Harry Cooper

Harry Cooper turned professional in 1923 after having been exposed to golf by his father who served as an apprentice to Old Tom Morris at St. Andrews. Cooper earned the nickname "Light Horse" for the speed with which he played and the demeanor that he carried while competing in tournaments. Cooper began winning substantial regional tournaments at age 18 and never looked back, racking up 31 wins on the PGA Tour. He also claimed the inaugural Vardon Trophy in 1937. Although he was unable to win a major, Light Horse Harry Cooper was a force. His resume includes 20 top ten finishes in major championships. Cooper was also the 1955 Met PGA Champion. He was named the Met Sectionís very first Professional of the Year in 1956, was Teacher of the Year in 1990 and won the Sam Snead Award in 1981. After his PGA Tour career ended, he became the head professional at the Metropolis Country Club and ended his club professional career as a teacher at Westchester Country Club.

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