McKellar Issue #3 is packed cover to cover with great golf writing from both the game’s most established journalists and new voices we’re confident you’ll enjoy. These are just a few of the features you will find in the winter 2020 edition.
The Master In Yosemite - Ansel Adams achieved global fame for his awe-inspiring image of Yosemite National Park. Human subjects are seldom present in his work, but in 1929, the young photographer conducted a session documenting golfers in Yosemite. Until McKellar discovered them, these photos had never before been published.
The Legend of Santa Anita - In a story destined to reshape how we think about modern golf course architecture, Geoff Shackelford and Tommy Naccarato tell the story of Santa Anita Golf Course, built in the 1930s under the auspices of Roosevelt’s WPA and designed by “one-hit wonder” James Harrison Smith.
Belle of the Ball - Belle Robertson is considered to be one of Scotland’s best ever career amateurs, a two-time Curtis Cup captain and former British Ladies Champion who eschewed the professional game to stay close to home and her roots in Argyle. Award-winning war correspondent Audrey Gillan travels to the Mull of Kintyre to speak to Belle, now in her eighties, about her life, her golfing legacy and wonderful linkslands of Dunaverty, the golf course that gave birth to her game.
Figures in the Landscape - Over the course of an illustrious career, painter and illustrator Harold Riley has documented the life of his hometown of Salford, just outside of Manchester, England, and rendered portraits of leaders from John F. Kennedy to Nelson Mandela. Golf has been another of Riley’s lifelong passions. He attended 53 consecutive Open Championships, training his eye on players from Hogan to Els.