Harvey Penick dedicated more than 80 years to the sport of golf. He was first introduced to golf in 1912 at the age of 8 when he became a caddie at Austin Country Club. Four years later, he was promoted to a part-time assignment in the pro shop. In 1923, he was named head professional at the Austin Country Club and remained in that post for 55 years. He earned a national reputation as the pro's pro, the instructor sought out by top players on the men's and women's tours. Among his students were Ben Crenshaw, Tom Kite, Don Massengale, Kathy Whitworth, Mickey Wright, and Sandra Palmer. Penick was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1985.