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The New Yorker Book of Golf Cartoons was published in 2002 by Bloomberg Press. The cartoons are the property of The Cartoon Bank, a New Yorker Magazine Company.

Robert Mankoff, the cartoon editor of The New Yorker has culled the decades best, all exhibiting the focus, the passion - and the frequent absurdity - of the golfer's world.

The cartoons shown below are all to do with Putting.

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1. Charles Saxon 2. Donald Reilly 3. James Mulligan

Cartoon - Charles Saxon Cartoon - Donald Reilly Cartoon - James Mulligan

4. Richard Decker 5. Ton Smits 6. Joseph Mirachi

Cartoon - Richard Decker Cartoon - Ton Smits Cartoon - Joseph Mirachi

7. Whitney Darrow jr 8. Alfred Frueh

Cartoon - Whitney Darrow jr Cartoon - Alfred Frueh

1. Charles David Saxon (1920-1988) was an American cartoonist. He was born in Brooklyn, and graduated from Columbia University in 1940. In 1956, he became a cartoonist for The New Yorker and is best remembered for his work for the magazine. He received the National Cartoonist Society Advertising Award for 1977, and their Gag Cartoon Award for 1980, 1986, and 1987. For his work with The New Yorker, he received their Reuben Award for 1980.

2. Donald Reilly (1933-2006) was a cartoonist best known for his long association with The New Yorker magazine. He was born in Pennsylvania and began drawing for The New Yorker in 1964, He created 1,107 cartoons and 16 front page covers for the magazine. His work had also appeared in Playboy, Mad and Harvard Business Review among others.

3. James Mulligan – No information.

4. Richard Decker (1907-1988) was a cartoonist and illustrator who studied at the Pennsylvania School of Industrial Art and became famous for his cartoons published in The New Yorker. He did illustrations for Look and the Saturday Evening Post and did a number of advertisements for the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin.

5. Ton Smits House in Eindhoven in the Netherlands is the former studio and residence of the Dutch cartoonist and artist Ton Smits, who lived and worked here from 1957 until his death in 1981. In the period between 1949 and 1975 he published many hundreds of humour-drawings in the well known American magazines, such as The New Yorker, The Saturday Evening Post, Collier's, Look and This Week Magazine.

6. Joseph Mirachi – No information.

7. Whitney Darrow, Jr. (1909-1999) was a prominent American cartoonist, who worked most of his career for The New Yorker, with some 1,500 of his cartoons printed in his nearly 50-year career with the magazine. He published four collections of his cartoons, You're Sitting on My Eyelashes, Give Up?, Stop, Miss and Please Pass the Hostess.

8. Alfed Frueh (1880-1968) was an American cartoonist and caricaturist for The New Yorker magazine from 1925 to 1962. He turned to cartooning professionally after being hired by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in its art department.

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