Friday, December 09, 2016

Death of Harold Swash, 'Britain's Putting Doctor,' at 83

By Bernie McGuire, secretary
I know many of our more senior members will be saddened to learn of the passing of Harold Swash.
Harold, or 'Britain's Putting Doctor' as he referred to himself, coached many of Europe's great golfers, including the likes of Nick Faldo, Padraig Harrington, Darren Clarke and Lee Westwood to name just a few.
He designed his first putter in the early 1960s before establishing the Harold Swash Putting School of Excellence.
There was an incident at the 1998 Masters when Harold collapsed while he was being conveyed to the medical centre and was later diagnosed with a ruptured aortic aneurysm.  He returned to Augusta for many years later to have dinner with those who saved his life.  
Harold was also a long-time proud member of Hillside Golf Club where the flags are certain to flying at half-mast.
It is understood Harold was aged 83.
The Association extends its deepest sympathy and condolences to Harold's family.



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