The Alfred Dunhill Links Gallery – Week Two

This week’s choice in this brilliant new series, in which leading golf photographers select their favourite pictures from the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, is a classic. A remarkable example of being in the right place at the right time.

To most of us this seems a once-in-a-lifetime shot, but photographer David Cannon is humble enough to admit that luck played a large part.

David recalls: “It was the luck of the photographer! Pure luck is all I can say about this wonderful split second in the life of actor Matthew Goode as he played his tee shot on the 18th hole in 2010.

“The 18th on the Old Course at St Andrews is such an iconic view in golf. Each year I find myself being drawn constantly to this tee shot.

“The Swilken Bridge and the Royal and Ancient clubhouse make such a memorable picture and I know every player whether amateur or professional would love a picture like this.

“This one though is made even more special as the seagulls swoop by as Matthew is caught right at the top of his backswing.”