The Art of golf

Neiman_ryder_cup I'm a golf writer, not an art critic, so I'll leave it to you to decide what you think of LeRoy Neiman's painting (at right, click to enlarge) to commemorate the 37th Ryder Cup, which will be held in September at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky. This came to me via a press release, which suggested the painting as the perfect Father's Day gift. It's Neiman's view of the Ryder Cup as seen at the 13th hole, which features a green guarded by a moat.

Just so you know, the poster version will cost $50. A commemorative hand-signed print is $250, and a specialĀ  limited-edition (450) print will go for $4,200. Postcards and notecards are also available. For details, see

I like some of Neiman's past golf efforts -- this one of Jack Nicklaus is captivating. This Ryder Cup work doesn't blow my skirt up, as my boss likes to say. What do you think of it? Vote for great, so-so or el stinko, as you see fit.

(Painting courtesy of

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by Kevin Cunningham