"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." -Linda Hartough


Linda Hartough to Have Artwork Display During AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

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Friday, February 05, 2016

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (February 5, 2016) – Linda Hartough, world-renowned golf-landscape artist (www.hartough.com), will have a display of some of her select canvas giclées during the week of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, a PGA Tour event taking place Feb. 8-14 at Pebble Beach, Calif., on three of the Monterey Peninsula’s premier golf courses: Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course and Monterey Peninsula Country Club Shore Course. Six of Hartough’s well-known works will be shown at The Studio in the Garden, an art gallery in Carmel, Calif., between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. daily during the tournament.

"It is a pleasure to have a showing of my work during this historic tournament,” Harough said. “Everyone who loves the game yearns to play Pebble Beach, and a fine art print can serve as a wonderful memory or an ongoing invitation to visit this beautiful golf destination.”

On display at The Studio in the Garden will be the following canvas giclées by Linda Hartough, all artist proofs:

8th Hole, Pebble Beach Golf Links
9th Hole, Pebble Beach Golf Links
7th Hole, Pebble Beach Golf Links
18th Hole, Pebble Beach Golf Links
12th Hole, Golden Bell, Augusta National Golf Club
18th Hole, Swilcan Bridge, The Old Course (St Andrews, Scotland)

Also, many of Hartough’s fine art prints are on view and available for purchase at the Images of Pebble Beach, a gallery at the Lodge of Pebble Beach, in Pebble Beach, Calif. Among Hartough’s works on display and available for purchase at this gallery is her well-known limited edition print, 7th Hole, Pebble Beach Golf Links. This print, along with many others, also may be purchased from Hartough’s website, www.hartough.com.

In addition to the 7th Hole, Pebble Beach Golf Links, on display and for sale at The Images of Pebble Beach gallery are Hartough’s prints of Pebble Beach Golf Links Holes 5, 8, 9, 17 and 18.

About the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Spanning over half a century, the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, conducted by the Monterey Peninsula Foundation, has undergone changes in latitude as well as attitude. The core of the tournament, however, remains not only the exceptional golf by the world’s best players, but also the lore surrounding each yearly winter extravaganza.  

The inaugural event, known as the Pro-Amateur Golf Championship, was hosted by entertainer Bing Crosby in 1937 in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., near Del Mar, where Crosby invited some friends to play golf, enjoy a clambake and raise a little money for charity. The first event was won by Sam Snead, whose first-place check was in the amount of $500. The tournament was suspended during World War II, but was revived in 1937. AT&T became the title sponsor in 1986.

How do four days of golf change millions of lives?

Since its inception, the Monterey Peninsula Foundation has given millions of dollars to organizations in Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties. In the 2014/15 fiscal year, the Foundation donated $9.1 million to support local nonprofits in the tri-county area.

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 Rees Jones. Her work is included in the collections of the USGA Museum, in Far Hills, N.J., and 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 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 25-year series she completed in 2014, as well as her official British Open Championship series from 1990-1999.

Hartough has been honored with the Golf Digest Lifetime Achievement Award. She 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.

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