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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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Smile, you’re on Candid Camera!

Written by Eldridge Miles on Sunday, 01 May 2011

When I was the golf professional at Bent Tree Country Club back in the late 1970s, I received a phone call from Allen Funt. Of course, I thought someone was playing a practical joke on me. After a couple minutes, the man on the other end of the phone call finally convinced me that he was really Allen Funt, the creator and producer of the hit TV

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The $4,000 golf shot

Written by Eldridge Miles on Friday, 01 April 2011

One day in 1967, I was practicing at Preston Trail, preparing to go out on tour. I turned around to see one of the club founders with legendary comedian and entertainer Bob Hope. They were with three prominent businessmen from Shady Oaks in Fort Worth. The five men were on the first tee, and I went over to see what was happening. Hope, who was a

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Mr. Hogan and a dogleg par 3

Written by Eldridge Miles on Tuesday, 01 March 2011

Shortly after Preston Trail opened for play in the summer of 1965, Ben Hogan called me and said he would like to see Preston Trail, especially since his good friends Byron Nelson and Ralph Plummer designed it. I got in touch with my good friend, E. Grant Fitts, who was chairman of the grounds and greens committee at Preston Trail and an excellent

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Getting to the bottom of a shady turkey deal

Written by Eldridge Miles on Tuesday, 01 February 2011

Mr. Charles E. Seay was a very prominent Dallas businessman and a substantial philanthropist. He was also a great friend of mine. He started as an insurance agent in the late 1930s. Soon after, he started his own business that specialized in selling life-insurance common stocks. Once he added securities to his lineup, his business interests went

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