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The ‘fine art’ of golf

12.10am 2nd November 2005 - Media

Stonehouse Publishing, the US based fine arts print company, has announced the official launch of two new prints to the “Jack’s Farewell to the Open” Collection, which commemorates golf legend Jack Nicklaus’ farewell to major championship golf. The launch is set to springboard Stonehouse’s distribution push into the European marketplace, a move which will enable European customers to experience the unique qualities of the Stonehouse print collection for the very first time. Distribution and sales enquiries in Europe will be managed by specialist sports marketing consultancy Andrew Keast Marketing.
Licensed by the Nicklaus Companies to create a commemorative piece from Jack’s final Open Championship, photographer Patrick Drickey captured two unique images of Nicklaus during his final round at the 2005 British Open. Through its partnership with the Nicklaus Companies, Stonehouse has the ability to use the Golden Bear trademark and Jack Nicklaus’ lithograph signature on all of its “Jack’s Farewell to The Open” commemorative edition series of prints.
The two new prints will be part of the new Stonehouse “Moment in Time” Collection. Unlike most prints in the Stonehouse Collection, which feature the landscape of golf’s finest courses, the “Moment in Time” pieces freeze a special moment in golf in its complete context in the trademark Stonehouse panoramic format.
Both of the “Jack’s Farewell to The Open” pieces are available now in three sizes at selected golf retailers and also directly through the web site.
Based in Omaha, Nebraska, Stonehouse Publishing, Co. was founded in 1995 by photographer Patrick Drickey to deliver “the fine art of golf” to consumers. Patrick Drickey is a pioneer of panoramic golf course photography and his portfolio includes images from the world’s great destination and championship courses, including St Andrews, Turnberry, Royal Birkdale, Pebble Beach, Pinehurst and many others.
His panoramic format is ideally suited for vividly capturing the scope and breadth of a golf course and his 25 years of experience as an architectural and landscape photographer apply well as a golf course artist. While capturing light and landscape is important, Patrick’s attention to the reproduction of each image is unsurpassed. He personally oversees the preparation of every fine art lithograph and collector watercolour rendition. These reproduction processes are very rare and far more costly than usual photographic reproductions that are mass-produced, but the results are self-evident.
Andrew Keast

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