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Title: Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Josh Smith on January 03, 2008, 06:55:31 AM
   What is yours? Purely from an aesthetic sense, ie. (lets keep it objective, no family members, friend who passed on  that makes it a keeper, my first par hole :P etc.)

   Whether it is a hand drawn course layout map, a black and white aerial, a Julian Graham photo as found in Geoff Shackelfords CPC book, a photo like some of the black and white beauties found in the British Golf Links book (which I am eagerly awaiting as a Amazon self Xmas gift), a photo you or a buddy has taken, a MacKenzie or Tillinghast hole sketch, Simpson Sketch, a current day photographers color shot, Hogans 1 Iron.  A Harry Roundtree watercolor as found in the Golf Courses of the British Isles book (another Amazon self Xmas gift I hope shows up tomorrow) Something at Augusta.  A photo of a blown out scrubby property that inspires in you what you feel golf should be.  What is it?  

    I usually tend to love black and white stuff.  Go figure.  I will have to think about it some more over the next day or two before I single out one image.  But MacKenzie teeing off on 9 at Cypress (Julian Graham) is my early favorite.  It will be difficult to choose only 1.  

    This may be a neat study to see how peoples tastes vary.
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: michael_j_fay on January 03, 2008, 07:54:17 AM
Hands down my favorite image is a picture of Billy Joe Patton standing at the ball washer on the first tee of Winged Foot in 1959, washing a ball to play the first round of the US Open.
Arnold Palmer is in the background.

It put in perspective the importance of the event as it pertained to the working stiff amateur. Patton was both a great competitor and a great player, yet sensible enough to conserve the assets that he himself paid for.
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Dan Herrmann on January 03, 2008, 08:10:48 AM
Hogan hitting his 1-iron to the 18th green at Merion.

For just scenery, I'm partial any good image of Pacific Dunes #11.
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Joshua Pettit on January 03, 2008, 08:58:59 AM
(http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n34/joshpettit/Pacific_Dunes_hole_11.jpg)

This one is for Dan.  Josh, I love your original of the 11th at Pacific...But I'm with you, I prefer old black and whites, such as many from the Julian Graham collection, or this one Pebble that I found in an old golf magazine, How cool are the artificial sand dunes?  Also I drove up the east coast of southern Scotland yesterday, it is incredible!  I stopped and saw a few courses before getting to Edinburgh, including North Berwick.  When I get back from my travels I'll provide you with a bunch of great photos, perhaps a few will inspire a painting.

(http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n34/joshpettit/PB7-1.jpg)
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: PThomas on January 03, 2008, 09:44:03 AM
the picture of Jack and Tom walking off 18 at the end of their battle at Turnberry
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Peter Nomm on January 03, 2008, 10:51:26 AM
1995 Masters - the image as Ben holes the final putt and breaks down.

Probably my favorite golf moment ever.
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Tom Huckaby on January 03, 2008, 10:59:26 AM
For golf moments, it has to be:

Maybe... yes sir!

1986 Masters.  All Jack fans know exactly what I just described.

But I don't think that's what Josh is asking about.  He wants actual pictures I think.  And really my favorite is the one used as my screen-saver... has been for several years now.  This photo was taken by former GCA regular Paul Turner, who claimed it to be no big deal... man I think it's perfection.

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d62/THuckaby/SandHills1-2.jpg)

For images that bring a smile, I can't do better than this... from the first Dixie Cup.

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d62/THuckaby/dixie_cup_2004.jpg)



Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: JohnH on January 03, 2008, 11:06:37 AM
Favorite picture has to be Arnold Palmer and Ben Hogan together standing leaning on their drivers with cigarette's dangling at the 1966 Masters.

Other than that any photo of Ballybunion Old, Dornoch, or Old Head.

(http://irelandgolflinks.com/fx/ballybunion.jpg)
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Scott Szabo on January 03, 2008, 11:18:18 AM
For golf moments, it has to be:

Maybe... yes sir!

1986 Masters.  All Jack fans know exactly what I just described.

But I don't think that's what Josh is asking about.  He wants actual pictures I think.  And really my favorite is the one used as my screen-saver... has been for several years now.  This photo was taken by former GCA regular Paul Turner, who claimed it to be no big deal... man I think it's perfection.

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d62/THuckaby/SandHills1-2.jpg)

For images that bring a smile, I can't do better than this... from the first Dixie Cup.

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d62/THuckaby/dixie_cup_2004.jpg)





Huck,

I knew you would beat me to this.  It's apparent you share the same love for Sand Hills as do I.

Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Tom Huckaby on January 03, 2008, 11:23:07 AM
Scott - indeed I do.  That's a hell of a picture, huh?

I swear that picture gets me through some bad days...

TH
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: JohnH on January 03, 2008, 11:26:37 AM
This one's for Dan:

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m28/xxdomxx5/Hogan1iron.jpg)
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Peter Nomm on January 03, 2008, 11:27:58 AM
Wow - Paul must really know someone to have gotten a sky like that.  

Remember in "Field of Dreams" when they asked if it was heaven, and Costner replied, "No, this is Iowa."  He was wrong - heaven on earth is in the middle of Nebraska!
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Tom Huckaby on January 03, 2008, 11:33:22 AM
Peter:  100% agreed!  I commented on that sky to Paul and he said something to the effect of "just lucky, I guess."  He is way too modest.  Man that picture is something....

And you are oh so right about heaven on earth.

 ;D
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: cary lichtenstein on January 03, 2008, 11:33:29 AM
Bette Lichtenstein on the 9th hole of Cypress Point, moving her ball away from some deer pooh and then making a 2.

Priceless
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Tom Huckaby on January 03, 2008, 11:35:44 AM
Cary - please tell us you have a picture of at least some part of that... that is priceless for sure!

Did she drive the green?  If not from how far out was the hole out?

Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Sean_A on January 03, 2008, 11:44:40 AM
For golf moments, it has to be:

Maybe... yes sir!

1986 Masters.  All Jack fans know exactly what I just described.

But I don't think that's what Josh is asking about.  He wants actual pictures I think.  And really my favorite is the one used as my screen-saver... has been for several years now.  This photo was taken by former GCA regular Paul Turner, who claimed it to be no big deal... man I think it's perfection.

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d62/THuckaby/SandHills1-2.jpg)

For images that bring a smile, I can't do better than this... from the first Dixie Cup.

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d62/THuckaby/dixie_cup_2004.jpg)

AwsHuckster

I know it has been done more than once before, but could you identify the folks in the Dixie pic?  I know the three chuckleheads  standing diagonally from left to right starting with JakaB.  

