Archive for the ‘Weddings’ Category

The Purgatory Icon

By: tenna on September 27th, 2016

We are pleased to announce that an 11′ tall sculpture of our award winning logo will be installed behind the 1st tee on October 3rd!

There are two artists that made this possible.

First is Martin Schliessmann who is an Indianapolis-based Marketing Strategist and Graphic Designer. Martin designed our brand identity and marketing materials, including our Addy Award winning logo. Martin is also lead partner with Escape Route Flix, LLC, where he directed the video documentary “Why Sturgis?” and is currently producing a documentary about the Indiana wine industry (details at ).

The second artist involved is Scott Westphal ( Scott is the celebrated local artist who designed the 11′ tall metal sculpture and had it fabricated from one-inch thick, rust-resistant aluminum.

You’re invited to pose for pictures at the statue’s base and share your images on social media using #IconPGC, #PurgatoryIcon, or #DivineCamaraderie. You can also make a “Daily Offering” by placing a donation in the donation box that will be set up shortly after the sculpture is installed; monies raised will benefit local charities.

The PGC Icon

The Purgatory Golf Club Icon

Above you can see 3 stages of the sculpture’s development. The first two pictures show the fabricated sculpture pre-paint. The 3rd image is the sculpture after it was painted with the PGC logo colors. It is difficult to get the scale of this artwork as nothing is in the image except the sculpture. We look forward to posting images soon after it is installed so you can get a better sense of scale, at least until you can come see it for yourself!

Bride at Sunset

By: Tenna Merchent on October 5th, 2014

I ran across this image while searching for something else for a marketing effort. The sun is getting ready to set, and lovely bride model Cati Merchent is standing on the east side of the  mound surrounding the 15th green. You can see the fairway tree in the distance behind her veil. Her veil is supported by a golf cart camera left. Thank you Cati for helping out!

Beautiful bride Cati at sunset.

Beautiful bride Cati at sunset.

Wedding Photography

By: purgatorygolf on July 1st, 2013

Mandy has been kind enough to forward some links to wedding photography that has been done at Purgatory. I of course look at everything from a photographer’s perspective.

The 1st link I’m going to share is from Tall and Small Photography (photos by Mike and Erin Lee). These are images from Stephanie & Drew’s wedding. They are all well done, captured with both technical and artistic expertise. My two favorites are the 5th one from the bottom, where the Drew is lifting Stephanie in the air, and the final image where they are both backlit.

The second group is from m.e. g. Photograhy. These images are equally well done. It’s funny though, the same location, Purgatory Golf Club, but a different photographer, and of course, a different bride and groom, and the feel is completely different. For Melissa & Tyler’s wedding, while capturing the couple and festivities, she also was able to include many of the nuances and details, like the lace on the dress, the colors of the pastel rug outside, the detailed pattern of Melissa’s earrings, very nice touches.


Meet Executive Chef Tom Smith

By: Tenna Merchent on June 12th, 2012

In this short video you get to meet our new Executive Chef Tom Smith as he shows you a little behind the scenes action in our kitchen as they prepare for an upcoming wedding. In this video they are smoking meat.