2016 Double Vigil Golf Classic, A Few Images
This weekend, I co-photographed the 2016 Double Vigil Golf Classic, which is an annual Scouting charity tournament. It was held at the Arizona Grand Resort and Spa in Southern Phoenix near Tempe. It was an excellent day to make images, with warm but mild temperatures and party cloudy skies.
This is the first golf tournament I have photographed. While it was a new experience, I have watched enough golf over the years to get a good idea where to set up and the best images to attempt. Because this was a Scouting tournament, and I knew virtually all of the participants, setting up and shooting was very easy. In a professional tournament, I would likely need to set up further away with a long telephoto.
One underrated element is that if you are not in the teebox, and taking an image, it is virtually impossible to pick up where the ball is during its flight. That made for a couple interested duck and cover moments.
The best image I didn’t get was a shot out of a sandtrap. Those always look dramatic when the dirt is thrown in the air as the golfer swings down to pop the golf ball up. That will be a great image to make next time.
Below is the first quick selection of images I made of the day. Overall, I took 72.7GB of photographs, so it is going to take me some time to turn those into a good group of images.
I will be adding more images to the gallery as I process photographs in Lightroom.
Thank you for reading, and I hope you enjoy the images!
T.M. Schultze is a San Diego-based photographer, traveller, and writer. He writes, photographs, and draws things of the outdoors that have inspired humans for thousands of years. He co-authored the Photographer’s Guide to Joshua Tree Park which can be purchased here.