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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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The tickets to Super Bowl I that I never got to use

Written by Eldridge Miles on Wednesday, 01 February 2012

The Super Bowl will be played this month in Indianapolis. Unfortunately, I won't be there to see it in person. Like every lifelong Texan, I'm a huge football fan. In fact, I was invited to see the very first Super Bowl back in 1967. My great friend, the late E. Grant Fitts, who was my regular golf partner against Ben Hogan and Gary Laughlin for 20

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Spitting tobacco in Thurmon Munson’s face

Written by Eldridge Miles on Thursday, 01 December 2011

Last month I had the honor of playing in the Harmon Killebrew Foundation's celebrity golf tournament in Scottsdale, Ariz. In my many years of teaching the game of golf, I've been fortunate enough to make many friends in the baseball world. I've taught the likes of Mickey Mantle, Hank Aaron and Bobby Murcer. I never gave Harmon "Killer" Killebrew a

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Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra and a lot of pizza

Written by Eldridge Miles on Tuesday, 01 November 2011

With the Texas Rangers' impressive run through the playoffs and into the World Series, I have been reminded of some great memories and stories of the Hall of Fame baseball players I've known throughout the years. Preston Trail Golf Club opened in 1963, and I had the honor to become good friends with Yankees great Mickey Mantle, as we were both

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Remembering Lefty Stackhouse and Old Brack

Written by Eldridge Miles on Saturday, 01 October 2011

The recent move of the Texas Golf Hall of Fame to Brackenridge Park in San Antonio brought back some vivid memories. I played in the Texas State Junior Amateur Championship at the historic course in 1950. The pro for our team that year was Lefty Stackhouse, a fine player who had a hot temper. Back then, "Old Brack" had very sparse grass and

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