Thursday, February 16, 2017

THE GREATEST GAME EVER PLAYED





cinema à la carte                                 


I landed on the Golf Channel, and before I could chip my way out I'd become intrigued by this autobiographical film.  You will too, even if you've never packed clubs 'n irons before.  BTW, this is the whole enchilada.  Enjoy.

Francis Ouimet came from an immigrant family that was part of the working class. He watches an exhibition by legendary British golf pro Harry Vardon (Stephen Dillane) as a 7-year-old boy, and becomes very interested in golf. He begins as a caddy at The Country Club, a posh enclave located across the street from his home in suburban Brookline, Massachusetts, while making friends with the other caddies. He works on his own golf game at every chance, and gradually accumulates his own set of clubs. Francis practices putting at night in his room. He wins the Massachusetts Schoolboy Championship. One thing leads to anoher ...