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AUTHOR : ELDRIDGE MILES

author-eldridge milesAffectionately, known as "Big E," Eldridge Miles has spent more than 50 years as a PGA professional in Dallas. He's been the head professional at Dallas County Club, Bent Tree Country Club and Gleneagles Country Club. In 1978, he was the first recipient of the PGA of America/Sports Illustrated Merchandiser of the Year.

A personal friend and playing partner of Ben Hogan for 20 years, Big E has given golf lessons to the likes of Tom Landry, Roger Staubach, Don Meredith, Mickey Mantle, Hank Aaron, Dan Reeves and Yogi Berra.

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Admiring the new Dallas Country Club, remembering the old

Written by Eldridge Miles on Thursday, 01 September 2011

As a former head professional at Dallas Country Club, I have been looking forward to the renovation of the course and the beautiful, new clubhouse. A great friend and longtime DCC member was very gracious to give me a tour of the golf course and a view of the fabulous clubhouse. John Fought, a former PGA Tour player and the architect of the DCC

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A round of golf with Alan Shepard and Jock Ewing

Written by Eldridge Miles on Monday, 01 August 2011

The final launch of the space shuttle in July brought back great memories for me, especially because in 1979 I played a round of golf with Alan Shepard. As you know, he is one of the nation's original Mercury Seven astronauts. He was the first American to fly into space and later walked on the moon as commander of the Apollo 14 mission. He also

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A practical joke on The King

Written by Eldridge Miles on Friday, 01 July 2011

One day Arnold Palmer was flying to California and needed to refuel his airplane at Addison Airport. That was only five minutes from Bent Tree Country Club, where I was the head golf professional. Arnold and I have been friends since the 1960s. When he flew over the golf course, he saw the huge galleries we had at Bent Tree that day. So when he

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Witnessing history in Cuba

Written by Eldridge Miles on Wednesday, 01 June 2011

In the winter of 1957, I was in Miami working on my golf game. Since I was so close to Cuba and had never been there, I decided to spend a couple days in Havana. I had heard about how many of the Las Vegas casinos had moved there and the strip was something to see. I got there safely and I checked into a hotel downtown. It turns out I was

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