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A 2002 collection of Harry Vardon's golf writing.
A 2002 collection of Harry Vardon's golf writing.

Harry Vardon (May 9, 1870March 20, 1937) was an English champion golfer. Image File history File linksMetadata Harry_Vardon_2002_edited. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Harry_Vardon_2002_edited. ... May 9 is the 129th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (130th in leap years). ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... March 20 is the 79th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (80th in Leap years). ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ...


Harry Vardon was born in Grouville, Jersey, Channel Islands. As a child growing up on the island of Jersey, Harry Vardon did not play much golf. Inspired by his older brother Tom, he eventually took up the game in his teens and at age 20 was so good, he turned professional. The first professional golfer to play in knickers, the "proper" Englishman dressed in an uncomfortable shirt and tie with a buttoned jacket. Nonetheless, within a few years he became golf's first superstar. View south across the Royal Bay of Grouville Grouville is one of the twelve parishes of Jersey in the Channel Islands. ... The Channel Islands are a group of islands off the coast of Normandy, France, in the English Channel. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


In 1896, Harry Vardon won the first of his record six Open Championships (that record still standing today). In 1900, he became golf's first international celebrity when he toured the United States playing in more than 80 matches and capping it off with a victory in the U.S. Open. Twenty years later, at the age of 50, Vardon was the runner-up at the 1920 U.S. Open. 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 2005 Open Champion Tiger Woods holding the Claret Jug. ... 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, but a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar. ... The United States Open Championship is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June, scheduled such that the final round is always played on the 3rd Sunday of that month. ... The term U.S. Open is applied to open (as in anybody, amateur or professional, American or non-Americans can compete) United States national championships in a particular sport. ...


During his career, Harry Vardon won 62 golf tournaments. He popularized the grip that bears his name, one still used by over 90 percent of golfers. In his later years, Vardon became a golf course architect, designing several courses in Britain. Following a bout with tuberculosis, he struggled with health problems for years but turned to coaching and writing golf instruction and inspirational books. Harry Vardon died in 1937 in Totteridge, Hertfordshire, England. After his death, the PGA of America created the Vardon Trophy. It is awarded annually to the player on the United States tour with the year's lowest stroke average. Tuberculosis (abbreviated as TB for Tubercle Bacillus) is a common and deadly infectious disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which most commonly affects the lungs (pulmonary TB) but can also affect the central nervous system, lymphatic system, circulatory system, genitourinary system, bones and joints. ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Totteridge is a place in the London Borough of Barnet. ... Hertfordshire (pronounced Hartfordshire and abbreviated as Herts) is an inland county in the United Kingdom and part of the East of England Government Office region. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ... Founded in 1916, the Professional Golfers Association of America is headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States and claims to be the largest working sports organization in the world with more than 27,000 members. ... The Vardon Trophy is awarded annually by the PGA of America to the PGA Tours leader in scoring average. ...


In 1974 Harry Vardon was chosen as one of the initial group of inductees into the World Golf Hall of Fame. His most prestigious medals, including those from his six British Open Championships, are on display in a tribute to him at the Jersey Museum. In the annals of golf, Harry Vardon is considered one of the greats of the game. 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... // The World Golf Hall of Fame is located in St. ...


Harry Vardon was a private and modest individual. A biography of Harry Vardon, published in 1991 and authored by his daughter-in-law, Audrey Howell, provides much intimate detail about the life of this champion. 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Vardon Grip

Harry Vardon was also famous for the Vardon Grip, the grip most popular among professional golfers. In the Vardon grip, one places the little finger of the trailing hand (the one placed lower on the club - right hand for a right-handed player) in between the index and middle finger on the lead hand (the hand that is higher on the club). The lead-hand thumb should fit in the lifeline of the trailing hand.


Major tournament wins: The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in mens professional golf. ...

Adapted from the article Harry Vardon, from Wikinfo, licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. The United States Open Championship is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June, scheduled such that the final round is always played on the 3rd Sunday of that month. ... 2005 Open Champion Tiger Woods holding the Claret Jug. ... Wikinfo, formerly known as Internet-Encyclopedia (renamed in January 2004), is a fork of the English Wikipedia initiated by Fred Bauder in July 2003. ... GNU logo (similar in appearance to a gnu) The GNU Free Documentation License (GNU FDL or simply GFDL) is a copyleft license for free content, designed by the Free Software Foundation (FSF) for the GNU project. ...


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See also

This article lists the 190 men who have won a major golf championship by the number of majors they have accumulated, and is complete through the 2006 Masters Tournament. ...

External links

  • Golf Stars Online - links to features and profiles
  • Harry Vardon profile at golf legends
  • Harry Vardon books by Harry Vardon

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Harry Vardon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (548 words)
Harry Vardon was born in Grouville, Jersey, Channel Islands.
Harry Vardon died in 1937 in Totteridge, Hertfordshire, England.
In 1974 Harry Vardon was chosen as one of the initial group of inductees into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
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