"Strokes on strokes"
Reproduction of original painting by Josh Davis, depicting the magic + beauty that is Pinehurst No. 2.
About the Painting:
The Turn was painted by our homie Joshua Davis, a Raleigh-based art teacher who is almost as addicted to creating as he is teeing it.
"In painting, I try to capture the truth of a place or experience. This one was the biggest surface I’d worked on in years because the feeling demanded it. I remember the defeat I’d felt after a long eighth that included a double hit (before the rule change) out of a fairway bunker set up by a misguided layup. Several bad decisions and double bogeys on the front had me down, but a wait and a few beers at the halfway house behind 9 tee as a single played through settled my focus. We got a chance to stare at the shortest 3 shot hole on the course for a moment and I started to have some good feelings. It was a nice respite before heading back into the storm. I vividly remember knowing it was important to take all of these feelings in and to be present. After my 7 iron found trouble left, I was back in the fight looking at an impossible shot over a trap that I knew wouldn’t hold the turtle back green. Still, there was nowhere else I wanted to be. The grass island we found ourselves on included the 10th tee and another chance to fight the good fight."