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Eddie Merrins

Eddie Merrins, the ‘Little Pro’ who had an enormous influence on golf in LA, dies at 91

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette   Eddie Merrins was known as “The Little Pro” because of his 5-foot-7 stature, certainly not his influence on golf. The longtime pro at Bel-Air Country Club touched everyone from U.S. Open champion Corey Pavin to Fred Astaire and even Mikhail Baryshnikov.   Mr. Merrins died Wednesday in Los Angeles at age 91 after a long illness,...

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Appreciation: Eddie Merrins, the ‘Little Pro’ and a giant of golf, dies at 91

Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times   Eddie Merrins, the beloved teaching pro at Bel-Air Country Club and longtime UCLA golf coach, famously distilled the complicated motion of striking a golf ball into one thought:   Swing the handle.   Don’t worry about the club head, he advised his pupils. Control what’s within your grasp — the club handle — and the...

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Friends of Golf (FOG) Releases Statement of the Passing of Golf Icon and Co-Founder Eddie Merrins

World Golf Teachers Hall of Famer, Former UCLA Men’s Golf Coach and Bel-Air Country Club Teaching Professional Co-Founded Non-Profit Organization   The Eddie Merrins Statue Annually Awarded to Golf’s Top Players   Los Angeles, CA (November 23, 2023) Friends of Golf (FOG), the non-profit organization co-founded by World Golf Teachers Hall of Famer, former UCLA men’s golf coach and...

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