This golf print features the 18th hole at South Hills Country Cub in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1920, South Hills
started out with 9 holes and in 1924, it became a full fledged 18 hole golf course.
The 18th hole originally played as the 9th hole of what is known as the "in side nine." A long par 4 of 430 yards, the 18th
hole has a downhill tee shot leaving the player with an uphill approach shot to well guarded green. Par is a good score
Commissioned by members of the Ryder Cup at South Hills, this painting is done in a surrealistic fantasy style where
everything is in perfect condition The trees are in their peak foliage while the flowering crab apple (seen on the left side
of the fairway bunker) is in full bloom. Normally, this would be impossible due to the fact that the crab apple blooms in
Spring when the trees are just beginning to bud.
Another fantasy aspect of the painting is the condition of the grass in the fairway and rough; there are no brown or burnt
out areas! The bunkers have a bleached out effect and reflect the intensity of the sun.
The original painting is in the private collection of South Hills. Artist proofs come with a special color remarque printed
on the white border of the print. See the remarque below.