Harry "Cotton" Berrier of Pigeon Forge is one of eight 2009 inductees into the PGA Golf Professional Hall of Fame. Berrier was a three-time PGA of America Board Member and one of the founders of the Tennessee PGA section.
For 44 years Berrier has worked locally as the PGA Head Professional at the Gatlinburg Country Club in Pigeon Forge. While Head Professional in Gatlinburg, Berrier started the first golf camp in the U.S. and served on the PGA National Board of Directors as District Director. He was also the 23rd to be inducted to the Tennessee Golf Hall of Fame.
Nicknamed "Cotton" by his father for having "a full head of hair," Berrier began caddying in Knoxville and was soon hooked on the game. After attending the University of Tennessee for less than a year, Berrier entered the Air Force and became staff sergeant during service in Japan. Upon discharge he entered the golf professional business at Oak Ridge Country Club from 1953-1955. In 1955, Berrier left Oak Ridge for the Gatlinburg Country Club, where he remained until he retired in 1999.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.