Cotton is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, he played in four Ryder Cups, and he captained the British side in 1947 and 1953. It’s said he practiced like Ben Hogan and lived like Walter Hagen. His World Golf Hall of Fame bio says:
Cotton’s devotion to practice was almost maniacal for he believed the only secrets to becoming a champion golfer were hard work and strong hands. For hours upon hours, Cotton was known to hit balls from thick rough until his hands blistered and bled.
When Cotton’s competitive golf years were over, he worked hard to become one of the most highly regarded golf instructors in the world. Cotton was knighted in 1987, shortly before his death.
Characteristics of Henry Cotton’s Golf Swing
• Weak grip
• Inside takeaway
• Handsy swing
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Henry Cotton Video and Photo Vault
This is a wonderful, short video about Cotton:
Henry Cotton, tee shot: