Jason Connery movie Tommy's Honour

Date: (15/06/2017)

Fife, Scotland centre stage naturally as son of Sean directs movie about  old Tom Morris, golf course designer and young Tom Morris, probably the first golfing superstar  

The movie premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival in 2016 and went on general release across the USA in April 2017.

Director, Jason Connery

Tommy's Honour just happens to be set against the back drop of golf. But really it's about a time of change and rebellion and a young man being in the right place and the right time to seize the initiative instead of observing the status quo.

The game was as much a part of Victorian class structure as any other facet of life.

Young Tom was the son of the renowned Tom Morris senior, the brilliant but respectful club maker and golf course designer. Young Tom quickly recognised the power of his own talent to attract attention and the rewards of talent and fame. And just like some modern super-stars, his personal life was not without controversy and subject to twists of fate. No spoilers here, however!

Both Tom senior and junior has amazing talents in their own different ways. A key legacy of the former is the globally famous golf courses which bear his stamp. Beyond the Old Course at St. Andrews, there are courses like King James VI Golf Club in Perthshire that sits on an inland island.and, as acknowledged by pros as one of the most difficult of courses, Carnoustie in Angus.

Carnoustie Links

It will be Carnoustie's turn in the world spotlight as the Open (as in the British golf open) returns there in 2018 along with the cameras of Sky, NBC and many others.

As for the movie, down the road, or should that be fairway, the rights have been bought by NBC Golf Channel, so the movie will reach a global audience.

The channel already has a great behind the scenes MyCompany Quarterly Report.

To see the trailer, swing on over toYoutube.

Tommy's Honour stars Ophelia Lovibond and Jack Lowden

On location with green screen set at Balcarres, Fife