Ciao
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: ANTHONYPIOPPI on January 03, 2008, 11:46:31 AM
I'm going with these two from the 2005 Open Championship...

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/ARAYNORFAN/FairwayMowers1.jpg)


(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/ARAYNORFAN/Open2005116.jpg)
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Tom Huckaby on January 03, 2008, 11:50:55 AM
AP - those are very cool.

Sean - I've embarassingly forgotten the names of a couple... so rather than embarass myself further I won't make the attempt.  Perhaps someone else not losing short-term memory can ID everyone.

That was a great afternoon... massive skins game using hickories at Cuscowilla.

Just for a taste anyway, the one of the far left (as you look at the pic) is indeed the one and only John Kavanaugh.

 ;D
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: cary lichtenstein on January 03, 2008, 11:56:37 AM
Cary - please tell us you have a picture of at least some part of that... that is priceless for sure!

Did she drive the green?  If not from how far out was the hole out?



I don't have a picture, but I can still see the steam coming out of the pooh and mixing with the low lying fog like it was yesterday.

She hit a wood and we saw it dissappear into the cup and we all started jumping around, and forgot about the pooh for the moment ;D
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Sean_A on January 03, 2008, 11:59:07 AM
AP - those are very cool.

Sean - I've embarassingly forgotten the names of a couple... so rather than embarass myself further I won't make the attempt.  Perhaps someone else not losing short-term memory can ID everyone.

That was a great afternoon... massive skins game using hickories at Cuscowilla.

Just for a taste anyway, the one of the far left (as you look at the pic) is indeed the one and only John Kavanaugh.

 ;D

Aw AwsHuckster - what kind of California copout is that?  You need to live somewhere else for a spell - get a dose of life.  I can identify a few

Back left - JakaB

From JakaB on the back row four more across is Big Ed Galbavy (I think).  The gut two right of JakaB looks very familiar = probably from California!

Middle Row: Brian Gracely on left with you to his right.  I can only conclude that the guy on your right is Brian's brother or there were some shenanigan's going on in a certain Detroit suburb.

I think the two far right kneelers are Tuco (?) & Mike Too Tall Sweeney.

Ciao
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Mike Benham on January 03, 2008, 11:59:48 AM
(http://imgsrv.homes.com/imgsrv/d5/48/116091485.jpg)
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Mike Hendren on January 03, 2008, 12:01:17 PM
(http://s7diod-isorigin.scene7.com/is/image/HistoricGolf/0-0751-2049)
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: John Kavanaugh on January 03, 2008, 12:07:40 PM


I think the two far right kneelers are Tuco (?) & Mike Too Tall Sweeney.

Ciao

No and no.  I have never met Tuco and Sweeney is not that well dressed or good looking.  The dapper gentleman is Carly Rood I believe.  You should have seen his golf bag that matched his outfit.

I do like that picture because next to you guys I don't look 6'4'' 283 lbs.  What a big group.
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Chris Parker on January 03, 2008, 12:20:00 PM
I've always been fond of Mackenzie's map of the Old Course...
(http://www.golfclubatlas.com/images/macwood6lge.jpg)
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Tom Huckaby on January 03, 2008, 12:22:00 PM
Sean - it's just embarassing as hell to me that I have misplaced some of these names.

But what the hell.... huge apologies to those I miss....

Left to right:

JK
Brian Gracely
Pete L
yours truly
Doug Wright
Mike Hendren (kneeling)
Gracely brother
Sarge Cullum
Lou Duran
Mike Nuzzo
Ed Galbavy

from there it gets fuzzy... I suck!

but Carlyle Rood is kneeling, and Daryl Boe is the big man with the cigar.

TH
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Scott_Burroughs on January 03, 2008, 12:40:13 PM
Starting with the guy with a red hat and cigar in his left
hand, that's Jonathan Doyle, then to the right I'm guessing
Jay Flemma, then (for sure) Jason Blasberg.
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Tom Huckaby on January 03, 2008, 12:41:49 PM
Thanks!

JD and JB are correct - my god, what an idiot I am...  :(

But Jay Flemma was not there.  I have not met him.

TH
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: David Stamm on January 03, 2008, 12:47:15 PM
(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o179/dlk1992/CPC16old.jpg)
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Brian Laurent on January 03, 2008, 12:57:45 PM
here's another great moment...

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m77/buckichop/DL3.jpg)
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: JSPayne on January 03, 2008, 01:04:48 PM
For so many reasons....

....reminds me of why I'm in the golf maintenance business.
....reminds me of the best course I've worked at thus far in my career.
....reminds me of the best time to golf, first one off the tee, having the course to yourself, the mow lines fresh, and the warmth of the morning sun.
....it's like the unveiling of some surreal prize, as the course materialized out of the fog and how lucky I felt to capture it at just the right moment.

(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/9909/2dhp7.jpg)
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: John Moore II on January 03, 2008, 01:11:07 PM
My favorite picture in golf is the photo of Jack Nicklaus sitting on the fence on the 18th at Pebble Beach in 2000. It was his final open and was just a really cool picture.
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Andrew Mitchell on January 03, 2008, 01:16:30 PM
I've always been fond of Mackenzie's map of the Old Course...
(http://www.golfclubatlas.com/images/macwood6lge.jpg)

Chris
I too would have posted the MacKenzie map had I been able to find an image of it.

I bought that print after my first ever round at TOC as a souvenir.  It was studying the print afterwards that kindled my interest in golf course architecture.
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: JohnH on January 03, 2008, 01:23:10 PM
(http://s7diod-isorigin.scene7.com/is/image/HistoricGolf/0-0751-2049)

Thanks Michael.  Ben and Arnie look so cool, calm, and collected.  Like they are both almost bored at the prospect of bringing this incredible course to it's knees.
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Dan Herrmann on January 03, 2008, 02:18:24 PM
Thanks for the pics!

Here's another that I took:  It's Jack and Tom at the crest of #2 at The Masters, 2005 (practice round).  It was Jack's last Masters.   Tom Watson is wearing the orange shirt.

(http://mysite.verizon.net/vzerxwl3/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/2005-181.jpg)
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Joel_Stewart on January 03, 2008, 02:29:11 PM
The 18th at Olympic always gets me.

(http://www.jackfleckgolf.com/images/pg_olympic_club_18.jpg)
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: jim_lewis on January 03, 2008, 02:46:42 PM
John H and Michael Hendren:

The photo of Hogan and Palmer waiting to hit on the 2nd tee at Augusta is also my favorite. In fact, I have a copy signed by both Hogan and Palmer. I think it is probably one of a kind.

