Sculptor Paul Kamish has released the remaining 8 artist's proofs of his bronze casting of the golf grip of Sam Snead.
Online PR News – 27-February-2011 – – Artist Paul Kamish and Kamish Studios have made available for purchase the remaing 8 artist's proofs of a bronze life-cast of Sam Snead's hands gripping a golf club.
Sam Snead (May 27, 1912 – May 23, 2002) is considered to have been one of the greatest golfers of all time. Snead won a record 82 PGA Tour events.
In 1998 Kamish, a Minneapolis sculptor, spent an afternoon at Snead's home in Fort Pierce, Florida creating the life-cast of the golf legend's grip. The Golf Channel recorded the process in which Kamish created the mold used in creating the bronze. The segment aired that evening on the evening news program, Golf Central.
The mold was created using a two-part blue silicone rubber product. Kamish applied the rubber from Snead’s wrists on down to several inches onto the club grip and shaft. Once cured, Snead's hands and were extracted from the rubber, leaving a detailed impression which served as the form to create replicas in cast bronze.
In 2006, Kamish presented Artist’s Proof #1 of 11 to the World Golf Hall of Fame in St. Augustine, Florida. President & Chief Operating Officer Jack Peter accepted the bronze on behalf on the Hall of Fame. The bronze hands are on permanent display in the Sam Snead Locker at the Hall of Fame.
Pricing has been set at $7,500. Each piece has a nameplate, signed by Sam Snead, which is mounted to the marble base. Each artist's proof is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.