Eddie Merrins "The Little Pro"

Affectionately known as “The Little Pro”, Eddie Merrins has long been revered as a golf guru. “The Little Pro” has had success at every level throughout his career.

During his 14 years as UCLA men’s golf coach, the team reached #1 and won an NCAA National Championship. Eddie also had a stellar professional career playing in over 200 PGA Tour events including 8 US Opens, 6 PGA Championships, and 2 British Opens. While playing professionally he managed to leave his mark as a Club Professional at some of the most famed clubs in the United States, including Merion and Bel-Air Country Club where he is currently the Golf Professional Emeritus after a 40 year run as the Director of Golf.

Throughout his career he’s had the opportunity to instruct some of the biggest names in entertainment, as well as some of the highest-level professional and amateur golfers. His teaching philosophy propelled him into a class of few peers. He’s listed as a Top 100 Golf Magazine instructor and has been elected to numerous Halls of Fame, and most recently, as an inductee to the PGA of America Hall of Fame.

“The Little Pro” has a unique ability to effectively communicate the golf swing, as he displayed by authoring a best-selling book “Swing the Handle, Not the Clubhead”. This book led to the success of the “Swing the Handle” video series. You can purchase both here.

"The Little Pro" is passing along his knowledge through these articles with the help of his longtime friend Rick Oldach.

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Eddie Merrins’ “The Little Pro” Key to Winning the Northern Trust Open

I’ve been privileged to have played in the L.A. Open (now the Northern Trust Open) at Riviera Country Club numerous times.The most important lesson I learned competing here at Riviera is that the key to success rests in driving the

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Tee It Up With The Little Pro: Ch. 10

We have advanced in our golf learning process and covered the fundamentals of the set up and swing and studied “cause and effect” so that we understand why the golf ball behaves as it does upon contact and during flight.

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Tee It Up With The Little Pro: Ch. 9

On this tee, we will endeavor to understand why the ball behaves the way it does in the air, often causing us great exasperation and change in temperament from one shot to the next. All the kings’ men, guru teachers,

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