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Making the Cut

Title: 'Making the Cut'
24th June - 4th August 2013
Location: University Main Library

Images of the Levy Golf Exhibition

The first ever exhibition of the work of celebrated golf photographer Lawrence Levy was held in the Main Library in June 2013, as part of the University's ongoing 600th Anniversary celebrations.

The exhibition, 'Making the Cut', showcased the work of the late Lawrence Levy, who documented the Majors, European/PGA Tour and the Ryder Cup throughout the 1980s and early 1990s.

Included were previously unseen images alongside some of the most recognisable images in golfing history, among them the iconic shot of Seve Ballesteros after sinking a 15-foot putt to win the 1984 Open at St Andrews.

The collection was entrusted to Special Collections by the Joseph Levy Foundation – continuing St Andrews' reputation as 'the birthplace of modern golf' and the University's long running relationship with the game.

Jonathan Levy said: “I am sure I speak for all of Lawrence's family in saying that coming to view the exhibition and spending time in St Andrews was an experience which moved us all quite deeply. To see the passion and the care which you and your team have put into the archive and to see a light once again shining through Lawrence's transparencies on show to friends and admirers of his life and work filled me with pride.”