Jim Lewis
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Brian Brown on January 03, 2008, 03:09:13 PM
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff236/hbfd138/DSC_0121.jpg)

 probably my favorite view of any course.  I am still working on the perfect picture of it.
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Evan Fleisher on January 03, 2008, 03:16:27 PM
I'm going to have to say, a tie between...

(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e201/evanjill/Scotland%20Courses/eb9841e3.jpg)

...taken right before my first EVER Scottish birdie...

AND

(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e201/evanjill/Bandon/Trip-Bandon-SheepRanchFiretruckGrou.jpg)

...those in the "know" know...
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Tom Yost on January 03, 2008, 05:53:23 PM
My favorite is Arnie's farewell at his last Open Championship, standing on the bridge and tipping his hat to the crowd.  It almost brings a tear whenever I see it.

(http://www.golfsartgallery.com/arnold-palmer-photos/palmer_last_british_open.jpg)


Tom
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: JohnH on January 03, 2008, 05:56:14 PM
John H and Michael Hendren:

The photo of Hogan and Palmer waiting to hit on the 2nd tee at Augusta is also my favorite. In fact, I have a copy signed by both Hogan and Palmer. I think it is probably one of a kind.

Jim Lewis

Jim --

Simply awesome.  Envious.
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Ian Andrew on January 03, 2008, 11:00:26 PM
(http://www3.sympatico.ca/iandrew//posts/dad.jpg)

This is my 78 year old father at Royal County Down (6th tee) - about to shoot 82 - after lugging his own clubs to this point because his caddy failed to show. He started with a couple of double bogies and was worn out when a twelve year old school kid showed up to carry the bag.

This was the trip my father and I never thought he would make after two battles with cancer and having to walk away from golf. This was the final day of the trip and by far his best round on a hell of a windy day.
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: PThomas on January 03, 2008, 11:04:23 PM
hard to top that picture Ian!
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Bill_McBride on January 03, 2008, 11:28:45 PM
(http://www3.sympatico.ca/iandrew//posts/dad.jpg)

This is my 78 year old father at Royal County Down (6th tee) - about to shoot 82 - after lugging his own clubs to this point because his caddy failed to show. He started with a couple of double bogies and was worn out when a twelve year old school kid showed up to carry the bag.

This was the trip my father and I never thought he would make after two battles with cancer and having to walk away from golf. This was the final day of the trip and by far his best round on a hell of a windy day.

Ian, you're a lucky guy.
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Jeff Doerr on January 03, 2008, 11:41:11 PM
Hard to pick a favorite from the personal files. We all want to be my friend Dan in this image.

(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r215/jdoerr01/PD18greenDAN.jpg)
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Jeff_Brauer on January 04, 2008, 08:42:59 AM
Slightly OT, but I was fascinated watching golf photographer Peter Wong take photos of the Quarry on a grey day, and then insert blue sky, wispy clouds, fall colors and better turf using Photoshop CE to make the picture better than it was.

I also saw him add snow to a Fazio course shot, and declare that he had just finished his Xmas card for the year!

I guess the point is, photography has changed forever and maybe I haven't seen my fav yet, because it hasn't been enhanced! Or, maybe I would change my mind if I knew it was enhanced.
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Joe Hancock on January 04, 2008, 08:48:02 AM
CB MacBrauer,

I bet you've seen a lot more "enhanced" photo's than you care to imagine. It's probably the bulk of your evening online experience....

 ;D
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Jeff_Brauer on January 04, 2008, 09:03:23 AM
Joe,

I hadn't thought of it that way, but you are right. Except for the part about my evening on line experience......I only go on golfclubatlas, hockey and train related sites.  Even then, I waste far too much time.

I recall going to Hooters.com once to get a photo for a presentation and being bombarded with porno ads endlessly for years. Not quite ready to test out the new and improved spam filters by trying it again.

Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: John Foley on January 04, 2008, 09:07:04 AM
I love the old hand drawn routing maps.

The best is the Edwin Raisz map of The National.

From the current time frame I'l nominate The Constelation map from Sand Hills & Forresst's map of Cypress Point.
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Padraig Dooley on January 04, 2008, 09:07:12 AM
(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc235/pdools/seveolazabal.jpg)

A bit small, but still inspiring
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: A.G._Crockett on January 04, 2008, 10:09:35 AM
My favorite is Arnie's farewell at his last Open Championship, standing on the bridge and tipping his hat to the crowd.  It almost brings a tear whenever I see it.

(http://www.golfsartgallery.com/arnold-palmer-photos/palmer_last_british_open.jpg)


Tom

And to make it a little bit better, The King donated that sweater to a charity auction for the elementary school in Scotland where there was a mass shooting.  In a similar manner, he gave the proceeds from exhibition ticket sales at a course opening in Myrtle Beach to Habitat for Humanity.

That's why he's the man...
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Lloyd_Cole on January 04, 2008, 10:19:26 AM
John H and Michael Hendren:

The photo of Hogan and Palmer waiting to hit on the 2nd tee at Augusta is also my favorite. In fact, I have a copy signed by both Hogan and Palmer. I think it is probably one of a kind.

Jim Lewis
I wonder who signed it first? Neither would have been thrilled, under normal circumstances, to see the signatures together. They never made up, did they?
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: jim_lewis on January 04, 2008, 10:47:51 AM
Lloyd:

Here is the story. I showed the photo to a friend who was a sales rep for Hogan equipment. He said that he had just been named salesman of the year and was to be presented the award by Mr. Hogan at a sales conference in Pinehurst. He offered to ask Ben to sign it, but assured me that he must sign it FIRST and that Ben would never sign it if Palmer had already done so. He took the photo to Pinehurst, but Hogan was sick and unable to attend. A few weeks later he was invited to Hogan's office in Ft. Worth. He took the photo and persuaded Ben to sign it there.

A friend, Mr. Jimmy Harris, was a member at ANGC and a friend of a friend of Arnie. Mr. Harris founded the Quail Hollow club in Charlotte. Arnie was a member and owned a home and a Cadilac dealership in Charlotte. Anyway, Mr. Harris suggested that I come by his cabin during the Masters and bring the photo. When I arrived, he and Arnie were having a drink. (This was about 1983.) He introduced me to Arnie and asked him to sign it for me. He did so without commenting on Ben's signature.

Unfortunately both signed with ball point pens and I have made no special effort to preserve the signatures. It has hung on the wall in my den for over 20 years, and the signatures have faded to the point that you have to look closely to see them.

I have no documents to prove the authenticity of the signatures, but I know, and that is all that matters to me.

