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One of the best golf photos at the Par 3 Contest at Augusta!

One of the best golf photos at the Par 3 Contest at Augusta!

One of the best golf photos at the Par 3 Contest at Augusta!

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Professional Photographers have been known to wait a lifetime to capture a perfect time that describes that moment perfectly.  This happened at the Par 3 contest before the 2016 Masters Tournament when Gary Player holed out on the 7th hole, to the thrill of everyone present.  David Yarrow captured that moment and described it as his best photo ever!  Read how Adam Schupak of  GolfWeek describes David Yarrow’s perfect shot in capturing Gary Player’s perfect shot!

Gary Players makes his 4th ace at the Par 3 Contest!

One of the best golf photos at the Par 3 Contest at Augusta!

Gary Player reacts in front of a photographer of his hole-in-one at the Master’s Par 3 Contest. (David Yarrow)

AUGUSTA, Ga. The ageless Gary Player made his 31st career hole-in-one, acing the 115-yard seventh hole of the Masters’ Par 3 Contest.

There were a record nine aces on April 6. But the shot of the day belonged to renowned wildlife photographer David Yarrow, who captured the 80-year-old Player making his record fourth ace in the contest.

“I’ve shot Maradona winning the World Cup and historic moments at the Olympics, but I think this is the greatest sports photo I’ve ever shot,” Yarrow said.

He previously assembled Gary Player’s African Wildlife Conservation Portfolio as a tribute to Player’s late brother, Ian, a conservation pioneer who spearheaded efforts to save the White Rhino from near extinction. Yarrow was Player’s guest at Augusta – his first time shooting the Masters since 1996 – and had special access to shoot The Big Three 

Armed with a Nikon D810 camera, Yarrow headed out to the par-3 course with few preconceived notions. He set up at the seventh hole for one simple reason: “It frames so well, and I thought I could simply get a shot of the gallery clapping for three of the greats of the game as they walked up the hill,” he said. “Nothing special.”

Read the rest of Adam Schupak’s article on the best golf photo ever at the Par 3 Contest at Augusta. Go here!

Source: Adam Schupak   GolfWeek

Pictures: David Yarrow

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