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Claude Harmon

Claude Harmon (Golf.  Born, Savannah, GA, July 14, 1916; died, Houston, TX, July 19, 1989.)  The long-time pro at Winged Foot, Claude Harmon was a teaching pro for Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Nixon, and Ford during his long career.  Harmon was, in his earlier years, a tournament pro as well, winning the Westchester Open twice (1946-47) […]

Tony Manero

Tony Manero (Golf. Born, New York, NY, Apr. 4, 1905; died, Greenwich, CT, Oct. 22, 1989.) A long-time pro in the metropolitan area, Anthony Manero won the 1932 Westchester Open and was a steady contender in area events. Manero won his greatest victory, the U.S. Open, in 1936 at Baltusrol. He shot a record 67 […]

Johnny Farrell

Johnny Farrell (Golf.  Born, White Plains, NY, Apr. 1, 1901; died, Boynton Beach, FL, June 14, 1988.)  After a career that lasted some 15 years as a touring pro, Johnny Farrell achieved additional fame as the home pro at the fabled Baltrusol club in Springfield, N.J., for 38 years.  Farrell first hit the touring circuit […]

Mike Brady

Mike Brady (Golf.  Born, Brighton, MA, Apr. 15, 1887; died, Ocala, FL, Dec. 3, 1972.)  Twice runner-up in the U.S. Open (1911, 1919), Michael Joseph Brady won numerous other events during his pro career, including the Western Open (1922), the Metropolitan Open (1924), and the Westchester Open (1925).

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