I am not an autograph collector. The only other autograph I have is a used glove signed by Arnie that my wife bought at a charity auction.

I have thought about selling the Hogan/Palmer photo, since my kids will not appreciate it, but I just have never made the effort.

Jim
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Mike Hendren on January 04, 2008, 10:55:36 AM
Apologies for side tracking:

Jim,

I have the same issue with a baseball signed by the 1967 St. Louis Cardinals (everybody except Curt Flood :P).  Only Cepeda and Schoendienst signatures are legible.  Carlton, Gibson, Maris, Brock, McCarver among others are tough to make out.  To me it's priceless.

Mike
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: PThomas on January 04, 2008, 10:58:09 AM
so what was the beef between Hogan and Arnie/how did it start?
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Rick Shefchik on January 04, 2008, 11:10:55 AM
Others here must know the details better than I do -- and Hogan never said much of anything about it, as far as I've been able to learn -- but Palmer has written often that Hogan simply never accepted him when he was a young pro, and the coolness continued throughout their encounters on tour.

When Palmer first made a splash at the Masters, Hogan was surprised and said, "Johnny Palmer?" (another pro during the '50s), and he was informed, "No, Arnold Palmer." Hogan had seen enough of Palmer's swing to dismiss him as a guy who'd never win consistently, but Palmer obviously surprised him. Maybe Hogan didn't like to be wrong, and maybe he resented the fact that a guy who had obviously ignored his book had supplanted him as the star of the tour.

Whatever it was, Palmer says Hogan always addressed him as "Fella," never Arnold or Arnie, and Palmer resented that. In a recent Golf Digest interview, Palmer brought it up again, and it was apparent he still hasn't forgiven Hogan.
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Ryan Farrow on January 04, 2008, 11:40:51 AM
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff236/hbfd138/DSC_0121.jpg)

 probably my favorite view of any course.  I am still working on the perfect picture of it.



Now that is pretty cool.



Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Mike Hendren on January 04, 2008, 11:59:38 AM
Brian,

Your photo reminded me of this one I snapped:

(http://images1.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp33%3A%3Enu%3D323%3A%3E7%3C2%3E%3B69%3EWSNRCG%3D323388569736%3Anu0mrj)

Mike
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Tom Huckaby on January 04, 2008, 12:16:01 PM
I think those NGLA photos are cool because we assume each of you got inside the gates and did play.

But to me they would be depressing as hell without that assumption... both of those pictures evoke "so close, but yet so far" with great eloquence.

Which makes each of them wonderful art... but potentially very sad.

TH
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Bill_McBride on January 04, 2008, 12:24:17 PM
My best caddie ever - Bruce Sorley (right), 35 years a caddie at the Old Course.  Nobody has ever figured out my miserable game more quickly and been more help to me once he did.  We had two great rounds together, Old Course forward and backward.  I highly recommend Bruce if you are looking for a top caddie in St Andrews - he gets premium pay but is worth every quid.  ;D

(http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q269/billmcb320/McBrideSorleyphoto.jpg)
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Tom Huckaby on January 04, 2008, 12:41:45 PM
That is a great picture, Bill.  I'm just non-seriously ashamed of you for failing to wear a collar at the home of golf.

TH

ps - hopefully someone will remember the LENGHTY discussion about this issue from several years ago... I was a vehement advocate of the style of shirt Bill is wearing being appropriate anywhere... several vehemently disagreed....
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Lloyd_Cole on January 04, 2008, 12:44:21 PM
I think those NGLA photos are cool because we assume each of you got inside the gates and did play.



I thought there must be a jail or mental health facility nearby.
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Bill_McBride on January 04, 2008, 12:54:10 PM
That is a great picture, Bill.  I'm just non-seriously ashamed of you for failing to wear a collar at the home of golf.

TH

ps - hopefully someone will remember the LENGHTY discussion about this issue from several years ago... I was a vehement advocate of the style of shirt Bill is wearing being appropriate anywhere... several vehemently disagreed....

It's not a tee shirt, it's a turtleneck.  It was about 48* and I was nice and toasty in my turtleneck.
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: PThomas on January 04, 2008, 01:07:47 PM

ps - hopefully someone will remember the LENGHTY discussion about this issue from several years ago... I was a vehement advocate of the style of shirt Bill is wearing being appropriate anywhere... several vehemently disagreed....

i wish i could scan in and post here a picture of then Fat Jack wearing t-shirt type collars during the 60s...

Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Tom Huckaby on January 04, 2008, 01:30:52 PM
Oh heck Bill, whatever it is, it's great by me.  You look smashing.  I just wanted to dredge up old wounds, that's all.

 ;D
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Rick Shefchik on January 04, 2008, 02:17:30 PM
(http://www.ingolfwetrust.com/golf-central/content/binary/Jack.jpg)

(http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39131000/jpg/_39131857_nicklaus_al245.jpg)
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Art Roselle on January 04, 2008, 02:25:51 PM
If you eliminate sentimental value (Dad, friends, etc.), my favorite image might be Doak's picture of TOC on pg. 55 of the Confidential Guide.  If you show it to someone who doesn't know what it is, he will insist it is a picture of a driving range.  As TD says, it "cannot be deciphered at first glance".  It is my favorite picture to show people who haven't been there, just to see the confused reaction.

Sorry I could not find it online and did not take the time to try to scan it, but if you have the book you have surely seen it.
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Rick Shefchik on January 04, 2008, 02:45:59 PM
Here you go, Art.

(http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p43/rshefchik/TOCfromConfidentialGuide.jpg)
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Jay Flemma on January 04, 2008, 05:06:31 PM
How about this one?

(http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e302/jaygolfusa/P8240020.jpg)

Oh, wait, I'm sorry, that's from the MOMA.  I meant this one:

(http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e302/jaygolfusa/BandonDunes2004046.jpg)
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Brian Brown on January 04, 2008, 05:39:10 PM
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Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Brian Brown on January 04, 2008, 06:35:31 PM
I think those NGLA photos are cool because we assume each of you got inside the gates and did play.

But to me they would be depressing as hell without that assumption... both of those pictures evoke "so close, but yet so far" with great eloquence.

Which makes each of them wonderful art... but potentially very sad.

TH

I have never had the pleasure of playing the course or even walking the course. I have been taking photos of the course(from outside the gates)for the last 4 years.
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Jason Hines on January 04, 2008, 10:30:35 PM
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2294/2167913614_634ed16770.jpg?v=0)

Sutton Bay Porch on a cold April evening.


(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2326/2167156195_d4e39a9536.jpg?v=0)

Good Group, my first GCA.com adventure on Ben's porch.
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Jason Blasberg on January 04, 2008, 11:10:58 PM
Thanks!

