The second edition of the film by Cob Carlson contains new graphic elements, footage and photos. The film shares Ross’ story, from leaving Scotland for America without enough money to buy his second meal, to becoming a legendary golf course designer.
The legacy of 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 second edition of the film has just been released and contains new graphic elements, and never-before-seen footage and photos.
Donald Ross is directly responsible for the creation of four hundred challenging golf courses all over the world. The film 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 classic Donald Ross 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. Visit www.donaldrossfilm.com for more details, trailers, bonus film scenes, and ordering information.