In 1972 he started and completed his first golf painting Victoria Falls Golf Club. Seventeen more holes followed over the next 10 years that were to be the 18 Infamous Golf Holes. To climax and complete the series he created the 19th Infamous Hole Golf Course. They first appeared in Golf Digest Magazine and later were featured internationally in Reader’s Digest Magazine. They have appeared and been featured on numerous television talk shows and have been distributed throughout the world.
As a golfer, he has won several state tournaments, is perennial club champion, and has participated in many U.S.G.A. national amateur opens. He is a consistent scratch player and currently a prominent national senior player. He holds a pilot license and is always seeking out adventure, whether it’s fishing, hunting or searching for buried treasure.
Artist Loyal H. Chapman’s lust for life is reflected in his painting which so deftly combines his love for golf with love of our earth’s infinitely varied beauty.