Robert Tyre Jones, Jr., aka "Bobby Jones" rises from complete obscurity to become a golfing legend. Jones overcomes his own fierce temper, intense passion, and perfectionist tendencies to master the game and win the Grand Slam, the U.S., British, and Amateur Opens in golf, a feat unequaled even today. But it is Jones's style, personality, and character that separate him from the other professionals in his field. When Jones realizes that his unparalleled success may be destroying those he loves he's presented with an astounding proposition, one that shocks the world. Written by
Bubba Lewis, who portrays an adolescent Bobby Jones, is a low handicap player himself. Also a talented actor and singer, Lewis hits the links whenever he can. See more »
There is a beautiful long shot of the Queen Mary taking Bobby Jones to the UK for the 1930 British Open. Unfortunately the Queen Mary was not even planned at that time and the ship itself did not leave the John Brown shipyard until 1936. See more »
[after Bobby walks off the green, during the British Open, quitting the competition]
You made a mistake laddy. You can be forgiven for losing but you can't be forgiven for giving up. Not by them mind you,
[points at the public]
but by yourself. You'll always remember the day Wee Bobby quit the British Open.
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Tippe Moore for job "production dog" and Sidney for job "post-production dog" See more »
A nice, indeed refreshing departure--along the lines of Sea Biscuit, Radio, and Chariots of Fire--from today's largely vacuous movie fare. The generational interplay between grandfather, father, and son together with the undergirding theme that there are things more important than championships, combine to make this a fine film.
This film is not for those whose entertainment tastes demand sex, gratuitous violence, or fast paced action. On the other hand, if you are tired of that type entertainment and enjoyed the above mentioned films, or Master and Commander, you should find this a very worthwhile picture. Unfortunately, it was not well-attended the day I saw it, though I did attend a matinee.
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