JD and JB are correct - my god, what an idiot I am...  :(

But Jay Flemma was not there.  I have not met him.

TH

Standing from right to left is Daryl Boe (that weekend, aka "Blue Guy" for his shirt) me, and then to my right (to the left in the picture) is Joe Perches
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Bill_McBride on January 04, 2008, 11:16:16 PM
Thanks!

JD and JB are correct - my god, what an idiot I am...  :(

But Jay Flemma was not there.  I have not met him.

TH

Standing from right to left is Daryl Boe (that weekend, aka "Blue Guy" for his shirt) me, and then to my right (to the left in the picture) is Joe Perches

Dick Daley and I were missing from the photo, got lost looking for Longshadow!  ::) :-X
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Jay Flemma on January 05, 2008, 01:51:38 PM
Even I did a doubletake when I saw that pic...he does look like me, sans beard :D
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: G Jones on January 06, 2008, 11:58:14 AM
(http://www.geocities.com/gordonallanjones/aug12.jpg)
Even though it is of a friend, it is still my favourite image aesthetically - i like the contrast in colours :-P
I hope she doesn't mind my posting this, but in my mind it does maybe add to the photo, the fact that this was her 1st ever round of golf (and thus far her only). Good way to start!

Btw... yes that is her ball flying off on a very low trajectory. Sadly it didn't quite make it over the water, though the line was good.
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Rick Shefchik on January 06, 2008, 12:14:59 PM
Yes, she's obviously a bright student. On her first visit, she knew that you don't fire at the right side of this green.
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Josh Smith on January 06, 2008, 12:52:05 PM
G Jones.

       This image gets a free pass, beyond the sentimental value of it, there is architectural merit for sure.  Thanks for sharing.  A few other great photos above as well.  

Josh
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Michael Robin on January 06, 2008, 01:48:00 PM
Evan Fleisher -

Sheep Ranch?
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Evan Fleisher on January 06, 2008, 05:25:33 PM
Yeppers!

That contraption is their watering system...
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: John Pflum on January 07, 2008, 08:12:45 AM
[quote author=Ian Andrew This is my 78 year old father at This was the trip my father and I never thought he would make after two battles with cancer and having to walk away from golf. This was the final day of the trip and by far his best round on a hell of a windy day.
Quote

What a great photo, Ian.  I have a similar one of a trip my dad and I took to Bandon a couple of years ago.  
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Ed Oden on January 08, 2008, 10:34:07 PM
I have two personal favorites.  The first was snapped walking off the 18th green at Shinnecock as the sun set and fog rolled in.  The second shows the flags on the 15th, 12th and 4th holes at Bandon Dunes.

Ed

(http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj310/eko_gfl/IMG_0937.jpg)

(http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj310/eko_gfl/IMG_0886.jpg)
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: C. Squier on January 08, 2008, 10:45:06 PM
GREAT pictures Ed!  Very artistic, yet still looks like it was taken by an actual golfer.  Very cool.

CPS
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Ed Oden on January 08, 2008, 10:49:17 PM
Thanks.  Trust me, there was NO skill involved.  In both cases, we just turned around and the pictures were just right there in front of us.

Ed
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Brian_Ewen on January 08, 2008, 10:57:20 PM
Ed
Never underestimate , or put down the ability of your eye , to see the photo opportunity .
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Tim Bert on January 08, 2008, 11:09:35 PM
Looks like Ed and I had the same thought...

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b189/timgolfpics/Oregon/BD-3pins.jpg)
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Tim Bert on January 08, 2008, 11:11:19 PM
... and one of my favs from a more recent trip to Bandon

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b189/timgolfpics/Oregon/PD13from14green.jpg)
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Ed Oden on January 08, 2008, 11:52:10 PM
Tim, I figured we weren't the first group to snap that picture.  I assume Kidd purposefully designed those holes to create that visual.  I can't think of another course where at least 3 greens line up that way so close together.  Does anyone know of other similar designs?

Ed
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Patrick Kiser on January 11, 2008, 01:03:46 AM
Not sure if it's my all time favorite image ... but it's been my screensaver for a long stretch now.

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/UBeenMiniD/BD-18.jpg)
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Sean_A on January 11, 2008, 01:56:19 AM
Not sure if it's my all time favorite image ... but it's been my screensaver for a long stretch now.

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/UBeenMiniD/BD-18.jpg)

Pat

Without having a clue as to the quality of the hole, I can say that photo represents to me what golf is about - the land.  Is this Barnbougle?

Ciao

Sandy
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Michael Dugger on January 11, 2008, 03:14:37 AM
totally Barnbougle, Sean...


I have always fancied.......

(http://www.caddybytes.com/virtualtours/Whistling%20Straits/slides/Par3_17th.jpg)


(http://www.golfclubatlas.com/images/FH1a.jpg)

(http://www.golfarchitecturepictures.com/Web%20Galleries/USA/California/Cypress%20Point/medium/0158.jpg)


(http://www.golfarchitecturepictures.com/Web%20Galleries/England/Swinley%20Forest/images/SwinF115.jpg)

I could do this exercise for days.....
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Sean_A on January 11, 2008, 04:44:48 AM
I shall post a few of my favourites of 2007.

#5 Wallasey: This is a cool pic not because of the hole, though it is a fine hole indeed, but because the golfers have the right attitude about the game.
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff114/seanrobertarble/100_2721.jpg?t=1200043002)

#1 Nairn - keep it simple.
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff114/seanrobertarble/100_2672.jpg?t=1200044582)

All the other photos are a reminder of what golf can be if we keep an open mind.  Of course, I am referring to Kington.  In 2008 I hope to convince some GCAers to give up the odd tee time at a trophy club and come have a look.  I can guarantee two things: you will never have seen a course like Kington before and you will not forget your experience of Kington.  Besides, how can you not want to visit a course which cuts its fairways once per year?

