Only Four Club Pros in History of Winged Foot

Day 6 without playing golf

Winged Foot, the site of next month’s U.S. Open Championship, has had just four club pros in its 83-year history.

Current club pro Tom Nieporte succeeded the legendary Claude Harmon in 1978. The 77-year-old Nieporte knew he had landed his dream job. And after 28 years, he’s in no hurry to step aside — especially since Winged Foot is hosting this year’s national championship.

“It’s going to be a tremendous Open championship,” Nieporte said at “The course is as good as I’ve seen it.”

The other two Winged Foot club pros were Mike Brady and Craig Wood, who won The Masters in 1941.

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