Who's who: Harvey Penick

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Who's who: Harvey Penick

  • Name:

    Harvey Morrison Penick
  • Country:

  • Lived:

    [1905-1995]. Born on Oct 23, 1904 in Austin, Texas. Died on April 2, 1995 in Austin (aged 90).
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  • Occupation:

    Golf writer and instructor. University of Texas Golf Coach.
  • Turned Pro:

Roll of Honour

PGA of America Teacher of the Year in 1989. World Golf Hall of Fame (inducted in 2002).

Did you know?

Author (with Bud Shrake) of one of the biggest selling sports instruction books ever printed, "Harvey Penick's Little Red Book - Lessons and Teachings from a Lifetime in Golf". Sequel books, including The Little Green Book, were also hugely successful in giving golfers, both men and women, important tips on playing the game.

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