Meet the Artist

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My Artistic Ability Came from My Dad!

I grew up in a small town in West Virginia. My dad was an artist, but as a livelihood to support our family, he and Mom owned and operated a general store. They sold a little bit of everything from groceries to horseshoes to plug tobacco - even five buckle artics.

In the back of the store was a pot belly stove that was cold as steel in the summertime, but in the winter, its cherry-red belly would radiate enough heat to draw a sweat. As a kid, I would sit by that stove, on a bench with my legs swinging, and listen to the local loafers
spin yarns and gossip. I often wondered: "if that old stove could talk, what stories would it tell?"

Appreciating the Wit and Wisdom!

Growing up around a bunch of characters with very unique personalities, I came to appreciate their wit and wisdom. I can still hear and smell the sizzle of tobacco spit striking the belly of that stove, as I listened to them talk and argue while they played checkers. I suspect I developed my gift of gab from those folks, as well as some of my humor.

Dad was renowned for his oil and watercolor paintings of landscape scenes in the West Virginia countryside. He loved to paint weathered houses and barns, particularly Mail Pouch Barns, with his signature feature of three birds in the skyline. I never quite developed his skills. Instead my talent grew in the area of cartoon characters.

Who, Me an Artist?

I never took drawing seriously and I certainly never considered it as a genuine business venture until Scruffy was born. Now I am having more fun than a mouse in a corn crib, as I design and develop the personalities of Scruffy & Pals. I will continue to add new characters with distinct personalities and opinions on golf related subjects to this site. So be sure to check back often and get to know the Pals. Heck, you might even take a liken' to 'em!

The Pals and I hope you will check out our Series One golf balls, with pictures of Knothead, Hoss and me on them! They are a great gift idea for any occasion. You can take a look and purchase them with a visit to the Scruffy & Pals Pro Shop.

Click on the Scruffy & Pals icon to meet all the pals.

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