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Continuing on with my current “Golf Art” theme, here’s a piece by a cat in San Francisco named Vincent Concepcion, owner of Gamma Canvas. This piece is called “San Francisco Golfer.” Click the image to view a larger version.
Vincent works in a process he calls “Hand Drawn Digital Art.” First he sketches the art by hand. Then he scans it into the computer where he enhances it and uses digital airbrushing to produce the incredible shading and gradients you can see in the art. Once the art is done, it is transferred to a canvas via an archival quality print technology.
Vincent’s work is very fun and the details are amazing. There are also some “hidden gems” in there too, which make it even more fun.
Best of luck to my buddy Vincent Concepcion and his new golf art project!
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I have a cool new piece of art on my wall, sent in by my new buddy Gary Hartenhoff. Gary does fine oil painting in the open air (plein I believe is what that is called).
The piece is called 17th par three hole of the Utah Canyon Golf Course. It is part of a series Gary is going to be doing of golf courses in American national parks.
Gary must have known my favorite places in the world are the national parks here in Utah, like Arches National Park. Gary’s hole is basically what it would look like if you put a golf hole in a Utah national park. That’s two of my favorite things wrapped up into one cool image.
Forget golf for a minute. Tomorrow is the biggest home game in Utah football history. 5th ranked (8-0) Utah will be hosting 3rd ranked TCU (7-0) in an epic college football showdown.
I’ll be there early, as ESPN’s “Game Day” broadcast will be happening in the west parking lot of the stadium.
If anyone is going to be at the game, come early and fine me in the tailgate lot. I’ll be making seriously kick ass fajitas.
The winner of this game will be on pace for a BCS busting season, and nobody busts the BCS better than Utah with a 2-0 BCS record. Not bad for a team which isn’t in the BCS, at least until next year when we join the PAC-10.
I played golf this week, a few days after I returned from my trip to Williamsburg.
At the airport I examined my clubs for damage but didn’t examine my golf bag. When starting my golf round a couple of days ago I noticed the damage. Sure enough, the fine baggage handlers at jetBlue bent the hell out of one of my favorite Ogio carry bag’s legs, and broke the part which holds the legs together and gives them their spring action. So the only way I could get my stand bag to stand, was to prop the legs very wide open, photo #1. Then since it was broken, the legs no longer would retract.
Seconds later, the whole bag collapsed and laid dead flat on the ground. The legs are toast. See pic #2 below. Called jetBlue and they refused to fix or replace the bag.
This is a warning for you golf travelers to think twice before you fly jetBlue. Beware.
A couple of days ago I posted my review of the Golden Horseshoe Green Course. I wrote it on the airplane ride home. I’ve now had a couple of days to reminisce and look over my photos of the Golden Horseshoe Gold Course. I loved it before but the more I reminisce, the better it gets.
Designed By Robert Trent Jones, Sr.
In 1963 the Golden Horseshoe Gold Course opened. It was designed by one of the most famous course designers in golf history, Robert Trent Jones, Sr.
History is a key word because the area of Colonial Williamsburg is a goldmine of historical events, people and places. That goldmine has been preserved since 1926 thanks to the likes of Reverend Dr. W.A.R. Goodwin, rector of Bruton Parish Church and John D. Rockefeller Jr. In fact, on a few holes of both courses, a small boat house (pictured right) on the water can be seen. That boat house was owned by Rockefeller.
I’m not typically a fan of “earth mover” course designs. I prefer designs which integrate and flow with the natural surroundings and topography, and that is just what the Gold course does. Back in the early sixties golf course design construction didn’t rely heavily on big machinery and moving a lot of earth. Course designers like Jones used their great imaginations and vision to take advantage of the existing topography.