The Fabulous Life and Times of Sir Henry Cotton

The Fabulous Life and Times of Sir Henry Cotton

2019
Jan 11

Today

Today

The world of Henry Cotton’s continues to expand through new product categories, territories and channels. Find Henry Cotton’s lifestyle products for men, women and children in nearly 700 fine merchants.

2010
Jan 11

Flagship stores

Flagship stores open in Venice, Paris, Moscow and Shanghai

1987
Dec 11

Womanswear

Womanswear

A women’s collection from Henry Cotton’s is launched

Jun 11

The Legacy

The Legacy

Shortly before his death at age 80, Henry is knighted by Queen Elizabeth, the first golfer to be so recognized for service to the game In his day, Henry was perhaps as well-known for his enviable wardrobe, extravagant parties and over-the-top lifestyle as for his athleticism, relentlessly competitive nature and..Read More

Feb 11

Asian markets

Henry Cotton’s brand launches in Asia. Japan and Korea soon become the two of the brand’s most important markets, with more than 100 points-of-sale opened after its launch in Tokyo

1983
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The Fishermen

The Fishermen

The brand’s iconic logo featuring three Fly Fishermen is introduced to reflect Sir Henry’s lifelong love of the sport

1980
Oct 11

World Golf Hall of Fame

World Golf Hall of Fame

Having won 30 major titles throughout the world and written ten books, Henry is inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. He is recognized today as the greatest British player of his generation

Aug 11

Henry Cotton’s goes international

Distribution of the Henry Cotton’s collection ventures beyond Italian borders and throughout Europe, traded in better specialty stores and department stores as well as monobrand boutiques

1978
Jan 11

Henry Cotton’s since 1978

Henry Cotton’s since 1978

The Henry Cotton’s fashion brand is created and launched in Italy, reflecting Henry’s refined taste and passion for luxury and quality. The collection reinvents the tradition of impeccable British tailoring with continental flair of Italian design and quality.

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The Henry Cotton’s Fashion Brand

The Henry Cotton’s Fashion Brand

The Henry Cotton’s fashion brand is created, reflecting Henry’s refined taste and passion for luxury and quality. The collection reinvents the tradition of impeccable British tailoring with continental flair of Italian design and quality. The brand’s iconic logo featuring three Fly Fishermen is introduced a few years later to reflect..Read More

1966
Feb 11

Algarve, Portugal

Algarve, Portugal

Henry designs one of the most notable golf courses in the world, the Penina Hotels & Golf Resort in Algarve, Portugal. Algarve becomes a second home to Henry and a respite from his many professional and charitable pursuits.

1960
Nov 11

Rookie of the year

Rookie of the year

The European PGA Golf Circuit creates the “Henry Cotton’s Rookie of the Year” award, which has since been bestowed to greats such as Nick Faldo and Sergio Garcia.

1953
Sep 11

Golf Foundation

Henry retires from professional golf to pursue a variety of passions, which include golf course design and journalism. He co-creates the Golf Foundation to help children in the UK get started in golf and learn important life skills. The Golf Foundation continues today.

1948
Mar 11

British Ryder Cup

British Ryder Cup

Henry’s third British Open Championship, along with his leadership of the British Ryder Cup team the year before, complete Henry’s transformation from youthful anti-establishment rebel to international sport legend and celebrity

1940
Feb 11

WW2

WW2

World War II: Henry joins the Royal Air Force as a pilot in active service. He receives the title of Member of the British Empire (MBE) in recognition for his humanitarian activity for the Red Cross

1939
Aug 11

“Toots” Estanguet de Moss

“Toots” Estanguet de Moss

Disappointing a legion of eligible ladies, Henry marries “Toots” Estanguet de Moss, an Argentinian heiress. The devoted Toots is credited with elevating Henry’s sartorial flair and extravagant lifestyle to “five-star” heights

Oct 11

Again

Again

Henry wins the British Open Championship for the second of three times

1834
Nov 11

The British Open Championship

The British Open Championship

After a decade of American domination, Henry reclaims the Claret Jug for Britain at 27, to win the British Open (Golf) Championship. Dunlop Golf Company issues its famous “Dunlop 65” in honor of Henry’s low score. It is still in production today. Henry’s rebellious nature, abundant confidence and movie-star good..Read More

1930
Feb 11

Flying high

Flying high

Just for fun, Henry begins training for his pilot’s license

1926
Aug 11

Henry the Pro

Henry the Pro

Henry is named “pro” at the respected Langley Park Golf Club in Kent, becoming the youngest Head Golf Pro in the history of British golf

1924
Feb 11

Henry and Leslie

Henry and Leslie

Famously forsaking his scholarship and leaving public school after refusing to be caned for insubordination, Henry (and his faithful older brother Leslie), set out against all odds to be professional golfers. The rest, as they say, is history

1923
Mar 11

a natural born talent

a natural born talent

Henry’s precious athletic talent is revealed when he wins the Pilling Cup, the men’s Knockout, the Club Championship and the Hutchings Trophy, all in one year – at 16. When he isn’t winning at golf, he is winning at cricket with school mates

1907
Feb 11

Henry Cotton

Henry Cotton

Thomas Henry Cotton, known to all as “Henry,” is born in Holmes Chapel, England to a humble family