Harvey Penick was an Austin institution, recognized by the golf world as a professional’s professional. Penick served as UT’s first golf coach, a position he held for 33 years. At the same time, he was also the head golf professional at the Austin Country Club. This collection contains a combination of material pertaining to Harvey Penick’s writing and coaching career at the Austin Country Club and personal Penick family ephemera. The majority of the material is photographs, correspondence, and clippings from magazines and newspapers, including items taken or copied from 11 albums. Also, of particular note in this collection are the early manuscripts of Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book, including the notebook in which Penick wrote down his tips and tricks that would eventually become the book that made Penick famous around the world. Additional material relates to Tinsley Penick’s writing and coaching career before and after the death of Harvey Penick in 1995.
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About this Collection
As an avid, but unsuccessful golfer, I have a deep appreciation for those skilled in the sport. In a...