Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Today in Golf History

On this date in 1870, Harry Vardon was born in Grouville, Jersey on the Channel Islands. Vardon is best known for winning 6 British Open titles between the years of 1896 to 1914. He is also known for making the “Vardon Grip” popular. Harry Vardon passed away on March 20, 1937 leaving behind one of Golf’s greatest legacies.


At 6:02 PM, Blogger MCPO Airdale said...

So what are the other grips called?

"Ten-fingered, baseball grip"; "interlocking grip" and the equally famous "one-handed, toss the wedge in the lake, grip"

At 9:32 PM, Blogger Megan Heckeroth said...

great golf history facts! what book are you using as a reference?

btw one of my dearest friends graduated from cwru in your neck of the woods ;)

At 9:17 AM, Anonymous Love said...

He also lifted his left heel 5" off the ground on his backswing.


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