Class of 2013

Dick Harmon

Golf Professional / Teacher


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Dick Harmon was one of America's top golf instructors with clients including Fred Couples, Jay Haas, Craig Stadler, Lanny Wadkins, Steve Elkington and 2009 U.S. Open winner Lucas Glover. He was a native of New Rochelle, New York and Palm Springs, California and devoted his life to his love of golf as a teacher and mentor.

His father, Claude Harmon, won the 1948 Masters Tournament. His brothers Butch, Craig and Bill were also ranked in Golf Digest's Top 50 Teachers.

Harmon was the professional at River Oaks Country Club in Houston between 1977 and 2001. During his tenure, he was twice named the Southern Texas PGA’s Teacher of the Year (1987 and 1988). After leaving that position, he established two teaching centers in Houston.

Harmon established the Dick Harmon School of Golf at the Houstonian with teaching assistant and friend Arthur J. Scarbrough. The school became a great success, especially within the junior golfing community in and around the Houston area and later throughout Texas. Harmon was said to be one of junior golf's greatest ambassadors by many teaching professionals throughout the country.

Since his passing in 2006, the Harmon’s two sons, along with immediate family members, have served as gatekeepers of The Harmon Foundation, which annually awards two $10,000 college scholarships for graduating high school seniors who are seeking to continue their careers.

Birthplace: New Rochelle, New York

Born: July 29, 1947

Died: February 10, 2006

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