If you enjoy a great golf flick as much as I do, then mark your calendars for the long awaited movie, TOMMY’S HONOUR that is set to open in theaters across the country on April 14th.
Set against the early days of the sport and stunning landscape of Scotland, this film is based on the intimate and powerfully moving true story of the challenging relationship between “Old” Tom Morris and “Young” Tommy Morris, the dynamic father-son team who ushered in the modern game of golf.
As their fame grew exponentially, Tom and Tommy, Scotland’s Golf Royalty, were touched by drama and personal tragedy. At first matching his father’s success, Tommy’s talent and fame grew to outshine his father’s accomplishments as the founder of the Open Championship in 1860, his stellar playing record, and his reputation as the local caddie master, greenskeeper and club & ball maker. In contrast to his public persona, Tommy’s inner turmoil ultimately led him to rebel against both the aristocracy who gave him opportunity, led by The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews chief Alexander Boothby, and against the parents who shunned his passionate relationship with his girlfriend-then-wife Meg Drinnen.
Release Date: Friday, April 14, 2017
Distributor: Roadside Attractions
Running Time: 112 minutes
* 2017 Palm Springs International Film Festival – Official Selection
* 2016 BAFTA Scotland – Winner, Best Feature Film
* 2016 BAFTA Scotland – Nominated, Jack Lowden, Best Actor, Feature Film
* 2016 Edinburgh International Film Festival / Opening Night Gala Film Selection
“I hope everybody embraces this film, because it is a poignant story that is so beautifully depicted”
-Ben Crenshaw, 2 Time Masters Champion, World Golf Hall of Fame"
It's a film that takes you into the soul of the game. Remarkably well done and enjoyable on every level!”
-Bill Macatee, CBS Sportscaster
It is hard to know when the first belt was invented, but it is safe to say that it has been mans primary accessory for most of time.
Throughout history belts were used to hold many different garment types close to the body, as well as to secure accessories around the waist. That is until the first pair of pants came along in 3000 B.C..
Fast forward to the early 1800's when the first modern day trousers were created. However, the first trousers were designed to be very high-waisted, so much so that the belt was no longer a viable solution. So the suspender was fashioned as a new functional solution.
As time passed, new trouser styles were designed to sit lower on the waist, which once again called for the use of a belt. However, modern history has shown that while fashion trends changed, suspenders were the preference of the aristocracy, while the belt was considered a casual accessory for the common working class.
However, all of that began to change around the turn of the 20th century when the Duke of Windsor began wearing a belt with his suit trousers. At the time, it was a radical fashion statement for a royal to make. Incorporating such as "common" accessory into his "aristocratic" wardrobe. But by this time the Duke's fashion sense was already legendary and his new "belted" look began to trickle down amongst his loyal subjects, across Europe and eventually making its way to America.
Valerie Steele of the Fashion Institute of Technology adds, “whether or not suspenders are more functional than belts is really beside the point. It really comes down to people thinking of clothing as function or fashion? The research has shown that fashion has always been about much more than function, and throughout world history people have used fashion to signal messages to other people.”
So why do we wear belts? Because the belt is the perfect combination of function and fashion.
Arnold Palmer is regarded as one of the best golfers in history. Palmer won an astonishing 95 tournaments during his professional career on the PGA Tour, and was one of the original 13 inductees into the World Golf Hall of Fame. However, his name lives on not only through his golfing legacy, but also through the famous drink that bears his name.
At one time or another, most of us have ordered an "Arnold Palmer" while at dinner, or on the golf course. But few know the history of the famous drink, or how it came to be.
The drink was indeed invented one unassuming afternoon while Palmer was at home having lunch with his wife. He tells the story; "My wife made a lot of iced tea for lunch, and I said, 'Hey babe, I've got an idea.' You make the iced tea and make a big pitcher, and we'll just put a little lemonade in it and see how that works. We mixed it up...I had it for lunch after working on the golf course. I thought, 'Boy, this is great, babe. I'm going to take it when I play golf. I'm going to take a thermos of iced tea and lemonade.'"
