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An argument can be made that no one has ever done more to popularize golf then Harry Vardon.  His tours of the US where he dominated the competition were very instrumental in popularizing the game.  He generated a tremendous amount of press coverage which resulted in many people taking up the game and many courses being built.

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My own list of must popular and influential golfers:

Old Tom Morris

Harry Vardon

Bobby Jones

Arnold Palmer

Tiger Woods

 

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Johnny Millers 1980 swing sequence

 

Also one from 72/73 era when he had the most violent reverse C of all time

 

 

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Srixon Z745 Japanese Tour 430cc Tour AD-DJ7 XX
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Srixon JDM Z945 (4-PW) KBS Tour 130X White Pearl 2* up
Cleveland 588 DSG(52,56,60) KBS Tour 130X White 2* up
dumbest putter ever...backstryke with tons of lead tape

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5 hours ago, iBanesto said:

Found this nice photo.

 

Faldo, Feherty, Romero, Ballesteros, Olazabal and Lyle.

 

1995 PGA Championship at Wenworth.

 

left-to-right-golfers-david-feherty-edua

 

"He had the whole regalia on. Kilt, sporran, Sgian-dubh; the lot. 'I'm as Scottish as Ballantyne's whisky...!" he said, angrily. Turns out he was from Shrewsbury!'

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Old Nike woods with blue shafts, 712Us and a bagful of 681s, two rusty old Vokey SM5s, an Eye 2 Gorge L wedge and an Anser 2

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If I made it to the tour I'd wear an old Amana hat. I wouldn't care that I wasn't going to get a free fridge. I'd just do so for the sheer hell of it.

 

Thinking about it, I'd alternate it with a Manufacturers Hanover one.

 

But never two at once, a la Nick De Paul...

1984 Open Championship : News Photo

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Old Nike woods with blue shafts, 712Us and a bagful of 681s, two rusty old Vokey SM5s, an Eye 2 Gorge L wedge and an Anser 2

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Floyd’s collar game and sans-a-belt slack game were nearly unmatched by anyone not named jack in the late 60s and early 70s..

 

the pick of Palmer, Jacklin, player and Floyd is all time awesome

 

And don’t sleep on his elvis sideburns and art Garfunkel fro from the 71 season

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Srixon Z745 Japanese Tour 430cc Tour AD-DJ7 XX
Srixon zU45 (2,3) KBS Tour 130X White Pearl 2* up
Srixon JDM Z945 (4-PW) KBS Tour 130X White Pearl 2* up
Cleveland 588 DSG(52,56,60) KBS Tour 130X White 2* up
dumbest putter ever...backstryke with tons of lead tape

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Jacklin looking like a likely lad standing outside the Scunthorpe bookies' with a fag on and a fiver on the 10/1 second favourite in that first pic.

 

 

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Old Nike woods with blue shafts, 712Us and a bagful of 681s, two rusty old Vokey SM5s, an Eye 2 Gorge L wedge and an Anser 2

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That collar of Floyd's at the '76 Open was a remarkably bold move. One strong gust and he could have been lost.

 

How I miss the old Slazenger V neck. Effortless style. Whether you were Seve, shooting 65 in the Open, or 14 and shooting 80, they just worked.

Old Nike woods with blue shafts, 712Us and a bagful of 681s, two rusty old Vokey SM5s, an Eye 2 Gorge L wedge and an Anser 2

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5 hours ago, Christosterone said:

Floyd’s collar game and sans-a-belt slack game were nearly unmatched by anyone not named jack in the late 60s and early 70s..

 

the pick of Palmer, Jacklin, player and Floyd is all time awesome

 

And don’t sleep on his elvis sideburns and art Garfunkel fro from the 71 season

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Floyd had THE intimidating stare, but weiskopf had the better sansabelt look IMHO.  

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Dubai Desert Classic : News Photo

 

Omega Dubai Desert Classic - Day One : News Photo

 

Then and now.

 

I remember watching highlights, narrated by the late Renton Laidlaw, of Mark James' win in the inaugural Dubai Desert Classic before going to school as a 14 year-old. I recall being struck at how much work must have gone into building that green square of land in the middle of the desert. The tournament was a pretty small one back then; a bit of a novelty in the then British and Spanish-centric European Tour which showcased a new part of the world where you never imagined golf could ever be a big thing.

 

 Fast forward thirty years and a lot's changed...

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Old Nike woods with blue shafts, 712Us and a bagful of 681s, two rusty old Vokey SM5s, an Eye 2 Gorge L wedge and an Anser 2

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