Who's who: Dutch Harrison

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Who's who: Dutch Harrison

  • Name:

    Ernest Joseph "Dutch" Harrison
  • Also known as:

    Dutch; The Arkansas Traveler
  • Country:

    USA
  • Lived:

    [1910-1982]. Born on March 29, 1910 in Conway, Arkansas. Died on June 19, 1982 in St Louis, Missouri (aged 72).
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer and club pro.
  • Turned Pro:

    1930

Roll of Honour

Ryder Cup player (1947, '49, 51). Total professional wins (26), including PGA Tour wins (18).

Did you know?

"Dutch" Harrison turned professional at the start of the Great Depression in 1930. Relatively few tournaments existed at that time, so most of his income came from exhibition matches and private "money" matches (as was the case with the earliest golf professionals in Scotland in the 19th century). In 1954 he became the first golf professional at Old Warson Country Club in St Louis, Missouri.

Top tournaments won by Dutch Harrison

1958
America
Tijuana CC
280 (-8)
$2,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Harrison, Dutch

Venue

Tijuana CC

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Tijuana Open (Jan 17-20; formerly Agua Caliente Open). Second-placed Arnold Palmer (USA), Fred Hawkins (USA), Jerry Barber (USA) and Bo Wininger (USA) finished 1 shot behind 47-year-old E.J. "Dutch" Harrison (USA), who recorded the last of his 18 PGA Tour wins. [CS&DC de Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico].

1956
America
Tam O'Shanter
278 (-10)
$3,420
George S. May

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Harrison, Dutch

Venue

Tam O'Shanter

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

$3,420

Title sponsor

George S. May

Played as the All American Open (Aug 2-5; aka the Tam O'Shanter). Second-placed Earl Stewart Jr (USA) finished 2 shots behind 46-year-old E.J. "Dutch" Harrison (USA). [Tam O'Shanter CC, Niles, nr Chicago, IL; now the municipal Tam O'Shanter Golf Course].

1954
America
210 (-6)
$2,000
Bing Crosby

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Harrison, Dutch

Score

210 (-6)

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

Bing Crosby

Played as the Bing Crosby Pro-Am Invitational (Jan 15-17; 54-hole event). Second-placed Jimmy Demaret (USA) finished 1 shot behind E.J. "Dutch" Harrison (USA). [Pebble Beach Links, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Cypress Point Club and Monterey Peninsula CC (Dunes course)].

1954
Awards
70.41
n/a
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Harrison, Dutch

Venue

Score

70.41

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA of America

E.J. "Dutch" Harrison (USA) won the PGA of America Vardon Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the PGA Tour.

1953
America
278 (-2)
$2,400
WGA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Harrison, Dutch

Score

278 (-2)

Prize money

$2,400

Title sponsor

WGA

Played as the Western Open (50th) (May 28-31). Second-placed Ed Furgol (USA), Fred Haas (USA) and Lloyd Mangrum (USA) finished 4 shots behind E. J. "Dutch" Harrison (USA). [Bellerive CC, St Louis, Missouri].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Harrison, Dutch

Score

Prize money

$1,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural Thunderbird Invitational. Won by E.J. "Dutch" Harrison. [Thunderbird CC, Rancho Mirage, CA].

1951
America
265 (-19)
$2,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Harrison, Dutch

Score

265 (-19)

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Texas Open (Feb 8-12). E.J. "Dutch" Harrison (USA) beat Doug Ford (USA) by 1 shot in an 18-hole Monday playoff (Harrison 67, Ford 68), to record his second win in this event. [Brackenridge Park GC, San Antonio, TX. Early rounds also played at Ft Sam Houston GC].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Harrison, Dutch

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Canadian Open (June 23-25). Second-placed Jim Ferrier (Aus/USA) finished 4 shots behind E.J. "Dutch" Harrison (USA). [St George's G&CC, Etobicoke, Ontario].

1948
America
Richmond CC, CA
273 (-15)
$2,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Harrison, Dutch

Venue

Richmond CC, CA

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Richmond Open (Jan 15-18). Second-placed Jimmy Demaret (USA) finished 1 shot behind E.J. "Dutch" Harrison (USA). [Richmond CC, nr San Francisco, CA].

1947
America
275 (-13)
$2,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Harrison, Dutch

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Hawaiian Open (Nov 8-11). Second-placed Johnny Bulla (USA) finished 4 shots behind E.J. "Dutch" Harrison (USA). [Waialae CC, Honolulu, Hawaii].

1947
America
Berkshire CC, PA
277 (-7)
$2,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Harrison, Dutch

Venue

Berkshire CC, PA

Score

277 (-7)

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural Reading Open (Oct 2-5). Second-placed Bobby Locke (S Africa) finished 3 shots behind E.J. "Dutch" Harrison (USA). [Berkshire CC, Reading, Pennsylvania].

1947
America
Washoe GC
272 (-16)
$2,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Harrison, Dutch

Venue

Washoe GC

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$2,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural Reno Open Invitational (Aug 21-24). Second-placed Jim Ferrier (USA) and Ellsworth Vines (USA) finished 3 shots behind E.J. "Dutch" Harrison (USA). [Washoe GC, Reno, NV].

1944
America
Myers Park CC
275 (-13)
$2,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Harrison, Dutch

Venue

Myers Park CC

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural Charlotte Open (March 17-21). Second-placed Harold "Jug" McSpaden (USA) finished 1 shot behind Sgt E.J. "Dutch" Harrison (USA), who was serving in the Army Air Forces at the time. Sunday's third round was lost to rain and played on Monday, with the final round on Tuesday. [Myers Park CC, Charlotte, NC].

1944
America
Miami Springs G&CC
274 (-6)
$2,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Harrison, Dutch

Venue

Miami Springs G&CC

Score

274 (-6)

Prize money

$2,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Miami Open (Dec 7-10). Second-placed Henry Picard (USA) finished 1 shot behind Staff Sgt E.J. "Dutch" Harrison (USA). [Miami Springs G&CC, Miami, FL; at the time known as Miami Springs Municipal Course].

1939
America
Rancho Santa Fe
138 (-6)
$500
Bing Crosby

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Harrison, Dutch

Venue

Rancho Santa Fe

Score

138 (-6)

Prize money

$500

Title sponsor

Bing Crosby

Played as the Bing Crosby Pro-Am (Jan 28/29; 36-hole event). Second-placed Byron Nelson (USA) and Horton Smith (USA) finished 1 shot behind Dutch Harrison (USA). [Rancho Sante Fe GC, nr San Diego, CA].

1939
America
271 (-13)
$1,200
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Harrison, Dutch

Score

271 (-13)

Prize money

$1,200

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Texas Open (Feb 10-12). Second-placed Sam Byrd (USA) finished 2 shots behind E.J. "Dutch" Harrison (USA). Stealing the headlines was Harold "Jug" McSpaden, who shot a Tour record 59 in the pre-tournament practice round. [Brackenridge Park GC, San Antonio, TX].

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