The Golf Course Hall of Fame Illustration List


Page 2    Lord Arthur James Balfour

Caption:    “My ideal in life is to read a lot, write a little, play plenty of golf and have nothing to worry about.”

Page 5    Hall of Fame of Great Americans

Caption:    None


Page 7    Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Arnold Palmer, Gerald Ford

Caption:    None


Page 8    World Golf Hall of Fame

Caption:    None


Page 10    Franklin Park

Caption:    Golf was played in many of Frederick Law Olmsted’s parks like Franklin Park in Boston.


Page 11    Fort Mississauga

Caption:    History buffs exploring Fort Mississauga must give right of way to the golfers.


Page 12    Oakhurst Historical Sign

Caption:    If the sign says it, it must be true...


Page 13    Hickory golf clubs

Caption:    Hickory is the weapon of choice on the Oakhurst Golf Links


Page 13    George Grant

Caption:    George Franklin Grant put an end to golfers building little sand piles to launch golf balls off the tee.


Page 14    Old Tom Morris

Caption:    Many roots of American golf trace back to St. Andrews in Scotland and Old Tom Morris. 


Page 15    Joe Kirkwood

Caption:    The first great golf trick shot artist - Joe Kirkwood - honed his skills in the Australian Outback. He was a unanimous choice for the American Golf Hall of Fame.


Page 15    Foxburg sign

Caption:    The Foxburg Country Club has been welcoming golfers for over 125 years.


Page 16    Painting of Shinnecock Hills

Caption:    Shinnecock Hills, as depicted by impressionist artist William Merritt Chase in the 1890s, was just waiting for a golf course to be laid upon the landscape.


Page 17    Stanford White

Caption:    Bon vivant Stanford White designed the landmark Shinnecock Hills clubhouse.


Page 17    Shinnecock clubhouse

Caption:    The Shinnecock Hills clubhouse became the prototype for American golf clubs everywhere.


Page 18    Willie Dunn

Caption:    Willie Dunn was the most successful of the Scottish pros who came to America in the 1890s and started building golf courses.


Page 19    Chicago CC clubhouse

Caption:    Waiting for an early game of golf.


Page 20    CB Macdonald

Caption:    The imperial Charles Blair Macdonald cast a large shadow across early American golf.


Page 21    Theodore Havemeyer

Caption:    Theodore Havemeyer brought golf to America’s Queen of Summer Resorts.


Page 22    Sketch of Newport clubhouse

Caption:    Whitney Warren’s sketch for the Newport clubhouse and the finished product.


Page 22    Photo of Newport clubhouse

Caption:    Whitney Warren’s sketch for the Newport clubhouse and the finished product.


Page 23    Horace Rawlins

Caption:    Horace Rawlins, a Newport assistant pro, was the surprise winner of the first United States Open Championship.


Page 23    John Kennedy

Caption:    President and Mrs. Kennedy enjoy a round at Newport with Ben and Jean Bradlee.


Page 24    Vardon, Ouimet, Ray

Caption:    Harry Vardon, Francis Ouimet and Ted Ray at the 1913 U.S. Open in Brookline.


Page 25    Ouimet with gallery

Caption:    Brookline hero Francis Ouimet hits away in front of a gallery.


Page 26    Ted Ray

Caption:    Ted Ray came up short in the 1913 U.S. Open but returned in 1920 to win the title at Inverness Golf Club.


Page 27    Ouimet as champion

Caption:    Champion Ouimet is lifted to the shoulders of the gallery above his 10-year old caddy Eddie Lowery to celebrate his win in the 1913 U.S. Open playoff.


Page 28    Harvard baseball team

Caption:    The Harvard nine that gave Myopia Hunt Club its name - sans eyeglasses.


Page 28    Herbert Leeds

Caption:    Herbert Corey Leeds spent more than three decades shaping the Myopia Hunt course.


Page 29    Harry Vardon

Caption:    Harry Vardon flashes the form that won six Open Championships and the 1900 U.S. Open at Chicago Golf Club.


Page 30    CC of Rochester clubhouse

Caption:    The Country Club of Rochester as it looked when Walter Hagen worked there.


