Sir Henry Cotton (1907 – 1987) – Signed photo presentation




Sir Thomas Henry Cotton, MBE (26 January 1907 – 22 December 1987), was an English professional golfer best known for winning three Open Championships. Cotton was known for working extremely hard at his game, often practising until his hands bled. Cotton placed great emphasis upon accuracy and differed from modern golf teachers in the great emphasis he placed upon the role of the hands in the golf swing. He achieved fame during the 1930s and 1940s, with three victories in The Open Championship (1934, 1937, and 1948). His record round of 65, made during the 1934 Open Championship, led to the Dunlop golf company issuing the famous ‘Dunlop 65’ ball. Cotton placed 17 times in the top-10 at the Open. Cotton also succeeded in winning many titles on the European circuit during the 1930s. Cotton was a member of four British Ryder Cup teams, and served as captain of the team in 1947 and 1953. It displays a large portrait photo with his original signature displayed under and a plaque at the top detailing his Open successes. Whilst in its original frame, it is presented very nicely in a wood surround with set back triple mounts giving a 3D effect measuring in at a large and impressive 76 by 38cm., 30 by 15in. It has been fully authenticated by an industry expert and supplied with a certificate of authenticity.