Golf News for Friday, September 21, 2012 | Business

Graeme Baxter and JMP Golf Design Group form strategic partnership

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Graeme Baxter, the world's most highly acclaimed golf landscape artist and official artist to the Open Championship, European Tour and Ryder Cup, has formed a strategic partnership with the international golf course architectural firm, JMP Golf Design Group. This new relationship is part of an ongoing effort to extend additional services to clients by offering internationally acclaimed talent to golf course developers, owners and golf clubs around the globe.

"We have known and respected the principals at JMP for many years. Like Graeme Baxter, JMP Golf Design Group is internationally recognized for their creative artistry across the globe. This collaboration brings forth a shared vision of honoring the traditions of the game and preserving the historical record of golf clubs, in part, through fine golf art, "said Rob Goulet, Business Manager to Graeme Baxter.

"We are very pleased to have the opportunity to provide our global client base with Graeme's exceptional talent in capturing the essence of our designs through his fine art golf paintings. It is a logical extension of our services to our valued clients and our own art form." says Brian Costello, Principal and Partner at JMP.

About Graeme Baxter
Graeme Baxter's work is admired and prized internationally for it superb quality, depth of feeling and intimate knowledge of the subject of golf landscape art. As the official artist to the Open Championship and the Ryder Cup and European Tour since 1991, his original oil paintings have been commissioned by the finest clubs throughout the land and hang in famous clubs as far afield as the Honorable Company of Edinburgh Golfers at Muirfield, Scotland, Augusta National Golf Club home of the United States Masters and the Old Course Hotel, St. Andrews, Scotland. His artwork is available as a licensed product and his original images are reproduced as fine art giclée, gallery textured and limited and open edition lithograph prints.

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About JMP Golf Design Group
Founded in 1985, JMP Golf Design Group is a professional golf course design company providing services exclusively in the field of Golf Course Architecture. JMP has offices on the US West Coast in Belmont, California, and on the East Coast, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Their list of projects include outstanding, world-class designs in the US, as well as award-winning private, public and resort golf courses on five continents around the world. The firm is led by three Partners, Brian Costello, Mark Hollinger, and Bob Moore; all of who are members of the prestigious American Society of Golf Course Architects. The Partners, with over 75 years of collective experience in golf course architecture, are committed to a shared vision of quality golf design. This vision focuses on a commitment to environmental sustainability and golf designs which are responsive to site conditions and existing landforms, while meeting the requirements of the Client's market and budget. JMP has long been recognized as one of the World's top golf course design firms with extensive project experience that literally spans the globe. For more information on JMP Golf Design Group please visit:

For additional information contact:
Rob Goulet, Business Manager
Tel: 407-248-9000
Cell: 407-257-1126

Brian Costello, ASGCA
1513 Folger Drive, Belmont, CA 94002 USA
Tel: 650-620-9670
Cell: 650-678-4034