Who's who: Butch Harmon

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Who's who: Butch Harmon

  • Name:

    Claude "Butch" Harmon
  • Country:

  • Born:

    Aug 28, 1943 in New Rochelle, New York.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Winged Foot GC, NY / Seminole GC, FL.
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer; golf professional; golf instructor and coach; golf commentator and writer.
  • Turned Pro:


Roll of Honour

PGA Tour (satellite event) wins (1).

Did you know?

With a major championship winning father at the helm (Claude Harmon Sr), Butch and his three younger brothers, Craig, Bill, and Dick, also all became golf professionals and highly respected golf instructors. Butch's son Claude Harmon III is also a top golf instructor.

Top tournaments won by Butch Harmon

69 (-2)



Winner (holder)

Harmon, Butch




69 (-2)

Prize money


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Played as the inaugural Broome County Open (June 26; 18-hole PGA satellite tour event). Claude "Butch" Harmon Jr (USA) beat Charles Courtney (USA), Norman Rack (USA) and Hal Underwood (USA) in a playoff. [En-Joie GC, Endicott, NY].

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