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Harrison, Dutchlocked

(29 March 1910–19 June 1982)
  • Carl M. Becker


Harrison, Dutch (29 March 1910–19 June 1982), professional golfer, was born Ernest Joseph Harrison in Conway, Arkansas, the son of David Harrison, a plantation overseer, and Tessia (maiden name unknown).

As a small child Harrison worked on the plantation at various chores. When his father took employment as a police officer in Little Rock, the family moved to a farm about fifty yards from the third hole of Little Rock Country Club. At age twelve Harrison began caddying at the club and at fifteen began to play regularly. Naturally left-handed, he became a right-handed player at the instruction of the club professional, Herman “Hack” Hackbarth. He won the Arkansas Amateur Championship in 1929 and turned professional in 1930....

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