Fellow golfers, friends and business associates:
I wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving, even if you aren’t from the USA.
I have much to be thankful for, the least of which is the golf world and all of the great people I’ve met in that world. Cheers to you.
Stay tuned for the 2010 HOG Turkey Awards, coming up soon.
Here is a follow up to my reviews of the Golden Horseshoe Gold and Green courses in Colonial Williamsburg. The Historic Area near the courses definitely deserves an individual mention.
Horse and buggy cruises down Duke of Gloucester Street
The Historic Area at Colonial Williamsburg has a wealth of historic buildings and museums to visit, each with very interesting stories to tell.
The area is a trip back in time to the 1700’s, where everything is as it was at that time. Walking the streets of the historical area is as close as a person could get to traveling back in time.
The buildings, the tools, the wardrobes of the townspeople, the plates… all authentic and original. If a building needs to be repaired or rebuilt, or some sort of work needs to be done, workers use the same tools and techniques which were used in the 1700’s.
Greetings from the Salt Lake International airport. I’m now waiting for my flight to Chicago where I’ll be meeting a bunch of buddies and caravanning to South Bend, Indiana. We will be taking in all the sights and sounds of Notre Dame football as my top 15 (8-1) University of Utah Utes football team rolls into town.
Debauchery to follow soon.
I’m blogging from my new Apple iPad. For the first time in HOG World Tour history I’m traveling without my laptop. I’m still getting used to the keyboard so forgive any spelling errors!
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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.