Page 31    Walter Hagen

Caption:    Walter Hagen was a golfing unknown when he showed up at the 1913 U.S. Open.


Page 32    John McDermott

Caption:    Johnny McDermott, the first native-born U.S. Open champion sits with his trophy from 1912.


Page 33    Hagen at address 

Caption:    Hagen in a familiar position - the rough.


Page 33    Hagen with trophy

Caption:    Walter Hagen won the first of five PGA Championships - and the Wanamaker Trophy - in 1921.


Page 34    Abe Mitchell

Caption:    Abe Mitchell provided the model for the golfer on the Ryder Cup.


Page 35    Hagen cartoon

Caption:    Walter Hagen was a favorite of cartoonists during the Roaring Twenties.


Page 37    Van Cortlandt with tent

Caption:    Tom Bendalow launched his career as the “Johnny Appleseed of American Golf ” from the public golf links at Van Cortlandt.


Page 38    Van Cortlandt closer

Caption:    Early public golf play in America at Van Cortlandt Park.


Page 39    Walter Travis hitting

Caption:    Walter Travis always played with a cigar and a flask - he tried to give up smoking and drinking once but his game suffered and that was the end of that.


Page 40    Walter Travis swing

Caption:    The form of America’s first golf hero.


Page 40    Walter Travis trophy

Caption:    Sitting next to the 1901 U.S. Amateur trophy is an early rubber-cored ball Walter Travis used to win the championship.


Page 41    Schenectady Putter

Caption:    The Schenectady Putter caused the first rift between the two ruling bodies of golf - the Royal and Ancient and the United States Golf Association.


Page 42    Ekwanok clubhouse

Caption:    The Ekwanok clubhouse is framed by the Taconic Mountains.


Page 42    Walter Travis no club

Caption:    Walter Travis tried his hand at golf architecture for the first time at Ekwanok.


Page 43    Ekwanok course

Caption:    Ekwanok was the first 18-hole course that could stand comparisons to classic British links.


Page 43    Ouimet with camera

Caption:    Francis Ouimet followed up his historic U.S. Open in 1913 with a win in the U.S. Amateur at Ekwanok in 1914.


Page 44    Olympics tickets

Caption:    St. Louis was host city for the first Olympiad held in the United States and golf was part of the competition.


Page 45    James Foulis

Caption:    James Foulis arrived at Glen Echo after winning the second United States Open in 1896.


Page 45    George Lyon

Caption:    Representing Canada, George Lyon won the 1904 Olympic gold medal across the Glen Echo fairways.


Page 46    Spirit of St. Louis

Caption:    Albert Lambert not only bankrolled Glen Echo but also provided the backing for Charles Lindbergh’s solo flight over the Atlantic Ocean in 1927.


Page 47    Carrie Furnace

Caption:    The Carrie Furnace churned out steel and profits to fund Oakmont.


Page 48    Haskell ball

Caption:    Henry Fownes anticipated the coming of the rubber-cored golf ball by making Oakmont longer than typical courses.


Page 49    Gene Sarazen

Caption:    Gene Sarazen set scoring records at Oakmont in the 1922 PGA Championship.


Page 50    Tommy Armour

Caption:    Tommy Armour, the Silver Scot, won the U.S. Open at Oakmont in 1927 with the highest score in the rubber-core ball era.


Page 51    Early green testing

Caption:    Golf engineers tried many experiments to measure green speed before settling on the simple Stimpmeter.


Page 51    BYU golf team

Caption:    Johnny Miller, here standing with his 1966 BYU golf team, shot the lowest round in U.S. Open history with a 63 to win in 1973.


Page 52     Holly Inn

Caption:    James Tufts began the Pinehurst Resort in 1895 with the Holly Inn.


Page 53    Pinehurst scene - sand green

Caption:    Early golf courses were quiltworks of geometric figures. The No. 1 course opened in 1897 with large rectangular sand greens.


Page 54    Donald Ross swinging

Caption:    Donald Ross was a golfer before he turned into an architect at Pinehurst.


