The PGA of America has a new sculpture on display at the PGA National Resort called “Faces of Golf.” It features faces from Mary, Queen of Scots to Rory McIlroy and over 100 more. For anyone who watches HBO’s hit series, Game of Thrones, you might be thinking how similar this is to the Hall of Faces, without the big hall of course. Here’s some more info about the sculpture:
“The original work’s permanent home is the British Golf Museum in St. Andrews, but a new casting recently went on display at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. – the home of the PGA Tour’s Honda Classic. Holofcener is British-American and lives in nearby West Palm Beach. This is the only copy of the work in the United States.
Faces of Golf is our resort’s most recent addition of artwork and has been a real conversation starter since its installation just prior to the Honda Classic, said James Gelfand, general manager of the PGA National Members Club. Its prominent display in the hallway en route to the PGA pro shop and golf courses evidences our respect for the game’s proud heritage.
The sculpture – started in clay and finished in bronze – features bas relief portraits of 116 golfers from Mary, Queen of Scots – an avid golfer whose reign spanned 25 years in the 16th century – to four-time major champion Rory McIlroy. Also among the faces are Seve Ballesteros, Laura Davies, Walter Hagen, Ben Hogan, Bobby Jones, Phil Mickelson, Old Tom Morris and Young Tom Morris, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Gene Sarazen, Sam Snead, Annika Sorenstam, Lee Trevino, Harry Vardon and Tiger Woods.”