March 28, 2010

Beautiful, but slow

Just got back from golfing in Hilton Head, SC. Great vacation. Weather could have been a wee bit warmer the first couple of days, but we managed to golf six rounds in six days. My favourite course was Crescent Pointe Golf Club. We were only able to get afternoon tee times and the problem with that was.... it was so slow!! The bright side of that was... I was able to do lots of sketching while we played. Attached is three pages of my sketch book, all completely while playing golf.

March 17, 2010

Courses I would love to play

Just finished a couple of commissions.... golf, one of my favourite subjects.

First one is hole number 2, a 167 yard par 3 at Ardglass Golf Club in Northern Ireland. This requires a carry across the coastline and cliffs of the Irish Sea. The clubhouse, parts of which date back to the 14th century is also spectactular. I could just imagine standing on the tee here looking out at this breathtaking hole. No wonder its a favourite hole.

Second one is hole number 10 from Club de Golf Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu. Le Manoir Richelieu golf course was inaugurated on June 18, 1925 by former U.S. President William H. Taft, who spent his summers in the great region of Pointe-au-Pic. This golf course was originally designed by the English golf architect Herbert Strong.