A sneak preview of the 18th - Kington does sit on a hill!
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff114/seanrobertarble/100_2935-1.jpg?t=1200043588)

Tee shot at #4.  Show me a shot which looks more natural than this.
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff114/seanrobertarble/100_2898-1.jpg?t=1200043307)

Sideview of the 15th.  The sun shows off the micro-undulations wonderfully.
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff114/seanrobertarble/100_2931-1.jpg?t=1200043747)

Approach to #17.  The fairways are necessarily wide because of the wind at 1200 feet, but random bad lies which make ball flight difficult to control are enough challenge for nearly all.  You will learn to worm burn shots or feel there aren't enough spanners in your bag to do the job.
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff114/seanrobertarble/100_2930-1.jpg?t=1200043941)

Tee shot #18.  This one is to freak out Mark B.
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff114/seanrobertarble/100_2934-1.jpg?t=1200044251)

From behind the 18th.  The scale of Kington is incredible.
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff114/seanrobertarble/100_2937.jpg?t=1200044337)

Ciao
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Marc Haring on January 11, 2008, 05:53:03 AM

Sideview of the 15th.  The sun shows off the micro-undulations wonderfully.
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff114/seanrobertarble/100_2931-1.jpg?t=1200043747)



Only cut the fairways once a year? Isn't that a mower in front of the green Sean? ;)
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Sean_A on January 11, 2008, 06:04:48 AM

Sideview of the 15th.  The sun shows off the micro-undulations wonderfully.
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff114/seanrobertarble/100_2931-1.jpg?t=1200043747)



Only cut the fairways once a year? Isn't that a mower in front of the green Sean? ;)

Marc

What they don't tell you is that the 4 legged mowers (the only kind that make sense at Kington) do a hell of a job with the greens as well!

Ciao

Sandy
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Marc Haring on January 11, 2008, 06:26:19 AM
How do they train them to mow the greens at the right height of cut?
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Joe Hancock on January 11, 2008, 06:31:36 AM
How do they train them to mow the greens at the right height of cut?

From what I've observed of the Scots, they stand behind the sheep and keep a firm grip on the head of the sheep....must be how they control the height of cut......

 :)
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Mike_Cirba on January 11, 2008, 06:37:59 AM
Sean,

Where's the sand bunkers, dude?!?!   :o ;)
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Sean_A on January 11, 2008, 06:47:16 AM
How do they train them to mow the greens at the right height of cut?

From what I've observed of the Scots, they stand behind the sheep and keep a firm grip on the head of the sheep....must be how they control the height of cut......

 :)

I was taught that sheep had poor eyes so they must hear the grass grow.  Its an odd thing to watch sheep gnaw away at greens when there is all this (apparently unattractive) brown grass growing.  It may be an ingenious scheme.  

1. The course is on a hill where water just runs toward the valleys.  

2. Most of the greens have banking which not only makes the game possible on the hillsides, but also serves to collect water around the greens for at least a bit of time.

3. This extra water keeps the grass lusher on the greens and attracts sheep when the grass begins to grow.

4. If one can put up with the odd bit of ship shit on the greens and moreso in the fairways, then the 3 way symbiotic relationship between nature, man & sheep works extremely well.  Well, it makes for very cheap memberships anyway.  International Membership is very economical, you get a tie!
http://www.kingtongolf.co.uk/membership.html

Ciao

Sandy
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: John Mayhugh on January 11, 2008, 08:39:51 AM
I have a print of this photo hanging in my office.  
(http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s196/jmayhugh/moon2water.jpg)

Among photos I have taken, this one from the Island in Ireland gets me wanting to hop on a plane tomorrow.
(http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s196/jmayhugh/islandsm.jpg)
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Paul Sinclair on January 11, 2008, 09:31:06 AM
Here is one taken during the renovation of my home course. This is not a pretty picture but the pride of what is being accomplished shows in the faces of the guys in this picture I think.

(http://www.willowoakscc.net/images/_mg16752.sm3.jpg)

Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Jim Sullivan on January 11, 2008, 09:48:54 AM


#5 Wallasey: This is a cool pic not because of the hole, though it is a fine hole indeed, but because the golfers have the right attitude about the game.
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff114/seanrobertarble/100_2721.jpg?t=1200043002)

Ciao


"The right attitude about the game"?

Those idiots look like they are all pissing into the wind...on each other...
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Sean_A on January 11, 2008, 10:00:01 AM


#5 Wallasey: This is a cool pic not because of the hole, though it is a fine hole indeed, but because the golfers have the right attitude about the game.
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff114/seanrobertarble/100_2721.jpg?t=1200043002)

Ciao


"The right attitude about the game"?

Those idiots look like they are all pissing into the wind...on each other...

Sully

You have forgotten what its like to suck at golf.  Most of us piss into the wind.

Ciao

Sandy
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Jim Sullivan on January 11, 2008, 10:13:48 AM
I haven't forgotten that ("Sandy"?), but I'd never let you piss on me...
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Scott Szabo on January 11, 2008, 11:26:42 AM
(http://www.geocities.com/gordonallanjones/aug12.jpg)
Even though it is of a friend, it is still my favourite image aesthetically - i like the contrast in colours :-P
I hope she doesn't mind my posting this, but in my mind it does maybe add to the photo, the fact that this was her 1st ever round of golf (and thus far her only). Good way to start!

Btw... yes that is her ball flying off on a very low trajectory. Sadly it didn't quite make it over the water, though the line was good.

First round ever?  at Augusta?  She is ruined for life.....
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Patrick Kiser on January 11, 2008, 12:25:05 PM
We have a winner.

Good call Sean.  18th in fact.

Just love how this hole defends its own self.  Nohing needed beyond what's already there.

It's the Foxy of Tazmania.



Not sure if it's my all time favorite image ... but it's been my screensaver for a long stretch now.

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/UBeenMiniD/BD-18.jpg)

Pat

Without having a clue as to the quality of the hole, I can say that photo represents to me what golf is about - the land.  Is this Barnbougle?

Ciao

Sandy
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Matthew Hunt on January 11, 2008, 12:37:35 PM
Not sure if it's my all time favorite image ... but it's been my screensaver for a long stretch now.

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l320/UBeenMiniD/BD-18.jpg)

I love the way the Beach and the Dunes just blend in with each other.
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Mike Benham on January 11, 2008, 01:11:01 PM

(http://imgsrv.homes.com/imgsrv/d3/19/234235193.jpg)
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Brian_Sleeman on January 11, 2008, 02:22:51 PM
One of the best days of my life...

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b67/bsleeman/CPC/P1000186.jpg)
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Brian_Sleeman on January 11, 2008, 02:29:14 PM
And about a year and a half prior to that shot...

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b67/bsleeman/Greywalls/us-gw-9.jpg)

This one's also the first photo ever taken of my wife and I, with thanks to Kevin Frisch.  Also the first shot I ever took on Greywalls!
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Norbert P on January 11, 2008, 02:56:47 PM
 Great images, folks.  Jason, Thanks for the trip back to Ben's Porch and Dick, thanks again for the Lawsonia hat - now a signed collectors item.

