HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- Linda Hartough, world-renowned golf-landscape artist, exhibited several of her works at the American Seniors Golf Association's annual three-day Cape Cod Clambake, September 22-25, at Oyster Harbors Club in Osterville, Mass. Each year the Clambake is attended by approximately 200 ASGA members and their spouses.
"I was pleased to exhibit my work at this ASGA event," Hartough said. "It's always a pleasure when true golf lovers have the chance to gather at special events where fine golf art is part of the allure."
Hartough's works on exhibit in the Oyster Harbors Club clubhouse during the event included the following framed canvas giclées:
9th Hole, Royal County Down
16th Hole, East Course, Merion Golf Club
18th Hole, Harbour Town Golf Links
The 12th Hole, 'Golden Bell', Augusta National Golf Club
About American Seniors Golf Association
The purpose of the American Seniors Golf Association is to promote friendly competition and good fellowship in golf among senior players. The Association dates its history from 1935, when the first of a series of annual winter tournaments was played among seniors at the Kenilworth Lodge in Sebring, Florida. Formal organization of the Association took place in October 1952 at a meeting in Pinehurst, North Carolina, during the North and South Seniors. Since its inception, the ASGA has been dedicated to providing its members with a Championship golf-event schedule augmented by a variety of social functions. By securing world-class sites in desirable locations, the ASGA attracts competitive amateur golfers ages 55 and over from all over the United States.
About Linda Hartough
Hartough painted the first of her U.S. Open series in 1990, when Hale Irwin won at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Ill. A confirmed artist since childhood, early in her career Hartough painted landscapes, portraits and horses. In 1984, Augusta National Golf Club commissioned her to paint its famous 13th hole, an event which propelled Hartough toward specialization as a golf-landscape painter. Since then, her work has achieved a distinguished status, displayed in the permanent collections of such legendary clubs as Augusta National, Laurel Valley, Pinehurst and Pine Valley, as well as in the personal collections of such golf notables as Jack Nicklaus and Raymond Floyd. Her paintings also hang in the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, Ga.
Known for extraordinary attention to detail in her recreation of some of golf's most beautiful holes, Hartough imbues her paintings with admiration for the scenery's natural beauty and respect for the game's history and tradition, elements which seem to emerge from the canvas. Hartough's paintings and prints grace the collections of golf-art lovers the world over.
Hartough is a Founding Trustee of the Academy of Golf Art, a professional society of golf artists established in 2004 to create an awareness and appreciation of golf art as a valuable segment of fine art.
For more information, visit www.hartough.com.
Sally J. Sportsman