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Introduction

WELCOME TO JACK'S MAJORS. YOU ARE ABOUT TO TAKE A STUNNING VISUAL WALK THROUGH TIME WITH JACK NICKLAUS. NOTED SPORTS ARTIST WALT SPITZMILLER HAS CREATED A COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL PAINTINGS THAT RECOGNIZE EACH OF JACK’S MAJOR WINS. THEY ARE HERE FOR YOU TO SIMPLY ENJOY AS A MUST SEE VISUAL CHRONICLE OR IF YOU ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT GOLF AND WISH TO OWN ONE OF THE PAINTINGS, YOU MAY. THEY ARE OFFERED AS LIMITED EDITION PRINTS, AN INVESTMENT GRADE PORTFOLIO OF ALL 18 WINS OR AS THE ORIGINAL WORK OF ART.

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The Story

THERE IS NO QUESTION. JACK NICKLAUS - THE MAN, THE GOLFER, THE COURSE DESIGNER AND THE GAME’S PREEMINENT AMBASSADOR - WROTE ONE OF GREAT CHAPTERS IN GOLF. THOSE WHO FOLLOW, WALK IN HIS FOOTSTEPS. JACK PLAYED THE GAME WITH HONESTY, INTEGRITY, SPORTSMANSHIP AND PASSION. THE MILEPOSTS IN HIS CAREER ARE THE 18 MAJOR WINS. IT IS HOW ALL OF THE GREATS ARE MEASURED. EVERY MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIP HAD ITS MOMENT WHEN THE VICTORY WAS SECURED OR THE IMPOSSIBLE SHOT WAS MADE. THESE MOMENTS WERE ALWAYS EMOTIONAL AND VISUALLY STUNNING. YOU HAD SEEN SOMETHING YOU WISHED TO NEVER FORGET.

IN 2005, WALT SPITZMILLER, WHO IS ONE OF STORYTELLERS IN THE MEDIUM OF PAINT ON CANVAS, SUGGESTED TO JACK THAT "NOW" MIGHT BE THE RIGHT TIME TO TELL THE STORY OF HIS MAJOR WINS. JACK AGREED AND AN EIGHT-YEAR COLLABORATION BETWEEN THESE TWO DISTINGUISHED ARTISTS FOLLOWED. THE COLLECTION TITLED, JACK’S MAJORS, IS COMPLETE. THESE WORKS OF ART ARE BEING OFFERED EITHER AS MUSEUM QUALITY GICLEE PRINTS IN EDITIONS OF 100, AS A LIMITED EDITION OF 100 INVESTMENT GRADE, HAND MADE GENUINE LEATHER BOUND PORTFOLIOS OR YOUR CHOICE OF AN ORIGINAL PAINTING.

THESE ARE STRICTLY LIMITED EDITIONS CERTIFIED AND SIGNED BY BOTH JACK NICKLAUS AND WALT SPITZMILLER. THE VALUE OF THIS EXTRAORDINARY COLLECTION IS CERTAIN TO INCREASE OVER TIME. IF YOU HAVE A PASSION FOR GOLF AND WISH TO SHARE SOME OF THE GREATEST MOMENTS OF THE GAME WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY, JOIN US FOR A MEMORABLE WALK DOWN THOSE HISTORIC FAIRWAYS WITH JACK NICKLAUS.

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Walt Spitzmiller with Jack Nicklaus

I have always respected Walt’s work and how he interprets a scene and a moment in history. Walt dedicated himself to the challenge of putting to canvas the story of my 18 majors. It took me 25 years to win them, and it took Walt eight years to paint them. I hope he can reflect on his body of work with pride, because he should. Jack Nicklaus

The Portfolio

FROM DAY ONE, WALT SPITZMILLER AND JACK NICKLAUS WANTED TO PRESENT SOMETHING TRULY REMARKABLE THAT WOULD BRING ALL 18 MAJOR WINS TOGETHER IN ONE RETROSPECTIVE BOOK. THIS IS IT. THE GREAT MOMENTS OF HIS MAJOR WINS AND ACCOMPANYING DESCRIPTIONS ARE ALL CAPTURED IN A LIMITED EDITION OF 100 HANDCRAFTED, GENUINE LEATHER BOUND INVESTMENT-GRADE PORTFOLIOS. THE PORTFOLIO IS A “BIG BOOK.” IT INCLUDES ALL 18 FULL SIZE (18” X 24”) GICLEE PRINTS WITH HISTORICAL TEXT PAGES BY AWARD-WINNING GOLF JOURNALIST AND AUTHOR, DON WADE.

