The Alfred Dunhill Links Gallery – Week Five

Photographer Ian McIlgorm has been documenting the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship since the very first year. Here he picks one of his favourite pictures from Kingsbarns, and it’s easy to see why.

Ian explains: “The 15th at Kingsbarns is a spectacular par 3, difficult at the best of times. Depending on tides, the required shot is a carry over water or an expanse of rocks. Only the brave and committed make it.

“Many visit the hazard. Not so many decide to climb down there. Even fewer find their ball amongst the seaweed, and only the truly intrepid try to play it from there.

“This gentleman made a valiant attempt during his practice round. Sadly the ball ricocheted around the stones once more and a glorious recovery was thwarted. But it made this photographer’s day.”