Name:Ernest Joseph "Dutch" Harrison
Also known as:Dutch; The Arkansas Traveler
Lived:[1910-1982]. Born on March 29, 1910 in Conway, Arkansas. Died on June 19, 1982 in St Louis, Missouri (aged 72).
Occupation:Professional golfer and club pro.
Played as the Tijuana Open (Jan 17-19; formerly Agua Caliente Open). Second-placed Arnold Palmer (USA), Fred Hawkins (USA), Jerry Barber (USA) and Bo Winiger (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].
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].
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)].
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.
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].
Played as the inaugural Thunderbird Invitational. Won by E.J. "Dutch" Harrison. [Thunderbird CC, Rancho Mirage, CA].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
US Women's PGA Championship: located just outside Philadelphia, the famed Donald Ross layout of Aronimink Golf Club hosts the third women’s major championship of 2020 (Oct 8-11).
Scottish Open: first played in 1972, this year’s championship is again played on the Tom Doak-designed Renaissance Club course, which sits alongside mighty Muirfield in East Lothian (Oct 1-4).
Jim Furyk: in winning the Pure Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links, “The Grinder” joined Arnold Palmer and Bruce Fleisher as the only players to win their first two starts on the PGA Tour Champions.
Georgia Hall: recorded her first win in an LPGA Tour event on American soil at this year’s Portland Classic, played at Columbia Edgewater Country Club … on the edge of the Columbia River.
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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