Harry Vardon: Britain's Harry Vardon was one of the greatest golfers of his generation. The six-time British Open champion also won the 1900 U.S. Open, lost in a 1913 U.S. Open playoff, and tied for second in the 1920 event at age 50. The overlapping grip was first used by Vardon in the 1890s, and was named for him. This vintage golf photo appears courtesy of the Golf Digest Resource Center.
Casper (1971) was a acknowledgment to Billy Casper who lost out to winning the title of the 1971 PGA golf championships to Jack Nicklaus by just two strokes – the golf ball inspired frame was Oliver Goldsmith’s tribute to the golfers talent and dedication to the sport- he might not have won the championship, but he had a frame named after him!