Eddie Merrins passed away, Sad news for the golf world
On Wednesday morning, November 22, news of Eddie Merrins’ death was announced, sending the world golf community into mourning. Nicknamed “Little Pro”, he is a famous professional golf coach who has taught many famous stars. Eddie passed away at the age of 91 after a long battle with illness.
Born in 1932 in Meridian, Eddie fell in love with golf at the age of 11. With a successful amateur career, he has participated in more than 200 events on the PGA Tour. However, Eddie found his true passion in imparting knowledge to the next generation.
Train a series of young talents
In 1962, Eddie was appointed to the position of senior professional at Bel-Air Golf Club in Los Angeles. Here, he taught golf to hundreds of students, including many famous stars such as Jack Nicholson, Sean Connery, Celine Dion…
In addition, Eddie also took on the role of coach for the UCLA golf team from 1975 to 1988. He successfully trained 16 young American talents, more than any other program.
An unforgettable legacy
When hearing the news of Eddie’s death, the golf world lost a legend. However, his legacy lives on through the hundreds of outstanding disciples he mentored.
More than $10 million donated to the “Friends of Golf” foundation founded by Eddie shows his enormous influence on this noble game. Even when old age caused his health to gradually decline, Eddie’s spirit of dedication to golf did not diminish.
In addition to training a series of young talents, “Little Pro” also left behind many works about golf that are highly appreciated by experts. Even though he is gone, Eddie Merrins’ legacy will forever be a shining example for future generations to follow.