Vintage Photo Series – Fore!

This classic image from The Savoy’s rooftop is of American golfer Walter Hagen who was celebrating his first British Open win in 1922.  The Savoy’s roof was used a great deal in the past for photo opportunities and in this particular shot, archivist Susan Scott believes that Hagan was driving balls into a barge on the River Thames.  Other celebrated golfers then followed in his footsteps until access to the roof was prohibited.

We believe this famous shot was replicated by photographer Annie Leibovitz with actor Hugh Grant around 2000 – 2003.

Contributor:  Sue Lowry

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