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Golfer Collection

Step back in time and immerse yourself in the rich history of golf with these captivating images. Travel to the year 1881, where Golf at St Andrews takes center stage

Background imageGolfer Collection: Golf at St Andrews 1881

Golf at St Andrews 1881
A golfer prepares to drive the ball during a round on the Old Course at St Andrews, Scotland

Background imageGolfer Collection: Arnold Palmer

Arnold Palmer playing at Lidingo Golf Club, Sweden 1968. Date: 1968

Background imageGolfer Collection: Golfing Woman 1914

Golfing Woman 1914
An American golfer

Background imageGolfer Collection: Tom Morris senior, British golfer, portrait, c1910

Tom Morris senior, British golfer, portrait, c1910

Background imageGolfer Collection: Jigsaw puzzle of golfers on Prestwick golf course, Scotland, c1914

Jigsaw puzzle of golfers on Prestwick golf course, Scotland, c1914. Handcut wooden puzzle of Michael Browns picture used in the Life Association of Scotland calendar

Background imageGolfer Collection: Walton Heath Golf Club, 1932

Walton Heath Golf Club, 1932
Members of Walton Heath Golf Club, Surrey, 1932. Date: 1932

Background imageGolfer Collection: The Man Who Missed The Ball On The First Tee At St. Andrews

The Man Who Missed The Ball On The First Tee At St. Andrews
Golfer spinning around after an overly violent swing. 1925

Background imageGolfer Collection: The Golf Course, North Berwick. Artist: Lavery, Sir John (1856-1941)

The Golf Course, North Berwick. Artist: Lavery, Sir John (1856-1941)
The Golf Course, North Berwick. From a private collection

Background imageGolfer Collection: The Man Who Broke 60 in The Open - H. M. Bateman

The Man Who Broke 60 in The Open - H. M. Bateman
Golfers and spectators alike suffer heat exhaustion at the golf Open. Date: 1950

Background imageGolfer Collection: Golf club soap

Golf club soap
Margerisons golf club soap 1899 Date: 1899

Background imageGolfer Collection: William Tell, Junr. by George Studdy

William Tell, Junr. by George Studdy
Bonzo suffers from his masters new craze for freak golf. Poor Bonzo gets whacked on the head with a golf club when his owner decides to use his nose instead of a tee on the green

Background imageGolfer Collection: Tom Morris, c1905. Artist: James Patrick

Tom Morris, c1905. Artist: James Patrick
Tom Morris, c1905. Scottish golfer Old Tom Morris (1821-1908) was one of the outstanding figures of early competitive golf. He won the Open Championship four times, in 1861, 1862, 1864 and 1867

Background imageGolfer Collection: James Braid, Scottish golfer, c1905

James Braid, Scottish golfer, c1905. One of the great triumvirate who dominated professional golf in the 20 years before the First World War

Background imageGolfer Collection: Lady golfer looking down the fairway for her drive

Lady golfer looking down the fairway for her drive, which appears to have travelled a decent distance. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageGolfer Collection: GOLFING: MAGAZINE COVER. The Wearing of the Green. Life magazine golf number cover, 1921

GOLFING: MAGAZINE COVER. The Wearing of the Green. Life magazine golf number cover, 1921

Background imageGolfer Collection: Walter Hagen at Muirfield 1929

Walter Hagen at Muirfield 1929
American golfer Walter Hagen plays a left handed shot from a difficult position on the ninth hole at Muirfield, Scotland, his ball too close to a stone wall to hit in his usual right handed manner

Background imageGolfer Collection: Banff Springs Golf Club, Rocky Mountains near Banff, Alberta, Canada, North America

Banff Springs Golf Club, Rocky Mountains near Banff, Alberta, Canada, North America

Background imageGolfer Collection: A Subtle Competition by H. M. Bateman, golfing fashion

A Subtle Competition by H. M. Bateman, golfing fashion
Cartoon by the master of social satire, H. M. Bateman showing two men in competition to wear a series of increasingly outrageous golf outfits

