Friday, December 11, 2015

Linda Hartough Featured in “Links to St Andrews”

(HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.) – Linda Hartough, world-renowned golf-landscape artist (, is featured in “Links to St Andrews – Love Letters to the Home of Golf,” a beautifully-crafted, large-scale casebound volume that makes for a highly collectible book and a welcome gift. It contains a compendium of tributes to St Andrews. Hartough’s homage to the home of golf, replete with memories of her visits and insights into her St Andrews paintings, is noteworthy. In addition, every one of Hartough’s St Andrews paintings is included in the book.

"It is a privilege to have my reminiscences and my artwork as part of this magnificent volume,” Hartough said. “For those who enjoy learning about golf’s St Andrews origins, history and tradition, this is a book to be treasured.”
The 100-plus contributors include revered amateurs and international pros, including Arnold Palmer, Sir Michael Bonallack, Rory McIlroy, Ben Crenshaw, Jack Nicklaus, Jackie Burke Jr., Tom Watson, Gary Player, Annika Sörenstam, Greg Norman, Lorena Ochoa and many more; course architects and golf historians; Royal and Ancient members; University of St Andrews graduates; caddies, greenkeepers, coaches, artists, photographers and many others (even a chef who offers favorite drinks and dishes for golfers at the “19th hole”)—all joining their voices in a uniquely conceived volume.

Also among the treasures within are a thoughtful and personal 18-hole analysis of the mother of them all, the Old Course at St Andrews; a history of women in golf; a look at how St Andrews has inspired course architecture and golf culture around the world; detailed portraits of life at St Andrews and much more.

Links to St Andrews is colorfully embellished with more than 400 images, from commissioned fine art and inspired photography to vintage posters and seldom-seen archival photos. Written contributions range from the poignant to the bawdy, from astute scholarship to the deeply personal.

“Links to St Andrews – Love Letters to the Home of Golf” may be purchased from Hartough’s website,

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