A talented local lad who played the course as a boy, earned a few bob as a caddie and club maker under Epsom Professionsal McWhatt and later went off to the US as a young man to seek his fortune. He won the US open in 1909 and in 1921 he was appointed the third President of the USPGA .

Articles of interest:

Epsom & Ewell archive 

Article from 'The American Golfer' as to 'How I won the Open Golf Championship' by George Sergent, which tells us something about his early days as a caddie at Epsom.