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Here is a sample of over 600 illustrations by David Joy of all the past Open Champions and their swings from 1860 to the present day. They can be seen at his Studio at the Grange in St Andrews - which is always open for viewing.

David's studio with original illustrations covering the walls                 Another view of the studio showing more illustrations
David's studio with original illustrations on the walls                     Another view of the studio showing more illustrations

'The Original Big Three' - 1857

  • Willie Park
  • Tom Morris &
  • Allan Robertson


'The Original Big Three' - 1857

Willie Park
4 times Open Champion

  • 1860 - Prestwick
  • 1863 - Prestwick
  • 1866 - Prestwick
  • 1875 - Prestwick

Willie Park
Tom Morris Senior
Open Champion
  • 1861 - Prestwick
  • 1862 - Prestwick
  • 1864 - Prestwick
  • 1867 - Prestwick
Old Tom Morris
Tom Morris Junior
Open Champion
  • 1868 - Prestwick
  • 1869 - Prestwick
  • 1870 - Prestwick
  • 1872 - Prestwick
Outright winner of
'The Challenge Belt'
Willie Park Junior
Open Champion
  • 1887 - Prestwick
  • 1889 - Musselburgh
Willie Auchterlonie
Open Champion
  • 1893 - Prestwick
  • Professional of the Royal & Ancient 1937 - 1963
Willie Auchterlonie in 1960
Harry Vardon
Record 6 times winner of
the Open Championship
  • 1896 - Muirfield
  • 1898 - Prestwick
  • 1899 - Sandwich
  • 1903 - Prestwick
  • 1911 - Sandwich
  • 1914 - Prestwick
Sandy Herd
Open Champion
  • 1902 - Hoylake
Walter Hagen
4 times Open Champion
  • 1922 - Sandwich
  • 1924 - Hoylake
  • 1928 - Sandwich
  • 1929 - Muirfield
Bobby Jones at the top of his swing
3 times Open Champion
  • 1926 - Lytham
  • 1927 - St. Andrews
  • 1930 - Hoylake
     
     
  • 1930 - British amateur champion
    (start of the grand slam)
Gary Player
Grim determination shown by
the 3 times Open Champion
  • 1959 - Muirfield
  • 1968 - Carnoustie
  • 1974 - Royal Lytham & St Annes
Jack Nicklaus
A study in concentration during
the 1970 Open at St Andrews

3 times Open Champion
  • 1966 - Muirfield
  • 1970 - St Andrews
  • 1978 - St Andrews
Tom Watson
5 times Open Champion
with the Trophy
  • 1975 - Carnoustie
  • 1977 - Turnberry
  • 1980 - Muirfield
  • 1982 - Royal Troon
  • 1983 - Royal Birkdale
Severiano Ballesteros
3 times Open Champion
acknowledges the crowd
  • 1979 - Royal Lytham & St Annes
  • 1984 - St Andrews
  • 1988 - Royal Lytham & St Annes
Tiger Woods
winner of the millennium Open Championship
  • 2000 and 2005 - St Andrews
Ernie Els
Open Champion
  • 2002 - Muirfield
Ben Curtis
Open Champion
  • 2003 - Sandwich
Padraig Harrington
Open Champion
  • 2007 - Carnoustie
Illustration of Tip Anderson winning the St. Andrews Boys Championship in 1948.

To be used in the book "Tip" that David Joy is currently working on.

Unfortunately Tip died 1st January 2004.

You can see the last photograph of "Tip" here.




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