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LIFE Magazines with Golf - related content :

Covers, articles, photos, art, ads, more.

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Life Magazine Covers - All those related to golf in any way.
Articles and other editorial content - Includes feature articles, news stories, lone photos, mention of golf players in other seasons, and such.
Advertisements  - Includes non-product ads where they occur.

Collected here is the Golf related content of LIFE magazine that we have found thus far.
Where an issue has golf content in more than one category, it is listed in all applicable categories.
We've given many (but not all) of the names and such - if you need more information about something, please ask.
Each time we grade a new batch of magazines we find a couple more items and add them to this page.

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Covers – Golf related (View the Covers by rolling down this page - in chronological order on the right )

Life Magazine June 7, 1929 : Cover - Woman and man with golf clubs, art by Raymond Thayer. "Do you think I'll ever make a golfer" "You've made one."

Life Magazine August 8, 1955 : Cover - Ben Hogan, golfer extraordinaire.
Golf secrets feature by Ben Hogan, great photos and directions.

Life Magazine July 31, 1970 : Cover - Bebe Rebozo - President Nixon's best friend (Nixon and Rebozo golfing)
Feature story includes Rebozo and Nixon being members of the Pewter Vessel Drinking Society at Key Biscayne's English Pub.


Articles and other editorial content – Golf related
Life Magazine February 24, 1927 :
Israelite golf comic by Strothmann.

Life Magazine August 11, 1927 :
The golfer's farewell by Baron Ireland.
Full page cartoon art by Strothmann, golfing "Mental Hazards."

Life Magazine July 26, 1928 :
Golfing cartoon by Strothmann.

Life Magazine August 9, 1928 :
Golf cartoon by Alice Harvey.

Life magazine 1955 Ben Hogan golfing cover
August 8, 1955
Ben Hogan

Life Magazine January 25, 1929 :
Golfing cartoon by Chester Gande.

Life Magazine May 17, 1937 :
Girl golfers Clara Callender, Mrs. Brent Potter, Jane Douglas, Joyce Wetherel.

Life Magazine June 28, 1937 :
Golf - the open.

Life Magazine August 23, 1937 :
Golf in Portland, Alderwood Country Club, Oregon.

Life Magazine September 13, 1937 :
Amateur golf - Johnny Goodman.

Life Magazine October 18, 1937 :
Golfer John Montague, turns out to be fugitive La Verne Moore.

Life Magazine May 30, 1938 :
Denver's Cherry Hills golf course is ready for the Open.

Life Magazine June 13, 1938 :
Spectators killed by lightning on golf course at Kansas City tournament.

Life Magazine July 18, 1938 :
Golf champion Guldahl demonstrates, many pages of frame-by-frame photos of his swing.

Life magazine 1970 golfing cover
July 31, 1970
Rebozo & President Nixon

Life Magazine September 12, 1938 :
Golfer Yates of Atlanta.

Life Magazine October 3, 1938 :
Negroes in US - photo essay, this is an article that shows its age in the use of words, does have nice photos of Beauford Delaney and August Savage, tennis, golf, the Garland Banks wedding, much more.

Life Magazine October 10, 1938 :
US sport heroes set records, Donald budge, tennis, Patty Berg, golf, Hank Greenberg, baseball, Same Snead, golf, more.

Life Magazine May 22, 1939 :
Patty Berg - golf.

Life Magazine June 26, 1939 :
Byron Nelson wins the US Open, golf.

Life Magazine July 3, 1939 :
Candid photo of New York District attorney Tom Dewey taking a break from golfing.

Life Magazine July 24, 1939 :
Cypress Point golf course.

Life Magazine September 4, 1939 :
"The Defeat of Bobby Jones" painting by William C. Palmer, golf.

Life Magazine April 8, 1940 :
Life calls on Golfer Grace Amory.

Life Magazine May 27, 1940 :
Good manners for caddies are outlined by PGA's new charts of etiquette (golf).

Life Magazine September 8, 1941 :
1941 Amateur golf tournament.

Life Magazine June 8, 1942 :
New methods produce golf and tennis balls without crude rubber.

