The Royal St. George #17
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Golf has been played at the Royal St. George's Golf Club since 1887. Incredulous though it may seem, seven years later they hosted their first Open Golf Championship. The fickle wind can be a huge factor at the 427 yard 17th, where in one round of the 1985 Open, Seve Ballesteros failed to reach the raised green with two wood shots in the morning and then Sandy Lyle got home with a driver and a nine-iron in the afternoon.
About the Artist: 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.