Monday, March 23, 2015

Love Where You Live Tourism Award

Back in February I was asked to create a trophy for a dog named Stout. Stout is a black lab and the unofficial mascot of R.J. Rocker's Brewing Company here in Spartanburg, SC and he is this year's recipient of the Love Where You Live Tourism Award. So I took an old gumball machine that needed some TLC and transformed it into a dog-treat dispensing trophy!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Tasmeem 3ajeeb!

I just returned from my second trip to Virginia Commonwealth University Qatar in Doha for Tasmeem 3ajeeb! It was an amazing week filled with unique workshops and inspiring speakers from around the globe. Tom and I went as A Couple of Putts and led a 3 day workshop where we built a 10th mini golf hole to add to the course that we helped the students design last fall. We also gave a talk on our mini golf work.

The hole was inspired by a classic jump shot in combination with Doha's iconic Pearl. We came with a basic design and let the students customize it. We love the direction they took it! Here are some images of our process and the final hole.

Original concept for the hole.
Test playing with amazing matching shoes!
The students sketching out ideas for the skyline.