Though I don't care much about pro golf, this one transcends into Rockwellian sentiments.  I have this adjusted/colorized b/w photo on my wall. (Not sure what the technique is called)

 (http://www.golfcoursehomestyle.net/Productpages/Golfar12.jpg)
Eddie Lowery and Francis Ouimet

  Best golf image I've ever seen is a 17th/18th combo shot at Sandhills.  Wish I could find it.

Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Tim Bert on January 11, 2008, 10:38:52 PM
While this wouldn't be the one you've seen before, I've found that any picture of 17/18 at Sand Hills is a good picture...

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b189/timgolfpics/SH17Green182.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b189/timgolfpics/SH1718.jpg)
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Michael Whitaker on January 11, 2008, 10:47:48 PM
Not a great photo, but filled with memories one of my favorite golf evenings... the Buda Cup IV dinner at Royal Liverpool

(http://www.clemsonsports.com/images/HoylakeDinner1.jpg)


Also from Buda Cup IV... dubbed "The Long and the Short Of It." Jim Goby (Short) and Tony Muldoon (Long) prove that golf is a game for one and all!

(http://www.clemsonsports.com/images/HoylakeShortLong.jpg)



Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: CJ Carder on January 11, 2008, 11:01:21 PM
A view from our hotel room balcony at Rusack's (a.k.a. my first ever view of The Old Course).  I stood on the balcony for 2 hours until dinner that night and did nothing but look out at all that beauty!

(http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh106/cjthehoo/100_8294.jpg)
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Chip Gaskins on January 11, 2008, 11:23:30 PM
A view from our hotel room balcony at Rusack's (a.k.a. my first ever view of The Old Course).  I stood on the balcony for 2 hours until dinner that night and did nothing but look out at all that beauty!

(http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh106/cjthehoo/100_8294.jpg)

ok...CJ wins...that pic has to be one of the coolest.  we all can see ourselves standing on the balcony, beer in hand....
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Roger Tufts on January 12, 2008, 05:27:23 PM
I'm gonna have to go with either the picture Brad took of my dad on a 100 foot tall dune way above the fairway searching for his ball at Enniscrone (though we didn't enjoy the course all too much)

or this one...

Me, Brad, our father, and our trip-partner Tim  Howes on the 4th Tee at Royal County Down last summer.
(http://photos-d.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v82/176/1/1237320090/n1237320090_30157307_9288.jpg)

Or this one...

Me, Brad, and our dad behind the 5th green at Royal Portrush last summer.
(http://photos-d.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v82/176/1/1237320090/n1237320090_30157303_8955.jpg)

or finally, this one...

Same three guys with the Old Tom Morris Statue at Rosapenna last summer
(http://photos-b.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v82/176/1/1237320090/n1237320090_30157297_3047.jpg)
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Marty Bonnar on January 12, 2008, 06:00:05 PM
Still absolutely utterly in love with this image...

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f174/Muldoon3/aberdovey/P8100348.jpg)

Boy, I so want that to be me one day.

FBD.
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Joe Hancock on January 12, 2008, 07:03:43 PM

Boy, I so want that to be me one day.

FBD.

That..that.....you mean you want to be a flagstick???????

Helluva diet you're on, GBD...... ;D
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Josh Smith on January 14, 2008, 11:21:11 PM
(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o179/dlk1992/CPC16old.jpg)

That is too perfect, David, yours takes the cake in my book

Previously here were two of my favorites. Julian Graham's shot of MacKenzie Teeing off on 9
(http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l7/jcfsmith/IMG_0725.jpg)

And a photo Josh Pettit found in an old golf magazine of 4 at Pebble.  (anyone know why that flagstick is nearly 10' tall)
(http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l7/jcfsmith/Pebble4.jpg)
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Norbert P on January 15, 2008, 12:34:11 AM
 I think that's Billy Barty holding the flagstick.
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: JSPayne on January 15, 2008, 10:06:21 AM
(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o179/dlk1992/CPC16old.jpg)

That is too perfect, David, yours takes the cake in my book

Previously here were two of my favorites. Julian Graham's shot of MacKenzie Teeing off on 9
(http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l7/jcfsmith/IMG_0725.jpg)

And a photo Josh Pettit found in an old golf magazine of 4 at Pebble.  (anyone know why that flagstick is nearly 10' tall)
(http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l7/jcfsmith/Pebble4.jpg)

My guess as to the flagstick Josh, assuming it was an actual question and not a joke or rhetorical one, is that if it were any shorter, a white flag would blend in with the sand in the back dunes making the pin almost impossible to pick out from a distance.
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Joe Bentham on January 15, 2008, 01:55:25 PM
Great images, folks.  Jason, Thanks for the trip back to Ben's Porch and Dick, thanks again for the Lawsonia hat - now a signed collectors item.

Though I don't care much about pro golf, this one transcends into Rockwellian sentiments.  I have this adjusted/colorized b/w photo on my wall. (Not sure what the technique is called)

 (http://www.golfcoursehomestyle.net/Productpages/Golfar12.jpg)
Eddie Lowery and Francis Ouimet

What does this image have to do with pro golf?  Francis was a career amateur.
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Joe Bentham on January 15, 2008, 01:59:35 PM
(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e201/evanjill/Bandon/Trip-Bandon-SheepRanchFiretruckGrou.jpg)

...those in the "know" know...


It still amazes me how private people think the sheep ranch is.  It isn't.  The limited amount of play can be attributed to the lack of irrigation and the need for the fire truck in the picture.  But when its open getting on isn't much of a feat at all.
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Tim Copeland on January 15, 2008, 02:08:15 PM
(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p9/timmytoma/Isleworth5020.jpg)

#4 at Isleworth


(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p9/timmytoma/Merion-USAmateur8-28-05021.jpg)

#2 at Merion

(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p9/timmytoma/IsleworthShortgame.jpg)

Short Game area at Isleworth

(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p9/timmytoma/Practicearea019.jpg)

Tiger with his double spinner golf cart
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: TEPaul on January 15, 2008, 02:23:33 PM
"Hands down my favorite image is a picture of Billy Joe Patton standing at the ball washer on the first tee of Winged Foot in 1959, washing a ball to play the first round of the US Open.
Arnold Palmer is in the background.
It put in perspective the importance of the event as it pertained to the working stiff amateur. Patton was both a great competitor and a great player, yet sensible enough to conserve the assets that he himself paid for."

Michael j:

I might be able to do you an image one better than even that and of Billy Joe Patton too.

I bought a clipout from an old SPORTS magazine at a country antique fair the other day with that photo of Billy Joe with a ton of people with periscopes behind him with his shoes off and his pants all rolled up having just hit that fatal chip on ANGC's 13th that led to that disasterous 7 that took out his chances of winning the Masters. That's one great image and it shows the aggressive and competitive nature of Billy Joe Patton in spades.

