"Faces Of Golf" sculpture now on display at PGA National Resort

Faces of Golf at PGA National
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The "Faces of Golf" sculpture features bas relief portraits of 116 golfers from Mary, Queen of Scots to four-time major champion Rory McIlroy.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 | 6:57 p.m.
 
At the Open Championship last summer, acclaimed artist Lawrence Holofcener unveiled a pretty impressive piece of golf art. His sculpture, "Faces of Golf," features a collection of portraits of golfers, golf course designers and golf commentators who've made their mark on golf history down through the years.
 
The original work's permanent home is the British Golf Museum in St. Andrews, but a new casting recently went on display at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. – the home of the PGA Tour's Honda Classic. Holofcener is British-American and lives in nearby West Palm Beach. This is the only copy of the work in the United States. 
 
"Faces of Golf is our resort's most recent addition of artwork and has been a real conversation starter since its installation just prior to the Honda Classic," said James Gelfand, general manager of the PGA National Members Club. "Its prominent display in the hallway en route to the PGA pro shop and golf courses evidences our respect for the game's proud heritage."
 
 
The sculpture – started in clay and finished in bronze – features bas relief portraits of 116 golfers from Mary, Queen of Scots – an avid golfer whose reign spanned 25 years in the 16th century – to four-time major champion Rory McIlroy. Also among the faces are Seve Ballesteros, Laura Davies, Walter Hagen, Ben Hogan, Bobby Jones, Phil Mickelson, Old Tom Morris and Young Tom Morris, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Gene Sarazen, Sam Snead, Annika Sorenstam, Lee Trevino, Harry Vardon and Tiger Woods.
 
"I have long been a fan of professional golf and felt inspired to celebrate the careers of these great men and women I have followed and their legendary predecessors,"  said Holofcener, whose most famous work is "Allies," a sculpture of Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt sitting on a park bench deep in conversation. "As an artist, I wanted to create a sculpture which includes faces of people from different times, different places and different backgrounds – a representation of some of the remarkable people who have contributed, over the years, to this wonderful game."
 
If you'd llike to see more, here's a video from Golfing World on the "Faces of Golf" unveiling at the British Golf Museum last summer: