With a deluxe frame!
The 9th Hole, 2014 U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open Championships, Pinehurst No. 2, Pinehurst Resort & Country Club
Signed and Numbered Canvas Giclee from the original painting by Linda Hartough
Limited Edition - The 9th Hole, Pinehurst No. 2, Pinehurst Resort and Country Club – Canvas Giclée
Canvas Giclée with deluxe frame
Canvas Size: 21” x 36”
Framed size: 30" x 45"
The 9th Hole, Pinehurst No. 2., 186 Yards, Par 3; U.S. Women’s Open – 179 Yards, Par 3, Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Village of Pinehurst, North Carolina, 25th Anniversary Edition Pinehurst No. 2 will once again be the center of the golf universe in June 2014 when it hosts the world’s top male and female amateur and professional golfers to compete for the U.S. Open championship titles. The 114th U.S. Open will be played June 12-15, 2014, followed by the 69th U.S. Women’s Open on June 19-22, 2014. It will mark the first time in history that these two national championships will be contested on the same course in back-to-back weeks. Overall, Pinehurst No. 2 has hosted nine USGA championships, including the 2005 U.S. Open when Michael Campbell edged Tiger Woods to win by two strokes. The 1999 U.S. Open provided one of the most dramatic finishes in history when the late Payne Stewart sank an 18-foot putt for par on the 72nd hole to top Phil Mickelson by one stroke. This legendary course opened in 1907 and was designed by Donald Ross, who called it “the fairest test of championship golf I have ever designed,” and recently underwent a restoration by Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore. No. 2 is best known for its crowned, undulating greens, which are some of the most complex and widely hailed in the world.
Since focusing her skills as a landscape painter to recreate some of the world's most beautiful golf holes, Linda Hartough has become recognized as one of golf's leading artists. So extraordinary and realistic is her attention to detail that her oil paintings seem to come alive with a clarity that surpasses the camera.
Her work has gained international fame. She is the only artist ever commissioned by the United States Golf Association and the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews to do the annual, official paintings and prints for the U.S. Open and British Open Championships. She has painted prestigious golf courses from the U.S. to Scotland to Hong Kong. Her paintings are so admired that they have earned a place on two ABC Television Golf Specials on famous golf holes hosted by Jack Nicklaus. Her paintings are in the collections of such famous clubs as Augusta National, Pine Valley and Laurel Valley. Hartough originals are also included in the private collections of Jack Nicklaus, Robert Trent Jones and Rees Jones.
A confirmed artist since the age of six, Linda was raised in the picturesque country sides of Wilmington, Delaware and Louisville, Kentucky. Much of her early career was spent in Chicago where, after receiving her Fine Arts degree from the prestigious School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1970, she made a living by selling her paintings locally. In 1980, Linda moved to South Carolina near Hilton Head where, she painted landscapes, portraits and horses.
In 1984, Augusta National Golf Club commissioned her to paint the famed 13th hole, thus beginning her golf landscape career. After an enormous response to her work at the 1988 PGA Show in Orlando, Linda focused her career entirely on golf landscapes. Since that time, Linda's work has enjoyed unparalleled status in the golf world, while receiving international acclaim including Golf Digest's "Lifetime Achievement Award." Linda is privileged to be 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.
Linda's approach to capturing a great golf hole is by spending a week or more at each course, taking photographs at different times of the day to capture all possible lights. She then figures out what is important or memorable in each view of a hole and makes sure this is included in the painting. Her memory serves as a less objective image of the hole. The combination of the two provides the unique view found in each of her paintings.
"I really enjoy painting golf landscape. It is some of the most beautiful and varied landscape in the world combined with a deep, historical sense of tradition that transcends time. The painting is a success when both elements emerge."