1924 and the Golf Illustrated Gold Vase in 1925. He played in the Walker Cup in 1923, 1926, and 1930.

This illustration carries the following inscription:

Statistics make out Sir Ernest Holderness to be the best of the Post-war Amateur Champions. And for this turn statistics speak truth. But good as he is at golf he would have been better still at Association football [soccer], if his internal economy had not gone wrong when he was twelve or thirteen years old. He had to have two major operations and thereafter could never go out of a walk. He promised to be a second G.O. Smith and, as he has proved on the golf-course and in Whitehall, his promises are not like pie crust. The features of his golfing manners are his capacity to play well without much practice, the pace at which he walks between shots, the whip of the wrists which seems to add power to his apparently effortless iron-shots, and his habit of putting in waltz-time.

Here is a video of his wedding day in 1926.