Sky, NBC, CBS, BBC at The Open Golf Carnoustie

Date: (22/07/2018)

Sky, NBC, CBS, BBC at The Open Golf Carnoustie

The Open 2018 at Carnoustie in Angus, Scotland - live broadcast, film archive, aerial and golf as a VR/AR experience.

The Open 2018 is on its final competition day at one of the greatest golf courses at Carnoustie in Angus, Scotland with top golfers in contention like Jordan Spieth, Xander Schauffele and the legendary Tiger Woods.

Even before live coverage, crews have been in Angus from all over the world from broadcasters like Sky, NBC, CBS and the BBC to film all kinds of stories to add to the flavour of live coverage and highlights.

Carnoustie is one of the many amazing golf film locations that are in the Fife Tayside region like Gleneagles in Perthshire and St. Andrews, the home of golf itself.

You can watch and catch up on the The Open 2018 and catch some history through the archive footage below.  

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NBC Golf Channel

BBC Golf

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If you're inspired to play Carnoustie, here's where to find out more:

https://www.carnoustiecountry.com/

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And for an enhanced, immersive golf experience, there's now also VR and AR.  

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Carnoustie from above

There are wonderful aerial views of Carnoustie Links by excellent drone service, Rising View, based in the region.

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A bit of history and amazing archive footage

It is reckoned that golf was played at Carnoustie as early as the 1500's. Previously owned by the Earl of Dalhousie, the land was acquired by the local authority for Angus in 1890 courtesy of public fund raising.

Carnoustie has a couple of golf clubs including the wonderful Carnoustie Golf Club, one of the ten oldest Golf Clubs in the world.

https://www.carnoustiegolfclub.co.uk

As a Links course it has a coastal location, in Carnoustie's case by the North Sea. The course's water hazards are fed by the Barry Burn that rises miles inland at the Sidlaw Hills and they regularly catch out even top golfers.

The course was designed by Allan Robertson working with a famous golfing name Old Tom Morris.

It became the 18 holes that it is today in 1867 with Tom's son, Young Tom Morris and a superstar of golf winning there that year.

The Open was first played at Carnoustie in 1931 and winners there over the years have been some of the most illustrious names in golf - England's Henry Cotton, the USA's Ben Hogan and Tom Watson, South Africa's Gary Player an Scotland's own Paul Lawrie.

There's archive footage from many Open's back to 1931 including Carnoustie in 1937 at The Open's own site and at the British Golf Museum.

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