A film company has reportedly arrived in Falkland in preparation for a new film based on the life of one of golf’s most legendary figures.
‘Tommy’s Honour’ is a new picture focusing on Old Tom Morris, who helped set up The Open Championship and went on to win it on four occasions.
The film is being directed by Jason Connery, son of silver screen legend Sir Sean, while Old Tom Morris is being played by Peter Mullan.
Several days of filming are set to take place in Falkland next month, with the High Street as the principal location. It is understood the road is set to be closed for the duration of the filming.
Other scenes are due to be shot elsewhere in and around St Andrews and it’s hoped the area could benefit from an ecnomic spin-off, with the need for trade assistance and technical services.
Jason Connery has described the story as “an extraordinary and intimate tale of love and family at the beginning of the great game of golf” and said it was very close to his heart, not surprisingly, as his dad is about as famous for his love of the sport as his movie career. Jason grew up with his father on the golf course and he had a home an hour from St Andrews.
Sir Sean has been advising on the film, which focuses on the relationship between Old Tom and his son Tommy, who also went on to enjoy major success as a golfer.