Date: August 26, 2014

Vale – Jack Harris

The President, Board and Staff of Golf Victoria express their deepest sympathy at the passing of renowned Victorian golf professional and PGA Life Member, Jack Harris, aged 91 years.

Mr Harris passed away on Friday 22 August.
The PGA provided the following acknowledgment of Mr Harris’ outstanding career in golf:
A six time winner of the Victorian PGA Championship, Jack was one of our country’s leading Pros throughout the 1940s, 50s and 60s.
In addition to the Victorian PGA victories, Jack was also the Victorian Open Champion in 1960; Victorian PGA Foursomes winner on six occasions from 1946 to 1960 and the Victorian Close Championship winner in 1952, 1959 and 1961.
Jack was proudly the Club Professional at Keysborough for 16 years and also spent 15 years at Sorrento during which time he taught thousands of golfers.
Since retiring from golf, Jack’s achievements have been recognised in many ways.
He became a Life Member of PGA in 2001, was inducted into the Victorian Golf Hall of Fame in 2011 and will continue to be honoured each year with the ‘Jack Harris Cup’ awarded to the winner of the annual Victorian PGA Championship.
Outside of his Professional career, Jack served our country in World War 2 and will be remembered as a generous man who made a positive impact on the lives of many.

The funeral of Jack Harris will take place at 2.30 pm on Tuesday 2 September, 2014 at the Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Boyd Chapel.

Golf Victoria’s sincere condolences are extended to the Harris family at this time. Jack was a thorough gentleman with a passion for golf and will be sadly missed.