HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- Linda Hartough, world-renowned golf-landscape artist, will exhibit and sell some of her artwork at the 2013 Golf Collectors Society annual meeting & trade show, to take place Nov. 10-12 at Pine Needles/Mid Pines Resort in Southern Pines, N.C. On display will be a variety of Hartough's prints and giclées of famous golf holes around the world, as well as other collectibles. Included will be her new painting, 9th Hole, Pinehurst No. 2, in commemoration of the 2014 U.S. Open Championship, to be played June 12-15 at Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, N.C. This is Hartough's 25th painting in her U.S. Open series, commissioned by the United States Golf Association.
"I look forward to exhibiting my work at the GCS annual meeting," said Hartough, who has been a member of the Society for a number of years. "GCS members truly appreciate the history of the game, and it will be a pleasure to talk about my work with them."
The GCS trade show, which is open to the public, will take place 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Nov. 12, at the Pine Needles Reception Center.
About the Golf Collectors Society
The Golf Collectors Society (GCS) is an international organization dedicated to preserving the treasures and traditions of the game of golf. GCS members collect golf memorabilia and play with hickory golf clubs. Founded in 1970 by Robert Kuntz and Joseph S.F. Murdoch, the organization today has over 1,400 members from 15 different countries. The philosophy of the Society was and always has remained that it is a not-for-profit fraternal organization that encourages members to visit, share information and establish friendships based on a common interest, the love of golf.
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