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

The Savoy London is managed by Fairmont Hotels & Resorts which is a client of Magellan PR.  For more information, please visit http://www.fairmont.com, follow them on twitter @FairmontHotels or on Facebook/Fairmont Hotels.  Their community website is www.everyonesanoriginal.com. Follow The Savoy London on twitter @TheSavoyLondon and on Facebook/The Savoy.

Magellan PR is on twitter: @MagellanPR / on Facebook: MagellanPR / on Pinterest: Sue Lowry / on Google+:  Sue Lowry & MagellanPR and on Flickr: Sue Lowry.  For more information on our company, visit www.magellan-pr.com.  Follow our other blog focussing on travel in the South of England – A3 Traveller.

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