After conquering the world of menswear, Lyle & Scott turned its attention to golf. Building on our expertise in knitwear, Lyle & Scott launched its first range of golf wear in the 1960s and we soon became known as ‘The Original Golf Brand’. The launch coincided with the creation of our now iconic ‘Golden Eagle’ motif, inspired by the eagle of Gleneagles’ world famous golf courses. Lyle & Scott’s golf range was quickly adopted by some of the world’s finest players, including Gary Player and Arnold Palmer.
The Golden Eagle soared in the late 70s and 80s, as Lyle & Scott’s golf range reached new heights when some of the most iconic victories in the history of The British Open were achieved by some of the world’s best golfers, proudly sporting the Golden Eagle of Lyle & Scott.
The first, and arguably the most memorable, came from Jack Nicklaus in 1978. It was Jack Nicklaus’ third time winning the famous Claret Jug, a result that meant he became the first golfer ever to achieve a triple career grand slam. This was followed 8 years later, when Greg ‘The Shark’ Norman achieved his first major victory at the 1986 Open Championship clad in a fetching yellow, geometric patterned Lyle & Scott jumper.
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Chapter 4: The Original Golf Brand