A Century of Golf

Valentine Art Reproductions has unveiled a collection of 18 outstanding photographic golf prints taken at St Andrews, the Home of Golf

Valentine Art Reproductions

Valentine Art Productions Limited has compiled a series of 18 photographic golf prints, all taken from the Department of Special Collections at the University of St Andrews Library.

All of the images - which cover a period of more than 100 years - were taken on the Old Course or around the clubhouse at the Home of Golf, and can be viewed here.

The selection includes images of some legendary golfers and documents the differing attire and equipment of yesteryear, painting an authentic picture of the evolution of golf.

The Department of Special Collections played a highly valued advisory role, helping Valentine Art Reproductions select a distinct array of historic images.

The Departments holds the Library's collections of rare and early printed books, manuscripts, photographs and the University's institutional archive.

Individual images are priced at £45 per mounted print and £65 for the framed options. Framing is only available throughout the UK, but mounted prints will be delivered anywhere overseas.

Oil paintings of the prints are also able to purchase, with a special package available to golf clubs who want their own artwork copied to sell to interested members.

For more information, or to contact Valentine Art Reproductions, call 01828 627484, e-mail andrew@valentineartreproductions.com or visit www.valentineartreproductions.com.

Nick Bonfield
Features Editor

Nick Bonfield joined Golf Monthly in 2012 after graduating from Exeter University and earning an NCTJ-accredited journalism diploma from News Associates in Wimbledon. He is responsible for managing production of the magazine, sub-editing, writing, commissioning and coordinating all features across print and online. Most of his online work is opinion-based and typically centres around the Majors and significant events in the global golfing calendar. Nick has been an avid golf fan since the age of ten and became obsessed with the professional game after watching Mike Weir and Shaun Micheel win The Masters and PGA Championship respectively in 2003. In his time with Golf Monthly, he's interviewed the likes of Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Jose Maria Olazabal, Henrik Stenson, Padraig Harrington, Lee Westwood and Billy Horschel and has ghost-written columns for Westwood, Wayne Riley, Matthew Southgate, Chris Wood and Eddie Pepperell. Nick is a 12-handicap golfer and his favourite courses include Old Head, Sunningdale New, Penha Longha, Valderrama and Bearwood Lakes. If you have a feature pitch for Nick, please email nick.bonfield@futurenet.com with 'Pitch' in the subject line. Nick is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade M1 Fairway wood: TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Hybrid: Ping Crossover Irons (4-9): Nike Vapor Speed Wedges: Cleveland CBX Full Face, 56˚, Titleist Vokey SM4, 60˚ Putter: testing in progress! Ball: TaylorMade TP5x