"Approach at #3"
© Michael Lane, 1986

17 x 27.5 in. Printed on archival Strathmore paper
Limited edition of 250 signed and numbered prints and 50 artist proofs
Prints $150 Artist Proofs $300

Approach at #3 features Grodon Brand Jr. of Scotland and his approach shot during the 1985 World Series of Golf at Firestone
Country Club. It's the final round on Sunday, the weather is hot and sunny, and the colorful gallery surrounding the green are
packed in 6 deep!

Gordon's ball can be seen climbing towards the green; it's directly above the yellow hazard stake on the left side of the pond
and near the top of the painting. See if you can find it!

Although it looks as if the tree guarding the left side of the green is going to catch the golf ball, Gordon's shot made it past the
tree and safely to the green, nestling up next to the flagstick along with Denis Watson's and Roger Maltbie's approach shots -
already on the green and sitting next the hole.

This hole underwent some changes after the 1985 World Series with a Jack Nicklaus redesign adding 3 greenside bunkers and
more undulation to the putting surface.

One of my favorite things about this painting are the cardboard box periscopes the golf fans standing in the back of the gallery
are using to see the action on the green! You don't see those anymore!

The original painting is in the private collection of Larry Levy of Akron, Ohio.

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