Aiden comes face to face with golf character all set for world film premiere

 13 June 2016  |  

Aiden meets 'Old Tom'

Aiden meets 'Old Tom'

As the Edinburgh International Film Festival gets set to host the world premiere of 'Tommy's Honour' - a story about golf's founding father Old Tom Morris and his son – nine-year old Aiden Stevenson from Troon, the host region for The 145th Open, came face to face with a different version of 'Old Tom' at his school recently.

The film, which premieres on 15 June, focuses on the relationship between Old Tom Morris, the founder and three times winner of golf's Open Championship at Prestwick and his son young Tom Morris, who went on to outshine his father's achievements after spending his early years growing up in the South Ayrshire town.

Old Tom – portrayed in the film by world-renowned actor Peter Mullan – visited Muirhead Primary in Troon in the form of golf historian and character actor, David Joy, as part of the 'Claret Jug Tour' ahead of The Open getting underway at Royal Troon next month.

Aiden – who got a chance to be Old Tom's caddy – said: "I loved getting to talk to Old Tom who told me how many times he had won The Open and how his son had won The Open too – it was really exciting."