About Joe Balabuszko
Joe Balabuszko’s fascination with calligraphy and painting led him into a career as a journeyman sign painter, specializing in gold leaf and custom lettering projects. He is one of the founders of Chicago Brushmasters, a group of artists dedicated to supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana. He is also a a member of The Society of Gilders and the Chicago Calligraphy Collective.
About Highland Fling
The inspiration for the golf ball comes from my heritage- as I was born in Scotland, the home of golf. I wanted the ball to convey a feeling of whimsy and fun.
The Scottish gentleman is about to be surprised as the ball flies towards his head. The “Scottish” bird on the top of his hat warns him with the call, “FORE”. The St Andrews flag on the bird’s breast is a salute to where they are located.