Merion Golf Club, Ardmore, Pennsylvania
by Linda Hartough
Canvas Giclée Framed
Limited Edition signed by Linda Hartough.
Color Image Size: 21” x 36”
Framed Size: 28" x 43"
Nice Antique Gold Frame with linen liner.
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The 16th Hole, East Course, 430 Yards, Par 4, , Ardmore, Pennsylvania.
The 16th Hole on Merion Golf Club’s East Course, the “Quarry Hole,” is one of the most demanding holes in golf at one of the most historic courses in America. Designed by Hugh Wilson, the East Course opened in 1912. It is perhaps best known as the place where Bob Jones won the 1930 U.S. Amateur to complete the Grand Slam. Merion has hosted more USGA Championships than any club in the United States. The 2013 U.S. Open, scheduled for June 13-16, will be the 16th national championship and fifth U.S. Open held at the club. The most recent U.S. Open at Merion was in 1981, won by David Graham. Other past Open champions at Merion include Olin Dutra (1934), Ben Hogan (1950) and Lee Trevino (1971). In addition to the U.S. Open, Merion has hosted six U.S. Amateurs, four U.S. Women’s Amateurs and a Girls’ Junior. The club has also made an international impact, hosting a Curtis Cup (1954), World Amateur Team Championship (1960) and Walker Cup (2009).
About the Painting: 16th Hole, East Course, Merion Golf Club
On choosing to paint the 16th Hole at Merion Golf Club, Hartough said, “The rest of the course looked wonderful in the spring air, and it was really hard to limit the choice to one hole. But the sight of the Quarry Hole ablaze with yellow-flowered scotch broom did it for me.”
The Quarry Hole is one of the most demanding holes in golf at one of the most historic courses in America. Designed by Hugh Wilson, the East Course opened in 1912. It perhaps is best known as the place where Bob Jones won the 1930 U.S. Amateur to complete the Grand Slam.
In this rendering, Hartough brilliantly captures Merion on a beautiful spring day, with details of scotch broom covering the treacherous terrain of the old limestone quarry. The panorama invites inspection of the dramatic undulations, stone ledges and elevations marking the difficult approach shot to the iconic two-tiered green.
“Linda has done a wonderful job capturing the drama of Merion’s famous ‘Quarry Hole’ – the 16th,” said Scott R. Nye, PGA Head Professional at Merion Golf Club. “The vibrant yellow scotch broom in the quarry and the famous orange wickers provide eye-catching pop that brings out the scenic beauty of the hole.
“The long afternoon shadows across the fairway coupled with the clubhouse in the lower left remind golfers that they are truly fortunate to walk where the legends of the game have played over 100 years of championship golf at Merion. The pencil sketch depicts the original farmhouse and barn, reminding players that the land was a farm long before Hugh Wilson’s gem was created.”
About Linda Hartough
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, Raymond Floyd and Robert Trent Jones, Sr. 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 of various holes at Augusta National Golf Club are prized by collectors the world over. In addition, Hartough painted the first of her U.S. Open series in 1990, commissioned by the U.S. Golf Association – a series she continues to this day – as well as the official British Open Championship series from 1990-1999.
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.
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