Page 55    range balls

Caption:    Pinehurst invented the golf practice area in America; today an estimated 10 million balls a year are hit on Maniac Hill.


Page 56    Donald Ross standing

Caption:    Donald Ross just missed the beginning of Pinehurst but stayed for 48 years.


Page 57    East Lake course

Caption:    The Atlanta Athletic Club helped pioneer golf in Georgia at its East Lake course.


Page 58    Young Bobby Jones at hill

Caption:    Bobby Jones was playing in the U.S. Amateur out of East Lake at the age of 14.


Page 59    Dixie Kids at Montclair

Caption:    East Lake teenagers Bobby Jones and Alexa Stirling toured the United States and Canada raising money for the Red Cross during the Great War. Here they play Montclair Golf Club in Montclair, New Jersey.


Page 60    Bernard Darwin

Caption:    The famed British golf writer Bernard Darwin was among the first to sing the praises of the National Golf Links.


Page 61    Bobby Jones and Cal Coolidge

Caption:    Bobby Jones, here with Calvin Coolidge in 1921, helped the United States team to victory in the first Walker Cup.


Page 62    Jim Barnes

Caption:    Jim Barnes was the most successful American pro of the World War I era.


Page 64    AW Tillinghast

Caption:    Golf was just one of many interests that a young Albert Warren Tillinghast explored.


Page 65    Charles Worthington

Caption:    Charles Worthington was one of the “Apple Tree Gang” that is considered the oldest golf club in America.


Page 65    Fred MacLeod

Caption:    First winner of the Shawnee Open Fred McLeod was the first honorary starter at the Masters tournament in 1963.


Page 66    Worthington Automobile ad

Caption:    The Worthington touring car led to the riding gang mower that revolutionized golf course maintenance.


Page 66    Fred Waring poster

Caption:    Shawnee entered a new era when bandleader Fred Waring took over.


Page 67    Jackie Gleason and Gerald Ford

Caption:    Jackie Gleason was infected by the golf bug at Shawnee-on-the-Delaware.


Page 67    Arnold Palmer reading putt

Caption:    Arnold Palmer was reading an uncertain future before coming to Shawnee in 1954.


Page 68    Merion Cricket Club

Caption:    The Merion Cricket Club before the members discovered golf.


Page 69    Chick Evans

Caption:    Chick Evans was the first player to win the United States Open and the United States Amateur championships in the same year.


Page 70    Wicker basket

Caption:    Greenskeeper and future architect William Flynn created the iconic Merion wicker basket.


Page 71    Jones parade

Caption:    Bobby Jones retired from championship golf after winning the 1930 U.S. Amateur at Merion and was embraced by adoring crowds.


Page 72    Hogan parade

Caption:    They used to hold parades for golf champions - like this one for Ben Hogan.


Page 73    Colt bunkers

Caption:    The first professional British golf architect, Harry Colt, introduced the concept of natural-looking bunkers to North America.


Page 74    Toronto clubhouse

Caption:    The original clubhouse at Toronto Golf Club was a deserted mansion known around town as the “haunted house.”


Page 76    Greenbrier cottage

Caption:    The Colonnade Cottage at the Greenbrier is worthy of a President.


Page 77    Howard Taft

Caption:    With a homemade grip Howard Taft hits from a sand tee - one of 26 U.S. Presidents to visit The Greenbrier.


Page 77    Charles Schwab

Caption:    The Greenbrier nestled in the Allegheny Mountains was a favorite haunt of industrialists like Charles Schwab.


Page 78    Hutchinson, Dix, Barnes

Caption:    Jock Hutchinson, here clowning with actor Richard Dix and star golfer Jim Barnes, won the first professional tournament at The Greenbrier. He won the first Senior PGA Championship in 1937 and was an original honorary starter at the Masters.


Page 79    Sam Snead swing

Caption:    This ageless swing produced a 59 at The Greenbrier.


Page 80    Samuel Prescott Bush

Caption:    Samuel Prescott Bush helped create Scioto Country Club in 1914.


Page 81    Jack Grout

Caption:    Once Jack Nicklaus started taking lessons from Jack Grout he never had another golf teacher.


