On Sunday, November 1, 2020, Australia woke up minus a legend. Sean Connery – secret agent, Scotsman, and occasional golfer – had died at the age of 90. Connery defined cool for generations. Aston Martins, vodka martinis, massive mustaches – no matter what the OG 007 did, he did it without equal… and that includes golf. Don’t believe us? Too bad, we’ve compiled some of the greatest photos of Connery on the course over the years to prove it. Don’t let anyone ever tell you that bell bottoms and tartan aren’t badass.

1962: Golf in denim

[Image: Chris Ware]
1962: Golf in denim, pt. 2

1964: On the set of ‘Goldfinger’

[image: Mirrorpix]
1966: Scrambling like Phil

1969: Making the yips beg for their mummy

1972: Hanging with some absolute legends
[image: Peter Dazeley]
1974: Where Rickie got it from
[Image: Doug McKenzie]
1976: Somehow making this look good at the Trophée Lancôme
[Image: James Andanson]
1982: Clear eyes, black glove, can’t lose

1987: Chest hair and Masters drip

1996: Winning the Lexus Challenge with Hale Irwin

1998: Channelling The Shark (or should we say “Jaws”?)

2002: Working on his takeaway with Michael Bloomberg