First Hole

  • First Golf Drawing in a series
  • Limited Edition Print
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First Hole

Golf drawing from Olden Times

First in a series of golf drawings

T  he problem with my game can be summed up in two words: anger management.

In fact, I very nearly named this piece Anger Management, but The Colonel noted that the drawing didn’t show anyone wigging out.

“It doesn’t have to,” I said. “It’s art!”

She rolled her eyes and pinched the bridge of her nose.

“Well wasn’t there a movie called that with Adam Sandler? And didn’t he make another golf movie?” she asked.

“Maybe he’ll buy the original!” 

“Maybe you’re a bonehead,” she said, with a touch of snort.

As usual, she was right (er, not about me being a bonehead, I hope).  Adam Sandler didn’t buy the original (someone else did…yay!) and I named it First Hole, as it was to be my first golf drawing.

A year or so later, one of my clients who, miraculously, was familiar with the course, wrote and told me that this was actually the last hole, not the first.

So maybe I am a bonehead…



The Process of Drawing

First comes extensive research. No artsy-fartsy 'interpretation'; it has to be done right.  No guesswork.

Then comes 300-ish hours of painstaking, garment-rending, hair-pulling, hunched-over, aspirin and coffee-fueled toil at the drawing table before collapsing at the finish line.

"I've always felt that artists who gabble on about 'how relaxing art is for them' are full of crap.  I always thought Hemingway got it right: ' sit down at a typewriter and open a vein'.

You've gotta bleed a little"

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  • Published from an Original Pencil Drawing
  • Limited Edition of 1968 Prints
  • Artist's Proofs of 196 Proofs
  • Image Size 9 1/4" by 13 1/4"
  • Framed Size 20" by 24"
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2 reviews for First Hole

  1. Mark Tovee

    Where was this piece taken from? I’d love to know the course if there is one.

    • The Pencilneck

      This is, I’m told, the Jasper Park Lodge, in the early 1930’s.

  2. Anthony

    My boss has this!

    • The Pencilneck

      You boss has good taste! 😉

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