Friday, October 5
Sir Henry Cotton and Lotus Golf Shoes
To brush up on the distinguished man in the ad, Sir Henry Cotton was a gifted player, certainly the best English golfer of his generation, I dare say. Cotton, wrote one Brit, “was what used to be known as dapper, incredibly well turned-out.” He was also said to have a passion for champagne and Rolls Royces.
In one nine-year stretch in the 1930s, Cotton never finished out of the top 10 in the Open Championship. During that span, he won twice and had two third-place finishes. He won his third Open in 1948 and finished his career with 17 professional wins and later earned a spot in the World Golf Hall of Fame.