Ross Murray

Category Three: Nationally Recognised Notable New Zealanders

Date of birth

25 July 1933 at Invercargill


George and Margaret Murray


Adrienne Murphy 1958


Two daughters and one son


  • Southland Boys’ High School
  • Kings High School (Dunedin)


  • Long serving New Zealand golf representative including at the Eisenhower Trophy (world teams championship); commonwealth tournament; and Sloan Morpeth challenge against Australia
  • New Zealand amateur champion 1972
  • South Island champion (eight times)
  • North Island champion 1969
  • New Zealand plate winner (three times)
  • Bledisloe Cup winner (top amateur at New Zealand open) in 1958 and 1965
  • Jellicoe Cup winner (lowest round at New Zealand open) in 1965
  • New Zealand foursomes champion (five times)
  • Australian foursomes champion 1963
  • Canadian amateur runner-up 1967
  • Australian amateur runner-up 1969
  • New Zealand seniors champion 1990
  • Represented Southland at rugby and swimming
  • Represented Otago at rugby and cricket


  • Patron of Garden City Classic (Christchurch)
  • Past member of Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews (Scotland)

Last updated: 16 Sep 2021