www.hartough.com), will be present at the 2014 U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open championships at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club in the Village of Pinehurst, N.C. The 114th U.S. Open will be played June 12-15, followed by the 69th U.S. Women’s Open June 19-22. This will mark the first time in history that both championships will be played on the same course in consecutive weeks.
“It truly will be a pleasure to be at this year’s U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open,” Hartough said. “I enjoyed painting the ninth hole, a gorgeous hole that truly captures the spirit and beauty of the entire renovation of Pinehurst No. 2.”
Hartough will be in attendance all week at the U.S. Open, Monday through Sunday, as well as Tuesday through Sunday during the U.S. Women’s Open. She will be in the Merchandise Pavilion near the main admission gate to show, sell and personalize limited-edition fine art paper prints of her new painting in an embossed 25th anniversary edition. The limited-edition canvas giclée edition of the painting also will be available, with a commemorative plaque included. In addition, Hartough will be selling her newest book, GREEN GLORY: A Visual Tribute to the Courses of the Majors – Golf’s Renowned Venues. Hartough will be present to personalize the books as well as the prints.
About the Painting: 9th Hole, Pinehurst No. 2
Hartough visited Pinehurst in April of last year to see the renovated course for the first time. She had been there many other times to do five paintings over the years, as well as drawings for the 1999 and 2005 U.S. Open Championships. The renovation restored the course’s natural look, “…and everywhere the holes came alive,” Hartough said. “By that I mean the holes are now visually interesting with the natural contours of the land coming through and more use of natural vegetation.
“The course now looks as though it has always been there, and I am sure it was intended to look that way…When we came to the 9th hole, I fell in love and chose it immediately for my 2014 U.S. Open painting.”
The 9th Hole, Pinehurst No. 2 is offered in a limited edition of 850 prints and an additional 85 artist proofs. Each piece in the 25th anniversary edition is signed and numbered by the artist, and each will be embossed with the 25th anniversary edition logo.
“Linda has captured the transformation of Pinehurst No. 2’s recent restoration beautifully,” said Jay Biggs, Pinehurst’s senior vice president, golf and club operations. “She has brought out the textures and ruggedness of the hole.”