Background imageGolfer Collection: Golf Club, Hyannisport, Cape Cod, Mass, USA

Golf Club, Hyannisport, Cape Cod, Mass, USA, with two men playing on the green. Date: 1926

Background imageGolfer Collection: Arnold Palmer

Arnold Palmer

Background imageGolfer Collection: More Golfing Notes by William Heath Robinson

More Golfing Notes by William Heath Robinson
Some suggestions for the novice golfer on ways to improve their game from a Club Guider for hitting the ball on the exact spot and a Stymie Bridge for overcoming obstacles

Background imageGolfer Collection: Alpine Golf poster

Alpine Golf poster
Poster advertising the 18 hole golf course at Carezzo al Lago in the Italian Dolomites, along with the Grand Hotel where enthusiastic golfers can stay

Background imageGolfer Collection: The Divotee, H. M. Bateman

The Divotee, H. M. Bateman
Humorous illustration showing the results after a rather untalented golfer has tried to tee off

Background imageGolfer Collection: Lady Golfers Outfit

Lady Golfers Outfit
What every lady golfer should have worn in 1924: an outfit designed by Madeleine Vionnet

Background imageGolfer Collection: James Braid, Golfer

James Braid, Golfer
James Braid. Scottish golfer and course architect, winner of five British Open Championships

Background imageGolfer Collection: Woman golfer featured on a French tourist poster for the Brittany resort area, c1930

Woman golfer featured on a French tourist poster for the Brittany resort area, c1930, by Rene Vincent
GOLF, FEMALE, 1930. Woman golfer featured on a French tourist poster for the Brittany resort area, c1930, by Rene Vincent

Background imageGolfer Collection: Golf / French Lady

Golf / French Lady
A French lady golfer prepares to hit the ball

Background imageGolfer Collection: David Lewis Nov 1967 golf professional at East Hert golf club contemplates missed putt

David Lewis Nov 1967 golf professional at East Hert golf club contemplates missed putt

Background imageGolfer Collection: babe Didrikson Zaharias

babe Didrikson Zaharias
BABE DIDRIKSON ZAHARIAS (1911-1956). N

Background imageGolfer Collection: (1902-1971). Known as Bobby. American golf player

(1902-1971). Known as Bobby. American golf player
ROBERT TYRE JONES (1902-1971). Known as Bobby. American golf player

Background imageGolfer Collection: Grit by Wilmot Lunt

Grit by Wilmot Lunt
A young caddy takes a rest while a golfer tenaciously (and with increasing fury) attempts to get the ball out of a sandy bunker. Date: 1927

Background imageGolfer Collection: William St. Clair of Roslin, c1771, (1947). Creator: George Chalmers

William St. Clair of Roslin, c1771, (1947). Creator: George Chalmers
William St. Clair of Roslin, c1771, (1947). Portrait of Scottish golfer and archer William St Clair of Roslin, 21st Baron of Roslin (died 1778)

Background imageGolfer Collection: The New Word in Golf by H. M. Bateman

The New Word in Golf by H. M. Bateman
H. M. Bateman at his explosive best with this cartoon of an irate elderly golfer who fills the air with Anglo-Saxon expletives in frustration at his golf game

Background imageGolfer Collection: ANGRY GOLFER 1897

ANGRY GOLFER 1897
Having made an awful mess of his shot, a golfer vents his anger, much to the amusement of his caddy. Date: 1897

Background imageGolfer Collection: Marcel Rochas. Toujours plus jeune, 1930. Creator: Valentin, Paul (active 1920-1930s)

Marcel Rochas. Toujours plus jeune, 1930. Creator: Valentin, Paul (active 1920-1930s)
Marcel Rochas. Toujours plus jeune, 1930. Private Collection

Background imageGolfer Collection: Teddy bear playing golf

Teddy bear playing golf, with caddy standing in the background. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageGolfer Collection: Christmas Greetings card with a Golfing Pun theme

Christmas Greetings card with a Golfing Pun theme, playing on words/terms. " May Xmas: BUNKER trouble and Care and LINK you to a Golden New Year. I ask you to accept today

