(updated January 2021, some links no longer available and/or have been archived)
The Golf Balls made to an amazing 3 foot diameter, mounted onto a Tee and set upon a 2 foot square box, Where designed and and manufactured at Busch Plastics , in Lynwood IL., under the sponsorship of Ronald McDonald House Charities and the Tartan Art exhibit .
They were painted and decorated by local artists, celebrities, and famous artists. The Tartan Art exhibit will show case a golf ball painted by, the late, famous artist Leroy Neiman, the golf balls were positioned along Michigan Ave “The Mag Mile”, in Chicago, during the month of September, 2012, while The Ryder Cup was being hosted in Chicago IL., other golf balls were placed in front of Various Businesses who donated to the benefit, and also placed along the Ryder Cup Course.
Proceeds went to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities. This was a great opportunity for local artists, not only to help in a charitable cause, but to also show off their art and have them presented for the public to see. The Golf Balls have been covered by NBC5Chicago and here, ABC7Chicago and here, and the Chicago Daily Herald and here. Other coverage on chicagoduffer.com and ChicagoNow.com
Tartan Art is an outdoor art exhibit and fundraiser that is part of Magnificent Moments, an official charitable fundraising campaign for the 2012 Ryder Cup benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicago-land and Northwest Indiana and the Illinois PGA Foundation.
This was a very fun project to do, it is not often someone asks for a Giant Golf Ball, and since it was for a good cause, it also made it a rewarding project. We are grateful for having the opportunity to participate in such a good cause.