Full name: Reginald William "Rex" Crummack
Born: February 16, 1887 in Salford, Greater Manchester, Great Britain
Died: October 25, 1966 in Stockport, Greater Manchester, Great Britain
Affiliations: AECC, Alderley Edge (GBR)
Country: Great Britain
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
On leaving Rossall School, Rex Crummack trained in the cotton business in London, during which time he played football for Middlesex. On his return home, he joined St. Anne’s Hockey Club in 1908 and represented Lancashire for the first time that year. He played football, hockey and golf for the North but his career as fine all-round sportsman was interrupted by the war, during which he was Mentioned in Despatches while serving as captain in the Prince of Wales Volunteers (South Lancs). In addition to playing for St. Anne’s, Crummack also represented Alderly Edge, and won five caps for England between 1913 and 1926. In 1920, at the age of 33, he won an Olympic gold medal as an inside-forward. Although he became an international hockey selector in 1931, Rex Crummack’s main sporting interest was a golfer. As a successful cotton broker he had the time to play frequently and as a member of the Royal Lytham St. Anne’s Golf Club, he was the amateur champion of Lancashire three times. Crummack was a regular competitor in the Amateur Championship beating the defending champion, John Ball, in 1911 and reaching the quarter-finals in 1925. As he played in the Amateur Championship in 1909 and made his last appearance in 1946, Crummack hold the incredible record of being the only man to compete in the Championship both before World War I and after World War II. Not surprisingly, he was an outstanding figure in the amateur golfing world and in 1953 he was appointed to the General Committee of the Royal & Ancient.
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