Manuel de la Torre (golfer)

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Manuel de la Torre (6 October 1921 – 24 April 2016) was a Spanish-born American golf teacher. He was thought as being one of golf's top teachers.[1] His career includes playing on tour, head golf professional at Milwaukee Country Club one of America's most famous golf clubs, and a career of teaching both tour professional and amateur golfers. He was born in Madrid, Spain.

Career[change | change source]

Among the tour professionals he has taught are Masters champion Tommy Aaron, U.S. Women's Open champion Carol Mann, du Maurier Classic champion Martha Nause and Women's British Open champion Sherri Steinhauer. He was the first member of the PGA to be awarded their Teacher of the Year Award in 1986. He was one of only several golf instructors to be inducted into both the World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame[2] as well as the PGA Hall of Fame.[3]

De la Torre won many golf tournaments, including the Wisconsin State Open five times[4] and the Wisconsin PGA Professional Championship five times.[5] He was elected to the Wisconsin Golf Hall of Fame in 1975.[6] In 1999 he was inducted into the Northwestern University Athletic Hall of Fame.

Death[change | change source]

De la Torre died on 24 April 2016 at his home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from complications of a stroke, aged 94.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. "America's 50 Greatest Teachers" (PDF). Golf Digest. Retrieved 5 January 2009.
  2. Golf Teacher Hall of Fame - Manuel de la Torre
  3. The PGA of America - Golf Professional Hall of Fame
  4. Wisconsin State Open winners
  5. Wisconsin PGA Professional Championship winners
  6. Wisconsin State Golf Association - Hall of Fame
  7. D'Amato, Gary (25 April 2016). "Admired Golf Teacher Manuel de la Torre dies at 94". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 25 April 2016.

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