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