Tickle Your Funny Bone with Golf Photos

Golf photos are often inspirational shots - photos of the golfing greats at the pinnacles of their careers, teeing off at tournaments or accepting their accolades after a win. Not all golf photos are the standard fare, though. Some of the most popular golf shots and prints highlight some of the more ignominious moments of a golfer's career, while others pay rueful tribute to those golf hazards that every golfer knows all too well. If you're looking for unusual golf gifts for men, consider one of these golfing photos or prints designed to draw a belly laugh - or at least a rueful smile - from any golfer.

The Lost Bet

Perhaps one of the most famous golf photos of all time, The Lost Bet was taken by well-known photographer William F. Thompson in 1967 at Houston's Champions Country Club, but didn't appear nationally until November, 2006. It shows Arnold Palmer gamely paying up after losing a bet - and a game of golf - to rival Jack Nicklaus. The famous shot wasn't released until after Thompson's death, but it's become one of the best-known pieces of golf memorabilia in the years since.

Ben Lightfoot Golf Pictures

Ben Lightfoot is guaranteed to tickle the funny bone of anyone who's ever picked up a golf club. The renowned artist combines photos of the most beautiful courses from around the world with his distinctive hand-drawn cartoons. The delightful golf pictures are the ideal finishing touch for a family room or man cave, and they're guaranteed to make you laugh.

Vintage Golf Art

Golf photos are only the latest wrinkle on golf art. In the early parts of the 20th century, golfers and golf courses were favorite subjects for painters and artists. Vintage golf photo that features women and children make lovely decorating accents in a casual living room, office or on the wall of a restaurant. Bring a smile to everyone's face with the classic Daddy's Caddie, which features an adorable toddler in daddy's cleats and cap trying to tee off with a club that's taller than he is. Bring a touch of the whimsical into an Art Deco room by hanging several selections from Peltriaux, featuring 1920s beauties enjoying a day of golf.

One for the Dogs

Offset the classic dogs playing poker with a series of four wickedly funny prints featuring a fearsome foursome of pups. The unsigned, matted and framed prints depict the four dogs teeing off, trying to hack their way out of the rough and enjoying a pint at the end of the day. Hang them on the wall in your family room or den and watch the smiles.

Golf photos and golf memorabilia make unusual and unexpected gifts for golf lovers. Whether you're looking for golf course photos of American or Scottish courses, photos of the golf greats or golf photos to make you smile, you'll find a wealth of memorabilia available online. From humor to inspiration, you're sure to find exactly the piece of golf memorabilia you're looking for to finish off your room design.

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