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 »
While sitting in a classroom, Jones is taking notes with his left hand. Bobby Jones was right handed. 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 »
This film which carries no studio name could almost have been made by Fox or Warner in the golden age because of craftsmanship;but it tells the truth as they almost never did. It is a shame the people who promoted this so much seem to have missed an opportunity (hopefully the DVD is more successful).Of course release dates and all come into play ;and Caviezel's current fame cuts both ways . But it seems even golfers have ignored this film judging by the poor Box Office.Definitely in the same league as Seabiscuit ; with outstanding performances by all three playing Bobby Jones as well as a wonderful supporting cast . It is a very moving story when told with all the warts and problems to see.
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