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
Page 7 Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Arnold Palmer, Gerald Ford
Page 8 World Golf Hall of Fame
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.