Michael's best friend captured Tigers perfect swing in full motion at the Masters practice day as a small black and white photo, which provided the inspiration for this painting. Taken from such a low eye level is unusual as most of the photographs of the 18th are taken from a high gantry, giving this piece a unique edge.
This glorious portrayal of Sam Snead in all the glory of 50's style as a fine art print is just perfect! This famous tournament at Augusta in '54 saw Hogan and Snead battling it out. Snead won by one, after taking the duel to the final green.
A characterful portrayal of Donald Ross, the renowned golf course architect born in Dornoch, Scotland but who lived most of his life in the USA. He famously wrote the book 'Golf Has Never Failed Me' in 1948, but it was never published only to be discovered in the mid-1990's and appropriately named 'the lost commentaries'.
This rarely available fine art print depicts Bobby Jones, at the 1927 Open at St Andrews. Hole 10 at The Old Course was named Bobby Jones in 1972 after his death in 1971. This was the last hole named at St Andrews Old Course - the highest honour bestowed on St Andrew's adopted son.
This rarely available fine art print depicts Bobby Jones, Minikahda, 1927. Michael recalls that this painting was based on a photograph that was one of Bobby's particular favourites. The cup was added in and had to be extensively researched for accuracy. Out of interest, the hand on the cup is the artists own!
This rarely available fine art print is referred to as 'Waiting For The green To Clear', and depicts Ben Hogan on the only occasion he played a major in Britain, which he won! Hogan's Alley is named after him at Carnoustie.
Michael comments: "This scene is depicted just after the rain has passed with Mr Hogan in private contemplation of the next shot. The caddy is folding Mr Hogan's waterproofs, whilst a stoic British crowd with flat caps and rain-coats looks on, slightly unimpressed at having just weathered the storm!" Second from the right edge, the artist included himself in the audience too!
This rarely available fine art print depicts Ben Hogan at the U.S. Open, Merion, 1950. The circumstances around this incredible tournament, which Hogan won are well documented. as "one of the greatest comebacks in all of sports" after a terrible accident the year before.