Page 82    Glenna Collett

Caption:    Glenna Collett was undefeated for four years in match play which included a U.S. Amateur title at Oakland Hills.


Page 83    US Open trophy

Caption:    When the U.S. Open trophy leaves Oakland Hills it is has surely been earned.


Page 84    Samuel Morse

Caption:    Samuel Morse orchestrated the conversion of Monterey Peninsula into Pebble Beach.


Page 85    Sheep grazing at Pebble

Caption:    Samuel Morse’s plan to sell his bosses on Pebble Beach Golf Links counted on an ovine grounds crew.


Page 86    7th hole Pebble Beach

Caption:    The original 7th hole at Pebble Beach.


Page 87    18th hole Pebble Beach

Caption:    The most famous finishing hole in golf took a few tries to get right.


Page 89    George Crump

Caption:    George Crump spent his fortune on Pine Valley but never saw his vision realized in full form.


Page 90    Pine Valley 2nd hole

Caption:    Pine Valley - here is the second hole - looked like no other golf course in America when it opened for play in 1921.


Page 91    Arnold Palmer swinging

Caption:    After leaving Latrobe Arnold Palmer signed on with the Coast Guard but he did not spend all his time on the water.


Page 92    Arnie's Tractor toy

Caption:    Arnold Palmer’s Latrobe tractor became so famous as a Pennzoil prop that it was turned into a toy - but plenty of non-toddlers bought a piece of Arnie’s past as well.


Page 92    Palmer with kid

Caption:    Passing golf through the generations is the Latrobe way.


Page 93    John Shippen

Caption:    John Shippen was the first African-American golfer to tee it up in the United States Open.


Page 94    Shady Rest dining room

Caption:    An early postcard of the Shady Rest dining room.


Page 94    Shady Rest golfers

Caption:    Waiting to tee off on a busy day at Shady Rest.


Page 96    Jerome Travers

Caption:    Amateur Jerome Travers won the 1915 U.S. Open at Baltustrol and never entered the tournament again.


Page 97    Baltustrol caddie yard

Caption:    The Baltustrol caddie yard, circa 1914.


Page 100    Al Espinosa

Caption:    Al Espinosa watched Bobby Jones make a wickedly difficult putt on the 72nd hole to tie him for the 1929 U.S. Open - and then lost by 23 strokes in the playoff. Espinosa did win the first four Mexican Opens after the tournament started in 1944.


Page 101    Claude Harmon

Caption:    Claude Harmon was one of several golfers to win a major championship from the Winged Foot pro shop.


Page 101    golfer in grass-faced bunker

Caption:    Welcome to Winged Foot - East or West.


Page 102    Oscar Bland

Caption:    Representative Oscar Bland had the idea to start a golf club where politicians and donors could get chummy.


Page 103    congressmen playing golf

Caption:    Representatives Herbert Taylor of New Jersey, Albert Vestal of Indiana, and William Coyle of Pennsylvania head out for a round on the Blue Course.


Page 103    Congressional clubhouse under construction

Caption:    Play went on at Congressional as America’s largest clubhouse was being readied.


Page 104    Homer Cummings flips coin for Bobby Jones

Caption:    Attorney General Homer Cummings flips a coin for honors on Congressional’s first tee. Bobby Jones probably had honors for the next 17 holes in this 1938 match.


Page 105    Warren Harding

Caption:    Not many showered Warren G. Harding’s scandal-ridden administration with honors but San Francisco named its municipal links for the 29th President after he died in the city during a speaking tour.


Page 106    Ken Venturi

Caption:    Ken Venturi won three San Francisco City Championships at Harding Park.


Page 107    Tam O'Shanter clubhouse

Caption:    George May’s Prairie-style clubhouse rose on the ashes of the original in the 1930s.


Page 109    Golfer on hood of car

Caption:    George S. May was golf ’s greatest showman from his home base at Tam O’Shanter.


Page 109    woman golfer on block of ice

Caption:    George S. May was golf ’s greatest showman from his home base at Tam O’Shanter.


