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Encyclopedia > Harvey Penick

Harvey Morrison Penick (October 23, 1904April 2, 1995) was a well-known golf pro and instructor. October 23 is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (see link for calendar). ... April 2 is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the sport. ...


He began his golf career as a caddy at Austin Country Club at age eight. He became the club's assistant pro five years later, and was promoted to head professional in 1923, a role which he remained in until 1973. Year 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ...


Penick was the Golf Coach at the University of Texas from 1931 - 1963, and coached Tom Kite. In 1989 Penick was honored by the PGA of America as Teacher of the Year. He authored Harvey Penick's Little Red Book, which is the highest selling golf book ever published. The University of Texas at Austin, often called UT or Texas, is a doctoral/research university located in Austin, Texas. ... // Tom Kite (born December 9, 1949 in Austin, Texas) is an American golfer. ... 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. ...


During his final illness, he gave lessons from his deathbed to longtime student Ben Crenshaw. The day after serving as a pallbearer at Penick's funeral, Crenshaw played in The Masters, and wept after sinking the winning putt. In the post-tournament interview, Crenshaw said: "I had a 15th club in my bag," a reference to Penick. (The "15th club" reference is based on the golf rule that limits a player to carrying 14 clubs during a round.) Ben Crenshaw (born January 11, 1952 in Austin, Texas) is an American golfer. ... This article is about the golf tournament. ...


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GOLFONLINE - Hall of Fame -- Harvey Penick (1501 words)
Harvey Morrison Penick, born in Austin, Texas, became head professional at Austin Country Club when he was 18 and held the position for 50 years until his son Tinsley took over in 1971.
Penick often called his cures "aspirins" because they were simple, easy-to-apply corrections that eased a golfer's pain and let him regain confidence.
Penick will always be remembered for his advice to "Take Dead Aim." He explained this as meaning that during the time you address the golf ball, hitting it has got to be the most important thing in your life.
Harvey Penick - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (233 words)
Harvey Penick (October 23, 1904–April 2, 1995) was a well-known golf pro and instructor.
In 1989 Penick was honored by the PGA of America as the inaugural Teacher of the Year.
Penick continued to teach almost up to the moment of his death.
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