Biography

Jules Alexander grew up in New York. He began taking pictures at the age of 12 and by the age of 15 was photographing jazz musicians Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra and Duke Ellington for Down Beat magazine. At the age of 18 Jules enlisted in the Navy and was an aerial reconnaissance photographer during World War II in the South Pacific. After the war he returned to New York to become a top advertising and fashion photographer. It wasn't until 1959 and a self-assignment with golfing great, Ben Hogan that Jules began his work in golf. Since then he has photographed hundreds of golf courses world-wide and covered hundreds of professional and amateur tournaments. His work is on display at the World Golf Hall of Fame and Golf House and can be found in golf clubs and homes throughout the world. Most notably Jules' Ben Hogan photographs are featured in the book "The Hogan Mystique" published in 1994.

Awards

A permanent exhibition is at The World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Florida of 12 of Jules' Hogan images.

An exhibition is on display at Golf House in Far Hills, New Jersey. This photograph was chosen to be displayed over the fireplace in the Hogan Room by Mrs. Hogan.

The Golf Writers of the MGA awarded Jules the "Lincoln Werden Award for Outstanding Contributions to Golf Journalism." June, 1999