The drink idea began to quickly circulate around his home club in Latrobe, Pennsylvania and at Palmer's every stop on on the PGA Tour. One day the golfer asked the waitress for an "iced tea, with about a third or a quarter of it lemonade." A woman at the next table overheard him and told her server, "I want an Arnold Palmer." From there, says Palmer, "it spread like wildfire."
In 2012, AriZona Ice Tea purchased the rights to the "Arnold Palmer" and began to mass market the drink in stores around the world. But no matter how popular the drink has gotten, nor numerous the variations, Palmer always maintained that his AP was to be made to his original specifications. "Sure, you can customize your tea-lemonade hybrid however you want, but if you want to drink it Palmer's way, go heavier on the tea, lighter on the 'ade. Oh, iced tea has the dominant side, that dominates the drink, and if it doesn't, it isn't really right."
Dave Arnold, the founder of the the Museum of Food & Drink points out that "the issue with the etymology of drinks is that they're almost always bullsh**it." Multiple stories abound about who invented which drink and when and how. But "the question isn't who did it first," adds Arnold. "The question is, why are you drinking it now? And the reason you're drinking it now is Arnold Palmer."
Sadly, Arnold Palmer passed away on September 25, 2016. But his memory will live on through his professional achievements, the countless lives he touched with his philanthropic efforts and, of course his famous drink.
If you ever watch golf on TV, then you know that PGA Tour Professionals rely heavily on their yardage books to help develop a course strategy. The players and their caddies spend an enormous amount of time compiling information that helps them develop a course strategy that will allow them to play their best at every tournament. However, using a golf course yardage book is not something that is only reserved for Tour Pros. Any golfer, of any skill level can use a yardage book to play quicker, shoot lower scores and get more enjoyment from the game.
Lets take a look at 3 ways a golf course yardage book can help your golf game.
Looking at a typical golf course yardage book, we see a dogleg-left, 417-yard, par-4.
The first things we notice by looking at the yardage book is the overview of the golf hole. This map helps us to see the yardages to reach each fairway bunker from the tee box.
This information will help us develop a strategy for the hole that will help us to make a par, or possibly a birdie.
The second thing you will notice are the layup yardages in the event that we hit an errant tee shot.
In the event that we do hit an errant tee shot, this information will help us to select the most sensible layup position for our next recovery shot.
The third thing you will notice is the structure of the green complex, bunkering and undulation of the green's surface.
This information will help us to develop a strategy for the best approach shot into the green.
So lets set up a scenario; You are playing in the final round of your Club Championship, you are tied for the lead and standing on the 16th tee box. How do you play this hole?
Standing on the tee box, looking down the fairway and knowing that the hole measures over 400 yards, your first inclination may be to pull the driver. However, looking at the yardage book, you notice that if you choose the driver, you run the risk of ending up in one of the fairway bunkers, which could drastically reduce your ability to make par on this hole.
Also, we can see that the green is very well guarded by bunkers, which place a premium on finding the fairway with our tee shot and leaving us an approach shot from the fairway.
So we can estimate that the most sensible club to select for our tee shot is either a fairway wood or long iron. Also, you can see that you will want to aim at the edge of the first fairway bunker with a draw shot shape. If we successfully find the fairway with our tee ball, we will be left with 140-175 yards for our approach shot into this well guarded green.
In the event we hit an errant tee shot, we can be confident that will be able to consult the yardage book to formulate a plan to play a sensible recovery shot back to the fairway and leaving us with a comfortable yardage for our third shot into the green.
For our approach shot into the green, we can consult the yardage book to see the green undulation, along with knowing the pin position for that day, we can formulate the best our best approach shot into the green. Most importantly, we will know where not to miss our approach shot. This information will help us decide the best club, and shot shape to play into this green.
Once you have successfully reached the green, you can use the yardage book to keep notes of the breaks in the green's surface to draw upon when you find your self in a pressure situation.
To summarize, a golf course yardage book can benefit any golfer, of any skill level by helping you take the guess work out of developing a hole-by-hole strategy. Ultimately, this will lead to lower scores, quicker rounds and an increased enjoyment of the game.
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