Henry Picard was one of golf’s early stars, winning the 1993 Masters, the 1939 PGA, and 35 other professional victories in a career that spanned from 1928 through 1965. He led the PGA tour in 1939, earning over $10,000 with six victories. He played on 4 Ryder Cup teams.
He was a member of the PGA Hall of Fame, and numerous Hall’s of Fame in the Carolinas. He served as head professional at some of the country’s most prestigious clubs, including the Hershey Country Club, Canterbury in Cleveland, and Seminole Golf Club.
Picard was well liked and respected by his contemporaries on the tour. He was especially close to Ben Hogan who followed him as golf professional at Hershey Country Club. When Hogan wrote his book, “Ben Hogan’s Power Golf”, he dedicated it to Picard.
Henry Picard passed away in 1997, 90 years after his birth in 1906.