Book Review: Linda Hartough’s “Green Glory”

"Green Glory" by Linda Hartough and Patrick Drickey is the ultimate Major visual reference in golf.

“Green Glory” by Linda Hartough and Patrick Drickey is the ultimate Major visual reference in golf. Photograph used with the permission of Linda Hartough Golf Landscapes.

Linda Hartough is by far the most prolific golf landscape artist of all-time. Her contributions to golf goes as far back as the mid 1980s painting the 13th hole at Augusta National by request of The Masters Tournament. Now, she has teamed up with photographer Patrick Drickery to chronicle¬† 69 of the world’s finest courses that have hosted Golf’s Major Championships since 1950 in “Green Glory.” In other words that would be Augusta National Golf Club and 68 other renown golf courses of the United States Open, British Open and PGA Championship. As we start Major Season with The Masters next week, now is the ideal time to acquire “Green Glory” with its 250 pages and become the expert of your friends on the most important golf courses in golf and the world.

I had the pleasure of meeting Linda back at the 2010 PGA Show and have enjoyed every subsequent occasion when I have seen her again whether it was at The Masters, a U.S. Open or at her art exhibit on Hilton Head Island. CLICK here for an article I wrote on her and her long association with the U.S.G.A. and U.S. Opens, even longer than Tiger’s.

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With Linda Hartough at the 2010 PGA Show.

With Linda Hartough at the 2010 PGA Show.

Author in Vecci Fashions knickers at 2012 Masters with linda Hartough. The azelas in her painting of the 13th were in bloom!

Author in Vecci Fashions knickers at 2012 Masters with linda Hartough. The azelas in her painting of the 13th were in bloom!

With Linda Hartough at her gallery exhibition on Hilton Head Island.

With Linda Hartough at her gallery exhibition on Hilton Head Island.