The tiny coastal community of Drumeldrie has taken a key role in a major movie production over the last couple of weeks.
Cast and crew members from ‘Tommy’s Honour’ were busy down near the beach, filming scenes for the production about legendary golfing pioneer, Old Tom Morris, and his son Tommy.
Vehicles, lights and various assorted equipment was transported to the location, east of Upper Largo, as work continued on the project.
Sequences are being filmed in a number of other locations in north east Fife, including St Andrews and Falkland.
In the director’s chair is Jason Connery, the well-known actor son of Sir Sean, and leading players include Peter Mullan as Old Tom Morris, Jack Lowson as Tommy, Sam Neill as Alexander Boothby, the captain of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club, and Ophelia Lovibond as Meg Drinnen, Tommy’s wife.
Filming at Drumeldrie continued last week with a makeshift golf course to represent St Andrews Golf Club, featuring a club house front and a small bridge, resembling the Swilcan – and even some fake theatrical snow.
We’ll be interested to see how the film turns out.Ann Miller
Local people said there was a good deal of “coming and going” along the normally very busy A917 main road but the whole shoot seemed to be very well planned and not at all disruptive.
“It was very well organised – they took away all the stuff they didn’t need when they were finished with it, which I really admired,” said one.
“I thought ‘fame at last’ – because nothing ever happens here!”
Resident Ann Miller said Drumeldrie was a country area but a very busy one, so the to and fro of traffic was nothing new.
The artificial snow, however, was “amazing”.
She said: “I thought the people in North Berwick will be thinking we’d had snow in Fife.”
Ann added: “We’ll be interested to see how the film turns out and we’ll probably all go and see it.”
Jason Connery has said he was very keen to tell the story of these early legendary figures in the game because of his own strong family connections with golf, and because it was an extraordinary tale of family in the fledgling days of the sport.