Monday, August 12, 2013

95th PGA Championship Sketches

Rob and I were fortunate to have tickets to Thursday's and Saturday's rounds of the tournament. The weather was Western NY summertime perfect.

Thursday, we parked ourselves under a tree with a good view of the 6th green and the 7th tee. Met some nice folks enjoying the day.  Couldn't believe the crowds.... a sea of humanity,  especially when Tiger arrived in our area. 

After Phil came through, we made our way to the 16th tee box so we could stay ahead of his crowd and then follow him up to 18.  I was determined to get his autograph :)  .... Well, I got Rory's, Justin Rose's and Woody Austin's, but the rain came and we left.  Luckily, Phil made the cut!

We so lucked out picking Thursday and Saturday as our days to attend.  Friday was filled with rain.

On Saturday we made our way to the 13th tee box.  Rob camped there while I went on a bit farther to a spot just down from the 4th tee. I saw this scene on Thursday and was eager to capture it in my journal.  It was mid-morning and the crowds weren't strong yet.

Once I finished this watercolor sketch, I went back to 13 and we stayed there until Phil came through.  Then again, made our way to the 16th tee box.  Once Phil showed up, I walked up to the clubhouse area.  I was determined to get Phil's John Hancock!

I'm ever so happy to say that I was successful :)

I have blotted out the actual  autographs with a Photoshop tool, as I'm unsure of the possible online ramifications.... better safe in this electronic world than sorry.

6 comments:

  1. LOVE these sketches!!! My husband was there too... he was at the 13th hold tee box... he said he had a good vantage point from there seeing many different holes/tee shots. He was there Tues, Wed. and Thurs. We're near Canandaigua Lake.... did you come from SC just of the golf???
    Thanks, Emie

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    1. Hi Emie. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. My husband's family lives in Rochester and on Conesus Lake. We visit each year usually for the Lake of Fire on the 3rd of July. Thought it would be great to tie in the PGA this year instead.

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  2. Ahhh... Conesus Lake is beautiful this time of year... and the winery's are great! Are you ever here long enough to teach a class???? I would LOVE to be able to take a class with you one day!!!!! I've admired your art for quite awhile.
    Thanks, Emie

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    1. Hi Emie. The last two years our trips have been too short to fit in a workshop, but I will surely keep you posted about next year's plans :) Thank you!

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  3. Thanks for sharing your days with us with these great sketches. Of course, my thought on the signatures was, "Who could read them anyway?" but I understand your reluctance to put them there where they could be traced. Great place to visit, I'm sure!

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  4. Thanks, Rhonda! Yes, golfers could be doctors with their signatures :)

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