The 1950s: Arnold Palmer
Arnold Palmer's swing with its famous helicopter finish is one of the game's most distinctive. It also generated tremendous power. Palmer used his tremendous strength to swing hard and without fear, a style that made him one of the most popular players the game has ever seen. In this photo, Palmer drives from the first tee in opening round of 17th Southern Intercollegiate golf tournament at Athens, Ga., April 29, 1954.