Life Magazine July 20, 1942 :
All-American golf course selected : 18 different holes from different resorts.

Life Magazine March 20, 1944 :
Life goes to Lake Placid Golf Hill - ski photos, Winkie Smith, Fan Wilson, Linda Scheerer.

Life Magazine September 11, 1944:
Tam O’Shanter Country club hosts golf's richest tournament, includes Byron Nelson, George May.

Life Magazine August 13, 1945 :
Byron Nelson, the best golfer alive.

Life Magazine May 13, 1946 :
Herman Keiser plays Pine Valley golf course.

Life Magazine June 17, 1946 :
Sports - golfers Byron Nelson vs. Richard Burton.

Life Magazine August 19, 1946 :
Blind golfer, Charles Boswell.

Life Magazine September 2, 1946 :
Fun group of summer sports pictures, including (among many others) Mary McMillin golfing, Ben Hogan golfing, Soapbox Derby at Akron, Ohio with Gilbert Klecan, Ranch horse Assault, Swimmer Ann Curtis, Baseball Trickster Johnny Price, Baseball player Jackie Robinson, Tennis players such as Gardnar Mulloy, and the Pig swimming race in Kirkland, Washington.

Life Magazine March 24, 1947 :
Sports - the ace of clubs, golfer Ben Hogan.

Life Magazine June 2, 1947 :
Photo of Senator Robert Taft golfing.

Life Magazine June 9, 1947 :
Golfing prodigy, Marlene Bauer.

Life Magazine June 23, 1947 :
Full page Ansco film ad with golfer hitting ball out of sand trap.
Babe Didrikson wins again, woman golfer.

Life Magazine August 18, 1947 :
Sports - Bobby Locke, golfer.
Interesting full page color Chesterfield cigarettes ad with baseball players, football player, tennis star, golfer, swimmer, basketball player : Ted Williams, Stan Musial, Sid Luckman, Bobby Riggs, Lloyd Mangrum, Adolph Kiefer, and Nate Holman.

Life Magazine September 1, 1947 :
A big sports season reaches peak, includes photos of Dodgers baseball pitcher Ralph Branca, Buddy Young of College all-star football, Brooklyn's Jackie Robinson, Johnny Jorgenson of Brooklyn, Tennis' Jack Kramer, Golfer Emery Thomas and more.

Life Magazine June 14, 1948 :
Lovely full page color Jantzen clothing ad with golf theme art by Pete Hawley.
Aga Khan golfing photo.

Life Magazine July 19, 1948 :
Golfers' gadgets.

Life Magazine October 3, 1949:
Two pages of sexy photos of girls in the Ken Murray vaudeville revue "Blackouts" - dressed as if for sports, skiing (Jean Marshall), golf (Joan Morley), baseball (Consuelo Cezon), hiking (Joann and Jean Corbett), more.

Life Magazine January 23, 1950 :
A champion proves they can come back, Ben Hogan golfer.

Life Magazine March 6, 1950 :
Above-the-knees golf clothes.

Life Magazine March 20, 1950 :
Golf's golden Dave, Alice and Marlene Bauer.

Life Magazine April 24, 1950 :
Golfers Jim Ferrier and Jimmy Demaret.
Back page Chesterfield ad featuring golf and Kirk Douglas.

Life Magazine June 19, 1950 :
Golfer Ben Hogan wins the US Open.

Life Magazine June 26, 1950 :
Golfer Ben Hogan makes a sports legend.

Life Magazine September 11, 1950 :
Frank Stranahan nearly wins the US Amateur golf title, but is second.
Sam Urzetta wins amateur golf title.

Life Magazine January 22, 1951 :
Neat photos on LaCrosse, Wisconsin golf course at night - boy carrying light and bloodhound tracking him.

Life Magazine January 29, 1951 :
Golfer Byron Nelson coming back to the game after owrking for five years on his Texas ranch.

Life Magazine May 14, 1951 :
Best-dressed golfer, Jimmy Demaret.

Life Magazine October 8, 1951 :
Francis Ouimet becomes captain at the St. Andrews golf club.

Life Magazine April 21, 1952 :
Ben Hogan and Sam Snead play in the Master's Golf Tournament - great gold photos.

