World’s top golfers help Iain to fulfil his dream

Avid golfer and motorbike fanatic, Iain Baldwin, is aiming to raise funds for CLIC Sargent by auctioning a custom-painted motorbike signed by world golf professionals, Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell and Darren Clarke.

World’s top golfers help Iain to fulfil his dream

Iain, who is also a custom paint and airbrush designer, came up with the idea to paint portraits of McIlroy, McDowell and Clarke on a motorbike after the latter triumphed at Royal St George's.

Iain says: "I had this amazing dream to paint a bike and raise an amazing amount of money for charity."

Iain pitched the idea to the owner of his local Honda motorbike dealership, who agreed to sponsor the project and donate a Honda Fury motorbike.

After receiving permission from Royal Portrush, Getty Images and the European Tour, and receiving assurances that the golfers would sign the bike, Iain set about painting.

He worked solidly for seven and a half days to ready the motorbike, which was signed by the three players at The Irish Open in the summer of 2012.

Iain says: “It has been an incredible journey ending up at Royal Portrush to have the three golfers signing the bike on Pro Am day. I would like to openly say a big thank you from Liquid Colour Design and my family, to all those involved; the list is big, but thank you very much. It shows that determination, grit, hard work and a small amount of artistic talent can go a long way to improve lives.”

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