Rusacks St Andrews, situated immediately beside St Andrews Old Course in the most iconic and prestigious location in the World of Golf, has been magnificently extended and transformed in a visionary synthesis of past and present, creating an inspirational vision for the future, incorporating Joe Austen’s collection of original oil painted portraits of the greatest champions of golf from its earliest beginnings to the present day.
AUSTEN COLLECTION RUSACKS ST ANDREWS SCOTLAND
Situated a few feet from the historic Eighteenth Hole of St Andrews Old Course, Rusacks St Andrews contains Joe Austen’s Collection of oil painted portraits of Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Tony Jacklin, Paul McGinley, Ben Crenshaw, Phil Mickelson, Sam Torrance, Ian Poulter, Lanny Wadkins, Sam Snead, Bernard Langer, Colin Montgomerie, Ben Hogan, Eamonn Darcy, Nick Faldo, Lee Westwood, Darren Clarke, Arnold Palmer, Sergio Garcia, Paul Azinger, Tom Watson, Bobby Jones, Sandy Lyle and Lee Trevino.
Three original oil paintings by Joe Austen in Rusacks St Andrews Reception are exhibited above the Motto of The Town of St Andrews: "Dum Spiro Spero." The first painting portrays Wilhelm Rusack, the creator of Rusacks St Andrews in 1887. The central painting depicts Rusacks St Andrews at the time of its creation, with The Swilcan Bridge shown in the foreground. The third painting portrays Old Tom Morris, who redesigned St Andrews Old Course, and who was a legendary founding father of The Open Championship, which he went on to win four times.
The Eighteen, situated on the rooftop of Rusacks St Andrews, commanding a magnificent panoramic vista overlooking St Andrews Bay and The Old Course, contains a series of original oil paintings by Joe Austen portraying Golf Greats from the game’s earliest beginnings to the present day.
The World of Golf, exhibited on the ceiling of The Eighteen, is a large Original Oil Painting by Joe Austen, depicting Golf Greats from the earliest beginnings of the game, to outstanding champions of the modern era.
The Action Portrait of Jack Nicklaus exhibited on the ceiling of The Eighteen, depicts the Greatest Golfer of All Time at the height of his legendary powers.