The story of golf's first family, Old and Young Tom Morris has been brought to life in a new film Tommy's Honour. The pair are the most renowned golfing father and son duo in the sport’s illustrious history and both played a crucial role in the development of the modern game as we know it today.
Born in 1821, Old Tom is known as the Grandfather of Golf, playing a prominent role in the creation of The Open, the world’s oldest professional golf tournament, which he won four times in his career. He was arguably more prolific without a club in his hands, credited with designing or influencing around 60 courses throughout the UK & Ireland, many of which are still considered among the world’s best.
Perhaps his greatest legacy is the Old Course at St Andrews, where he created the famous 1st and 18th holes – the most famous starting and finishing holes in golf.
Young Tom Morris was regarded as golf’s first superstar, winning The Open on four consecutive occasions by the age of 21 – a feat that has never been repeated to this day. His exciting playing style brought new spectators to the game, with thousands travelling from all over the country to watch his challenge matches.
The film features several locations in Fife and you can play at several Morris designed courses in the Kingdom like Balcomie, Anstruther and Kirkcaldy.