Background imageGolfer Collection: Walter Hagen, American professional golfer

Walter Hagen, American professional golfer
Walter Charles Hagen (1892-1969), American professional golfer, seen here at Royal Lytham St Annes golf course on 24 June 1926. Date: 1926

Background imageGolfer Collection: Golfers on golf course, woman preparing to strike, caddy standing nearby

Golfers on golf course, woman preparing to strike, caddy standing nearby

Background imageGolfer Collection: Golfers in the 1890s

Golfers in the 1890s
Golfers finishing a game at the putting green, circa 1890. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageGolfer Collection: The Lie by William Heath Robinson

The Lie by William Heath Robinson
Cartoon, The Lie. One of those golfing stories that you are not bound to believe if you don t want to. A golfer mistakes the top of a hat from a tramp for the hole when playing golf

Background imageGolfer Collection: Tom Morris, 23 August 1905

Tom Morris, 23 August 1905. Scottish golfer Old Tom Morris (1821-1908) was one of the outstanding figures of early competitive golf

Background imageGolfer Collection: Old and Young Tom Morris, c1870

Old and Young Tom Morris, c1870. Scottish golfer Old Tom Morris (1821-1908) was one of the outstanding figures of early competitive golf

Background imageGolfer Collection: Allan Robertson and Tom Morris playing golf

Allan Robertson and Tom Morris playing golf. 1889

Background imageGolfer Collection: Bobby Jones, golfer, in action at Lytham St Annes

Bobby Jones, golfer, in action at Lytham St Annes, watched by a large group of spectators. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageGolfer Collection: Three lady golfers, 1914

Three lady golfers, 1914
Famous female golfers who fought a strenuous battle for the Cheshire Ladies Championship at Wallasey in April 1914. From left to right, Miss Gladys Ravenscroft (American champion)

Background imageGolfer Collection: The All Year Round Girl. Life magazine cover, 1925, by John Held, Jr

The All Year Round Girl. Life magazine cover, 1925, by John Held, Jr
HELD: YEAR ROUND GIRL, 1925. The All Year Round Girl. Life magazine cover, 1925, by John Held, Jr

Background imageGolfer Collection: Golf: The sea hole, Elie (litho)

Golf: The sea hole, Elie (litho)
6027965 Golf: The sea hole, Elie (litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The sea hole, Elie)



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Step back in time and immerse yourself in the rich history of golf with these captivating images. Travel to the year 1881, where Golf at St Andrews takes center stage. Witness the birthplace of this beloved sport as players navigate the iconic links, their swings echoing through time. Fast forward to c1914 and find yourself piecing together a jigsaw puzzle featuring golfers on Prestwick golf course in Scotland. Each fragment tells a story of camaraderie and competition amidst picturesque landscapes. In 1932, Walton Heath Golf Club becomes a sanctuary for avid golf enthusiasts. The lush fairways beckon players to test their skills against nature's challenges while forging lifelong friendships along the way. The year is 1914, and we encounter an extraordinary sight - a woman confidently taking her stance on the green. Breaking barriers and defying conventions, she exemplifies strength and grace as she conquers every hole with finesse. Enter into Sir John Lavery's masterpiece - The Golf Course, North Berwick. Transported by his brushstrokes, we can almost feel the gentle breeze whispering secrets across this idyllic Scottish landscape. A portrait from circa 1910 introduces us to Tom Morris senior – a British golfer whose legacy echoes throughout generations. His steely gaze reflects years of dedication to perfecting his craft; he embodies the essence of true sportsmanship. Arnold Palmer needs no introduction – his name synonymous with greatness in the world of golf. A trailblazer who captivated audiences worldwide with his charisma and skill, he forever left an indelible mark on this cherished sport. H. M Bateman immortalizes The Man Who Broke 60 in The Open – capturing that elusive moment when boundaries are shattered and records rewritten. This illustration reminds us that within every golfer lies untapped potential waiting to be unleashed upon hallowed grounds. Across continents we venture next – Hyannisport Golf Club, Cape Cod, Massachusetts.