Course of the week…

… has to be Turnberry, which is hosting the Senior Open Championship this week.

I photographed the course in 2009 for the R&A, the day before all the stands went up for the Open Championship. The pictures were to be used in the Players’ Lounge and Championship rooms in the tented village.

Unfortunately the weather had been awful in April, but I knew this was the last chance I had to capture the course free of workmen and scaffolding (ironically the hotel was completely covered in the stuff due to the ongoing renovation work).

I watched the weather very closely and spotted what looked to be a 24-hour window of opportunity. The drive down to Turnberry wasn’t encouraging. Wiping the rain off my windscreen, I remember telling myself that it didn’t matter what the weather was like now, all that mattered was that it was good when I pressed my shutter.

Let me know what you think of the results –