Golfing Greats - Henry Cotton

Golfing Greats - Henry Cotton

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Details

Location

British Open Championship, Carnoustie, Muirfield, Sandwich

Year

1979

Date

Transmission 31/05/1986

Length

25min 32sec

Audio

sound

Format

1 inch

colour

Source

Digitised as part of the UTV Archive Partnership Project (ITV, Northern Ireland Screen and PRONI)

Courtesy

Department for Communities, ITV, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, UTV

Rights Holder

ITV

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Description

The Golfing Greats series features in-depth interviews with some of the best known golf players in the world.

This episode covers Henry Cotton's career. Sir Thomas Henery Cotton MBE was an English professional golfer. He won the Open Championship in 1934, 1937 and 1948, becoming the leading British player of his generation. In total, he won 37 tournaments in his career. The Rookie of the Year award in the European Tour is named after him. 

Cotton was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1980. He was knighted in the New Year's Day Honours of 1988, named a Knight Bachelor. 

Features interviews with Henry Cotton and John Jacobs.

Credits

Produced and Directed by David Turner

Photography by Ramsey Nelson and David Scott

Production Assistant: Judy Fetherston

Programme Associate: Leslie Daws

Film Editor: John Leeds

Film Unit Sound: Derek Armstrong 

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