Life Magazine June 16, 1952 :
14,000 golfers beat Ben Hogan, includes art by Alexander Leydenfrost.

Life Magazine July 28, 1952 :
Cute photo of mother duck and ducklings crossing a golf course while golfers and spectators wait.

Life Magazine November 3, 1952 :
Life goes to a goofy golf party in Louisiana with Mrs. W. K. Cousins, Maude Greenberg, Mrs. S. T. Fish, Sara K. Gunn, Dan Edwards and others.

Life Magazine March 23, 1953 :
Eisenhower paints golf star Bobby Jones.

Life Magazine June 8, 1953 :
100,000 golfers play the champ.

Life Magazine June 22, 1953 :
Four times a bride (golfer Ben Hogan) and four times a bridesmaid (golfer Sam Snead).

Life Magazine July 20, 1953 :
Golfer Ben Hogan in the heather at British Open at Carnoustie.

Life Magazine August 24, 1953 :
President's Colorado golf cronies - Cherry Hills golf course.

Life Magazine February 8, 1954 :
Japanese crows steal golf balls at Unzen National Park.

Life Magazine April 5, 1954 :
Ben Hogan's secret - golf.

Life Magazine April 26, 1954 :
Billy Joe Patton - Amateur golfer does great! - story includes Ben Hogan and Snead.

Life Magazine June 21, 1954 :
I beat golfer Ben Hogan, National Golf Day, includes Texaco Country Club in Houston, Butte Montana country club.

Life Magazine June 28, 1954 :
Ed Furgol plays at the Westwood Country Club, his triumph at the U.S. Open golf tournament despite crippled arm.

Life Magazine October 18, 1954 :
Golf’s Greatest Putt by Bobby Jones - 12 foot putt at Winged Foot Golf Club.

Life Magazine December 13, 1954 :
Golf at Wake Island, includes low tide golf.

Life Magazine January 24, 1955 :
Gardner Dickinson challenges Ben Hogan for golf championship.

Life Magazine April 18, 1955 :
Photo of Dave Wagenvoord golfing in Korea with an audience.

Life Magazine April 25, 1955 :
Gallery of interesting Golf Shots, Billy Joe Patton, Billy Goodloe, Hillman Robbins.

Life Magazine June 20, 1955 :
35,000 diligent duffers beat pros on National Golf day, including photos of Milt Zliser, Barney Laxarus, Harold Hagey, Frank Deimel, Patty Berg, Lana Kay Roberts, Rickey Reizen, Ricky Sharpe.

Life Magazine June 27, 1955 :
The US Open, golf, with Jack Fleck and Ben Hogan.

Life Magazine July 4, 1955 :
Bill Carr and Tom Davis golf in front of Miami Springs burning country club house.

Life Magazine August 8, 1955 : Cover - Ben Hogan, golfer extraordinaire.
Golf secrets feature by Ben Hogan, great photos and directions.

Life Magazine June 25, 1956 :
Middlecoff steadies out the pressure and emerges as the U.S. Open Golf Champion.

Life Magazine August 20, 1956 :
Curious story about golfing at the Deepdale club in North Hills, New York, Michael Grace.

Life Magazine August 27, 1956 :
Cute photo of little Donna Marie Kroll investigating the 18th hole at Tam O'Shanter golf club after her father won tournament.

Life Magazine June 24, 1957 :
Dick Mayer wins the 57th National Open golf tournament in Toledo.

Life Magazine June 23, 1958 :
Tommy Bolt wins the US Open golf tournament.

Life Magazine August 4, 1958 :
Ladies take up Golf - Nancy Becker, Pauline Rees, Josephine Mallozzi and Carmine Volpe.

Life Magazine August 18, 1958 :
Two page photo of people looking for golf balls in the rough at Deauvill in the French Amateur Golf Tournament.

Life Magazine June 29, 1959 :
Bill Casper - U.S. Open golf tournament winner.

Life Magazine November 23, 1959 :
Photo of Richard Nixon playing golf.

Life Magazine April 25, 1960 :
Arnold Palmer, at Masters golf tournament, sets down his thoughts.

