Wednesday, May 13, 2015

PGA Senior Championships at Pete Dye Course, French Lick, IN

PGA Senior Championships at Pete Dye Course, French Lick, IN  May 19-24, 2015

In anticipation of the PGA Senior Championships at the new Pete Dye designed golf course at the French Lick Resort, a friend and I spent two days painting there.  We soaked up the gorgeous, wooded vistas of Southern Indiana from the spectacular layout.   Pete Dye created the jaw dropping views by removing hundreds of trees from the second highest spot in Indiana and carving out, he says, "his best inland course".   For all you golfers, don't miss the Senior Championship tournament.  The tickets range from $15-$35.  Here's the scoop:

The Indiana Plein Air Painters were invited to create paintings of the course with vistas. We'll have our paintings on display and for sale during the Championships and thru the summer at the Historic West Baden Springs Hotel with it's huge, interior dome.  This not-to-be-missed hotel is part of the French Lick Resort and is connected to the French Lick Casino by an antique trolley. 

The weather was perfect, so, needless to say, we had a great time painting in the late afternoon on the day we arrived. My first view was painted from the back veranda of the old Taggart mansion, now the club house, looking west at the 2nd Hole, 369 yds, Par 4. 
"Hole 2, Pete Dye Course, French Lick, IN."  Oil, 11" x 14", Gold frame, $950

The next morning, we woke very early to catch the morning mist and the raking light of the sunrise.  My second painting was of Hole 9, 410 yards, Par 4.
"Hole 9, Pete Dye Course, French Lick, IN"  Oil, 11" x 14", Gold frame, $950

These two views and all my paintings can be seen on my web site at   Please feel free to email me at with comments and inquiries, and forward this to your golfing friends.  Remember, I always enjoy hearing from you. If you haven't had the great pleasure of visiting French Lick, IN and staying in the West Baden Springs Hotel, I hope you will soon.  This summer has gotten off to a great start!

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