|Images from USGA championships are available for purchase through the USGA's Photo Store.
Some of the most treasured assets in the USGA’s vast collection are the millions of images stored in the archives. Many of these iconic photographs are moments captured at the USGA’s national championships, including the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open, U.S. Amateur and U.S. Women’s Amateur.
Last June, the USGA re-opened the Museum and the Arnold Palmer Center for Golf History to showcase the game’s great champions and key moments that have helped shaped golf’s history in the U.S.
Among the images that can be found on display are shots of Francis Ouimet’s stunning upset of Harry Vardon and Ted Ray at the 1913 U.S. Open, Ben Hogan’s 1-iron shot to the 72nd green at Merion Golf Club in the 1950 U.S. Open and Tiger Woods’ trademark fist-pump at Pumpkin Ridge’s 17th green en route to his unprecedented third consecutive U.S. Amateur title in 1996.
While other artifacts and memorabilia certainly can be found within the Museum, the USGA’s photo collection plays an important role in telling the Association’s story.
Recently, the Museum placed its Photos Store (photo.usgamuseum.com) online to give golf fans an opportunity to purchase a part of the game’s history.
Within this site, one can see the remarkable and memorable diversity of these images as well as their beauty and drama. And each, that collection grows as new champions are crowned and history is made.
Both black-and-white and color images come exquisitely framed so individuals can cherish their piece of history for a lifetime. And one doesn’t need to be an avid golfer to enjoy their beauty. Some of the photos offer spectacular golf course landscapes, many coming from classical venues that have been used for the game’s greatest championships, while others conjure up halcyon days of yore when golf attire was much more formal than today’s polos and mock turtlenecks.
The USGA invites all golf enthusiasts, whether they play the game or simply enjoy its aesthetical beauty, to surf through the vast array of photographs. As a special U.S. Open bonus, shoppers can receive an additional 10 percent off purchases made between now and July 31 by entering GOLFHISTORY in the coupon code.