The group of PAST CHAMPIONS photographed in front of the R and A clubhouse in 2010
Nicklaus- Watson- Ballesteros and Norman
Australian Skins Game 1985
Sam Torrance raises his arms in victory after hitting his shot close on 18 to help win the Ryder Cup at The Belfry
A LINK WITH THE PAST
In 1982 during The Open Championship at Royal Troon the great Sir Henry Cotton played a round with former Open Champion Fred Daly .
Here they are being greeted by the secretary of the R and A Keith McKenzie
OLD FRIENDS AT THE MASTERS
Dan Yates, Augusta National member and brother of founding member Charlie Yates with Byron Nelson outside the clubhouse
Sam Snead tees off at Augusta National with Gene Sarazen watching.
MASTER GOLF ARCHITECT
Robert Trent Jones pictured overlooking his finest creation, Spyglass Hill Golf Club in Monerey California
Alister Cooke the noted broadcaster and Herbert Warren Wind , golf writer for The New Yorker enjoy watching some golf at The Masters in 1984.
I spent a week on a tour of British Open courses with Mr Wynd and got to meet Mr Cooke regularly once a year at Augusta.
The 1977 Open Championship at Turnberry, Scotland is remembered for the final two round duel between Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson and has become know as the "Duel in the sun" It ended with Tow Watson winning by only one stroke and is remembered best by this image when the defeated Nicklaus put his arm around his opponents shoulder and said "I gave it my best shot and you beat me"
It should be noted however that Nicklaus returned to St Andrews the very next year to win The Open again.
Bob Hope with president Gerald Ford
Bob Hope and Phillis Diller
Lee Trevino, The Open Championship
Watson-Nicklaus- Player and Palmer at the second skins game 1984 Desert Highlands
Nicklaus-Player - Watson and Palmer at the first Skins Game 1983
Desert Highlands Arizona
Nicklaus , Palmer and Norman , practice round at Augusta National.
The "Gathering of Champions" 1978 St Andrews.
Sir Henry Cotton at his beloved Pennina in Portugal
The Open Championship St. Andrews Nick Faldo Putting to win.