August 31, 2011

Greenhills No. 3

Greenhills No. 3 Sketch
Sunday afternoon golf at Greenhills. Quick sketch started to wait on hole no. 3 then finished by hole no. 6. Waited too much, so only played 9 holes. Feels like a nine hole course!

August 24, 2011

Rocky Crest, Rain

Sunny and bright to start the day. By the time we tuned on to Hamer Bay Road to Rocky Crest Golf Course was starting to rain. By the itme we pulled in to the parking lot, it was pouring rain. Lightning and pouring rain, so no golf that day at Rocky Crest, my favourite Clublink course. This is view from club house looking out onto the eighteenth hole, while having coffee deciding where to go and what to do.

August 12, 2011

KOLF No. 13, Quotes

Bobby Jones, arguably the best golfer that ever lived, said such things as ... "Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots, you get good breaks from bad shots - but you have to play the ball where it lies." This is the quote I started this piece of artwork with.I admire Bobby Jones not only because he was the most successful amateur golfer that ever lived. He exemplified the principles of sportsmanship and fair play. The most widely known incident - he called a two-stroke penalty on himself, and lost a tournament by one stroke. I believe golf is played against yourself or "old man par" as Jones said.

The golf hole pictured here is based on Greenhill's Hole No. 2, a long par five. It may be slightly downhill, but is always difficult to reach in 3 shots, as it is guarded by 4 sand traps.

KOLF No. 13, Quotes

August 8, 2011

KOLF No. 12 Quotes

This is another drawing in the KOLF series. "Walking down any fairway you can sense the tradition and history of the sport. You can almost feel the presence of the likes of Bobby Jones and Babe Zaharias." Quotes include:  IF YOU TRY TO FIGHT THE COURSE, IT WILL BEAT YOU. GOLF BRINGS OUT YOUR ASSETS AND LIABILITIES AS A PERSON. THE MIND MESSES UP MORE SHOTS THAN THE BODY. The hole depicted here is based on Number 7 at Forest City National in London.

KOLF No. 12, Quotes

August 3, 2011

Boothhill Country Jamboree

This past weekend was a weekend of country music, interesting people and very, very hot weather at the Boothhill Country Jamboree. The campground near Bothwell, Ontario was a sea of RV's. Most of the people supported cowboy boots and hats. There was only a few tents scattered amongst the 200 acres of motor homes. Considering the fact that I am not a big country music fan, I did enjoy the music of Sammy Kershaw (especially his version of Louie Armstrong's Wonderful World), high energy rockin sounds of Mustang Sally and The Oakridge Boys brought back memories of seventies and eighties country. I didn't get a chance to really listen to the rest, but I heard all the entertainment was good. Attached are a couple sketches from beside the stage area looking back at campground. First row of campsites directly behind the snow fence is the VIP section.