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It’s a great time to brush up on all the best golf entertainment with TiVo as your couch caddy.
How many of these classic golf movies and documentaries do you still have to check off of your to-watch list?
Must-See Golf Documentaries
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Host Samuel L. Jackson dives into the little-known history of African American golfers who paved the way for future stars of golf by standing up for their rights. Featuring interviews from these golfers as they retell the dramatic change of the landscape of the sport over the past 100 years. Directed by Dan Levinson. With Tiger Woods, Samuel L. Jackson, and Gary Player.
Initial release: February 11, 2009
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Tiger is a two-part documentary that looks squarely at the rise, fall, and return of Tiger Woods. The documentary includes never-before-seen-footage and interviews with his former caddy and close friend, Steve Williams, Tiger’s first love, Dina Parr, and Rachel Uchitel who was at the center of Woods’ sex scandal.
Directed by Matthew Heineman, and Matthew Hamachek.
Initial premiere: Jan 10 & 17, 2021
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The Founders is an inspiring reminder that women’s golf is where it is today because a group of trailblazing women fought to tour at a time when women were barred from the sport. The doc features members from this original group and shows us where they are now.
Directed by Charlene Fisk and Carrie Schrader.
Release date: January 24, 2016
The Short Game
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Netflix’s first original documentary follows some of the world’s best grade school golfers as they gather to compete at Pinehurst, North Carolina in the World Championships of Junior Golf.
Directed by Josh Greenbaum. Starring Sky Sudberry, Allan Kournikova, and Jed Dy. Executive produced by Jessica Biel, Justin Timberlake, Timm Oberwelland, John Battsek and David Frankel.
Release date: September 20, 2013
30 for 30: Hit It Hard
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John Daly’s “grip it and rip it” style does not stay on the course. One of golf’s biggest personalities has a very unique story of how he rose to the top of the sport. Hit It Hard covers Daly’s his wild career, his powerful comeback and what he’s up to today.
Directed by David Fine, and Gabe Spitzer.
Release date: March 13, 2016
Loopers: The Caddie’s Long Walk
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Loopers takes an interesting new look at golf by examining the age-old, special bond between golfer and caddie.
Directed by Jason Baffa. Starring Bill Murray, Michael Allen, and Ben Crenshaw.
Release date: June 7, 2019
The Most Classic Golf Comedies
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Much to the chagrin of a bunch of well-mannered golfers, aspiring professional hockey player Happy Gilmore enters a golf tournament to try and win enough money to save has his grandmother’s home. Starring Adam Sandler and Frances Bay.
Release date: February 16, 1996
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A down-on-his-luck teen volunteers to caddy for a prominent golfer so he can try to win a college scholarship reserved for caddies. As he crams for the big day, a wealthy golf guru bestows new-age advice upon him. Starring Michael O’Keefe, Ted Knight, and Chevy Chase.
Release date: July 25, 1980
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A shy golfer convinces his buddy to golf in his place, while he acts as his buddy’s caddy. What could go wrong? Starring Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, and Donna Reed.
Release date: August 10, 1953
Pat and Mike
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Romance blossoms between a female athlete and her manager. Starring Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. Directed by George Cukor.
Release date: June 13, 1952
The Best Golf Dramas
The Greatest Game Ever Played
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Seve the Movie
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Severiano Ballesteros battles adversity to become one of the greatest professional golfers of all time. Directed by John-Paul Davidson, starring José Luis Gutiérrez.
Initial release: June 27, 2014
The Legend of Bagger Vance
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A once-promising local golfer returns from World War I with an opportunity to play the greatest golfers of the Great Depression era at a high-stakes match. He’s got nothing… until the enigmatic Bagger Vance steps in.
Directed by Robert Redford, narrated by Jack Lemmon, and starring Charlize Theron, Will Smith, and Matt Damon.
Release date: November 3, 2000
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A rebel golf instructor falls for his newest pupil, a psychiatrist who happens to be dating a PGA star and the instructor’s biggest rival. The teacher makes a run for the both the PGA Tour and his student’s love. Directed by Ron Shelton, starring Kevin Costner, Rene Russo, and Don Johnson.
Release date: August 16, 1996
Seven Days in Utopia
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A young golfer has a public blow-up that overshadows his once-promising career. one day, when he crashes through the fence of eccentric rancher, the rancher comes back with a strange challenge: spend a week with him in the tiny town of Utopia and see if the young golfer can change his life. Starring Lucas Black and Robert Duvall.
Release date: September 2, 2011 (USA)
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