George Sargent's Bio

Born in Dorking, England, in 1882, George Sargent began his golf career at age 12 at Epsom Downs Golf Club. When he was a mere 17 years old, he signed on with the illustrious English golfer Harry Vardon, who recommended him to Sir Edgar Vincent. Sir Vincent coached Sargente and helped him enter the 1900 British Open at the age of 19, where he placed fourth. Mr. Sargent later traveled to Canada, where he served as a professional golfer at Royal Ottaway Golf Club. He placed second in the 1908 Canadian Open, won the 1909 U.S. Open, and won the 1912 Canadian Open. George Sargent became a member of the U.S. PGA at its inception in 1916, and served as president for five years. His most noted contribution to golf was the introduction of motion pictures to study the golf swing in 1930. Mr. Sargent was the Head Golf Professional at Ohio's Scioto Country Club from 1912 to 1924, at Minneapolis' Interlachen Golf Club from 1924 to 1928, and at the Chevy Chase Club from 1928 to 1932. In 1932, Bobby Jones brought him to East Lake Country Club, where he served as Head Golf Professional for 15 years. Mr. Sargent died on June 6, 1962.

George Sargent's two sons Harold and Jack are also accomplished golfers.