Walter Hagen (1892-1969) takes a lot of credit for obtaining the recognition the professional golfers of today now receive. He identified himself with the ordinary man and broke down the myth that golf was played by a select few. He was a great character; furthermore he was a great golfer and was one of the finest matchplay exponents in the 20's. Not only a successful Ryder cup ambassador, Hagen also won 11 majors during his illustrious career. Click on the images for larger pictures.
J H Taylor and Walter Hagen shake hands before the 1933 Ryder Cup at Southport and Ainsdale. Samuel Ryder is pictured in the middle.
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