Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Five Types of Popular Golf Art

What do you think of when you hear “golf art”? For some, the term conjures up a picture of a golf course or autographed photos of famous golfers. Others think of the paintings of Linda Hartough and Marci Rule, landscape painters who often paint golf scenes. There are, however, several different types of golf art and golf collectibles that would be at home as game room décor, decorations for a golf room or even as artwork to hang in a corporate boardroom or a sports bar. If you’re looking for art with a golf theme, these are some of the different types of art you might consider.
Golf Course Photography
Golf course photography is more than just a picture of a golf course. Some of the most picturesque landscapes in the world are found on golf courses. They’re designed to be a treat for the eye and soothing for the soul as well as a challenge to the golfer’s game. Golf course photos range from photographs of individual holes on specific golf courses to aerial photographs that capture the layout of the land and the course. Famous golf photographers include Stephen Heit and Joann Dost.
Historic Golf Photos
Over the years, there have been a handful of legends of golf whose photos have become a part of the lore of the game. The famous Ben Hogan golf swing photos, for example, represent a complete analysis of Hogan’s famous form, widely believed to be the perfect golf swing. You can find single photos of Hogan at various points in his swing, as well as collections of golf photos that show the entire swing, one frame at a time.  Other famous historic golf photos include collections of the Grand Slam winners throughout history, and vintage photos of such golf greats as Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Robert “Bobby” Jones.
Famous Golfers
Golf autographs are always in demand. Photographs of famous golfers taken during their moments of triumph – or when they’re relaxing – have always made the magazines and newspapers. Some of the most famous of these photos have become iconic. In addition to legends of golf like Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Walter Hagen, there are photos of celebrities who loved golf, such as Bob Hope, Jackie Gleason and Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball.
Golf Memorabilia
Framed collections of golf memorabilia, sometimes including golf photographs and golf autographs, make beautiful and distinguished wall décor. Among the most popular types of golf memorabilia to collect are pin flags from the Masters and other tournaments, autographed photos of famous golfers and prints of the original Articles and Laws in Play at Golf with photos of the iconic golf landmark, Swilcan Bridge at St. Andrews.
Vintage Golf Art
Over the years, golf has been the subject of advertisements and vintage paintings and photos. They range from whimsical, dreamy paintings of children golfing to striking news shots of Babe Zaharias, one of women’s first golfing greats.
Golf art, whether in the form of framed photographs, painting, prints or framed memorabilia, is always classy and always in style. If you’re looking for the right décor for your golf club, family room or corporate boardroom, check out the selection of golf pictures available to suit your style.

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