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Encyclopedia > Claude Harmon

Claude Harmon, Sr. (July 14, 1916 - July 23, 1989) was an American golfer. July 14 is the 195th day (196th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 170 days remaining. ... 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... July 23 is the 204th day (205th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 161 days remaining. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


He was the last ever club professional to win a major golf tournament, winning the 1948 Masters Tournament. He won the Masters by five shots and pocketed $2,500 for his efforts. Claude served as the pro at a New York area club, The Winged Foot Golf Club, but in 1959, he was hired as the head professional at Thunderbird Country club where he served for the remainder of his career. Also in 1959, Harmon played in the U.S. Open which was held at Winged Foot. Golf (gowf in Scots) is a game where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ... The Masters is one of four major championships in mens golf. ...


His sons Butch, Craig, and Bill all occupy spots in Golf Digest's 'top 50 teachers' list. His other son Dick Harmon died in February, 2006. Butch Harmon is Tiger Woods swing coach ... Golf Digest is a monthly golf magazine published by Advance Publications in the United States. ... Dick Harmon (born circa 1947 - died February 10, 2006) was one of Americas top golf teachers with clients including Fred Couples, Craig Stadler, Lanny Wadkins and Steve Elkington. ...


Reference

  • "Claude Harmon", Almanac of Famous People, 8th ed. Gale Group, 2003.

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