Golden Rule: Book covers Nicklaus’ major victories in art

Jack Nicklaus and the Masters are synonymous. The Golden Bear has won five Green Jackets – the first being 50 years ago this month – and  total of 18 major championships.

Jack Nicklaus as depicted by Walt Spitzmiller

Golf and sporting artist Walt Spitzmiller spent eight years painting Nicklaus’ major championships and now has a collection called “Jack’s Majors,” in which he captures a moment from each of Nicklaus’ major titles.

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Nicklaus’ first Masters victory, Spitzmiller has published “Jack’s Majors” in a commemorative fine art Portfolio book (  The hand bound collector’s volume, which is limited to 100 editions, is numbered and signed by Nicklaus and the artist and includes 18 giclee art prints (18” x 24”) of the collection, along with accompanying text that recounts highlights of each tournament by golf author Don Wade.

“I’ve been a great admirer of Jack Nicklaus and it has been a labor of love to paint each of his landmark major championship victories,” said Spitzmiller.  “I am delighted to offer the 18 paintings as a tribute to the world’s greatest golfer and his unique and enduring achievements.  I am especially grateful that Jack is so pleased with the art and that he agreed to sign each of the 100 limited edition Portfolios.”


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