Charity Art Prints
Chester Golf Club is proud to present Limited Edition Prints that capture signature holes and breathtaking views of the golf course. Artist Sharon Boyd, along with Chester Golf Club, Chester Building Supplies, and Turner Framing and Image House are all very pleased to partner in this project. All proceeds from this fundraising effort will be donated to the Municipality of Chester P.R.O. Kids Programs and Chester Golf Club's Junior Golf Program.
The P.R.O. Kids charity raises much needed funds for sports that are channeled directly to under-privileged children in the local area.
Individual prints of the original oil on canvas 16x20 paintings, which are professionally printed and pre-matted, are now available at the Chester Golf Club Pro Shop for $100 each. Prints numbered 1-100 are reserved to be sold as matched set "foursomes" for $500 (all four prints will have the same print number). There is a limited supply of each print available, so don't delay!
For more information contact Steve Foran at 275-5512, Dave MacMillan at 273-3015, or Chad Pearson at 299-0025.
About the Artist - Sharon Boyd
Her creative interests helped in the good fortune of being offered a career in teaching elementary and high school art in a private school in the Annapolis Valley. After many workshops, courses, and international travels, she decided to pursue her own artistic interests upon retirement. It was an easy decision to head to the beautiful shores of Nova Scotia, where she was able to interact with family as well as focus on painting the amazing scenery. To her surprise and enjoyment, students of all ages still seek out creative instruction. Most work is executed in oils, but she also finds acrylics and watercolours exciting to use. Having time to work on personal pieces about landscapes and nautical still life has been very satisfying.
"Exhibiting in a variety of venues has been gratifying. A wonderful outcome has been the creation of the community Train Station Gallery, on which I'm a committee member. The most recent project I've taken on is the Chester Golf Club Limited Edition Print. It was an honour to be approached to paint four signature scenes of the course that would be printed and sold as limited editions. This amazing experience has been very rewarding, knowing that the proceeds will benefit the Junior Golf Program and P.R.O. Kids."
- Sharon Boyd
The new green for Hole #8 was built in 1996 and provides a priceless ocean view that golfers treasure each time they play at the Chester Golf Club.
Depending on the wind, the club selection for the golfer could range between a long iron and a wedge. The green contains many subtle undulations that provide challenges for any skill level. There must always be time to check for activity in the osprey nest.
As the Tancook Ferry passes tirelessly by, golfers pause to take in the impressive views. It's hard to concentrate on the game when the scenery is so amazing!
Chester Golf Club began as Winton Smith's farm and was converted into a golf course for brothers John and Alexander Miller to satisfy their love of the game.
The original twisted old apple trees, located next to the clubhouse, have seen an endless number of players follow their balls down this green which was built in 1996.
Early morning finds the sun casting fresh light while creating strong contrasting shadows. Memories of this famous tree could fill a book...
In 1989 this short par 4 was successfully built through the woods and over a swampy area. The small stream that crosses the fairway is approximately 225 yards off the tee, and every golfer must decide whether to be conservative and lay up short of this water hazard, or to giv'er and carry a long drive over it.
The raised stone footbridge, which crosses the stream at the centre of the fairway, was built in 2008 by the Chester Golf Club grounds staff. This bridge was built to whimsically replicate the famed bridge that crosses the Swilican Burn on the 18th fairway at the Old Course in St. Andrew's, Scotland.
Chester Golf Club has a protected salt water marshland along this challenging par 4 that is home to a number of wildlife and many golf balls.
The contrast of the rough, natural marshland of Chandler's Cove and the well-manicured fairway and green makes this the perfect finishing touch to any golf game - good or bad - and reminds us just how lucky we are to be here.
The club house on the hill and the majestic views of Mahone Bay Harbour complete the game with a feeling of pure gratification.