course spotlight

In terms of Opens, it always seems too long between visits to Turnberry. The last time the Claret Jug was raised on the West coast links was 15 years ago when Nick Price triumphed with a blistering final round of 66. Before that, Greg Norman won his first major in 1986 and nine years earlier, the triumphant Tom Watson overcame the gracious Jack Nicklaus in the fabled Duel in the Sun. All brilliant spectacles played on a remarkable course.

Excerpt from Mark's article that appeared in Golf International magazine

Turnberry, Scotland

“The weather can be changeable in Scotland at the best of times and especially in March, but this was the last chance to photograph the course before the grandstands went up.

I had been keeping my eye on the forecasts for a couple of weeks and eventually spotted a break in the weather. On the way there, I drove through heavy rain and wind which was slightly disconcerting but I kept telling myself that it didn’t matter what the weather was like before or after the shoot, all that mattered was what was in front of the camera when I pressed the shutter.

As it turned out, the weather was brilliant and for two four-hour sessions I got clarity, clouds and unbelievable light. It was certainly one of my most enjoyable shoots.”

Mark Alexander