Stamps on Harry Vardon – Jersey 2020.
Jersey issued a set of six stamps and two souvenir sheets on all time Golf greats Henry William “Harry” Vardon. The stamps marked his 150th Birth Anniversary.
He was born on 09 May 1870 at Grouville, Jersey, Channel Islands. He was part of the great trio of John Henry Taylor and and James Braid. He showed a natural talent for golf as a young caddie in his teens. His younger brother also a Golfer , moved to England and Harry followed his brother Tom to England in 1890. He took the job of a greenkeeper at the age of 20 at Studley Royal Golf Club , Ripon, Yorks. In 1891 became a club professional at Bury Golf Club and in 1896 at Ganton Golf Club.
This was the start of a great career in Golf for Harry Vardon. He went on to win Six Open titles (record still Stands) and a US Open title in 1900. He won 49 Professional titles in his career.
Date of Issue -08 Jul 2020.