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 Harry “Lighthorse” Cooper

Harry “Lighthorse” Cooper

Birth
Leatherhead, Mole Valley District, Surrey, England
Death 17 Oct 2000 (aged 96)
White Plains, Westchester County, New York, USA
Burial Valhalla, Westchester County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 13117 · View Source
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Professional Golfer. Born in in Leatherhead, England, he was a prominent PGA Tour Golfer of the 1920s and 1930s. His first pro win, the Galveston Open in 1923, at age twenty, followed by wins at the Los Angeles Open (1926), Pebble Beach Open (1927), Salt Lake Open (1930), Canadian Open (1932) and Florida West Coast Open (1936) 1937, was his best year, winning the first Vardon Trophy, Los Angeles Open, Canadian Open and True Temper Open. He retired with 36 PGA Tour wins and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1992. After competitive golf, he became a well regarded instructor, teaching into his 90s.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 20 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13117
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harry “Lighthorse” Cooper (4 Aug 1904–17 Oct 2000), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13117, citing Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, Westchester County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .