Buffalo, NY. OnCore Golf ambassador and world-famous golf artist Valentino Dixon has been invited as a special guest to the 2021 Augusta Mayor’s Masters Reception and Gala. Valentino is a world-renowned golf artist who spent 27 years of his life in prison for a crime he did not commit. A story by Max Adler of Golf Digest ultimately helped raise visibility on Valentino’s plight and an appeal case that led to his exoneration in September of 2018.
Valentino spent the first years of his incarceration ignoring the talent that he had for drawing but was eventually persuaded by a family member to reignite that passion while behind bars. At one point, the Attica prison warden asked him to draw his favorite hole at Augusta National (#12) which then led to a collection of golf drawings and a passion for golf – a sport he had never played previously.
Valentino grew up in Buffalo, NY, the headquarters of OnCore Golf and, after seeing news coverage of the incredible story, OnCore’s cofounder, Steve Coulton, reached out to meet Valentino and hear it firsthand. Coulton recently conducted an interview for Valentino to share his story and message of hope with the golf community ahead of the upcoming Masters tournament.
The interview can be seen here:
About OnCore Golf
OnCore Golf is dedicated to delivering breakthrough technology and innovation while inspiring all golfers to achieve peak performance. The company entered the golf ball industry through the development of the first-ever commercially available USGA-conforming hollow metal core ball and has since developed a growing suite of differentiated products that includes the soft low-compression AVANT 55, the award-winning ELIXR tour ball and the all-new VERO X1 tour ball. For more information about OnCore Golf, visit www.oncoregolf.com.
About Valentino Dixon
On September 19, 2018, Valentino Dixon walked out of prison an innocent man, having just served 27 years of a 38 1/2-year sentence. Throughout that time, he maintained his innocence and relied on his passion for art to sustain him.
Millions of people around the world have been inspired by his story of resilience, faith, and artistic talent. This website tells his story, showcases his beautiful artwork, and spreads his inspirational message. Visit https://www.valentinodixon.com/
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