"It is hard to beat these beautiful works of art. These are instant collectibles."
Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) November 21, 2012
18 Greatest Scottish Golf Holes and 18 Greatest Irish Golf Holes are perfect Christmas golf gifts. They represent stunning trips to the birthplace of golf, Scotland, and its near neighbor and romantic outpost, Ireland. For those who have travelled there these books will stir the soul. For those who dream of travelling there, these books will fuel their imaginations.
There are approximately 26 million golfers in the U.S. alone. But presenting these individuals with a gift they’ll love yet haven’t already bought for themselves is not always an easy feat given that golfers tend to be an affluent and discerning group. These limited edition books and prints though should solve the problem.
As much collectible works of art as they are golf books, both titles were printed and hand-finished at arguably the world’s finest print house, Editoriale Bortolazzi Stei in Verona, Italy. The high definition and high density treatment of the photographs and illustrations is mesmerizing. Each book features brilliant, unique work from photographer John Kernick combined with the gorgeous art direction, book design and hand-drawn and painted illustrations of Siobhan Royer-Hardy.
The text, by Craig Morrison and Andrew Ross, is judicious and informative, telling the story of golf in each country, its great courses and greatest holes.
In his foreword to the Scottish book Colin Montgomerie says:
“The book’s aim is a simple one: to give Scottish golf and its great holes the treatment they deserve. And that aim has been achieved. For my part it is great to see Scottish golf presented so sharply, to see with fresh eyes the forgotten wonders of older clubs we sometimes take for granted as well as to see the remarkable style of some of the country’s newest golf courses.”
In his foreword to the Irish book Padraig Harrington says:
“The resulting list of 18 holes is stunning. What appeals to me is that it is not just the authors’ selection. The holes were selected by thoughtful consensus as much as anything else. As much time was spent interviewing the club professionals and members, greenkeepers, aficionados and golf architects as on the courses themselves. Time, too, was spent with some of my fellow Tour Professionals, discussing the merits of their preferred holes as the 18 Greatest Irish Golf Holes slowly revealed themselves…”
Readers will visit Scotland and Ireland’s finest courses with some of the game’s greatest players serving as their guides. Limited to 3,000 copies, the Scottish edition features courses including the Old Course at St. Andrews, Turnberry, Carnoustie, Royal Troon and Royal Dornoch. The 5,000 copy Irish edition is packed with interviews with golfing greats Clarke, Harrington, McDowell and McIlroy. Courses in the spotlight include Ballybunion, Portmarnock, Royal Potrush and Royal County Down.
The exclusive photography and illustrations from both volumes are available as limited edition prints, both framed and unframed, in various sizes. They are superior examples of golf art, the unfiltered photographs and charming illustrations printed to the highest standards. Each golf print is available in a limited edition of 500.
18 Greatest Golf’s limited edition coffee table books presented in fabulous slipcases ($199) are available in select golf stores nationwide and online at http://www.18GreatestGolf.com with speedy shipping.
About 18 Greatest Golf
18 Greatest Golf produces the world’s finest golf volumes, as much collectible works of art as books. The company’s titles – 18 Greatest Scottish Golf Holes and 18 Greatest Irish Golf Holes – are the ultimate golf gifts for aficionados of the game as well as those who love fabulous books. Based in Atlanta, Georgia and Inverness, Scotland, 18 Greatest Golf’s large-format luxury limited editions contain original photography and illustration as well as exclusive interviews with the game’s luminaries. The company prides itself on producing golf books that are more beautiful and accomplished than any other on the market.