Forgotten Golfing Greens Of Scotland
 Forgotten Golfing Greens Of Scotland

One of the many film shoots which took place at Arbory at the time.

Arbory Brae, Lost, But Not Forgotten !!

Crenshaw to Harry " What's your greatest acheivment in golf".

Harry to Crenshaw " Helping Alfie to re-construct Arbory Brae golf course".

Crenshaw to Harry " What's the hardest thing you ever did in golf".

Harry to Ben " Giving up Arbory Brae". No more questions please.

End Of Interview

 

Ben Crenshaw was a supporter of Arbory Braes and featured in the original brochure.

Fairways what Fairways, written by Alfie. Click on the image for purchase details. Also see Alfie's web site

Fairwayswhatfairways.co.uk

There can be no doubt about the interest which the Arbory project created, with several radio, and T.V Broadcasts from the course, with Hazel Irvine and phone calls from people like Sir Sean Connery, Ben Crenshaw etc. The Scottish press were also in on the act with numerous articles in the Daily Record, Scotsman, Herald etc. The course re-construction took four years, with a lot of blood, sweat, and tears, little money, no machinery, but loads of back breaking work and enthusiasm. Two brothers with a common love for the game, a golf course which almost ripped them apart, and a book which ( ten years on ) brought them back together again. ( What a Read )

Unfortunately, Alfie passed away not long after the publication his book.

 A map showing the location of the golf course

The team from Sky T.V.

 

A team from Sky television came to Arbory and filmed a programme for the Lonely Planet series.

 

The 9th green with flag fluttering in the breeze, and 8th tee in foreground next to old rollers. Arbory Hill in background, and of course the grazing sheep, our living grasscutters.

 

Hazel Irvine of B.B.C. Television during filming at Arbory Brae for a one hour programme shown on B.B.C. 2, called Outside Now. She was very professional and i would describe her as a class act.

 Scottish television comes to the course with Christina McIntyre

Another View of the 8th tee and the 9th green above

Standing on the 9th tee of Heaven with the "Minister."

Harry and Alfie chat to Hazel to see what the next surprise is going to be. The filming of the programme took 11 hours to complete.

   The Sky Team

 The great John Panton pays a wee visit

 Would you believe it, the big guy in white is Tom Morris from America

 A visiting four ball at Arbory. "it's better than going to the open" was their comment

 American golf writers Jim Dodson and Patrick from Golf Digest play the course. When asked by Alfie to describe their experience of the course, Dodson replied " Well Alfie, i think that you and your brother have unearthed the soul of golf." 

  Well folks, that was Arbory, probably the hardest, but greatest experience of my lifetime. Alfie has now departed the planet and if there is another hereafter, then i will meet him there, i just hope he remembered to take his bloody club's with him. So long Brother !

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