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The Paintings

The Paintings

The following paintings share the remarkable journey Jack Nicklaus made from his first win at the U.S. Open in 1962 to victory number 18, the “stunner” at the 1986 Masters. We invite you to recapture the excitement of the moment and the story of the win below. If you love golf, you will love this walk through time with Jack and Walt.

The Artist

Walt Spitzmiller is one of the world's foremost sporting artists and his work is widely held by private and corporate collectors, including many golf legends such as Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson and Lee Trevino, as well as the PGA TOUR. For more than 30 years, he has been devoted to capturing the spirit of the game, its famous players and historic moments, and Walt has established himself as an iconic golf artist.

His golf art has been showcased by the United States Golf Association, marking only the third time in the association’s history that an individual artist was featured at Golf House. Many paintings hang in the World Golf Hall of Fame in St. Augustine, Florida. The PGA TOUR commissioned Walt to create original paintings of the recipients of their Lifetime Achievement Awards, including Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and President George H.W. Bush. The TOUR also had Walt paint the members and two captains of the 2009 Presidents Cup teams and these works were presented as commemorative gifts to the participants.

For many years, Walt’s art regularly illustrated stories in Sports Illustrated and GOLF Magazine, and he was the chief contributing artist to Senior Golfer Magazine, as well as a special contributor to Outdoor Life magazine. In 1978, he covered the Masters for Golf Digest and in 1984 he created a Portfolio for Time Magazine and Nissan Motors on the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.

Additionally, Walt’s art may be found in the Baseball Hall of Fame, The Smithsonian Institute, The American Museum of Illustration and the Rodeo Hall of Fame. Walt resides in Bonita Springs, Florida, with his wife Connie and keeps a studio in nearby Naples.

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  • I have always respected Walt’s work and how he interprets a scene and a moment in history. Walt dedicated himself to the challenge of putting to canvas the story of my 18 majors. It took me 25 years to win them, and it took Walt eight years to paint them. I hope he can reflect on his body of work with pride, because he should. Jack Nicklaus
  • Jack's Majors is a chapter in golf's history elegantly expressed in words and images by one of golf's best artists. Joe Beditz President National Golf Foundation
  • Jack Nicklaus's 18 major championship victories are the gold standard of competitive golf, and now for the first time they are all captured, dramatically and accurately, in one handsome volume. With Jack’s Majors, Walt Spitzmiller has scored 18 triumphs of his own. George Peper Editor LINKS Magazine and Former Editor-in-Chief GOLF Magazine
  • We are most proud that Walt painted a 5 foot x7 foot commissioned piece for RedStick in 2001. It is the main feature as one enters the members’ area of the clubhouse. Walt captured the spirit of the club beautifully and it is most appreciated by all of our members and guests. I am delighted to say Walt’s latest triumph, Jack’s Majors, is just as awesome Richard Kreitler Co-founder of RedStick Golf Club Vero Beach, Florida

News & Media

World-Renowned Golf Artist Walt Spitzmiller Unveils Paintings to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Nicklaus’ First Masters Win
03/07/13

World-Renowned Golf Artist Walt Spitzmiller Unveils Paintings to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Nicklaus’ First Masters Win

One third of Nicklaus’ major championship titles came at the Masters and with this year (2013) being the 50th anniversary of the “Golden Bear’s” first win of his unmatched run at Augusta National...

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"The Art of Winning." By Brendan Mohler
03/07/13

"The Art of Winning." By Brendan Mohler

PERHAPS THE greatest feat in golf—Jack Nicklaus' 18 majors—is recognized through 18 original paintings from golf specialist Walt Spitzmiller. Spitzmiller spent...

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Walt Spitzmiller releases "Jack’s Majors" fine art collection
03/07/13

Walt Spitzmiller releases "Jack’s Majors" fine art collection

Golf and sporting artist Walt Spitzmiller spent eight years painting what he believes is golf's greatest achievement of the modern era...

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"Jack’s Majors": 18 paintings in one portfolio book - By Jack Strege
03/07/13

"Jack’s Majors": 18 paintings in one portfolio book - By Jack Strege

Tiger Woods' resurgence with the Masters on the horizon again brings Jack Nicklaus' 18 major championship victories into focus, the perfect time to...

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World-Renowned Golf Artist Walt Spitzmiller Unveils Paintings to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Nicklaus’ First Masters Win
03/07/13

World-Renowned Golf Artist Walt Spitzmiller Unveils Paintings to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Nicklaus’ First Masters Win

Golf and sporting artist Walt Spitzmiller spent eight years painting what he believes...

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