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Encyclopedia > John Jacobs (English golfer)

John Jacobs is an Englishman who had a diverse career in professional golf as a player, coach, entrepreneur, writer and administrator and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2000. Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages English Capital London Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population –mid-2004... Golfer after swing. ... The World Golf Hall of Fame [1] is located in St. ...


Jacobs was born on 14 March, 1925 in Lindrick, Yorkshire. He was the son of a golf professional and had a moderately successful tournament career on the European circuit in the pre-European Tour era. He won both the Dutch Open and the South African Match Play Championship in 1957, two years after making his one appearance in the Ryder Cup. He served as Tournament Director-General of the European Tour from 1971 to 1975, a period which included the inaugural season of the modern tour in 1972. In 1979 and 1981 he was the non-playing captain of the European Ryder Cup team. March 14 is the 73rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (74th in leap years) with 292 days remaining in the year. ... Yorkshire is the largest traditional county of Great Britain, covering some 6,000 sq. ... The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ... The KLM Open is an annual European Tour golf tournament played in The Netherlands. ... The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event officially called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ... The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ...


Jacobs was also a leading golf coach, who worked with many top players, and established his own golf academies. In 1972 he set up a driving range business in the United Kingdom. He wrote several books including Practical Golf and Golf Doctor. His influence has been acknowledged by later coaches such as Butch Harmon, who stated, "John Jacobs wrote the book on coaching. There is not a teacher out here who does not owe him something." Butch Harmon is Tiger Woods swing coach ...


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