Life Magazine June 27, 1960 :
Arnold Palmer, new hero of golf, surmounts the miseries of Denver's altitude and wins US Open at Cherry Hills, he beats Ben Hogan, some of the golfers need supplemental oxygen!

Life Magazine January 20, 1961 :
A club rebuked for bigotry, Scarsdale Golf Club, New York suburb.

Life Magazine April 21, 1961 :
Gary Player, Masters champ's curious victory, golf.

Life Magazine June 9, 1961 :
Photo essay -The Public golfer, fore! fore! - an army of sportsmen on the public links, New York's Pelham Park, Kenneth Klemm, Jack Botteon.

Life Magazine September 1, 1961 :
Photo of Francoise Pellegrino being a golf caddy for Joseph P. Kennedy, the President's father.

Life Magazine April 20, 1962 :
Photos of golfer Arnold Palmer and wife.

Life Magazine June 15, 1962 :
Arnold Palmer, relentless golf champion.

Life Magazine September 7, 1962 :
Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, and Jack Nicklaus in Golf's World series.

Life Magazine September 21, 1962 :
Photo of Jack Nicklaus in the World Series of Golf.

Life Magazine November 16, 1962 :
Cute photo of Governor Pat Brown playing golf.

Life Magazine June 21, 1963 :
Ouimet's 1913 victory that revolutionized golf.

Life Magazine June 10, 1966 :
Close-up of Doug Sanders who wins at golf, girls, and living.

Life Magazine June 17, 1966 :
Advice to Lady Golfers - Get Lost! - by Marshall Smith.

Life Magazine March 15, 1968 :
L.B.J. the golfer, President Johnson.

Life Magazine April 26, 1968 :
Golfer Tom Weiskopf.

Life Magazine June 7, 1968 :
Robert Trent Jones, tough golf course designer.

Life Magazine July 5, 1968 :
The great men golfing - the Presidents.

Life Magazine May 23, 1969 :
Cute golfing photo showing player with lots of "English" or body language.

Life Magazine September 5, 1969 :
President Nixon's west coast home, hacienda - a piece comparing (briefly) how presidents get away from it all and featuring the Nixon home with lots of photos, including Nixon playing golf.

Life Magazine September 26, 1969 :
Cute photo of tiny golfer Patty Anne Flattery.

Life Magazine November 21, 1969 :
A cartoon by Lurie showing President Nixon playing golf with Vietnam as the ball, sure seems a lot like Iraq today.

Life Magazine February 13, 1970 :
US Attorney General John Mitchell, with an interview with Martha Mitchell (includes golf photo of him and President Nixon).

Life Magazine July 17, 1970 :
Feature on Rose Kennedy at 80 includes photo of her playing golf.

Life Magazine July 31, 1970 : Cover - Bebe Rebozo - President Nixon's best friend (Nixon and Rebozo golfing)
Feature story includes Rebozo and Nixon being members of the Pewter Vessel Drinking Society at Key Biscayne's English Pub.

Life Magazine July 2, 1971 :
Golfer Lee Trevino.

Life Magazine January 1989 :
Two page studio photo of vice president Dan Quayle with golf club.

Life Magazine August 1989 :
Chi Chi's children - a puckish golfer is an old pro at helping kids in trouble.

Life Magazine October 1992 :
Golfer Jack Lemmon.

Life Magazine January 1995 :
Full page color Golf photo of Tip O'Neill.

Life Magazine January 1997 :
Good photo of Eldrick "Tiger" Woods - golf rookie of the year.


Advertisements – Golf related
Though the product being advertised may not be the most interesting part of these ads, I've highlighted product names to help those seeking specific ads.

Life Magazine June 9, 1927 :
Full page Spalding Kro-flite golf clubs ad.

Life Magazine September 1, 1927 :
Full page Dunlop golf balls ad.

Life Magazine July 12, 1937 :
Full page ad for Alex Morrison's new book about learning to golf.

Life Magazine April 25, 1938 :
Full page color Hiram Walkers Ten High whiskey ad with golf art.

Life Magazine August 8, 1938 :
Full page Studebaker ad featuring golfer Andrew Schlarb, softball player Stanley Klaybor, pilot Edison Shearer.

