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Harry Vardon learned his golf as a teenager at the Royal Jersey Golf Club he was born in Grouville, Jersey. In 1896 Vardon won the first of his six Open Championships (a record that still stands today). Vardon had rivalries with James Braid and J.H. Taylor, who each won five Open Championships; together the three formed the 'Great Triumvirate', and dominated worldwide golf from the mid-1890s to the mid-1910s.
The clubs statue of Harry Vardon can be found at the entrance to the club. Born locally Vardon was part of a group of professional golfers who were known as the 'Jersey School'.
They sprang from the Caddies Competitions run by the Committee of the Club. Vardon learned to play the game on the course but was not actually a member.
During his career, Vardon won 62 golf tournaments, including one run of 14 in a row. Vardon was also well known for the Vardon grip, or overlapping grip, the grip most popular among professional golfers.
In 1974, Vardon was chosen as one of the initial group of inductees into the World Golf Hall of Fame. His most prestigious medals, including those from his six British Open Championships, are on display in a tribute to him at the Jersey Museum.