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Paul Harney (born July 11, 1929) is an American professional golfer and golf course owner who spent part of his career as a full-time PGA Tour player, but mostly was a club professional, part-time Tour player, and owner-operator of his own course. July 11 is the 192nd day (193rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 173 days remaining. ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... In golf the distinction between amateurs and professionals in rigorously maintained. ... This article is about the sport of golf. ... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ...


Harney was born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts. He attended the College of the Holy Cross, which is located in his hometown; and was captain of the golf team. Nickname: The Heart of the Commonwealth, The City of the Seven Hills, Wormtown, Woo-town, Wortown (war-town), The City of Diners, Paris of the Eighties Settled: 1673 â€“ Incorporated: 1684 Zip Code(s): 01608 â€“ Area Code(s): 508 / 774 Official website: http://www. ... Not to be confused with Holy Cross College (Indiana) or other similarly named Holy Cross Colleges. ... Golfer after swing. ...


Harney played full-time on the PGA Tour from 19551962; and part-time from 19631973. During that time, he won six PGA Tour events. His first win came at the 1957 Carling Open; he won his second PGA Tour event just two weeks later at the Labatt Open. In 1963 at the prime of his career, he fulfulled a promise made to his wife, Patricia, that when their oldest child started school, he would only play the tour on a part-time basis.[1] He took his first club pro job at Sunset Oaks in northern California, where he stayed a couple years. He then moved his family across the country to Sutton, Massachusetts, where he took the club pro's job at Pleasant Valley Country Club. [2] 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Sutton is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ...


Harney had a great deal of success in major championships, placing in the top-10 six times. His best finish in a major was 4th at the 1963 U.S. Open; however, he also finished in the top-8 four times at Augusta in the 1960s. The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in mens professional golf. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 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 Masters is one of four Grand Slam golf tournaments. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ...


Harney has received many honors and awards. In 1957, he received Golf Digest's Most Improved Golfer award. He was inducted into the Holy Cross Varsity Club Hall of Fame in June 1963. In 1974, he earned "PGA Golf Professional of the Year" honors. In 1995, he became the first inductee into the New England Golf Hall of Fame. On September 8, 2005, Harney was enshrined into the PGA Golf Professional Hall of Fame. 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


As his competitive playing days were winding down, Harney utilizing his prize money opened his own course in East Falmouth, Massachusetts, which he still owns today. His daughter Erin is the general manager, and son Mike is the head pro. Harney and his wife Patricia have six children.[3] East Falmouth is a census-designated place and village located in the town of Falmouth in Barnstable County, Massachusetts. ...


PGA Tour wins

  • 1957 (2) Carling Open, Labatt Open
  • 1959 (1) Pensacola Open
  • 1964 (1) Los Angeles Open
  • 1965 (1) Los Angeles Open
  • 1972 (1) Andy Williams-San Diego Open Invitational

The Nissan Open is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The Nissan Open is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The Buick Invitational is a PGA TOUR golf tournament played at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, California each February. ...

Other Regular Career wins

  • 1967 Massachusetts Open
  • 1968 Massachusetts Open
  • 1969 Massachusetts Open
  • 1970 Massachusetts Open
  • 1977 Massachusetts Open

Notes and References

  1. ^ Patriot Ledger: Harney recalls successful career (URL last accessed August 11, 2006)
  2. ^ Ibid.
  3. ^ College of the Holy Cross | Holy Cross Magazine

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