He was fine with that decision as soon as he learned that the next stop was a golf course! The Mountain View Championship Golf Course is just one of Callaway's courses that provide different challenges and scenery to golfers of all ages. Bud Robinson, Director of Golf at Callaway Gardens came out to give Phil a few tips about playing that first hole at Mountain View, which has been a site on the PGA tournament. Phil and Bud are standing on hallowed ground for the golf world. Tiger Woods, Phil Michelson and Sergio Garcia have all walked this green. Here's another behind the scenes pic featuring Phil, Bud and Photographer Charlene Fisk.
While golf has almost always been a part of Callaway Gardens, one of the newest additions is the Lodge at Callaway Gardens.
This is where the production crew stayed overnight during our visit and we were very pleased with the accommodations. In order to get some nice "tracking shots" which are smooth pans of particular features, our crew borrowed a luggage cart from the Lodge staff and set about to substitute the cart for what would have been a dolly and track situation under more exacting film circumstances. Always excellent stewards of the donations from GPB members, we often get creative! That's Jennifer Houston Wood pushing our "dolly" and Charlene Fisk with the camera. Here's a close up of Charlene when she's not looking through the viewfinder eyepiece.
Just look at that concentration!
And that's a glimpse behind the scenes of our "Getaway" shoot at Callaway Gardens! We would like to thank Rachel Crumbley down in Pine Mountain. She's the Corporate Relations Manager for Callaway Gardens and we're happy have met her and her staff. We all feel like we made new friends in West Georgia. Callaway Gardens is located near Columbus.