|Full name||Eric James Cremin|
|Born||15 June 1914|
Mascot, New South Wales, Australia
|Died||29 December 1973 (aged 59)|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour of Australasia|
|Number of wins by tour|
|PGA Tour of Australasia||28|
|Best results in major championships|
|The Open Championship||16th: 1951|
Eric James Cremin (15 June 1914 – 29 December 1973) was an Australian professional golfer who, later in his career, was instrumental in the establishment of the Far East Circuit, later known as the Asia Golf Circuit.
Cremin was born in Mascot, New South Wales. He played mostly in Australasia, only occasionally travelling to Europe to compete, but enjoyed great success on the Australian circuit, including victories in the 1949 Australian Open and the 1937 and 1938 Australian PGA Championship. After World War II, Cremin was runner-up in the Australian PGA Championship a further seven times, including 1946 to 1948 consecutively.
In 1959, Cremin and a Welsh international golfer, Kim Hall, established a tournament in Hong Kong to provide an additional event for the Australian professionals who were travelling to play in the Philippine Open. The Hong Kong Open was a great success, and within a few years, similar tournaments had been founded in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan and Japan, and the Far East Circuit had become firmly established.
Cremin died of a heart attack while playing golf in Singapore.
Professional wins (28)
PGA Tour of Australasia (28)
- 1937 Australian PGA Championship, New South Wales PGA
- 1938 Australian PGA Championship, New South Wales PGA
- 1946 Queensland Open, Victorian PGA Championship
- 1947 New South Wales PGA, Victorian PGA Championship
- 1948 Queensland Open
- 1949 Australian Open, New South Wales Close, Victorian PGA Championship, Western Australia Open, Lakes Open
- 1950 New South Wales Close, Queensland Open, Adelaide Advertiser Tournament, McWilliam's Wines Tournament, New South Wales PGA, Lakes Open
- 1951 Adelaide Advertiser Tournament
- 1953 Lakes Open
- 1954 New South Wales PGA, Western Australia Open
- 1955 Ampol Tournament
- 1956 Queensland Open
- 1957 Queensland Open
- 1960 Adelaide Advertiser Tournament
- "A different era – founding father of the Hong Kong Golf Open recalls the early days of city's oldest sporting event". South China Morning Post. 3 October 2015.
- Steel, Donald (1987). Golf Records, Facts and Champions. Guinness. pp. 153–155. ISBN 0851128475.