Page 110    golf car

Caption:    When George May looked into golf ’s future he saw motorized cars.


Page 111    Chandler Egan

Caption:    Chandler Egan was the first college graduate to be a national champion.


Page 116    6th green Riviera

Caption:    Early action on the famous 6th green.


Page 117    Babe Zaharias

Caption:    Shortly after discovering golf Babe Didrickson became one of the greatest players ever.


Page 118    Medinah clubhouse

Caption:    It is easy to forget you came to play golf when you arrive at the Moorish-styled Medinah clubhouse.


Page 120    Cypress hole

Caption:    Alister MacKenzie found his design philosophies for golf holes as a surgeon in the Boer War.


Page 120    Marion Hollins

Caption:    Marion Hollins, a former U.S. Women’s Amateur Champion, drove Cypress Point into golfing royalty.


Page 121    Mackenzie hole sketch

Caption:    This winning drawing of a golf hole helped launch Dr. Alister MacKenzie’s design career.


Page 121    Robert Hunter

Caption:    Robert Hunter was better known for his socialist politics but could also do a little golf architecture if need be.


Page 122    Cypress point art

Caption:    Before artists with wedges showed up, Cypress Point attracted artists with brushes. This was the view of leading 19th century landscape artist Alfred Bierstadt.


Page 122    16th Cypress

Caption:    Alister MacKenzie first envisioned golf ’s most spectacular par-three as a par four. Pros in the Bing Crosby Pro-Am often played the 16th with a lay-up and a chip anyway.


Page 124    Banff hotel

Caption:    The setting for the Canadian Pacific Railway’s “Castle in the Rockies.”


Page 125    Banff Bow River

Caption:    Stanley Thompson laid out the Banff Springs golf course along the glacier-fed Bow River.


Page 126    DuPont CC clubhouse

Caption:    The Neoclassical pale-rose stone clubhouse of the DuPont Country Club cost the company nearly $3 million to build.


Page 127    Harvey Firestone

Caption:    Harvey Firestone did not believe golf was a game only for people like him - rich.


Page 127    Tommy Bolt and Bobby Locke in Army

Caption:    Private Tommy Bolt watches Lieutenant Bobby Locke go after a drive in a Services Golf Tournament in Rome. In the post-World War II years Bolt would win a U.S. Open (and the first Rubber City Open) and Locke would capture four Open championships.


Page 128    Firestone clubhouse

Caption:    The Firestone clubhouse in the 1950s.


Page 129    Thistle Dhu clubhouse

Caption:    Most miniature golf courses do not boast a clubhouse like Thistle Dhu.


Page 130    Tom Thumb course

Caption:    An early Tom Thumb Golf course.


Page 130    Tom Thumb sign

Caption:    A familiar sign in 1930, not so much in 1931.


Page 131    Mini golf course at lake

Caption:    Miniature golf courses look at home in beach resorts.


Page 133    Bobby Jones swinging

Caption:    One of the first things Bobby Jones did after retiring was make movies to teach America how to swing like this.


Page 134    Augusta clubhouse

Caption:    The Berckman home became the Augusta National clubhouse.


Page 134    Augusta postcard

Caption:    Times were so lean at Augusta National during the Depression that the club often appeared on tourist postcards.


Page 135    Augusta aerial

Caption:    Alister MacKenzie’s original design for Augusta National featured only 22 bunkers.


Page 136    Masters 13th

Caption:    Masters play on the 13th hole, Azalea.


Page 137    Nelson, Eisenhower, Hogan, Roberts

Caption:    True Masters Foursome: Byron Nelson, Dwight Eisenhower, Ben Hogan, Clifford Roberts.


Page 139    Benjamin Yoakum

Caption:    Benjamin Yoakum built the estate that would become Bethpage State Park with Texas railroad money.


Page 140    Robert Moses

Caption:    Many of Robert Moses’ ambitious building projects were controversial - not so much Bethpage State Park.


Page 140    Devereaux Emmet

Caption:    Architect Devereux Emmet’s Lenox Hills course lived on as Bethpage Green.


