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Classic Shots: The Greatest Images from the United States Golf Association
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Classic Shots showcases more than 200 photographs—many never before published—of the sport from the 1920s to the present day, culled from the USGA's archive of more than half a million images. From memorable moments of the game to casual portraits of legendary players, from striking landscapes of world-renowned courses to fascinating artifacts and memorabilia, Classic Shots is a unique visual treasure that will delight and inspire golfers of all ages.

Among the many highlights are a single image showing the great Bob Jones' swing sequence; Payne Stewart's 1999 U.S. Open-winning putt at Pinehurst Country Club; Arnold Palmer's 1960 win at Cherry Hill; and dramatic shots of Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Michelle Wie, and other golf superstars. The photographs are organized into five geographic regions: Northeast, South, Mid-Continent, West, and International. Accompanying essays introduce each region, examining particular images and telling the stories behind them. An essay by New York Times columnist and best-selling author Thomas L. Friedman underscores the unique qualities of the game of golf and its enduring impact upon its players and fans.


  • Hardcover
  • 369 pages, 225 color and black-and-white photographs
  • 10" x 10"
  • © 2007

Author Info

Marty Parkes is Senior Director of Communications at the United States Golf Association, the 750,000-member association and not-for-profit governing body of the game of golf.

Thomas L. Friedman is the Foreign Affairs columnist for the New York Times, author of The World Is Flat, a contributing editor at Golf Digest, and a long-time member of the USGA.