The legacy of the prolific golf course architect Donald Ross has been brought to life in “DONALD ROSS: Discovering the Legend” a documentary film by Boston based filmmaker Cob Carlson. The film is one hour and 55 minutes in length, and the DVD also contains 30 minutes of bonus scenes.
The 2nd Edition of the film has just been released and contains new graphic elements, and never seen before film footage and photos.
Donald Ross is the greatest golf course designer of all time. He is directly responsible for the creation of four hundred of the most splendid and challenging courses in the world. As the patron saint of golf course architecture, he is widely known for his beautiful, deceptively simple designs that harmonize with the surrounding environment. Ross turned golf course architecture into an art form.
The film, “Donald Ross: Discovering the Legend,” is about a man who left Scotland for America without enough money to buy his second meal, but who became one of the most respected and best paid individuals in all of sports. It features not only the great Ross courses that have hosted major championships, such as Pinehurst #2, Interlachen, Inverness, and Essex, but also lesser-known gems that are revered by their members for their playability, and charm.
Viewers will see what the courses look like now, and what they looked like years ago. Clips from archival films, still photos, and architectural drawings are featured. Interviews with renowned golf course architects, professionals, writers, historians, course superintendents, and amateur players serve to critically enrich the film, and explain why Ross’ classic designs have stood the test of time. Jack Nicklaus, Ben Crenshaw, Mike Davis, Tom Doak, Rees Jones, Peggy Kirk Bell, Brad Klein, Jim Dodson, and Kyle Franz all appear in the film.
The DVD retails for $20. It makes a wonderful Christmas gift.
Visit www.donaldrossfilm.com for more details, trailers, bonus film scenes, and ordering information.