Bernard John Hunt, MBE (2 February 1930 – 21 June 2013) was an English professional golfer.
Hunt was born in Atherstone, Warwickshire. He turned professional in 1946 and was a leading player on the European circuit in the 1950s and 1960s. He topped the Order of Merit, which was then points-based, in 1958, 1960 and 1965. The best season of his regular career in prize money terms was 1963, when he won £7,209. He was past his peak by the time the formal European Tour was introduced in 1972, but finished in the top twenty on the money list in 1973. He played on the European Seniors Tour in for its first seven seasons (1992–1998) but his opportunity to make an impact at this level was limited as he was sixty-two by the time the tour was founded. His best season was 1994, when he came fifteenth on the Order of Merit and earned £15,361.
Between 1953 and 1969 Hunt represented Great Britain in the Ryder Cup eight times out of nine. His overall win-loss-half record was 6–16–6, but his record in singles was much better at 4–3–3. He was the non-playing captain of the Great Britain & Ireland teams of 1973 and 1975, both of which were defeated by the United States.
Hunt died in June 2013 at the age of 83.
Professional wins (>30)
- This list may be incomplete
- 1952 Coombe Hill Assistants
- 1953 Spalding Tournament, Coombe Hill Assistants, Goodwin Foursomes (with Jack Hargreaves), Saxone/Gleneagles Hotel Foursomes (with G.S. Ross)
- 1954 Goodwin Foursomes (with W.S. Collins)
- 1956 Egyptian Open
- 1957 Spalding Tournament, Belgian Open
- 1958 Irish Hospitals Tournament (tied with Frank Jowle), Palace Hotel Torquay
- 1960 Pickering Cup (with Geoffrey Hunt), Southern Professionals Championship
- 1961 German Open, Daks Tournament, Martini International, Woodlawn Tournament (Germany)
- 1962 Brazil Open
- 1963 British Masters, Smart Weston, Swallow-Penfold Tournament, Gevacolour Tournament, Carroll Sweet Afton Tournament
- 1965 Gallaher Ulster Open, British Masters
- 1966 Piccadilly Tournament
- 1967 French Open, Gallaher Ulster Open
- 1969 Algarve Open
- 1970 Agfa-Gevaert Tournament, Sumrie Clothes Better-Ball (with Neil Coles), Penfold Tournament
- 1971 W.D. & H.O. Wills Tournament
- 1973 Sumrie Clothes Better-Ball (with Neil Coles)
Results in major championships
Note: Hunt only played in The Open Championship and the Masters Tournament.
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut (3rd round cut in 1970 & 1972)
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.
- Most consecutive cuts made – 6 (1955 Open Championship – 1960 Open Championship)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (four times)
- Ryder Cup (representing Great Britain): 1953, 1957, 1959, 1961, 1963, 1965, 1967, 1969
- World Cup of Golf (representing England): 1958, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1968
- Double Diamond: 1971, 1972, 1973