But I can add to that with another story of Billy Joe's competitive nature.

Billy Joe and my Dad were playing against a team in the USSGA at Shinnecock. Before they teed off Billy Joe let on to Dad that he didn't like either of the players on the other team and he'd very much appreciate it if he and Dad beat their brains out.

So out on the 16th hole things are pretty tight and it was Billy Joe's putt but Dad was inside him with a putt that probably didn't matter. Billy Joe asks Dad to putt and at that point one of the opponents moisied over and slapped Dad's ball away.

Billy Joe erupted with "Yu caaan't tuuch ma pardner's ball Gaad dammit!"

So Dad goes over to Billy Joe and turns him around for a moment and explains to him that of course they can touch his ball and concede his putt.

With that Billy Joe turns back around and bellows, "Well, if either of you sons of biitches tri tu tuuuch ma ball, I'll keeell ya!"
 
 
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Bob_Huntley on January 15, 2008, 02:44:09 PM
Tom,

What was Billy Joe's beef with the Honchos at Augusta that caused him to resign? I think he came back later when the club had a new president.

bob
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Garland Bayley on January 15, 2008, 03:44:46 PM
I have never been there, but this image has to be about my favorite.

(http://www.golfclubatlas.com/images/FH9b.jpg)

IMO the range of light is outstanding in this picture, so much so I think Ansel Adams would be proud of it. The composition is wonderful too, with the green placed in ideal position as the bunker on the left leads you right into it.

Ran doesn't give credit to the photographer in the review, so I have to assume he shot the pictures himself, and did a wonderful job too.
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Evan Fleisher on January 15, 2008, 04:53:50 PM
(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e201/evanjill/Bandon/Trip-Bandon-SheepRanchFiretruckGrou.jpg)

...those in the "know" know...


It still amazes me how private people think the sheep ranch is.  It isn't.  The limited amount of play can be attributed to the lack of irrigation and the need for the fire truck in the picture.  But when its open getting on isn't much of a feat at all.

That was not the point of my post at all...we knew it was not private, just that few people make an attempt at getting there or even know about it.  Plus, I just thought it was a cool picture and a neat way to irrigate a golf course.
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Joe Hancock on January 15, 2008, 05:24:57 PM
Evan,

It's OK. JB got a little pissy with someone else's picture too, without posting one of his own for us to critique.

 ;)
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Shane Gurnett on January 15, 2008, 06:05:37 PM
(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b271/gurngunja/bobbyjonesaugusta011.jpg)
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Evan Fleisher on January 15, 2008, 09:27:24 PM
Evan,

It's OK. JB got a little pissy with someone else's picture too, without posting one of his own for us to critique.

 ;)

Just didn't want the "new guy" to think I was posting something unique or special...just a simple image of some goofy guys on a firetruck.
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Brian_Ewen on January 15, 2008, 11:15:39 PM
Tip for Open Championships .

Never follow the crowds and expect the unexpected .

(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q2/brianewen/Golf/Els-OC.jpg)
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Joe Bentham on January 15, 2008, 11:24:15 PM
Evan--
My point was about the sheep ranch.  Your post helped me make that point.  I would argue that it is the single most misunderstood piece of property in golf.  My profile was deleted once in 'fanasty football-gate', so I've been here for awhile, and to the sheep ranch countless times more then you I'm sure....

Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Evan Fleisher on January 16, 2008, 10:25:01 AM
Evan--
My point was about the sheep ranch.  Your post helped me make that point.  I would argue that it is the single most misunderstood piece of property in golf.  My profile was deleted once in 'fanasty football-gate', so I've been here for awhile, and to the sheep ranch countless times more then you I'm sure....



I'm sure, since I've only been there once.

It was a lot of fun, and I hope the place continues to stay around.  It was a unique experience on a neat piece of land.
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Brian_Sleeman on January 16, 2008, 01:18:27 PM
Very cool photo, Brian.  Ernie's a great guy.
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Brian Brown on January 16, 2008, 02:49:46 PM
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff236/hbfd138/DSC_0161.jpg)

(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff236/hbfd138/DSC_0096.jpg)

Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Tony_Muldoon on January 16, 2008, 03:03:47 PM
No


Also from Buda Cup IV... dubbed "The Long and the Short Of It." Jim Goby (Short) and Tony Muldoon (Long) prove that golf is a game for one and all!

(http://www.clemsonsports.com/images/HoylakeShortLong.jpg)



Thanks Mike. ;)

  I'd like to point out that we are undefeated in two Buda cups!

Hoping Jim makes it this year.
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Josh Smith on January 16, 2008, 03:47:00 PM
I have never been there, but this image has to be about my favorite.

(http://www.golfclubatlas.com/images/FH9b.jpg)

IMO the range of light is outstanding in this picture, so much so I think Ansel Adams would be proud of it. The composition is wonderful too, with the green placed in ideal position as the bunker on the left leads you right into it.

Ran doesn't give credit to the photographer in the review, so I have to assume he shot the pictures himself, and did a wonderful job too.

Garland,

        Ran takes credit for everything. ::)  According to Paul Daley, Ken Bakst took all those lovely black and white photos.  Ken verified that and modestly added, (and I loosely paraphrase from memory) "anyone can take photos like that with a nice camera and plenty of opportunities"  when I asked him.  I LOVE those photos as well.  He has a talent and great taste.

Josh



Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Garland Bayley on January 16, 2008, 05:15:00 PM
Josh,

In that case, Ken is too modest. You could take many amateur photogs to the 9th hole and 1000s of pictures later, I doubt you would have a picture of that quality.
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Robert Emmons on January 16, 2008, 05:41:38 PM
and now all those trees on the right are gone on 9
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Marty Bonnar on January 16, 2008, 06:03:48 PM
If the subject is good, even a photographic numptie can do a good job:

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/Fatbaldydrummer/CPC36.jpg)

Nirvana...

FBD.
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Garland Bayley on January 16, 2008, 06:15:12 PM
Sorry Martin, but methinks you've only got 1/3 or less of a picture there.
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Brian_Ewen on January 22, 2008, 10:40:54 PM
(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q2/brianewen/Golf/10thsheep.jpg)
Title: Re:Your Favorite Golf Image Ever
Post by: Mike McGuire on January 22, 2008, 11:02:17 PM
Wisconsin  father-son 2001. Alternate shot -1 at the Brute. A miracle

(http://img.skitch.com/20080123-phhmcebgb88hpjs2itsn8a5bn.jpg)