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The Business of Making Props – It’s always a surprise!

This is a still from a commercial for Golf Now! produced by Partizan Entertainment. They wanted to do a series featuring famous Scottish golfer, ‘Old Tom Morris,’ the first professional golfer. Of course, Old Tom Morris has a sheep for a caddy!

Production Designer Bradley Thordarson contacted me to recreate a 1920’s  golf bag, because the original was too fragile to actually use. He also needed various accessory bags and a custom-fitted harness to attach all of this gear to the sheep. Ray the sheep handler sent the sheep’s measurements, and I only had a couple days to make it happen.

The same company came back to me for a leather Emu harness, to use in the same Golf Now! campaign. The Emu was also ‘Old Tom Morris’ caddy. Those birds are big and strong!

Click on the photo below to see the commercial.

It looks like ‘Old Tom Morris’ is pulling the old “Now where did I put my wallet?” routine at the cafe.
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