Tommy’S Honour – Review

Jack Lowden stars as Tommy Morris in Tommy’S Honour. Photo by Neil Davidson (c). Courtesy of Roadside Attractions.

Tommy’S Honour focuses on the mid-19th century founding of modern golf by a Scottish father and son, but it is as much about the British class system and a family as it is about golf.

This well-acted, authentically-detailed historical film spotlights Old Tom and Young Tom Morris, the working-class father and son who both founded the modern game and popularized it in the mid-19th century. Greens keeper and course pro at St. Andrews, Tom Morris Sr. did not invent the sport but he did much to mold it into its present form, making clubs and balls in the golf shop he owned and later designing golf courses. “Old Tom” was a talented player who established the first championship and won many bets for his aristocratic backers, but his
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