USGA obtains archive of late SI photographer Peskin
The U.S. Golf Association has obtained the rights to 1,700 historical golf images taken by late Sports Illustrated photographer Hy Peskin, it was announced Thursday.
As part of the long-term agreement with Peskin's family, the USGA Museum will maintain the archive, which includes one of golf's most iconic images: Ben Hogan's approach shot with a 1-iron at the final hole of the 1950 U.S. Open at Merion.
“Hy Peskin was a pioneer in sports photography who documented some of the greatest moments in the history of golf,” said Robert Williams, director of the USGA Museum. “We are excited to have the opportunity to be the caretakers of his collection. His legacy lives on in every frame and we will preserve his body of work for future generations to appreciate.”
Peskin was the first staff photographer for Sports Illustrated. He died in 2005 at the age of 89.
“It has always been important to our family that Hy’s work find a place to be revered,” said Preston Reynolds, Peskin's son. “We're very excited to be partnering with the USGA and we believe that this great organization provides an opportunity for a great man to be remembered and for the golf community to preserve an important piece of the sport’s history. We’re very proud.”