Page 141    Bethpage first tee sign

Caption:    You have been warned.


Page 141    Bethpage On the Green

Caption:    With five courses Bethpage is the largest public golfing facility in America.


Page 143    Byron Nelson

Caption:    Byron Nelson began tangling with Ben Hogan in the Fort Worth caddy yards.


Page 145    salt mines

Caption:    The Prairie Dunes story began in the mines of one of the world’s largest deposits of rock salt near Hutchinson, Kansas.


Page 146    horse teams

Caption:    Horse teams were still being used to shape golf courses into the 1930s - seldom to as stunning effect as Perry Maxwell achieved at Prairie Dunes.


Page 147    Helen Harris

Caption:    Helen Webb Harris founded the Wake-Robin Golf Club and took the lead in desegregating D.C. golf courses.


Page 147    Langston sign

Caption:    Langston was the first course built for African-American golfers.


Page 148    Ted Rhodes

Caption:    Ted Rhodes was a superstar of the black professional circuit of the 1950s.


Page 148    Lee Elder

Caption:    Lee Elder, the first black golfer at the Masters, had personal ties to Langston.


Page 152    Dunes postcard

Caption:    The 13th, nicknamed Waterloo, at the Dunes Club became the symbol of the entire Grand Strand.


Page 153    Fords at Camp David

Caption:    The Ford family playing the Trent Jones “course” at Camp David.


Page 154    Torrey Pine trees

Caption:    La Jolla is the only place on mainland America where the Torrey Pine grows.


Page 155    Tiger Woods

Caption:    Tiger Woods has been winning at Torrey Pines since he was a teenager.


Page 156    Oaks on golf course

Caption:    It was the oaks at Rolling Hills that made it Bushwood Country Club.


Page 157    Florida golfers

Caption:    Future Bushwood members back in the 1960s?


Page 158    Bugsy Siegel

Caption:    Mobster Bugsy Siegel was among the first to dream of building golf courses in the American Southwest desert.


Page 159    Gary Player

Caption:    The Black Knight was one of the pros to “test” Del Webb’s new retirement golf course at Sun City.


Page 160    Sun City golf

Caption:    Living the Sun City dream.


Page 161    Greg Norman

Caption:    The pros have seldom been scared by the Blue Monster - Greg Norman won with a score of 23 under par in 1993.


Page 162    Trump star

Caption:    The Doral name came from a merger of the two founders’ names - the current owner tends the keep the marquee for himself.


Page 162    Doral course

Caption:    The Blue Monster at Doral is equal parts water and grass - although for many golfers it often seems like much more of the former than latter.


Page 163:    Dinah Shore

Caption:    Dinah Shore did for women’s golf in the 1970s what Crosby and Hope had done for the PGA Tour decades earlier.


Page 164    Bob Hope and Richard Nixon

Caption:    Hijinks were always afoot at celebrity pro-am tournaments - Bob Hope could even turn Richard Nixon jolly.


Page 166    Hilton Head satellite shot

Caption:    Charles Fraser made Hilton Head, one of America’s largest coastal islands, a haven for golfers.


Page 167    18th Harbour Town

Caption:    Most golf fans are used to seeing the 18th from the other direction - facing the red-and-white striped lighthouse.


Page 169    Sam Snead

Caption:    Sam Snead proved that, yes, there is life in golfers over 50 - or 60.


Page 171    Nicklaus and Jacklin at 69 Ryder Cup

Caption:    Muirfield Village is the only course to host all three international professional matches - the Ryder Cup, the Solheim Cup and the Presidents Cup. Here, Muirfield Village creator Jack Nicklaus concedes a putt on the 18th green to Tony Jacklin at Royal Birkdale in 1969 to give the Europeans a tie in the best finish ever to a Ryder Cup.


Page 173    Florida greens

Caption:    Florida greens have come a long way over the years.


Page 173    TPC 17th

Caption:    The most famous hole on Pete Dye’s most famous course was his wife Alice’s idea.


Page 176    Sullivan, Skelton, Clark

Caption:    Ed Sullivan, Red Skelton and Desert Inn owner Wilbur Clark.