Linda Hartough is a fine artist who followed her beliefs to establish a new genre of golf art.
Since 1984, she has captured some of the world's most beautiful golf courses through stunningly realistic paintings including Augusta National, Carnoustie, Pebble Beach and St. Andrews.
But her story also includes a deep dive into her business acumen and how that prevented her from being a "starving artist."
Hartough on Excellence:
"I think of Excellence as an individual's pursuit of developing their talent. I think everyone has a talent, but some people never realize it, Usually, if a person has passion and they know that's their purpose, then they are going to develop that to Excellence. It's just a natural progression."
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Hartough is credited as a trailblazer within the golf fine art industry and information about her work is available at Hartough.com.
Along the way, Hartough was a founding trustee of The Academy of Golf Art, which brings Excellence to the genre of golf art by attracting world-class artists, who offer their vision of the game to the fine art medium.