Life Magazine April 17, 1939 :
Full page color Miller High Life beer ad with little illustrations of a tennis player, golfer, and baseball player .

Life Magazine April 22, 1940 :
Full page Talon zipper ad with golf theme.

Life Magazine June 3, 1940 :
Full page ad for taking golf lessons.

Life Magazine July 15, 1940 :
Full page Pabst Blue Ribbon beer ad with three happy golfers.

Life Magazine September 23, 1940 :
Full page color Camel cigarettes ad with golfer Lawson Little.

Life Magazine March 17, 1941 :
Nice Coca-Cola color ad on back cover with golf clubs and Coke in a large commercial cooler.

Life Magazine June 2, 1941 :
Full page color Camel cigarettes ad with golfer Ben Hogan.

Life Magazine September 29, 1941 :
Full page color Ten High Whiskey ad with golf theme.

Life Magazine May 11, 1942 :
Half page Sun Mates black suits ad with Craig Wood, golf champion.

Life Magazine July 12, 1943 :
Very nice full page color Schenley whiskey ad with golf theme.

Life Magazine September 3, 1945 :
Full page color Pabst Blue Ribbon beer ad with humorous golf theme.

Life Magazine June 24, 1946 :
Very cute full page Fisk tires ad with little boy, golf clubs, tennis racket, fishing creel, more, art by Harold Anderson.

Life Magazine July 8, 1946 :
Nice full page color American Airlines ad with golf theme, art by John Falter.

Life Magazine July 15, 1946 :
Nice full page Spalding golf balls ad.

Life Magazine June 23, 1947 :
Full page Ansco film ad with golfer hitting ball out of sand trap.
Babe Didrikson wins again, woman golfer.

Life Magazine August 11, 1947 :
Nice full page color Havoline motor oil ad with golfer.

Life Magazine August 18, 1947 :
Sports - Bobby Locke, golfer.
Interesting full page color Chesterfield cigarettes ad with baseball players, football player, tennis star, golfer, swimmer, basketball player : Ted Williams, Stan Musial, Sid Luckman, Bobby Riggs, Lloyd Mangrum, Adolph Kiefer, and Nate Holman.

Life Magazine May 10, 1948 :
Nice full page Spalding golf ad, including Betty Jameson.
Full page color Packard ad with yellow convertible car and golf scene, art by Ewart Melbourne Brindle.

Life Magazine May 17, 1948 :
Unusual full page color Budweiser beer ad with Scottish golfing scene by Coree(?).

Life Magazine June 14, 1948 :
Lovely full page color Jantzen clothing ad with golf theme art by Pete Hawley.
Aga Khan golfing photo.

Life Magazine June 21, 1948 :
Full page Wilson golf balls ad with faces of nine famous golfers and their signatures (!).

Life Magazine August 30, 1948 :
Cute full page Listerine ad with man teaching woman to golf.

Life Magazine March 28, 1949 :
Full page color Schenley whiskey ad with golfing scene.

Life Magazine April 25, 1949 :
Full page color McGregor sportswear ad with golf theme.

Life Magazine June 6, 1949 :
Nice full page color Hamm's beer ad with golfer Olin Dutra.

Life Magazine March 27, 1950 :
Full page color United States Brewers Foundation beer ad with indoor golf, art by Douglass Crockwell.

Life Magazine April 24, 1950 :
Golfers Jim Ferrier and Jimmy Demaret.
Back page Chesterfield cigarettes ad featuring golf and Kirk Douglas.

Life Magazine May 22, 1950 :
Cute full page color Hiram Walker whiskey ad with golf theme.

Life Magazine June 5, 1950 :
Full page color Chesterfield cigarettes ad with Ruth Roman and golfer Ben Hogan.

Life Magazine June 12, 1950 :
Full page color Vitalis hair tonic ad with golf theme.

Life Magazine October 9, 1950 :
Full page color Blatz beer ad with golfer Johnny Revolta.

Life Magazine April 16, 1951 :
Nice full page color McGregor Golden Tee sportswear ad with golfers.

Life Magazine July 9, 1951 :
Nice full page color PM whiskey ad with golfer Gene Sarazen.

Life Magazine March 17, 1952 :
Full page color McGregor Sportswear ad with golfer Cary Middlecoff, art by Hiram Rubin.

Life Magazine April 28, 1952 :
Two page National Golf Day ad for playing in a tournament with Ben Hogan.

Life Magazine May 26, 1952 :
Full page color Old Gold cigarettes ad with golfing theme.

Life Magazine July 14, 1952 :
Full page color Pleasant Moments whiskey ad with golfing scene.

Life Magazine September 22, 1952 :
Full page Hiram Walker whiskey ad with five winning US golfers.

Life Magazine March 16, 1953 :
Full page color McGregor sportswear ad with Julius Boros, US Open golf champion.

Life Magazine April 27, 1953 :
Two page ad for the second Annual National Golf day with Julius Boros and others.

Life Magazine June 29, 1953 :
Full page color Budweiser beer ad with golf theme.

Life Magazine September 14, 1953 :
Full page color Chesterfield cigarettes ad with golfer Ben Hogan.

Life Magazine July 5, 1954 :
Full page color Havoline motor oil ad with nice art of golfer Sam Snead.

Life Magazine August 30, 1954 :
Full page color Lucky Strike cigarettes ad with golfer Sam Snead.

Life Magazine March 21, 1955 :
Two page color McGregor sportswear ad with golfer Ed Furgol.

Life Magazine May 23, 1955 :
Full page color SOS scrubbing pads ad with golfing scene and Sam Snead endorsement for cleaning clubs.

Life Magazine October 10, 1955 :
Back page Coca-Cola ad featuring old style coke machine and golfer Eddie Fisher.

Life Magazine June 11, 1956 :
Full page Wheaties cereal ad with Nation Golf Open winner Cary Middlecoff.

Life Magazine June 17, 1957 :
Full page color Four Roses Whiskey or Gin ad with glasses on golf cart.

Life Magazine April 28, 1958 :
Full page American Institute of Men's and Boys' Wear ad with golfers.

Life Magazine April 6, 1959 :
Nice full page Seagram's VO whisky ad with golfing art.

Life Magazine March 28, 1960 :
Full page Bantron smoking deterrent tablets ad with golfer Sam Snead.

Life Magazine April 11, 1960:
Here is another odd Harrison automotive air conditioning ad with polar bear in boat with ice and sunshade, desert golfers in back, color.

Life Magazine June 18, 1965 :
Two page color Sears ad features golfer Doug Ford, on the Ted Williams Sports Advisory staff to Sears.

Life Magazine April 7, 1967 :
Colorful ad for McGregor clothing featuring golf fashions.

Life Magazine April 14, 1967 :
Nice full page very red Ford Fairlane car ad with golf theme.

Life Magazine April 12, 1968 :
Full page McGregor sportswear ad in color featuring golfer Doug Sanders.

Life Magazine May 24, 1968 :
Full page Wilson golfing ad with Casper, Snead, Wright, Berg.

Life Magazine September 20, 1968 :
Interesting ad - The Case of the Gasping Golfer - A Sanfordized Company Mystery (fabric treatment).

Life Magazine April 11, 1969 :
Two page color Sears ad with Arnold Palmer and golfing theme.

Life Magazine April 18, 1969 :
Full page color John Deere riding lawn mower ad with golf theme.

Life Magazine April 25, 1969 :
Full page color ad for travel to Manitoba, featuring golf.

Life Magazine June 6, 1969 :
Two page color Sears ad with Arnold Palmer and golf theme.

Life Magazine May 15, 1970 :
Full page New York Life insurance ad with golfing theme - we contribute to the delinquency of retirees.

Life Magazine July 10, 1970 :
Full page Hit-Tru golf grip ad with Tommy Bolt.

Life Magazine July 16, 1971 :
Full page color Calvert whiskey ad with sad golfer looking at the ripples in the water trap.

Life Magazine November 1981 :
Full page color U.S. Postal Service ad with Bobby Jones golf stamp and golfing theme.

Life Magazine January 1999 :
Neat two page State Farm Insurance ad with golfer Mildred "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias, vintage photo.