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  1. #1 in my golf movie hall of fame... https://golfweek.usatoday.com/lists/tin-cup-turns-25-interesting-facts-movie-kevin-costner/ 'Tin Cup' turns 25: Some interesting facts about the movie Share this article share tweet email Todd Kelly August 16, 2021 3:56 pm ET “Caddyshack” is widely considered the best golf movie of all time, but if you ask around, you’re likely to get some arguments that No. 2 on the list is “Tin Cup.” According to IMDB, “Tin Cup” checks in at No. 3 behind “The Greatest Game Ever Played” but the one thing “Tin Cup” does have going for it is that it is the highest box office-grossing golf movie ever. Kevin Costner, Rene Russo, Don Johnson and Cheech Marin starred in the film that was released on Aug. 16, 1996. Yep, “Tin Cup” is 25 years old. Shot in Texas and Arizona but supposedly set in North Carolina for the climactic U.S. Open scenes, it features a robust lineup of cameos from PGA Tour golfers and commentators, from Phil Mickelson to Johnny Miller to Jim Nantz. Filmed in Arizona, Texas Kevin Costner signs an autograph during the 1997 Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic in Cary, North Carolina. Photo by Karl DeBlaker/Associated Press The movie was filmed in the tiny town of Tubac, Arizona, as well as Kingwood, Texas. The fictional U.S. Open in the film is supposedly North Carolina but was shot at Kingwood’s Deerwood course. Tubac – population 1,375 – is about 30 minutes north of the Mexico border and about 90 minutes west of Tombstone, famous for the shootout at the O.K. Corral. Gary McCord taught Kevin Coster his golf swing Gary McCord looks on prior to Capital One’s The Match: Champions For Change at Stone Canyon Golf Club on Nov. 27, 2020 in Oro Valley, Arizona. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images for The Match Kevin Costner contributed the forward in Gary McCord’s book Golf for Dummies, where he wrote about their relationship and how McCord made Costner’s swing look real enough for a feature film. Debuted at No. 1 at the box office Kevin Costner autographs a copy of his movie “Tin Cup” for a fan at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in 2008. Photo by Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports “Tin Cup” was the No. 1 movie in theaters in its first week of release. Made for about $45 million, it grossed $54 million in the U.S. and about $76 million worldwide, making it the No. 1 box office golf film. “Caddyshack” is No. 2 at about $40 million. How the cast came together Cheech Marin, Rene Russo, Don Johnson and Kevin Costner of the movie “Tin Cup” pose with director Ron Shelton at the world premiere of the film on Thursday, Aug. 1, 1996, in Los Angeles. Photo by Chris Pizzello/Associated Press Ron Shelton, who directed the film, had previously worked with Kevin Costner on the baseball movie “Bull Durham.” Costner’s Roy McAvoy character has a romantic interest in Molly Griswold, and that role reportedly was offered to Michelle Pfieffer first, but the filmmakers went with Rene Russo. How the cast came together, part 2 Don Johnson received the 2,069th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday, July 26, 1996, in Hollywood. Photo by Chris Pizzello/Associated Press Kevin Costner’s arch rival in the movie, David Simms, was portrayed by Don Johnson, who confirmed to Golf magazine there was plenty of partying during the making of the film as he and Costner were “both single at the time, so we just played golf and partied.” Pierce Brosnan was reportedly also considered for the role of Simms. 83-62-64-78 After taking a 12 on the 18th hole in the movie, holing out from the fairway with the last ball in his bag, Roy McAvoy’s final-round score in the fictional U.S. Open was a 78. He finished at 1-under 287 after posting scores of 83-62-64-78. The scene where he hits ball after ball into the water actually happened to Gary McCord in the 1986 FedEx St. Jude Classic, Memphis, when he hit five in the water and carded a 16 on the hole to cap a round of 87.
  2. Yeah - Moore and Dufner seem to be mailing it in and not really playing with much inspiration; will be happy to see some fresh faces jump in.
  3. your opinion would be different if you've been to Shoppers World on a weekend...
  4. Hey @StrokerAce ... ... if we wanted your opinion we'd ask for it. -- all of the super-sensitive people in this thread
  5. Finally some competition for PGA Superstore.... https://stores.golfgalaxy.com/MA/Framingham/3129/?camp=SNS%3AFBIG%3APaid%3AFramingham-GO%3ADark%3AStorewide%3AStore-Reach
  6. watch out for those older guys....they can sneak up on you in a hurry.
  7. Golf can be brutal; most surprising in the list is Fleetwood. Damn. Maybe he should get a haircut? 5 players who lost their PGA Tour cards on Sunday Patrick Rodgers (128th) — Rodgers was exempt through this season but dropped from 123rd entering this week to 128th. He was just one of three players who started the week in but dropped out, joined by Bo Hoag and Ryan Armour. Roger Sloan, Scott Piercy and Hadley were the three to jump into the top 125. Tommy Fleetwood (137th) — Europe’s Ryder Cup star and the 38th-ranked player in the world missed only four of 18 cuts on the PGA Tour this season, but he had just four top 25s. He still has yet to win on the PGA Tour in 88 starts. Ryan Moore (144th) — From 2006 to 2019 Moore pocketed at least a million a year in earnings, but he’s had three top 10s in 32 starts over the past two years and was 144th in the final standings. Moore, however, can always use his career money exemption if he needs it. The PGA Tour allows players to use one-time exemptions for the next season if they are in the top 25 and also the top 50 in career earnings (Hunter Mahan and Jim Furyk were among the players who used this last season). At $32,222,361 in total earnings, 35th all time, Moore has that option. Jason Dufner (154th) — Jason Dufner closed with a 63 on Sunday and tied for 24th at the Wyndham, but it was only his 15th made cut in 29 starts this season and just his second top-25 finish. Dufner won the Memorial in 2017, but that exemption only ran through this season. As for the one-time career earnings exemption Moore could use, Dufner is currently just outside that option. With $27,664,059 in career earnings, he ranks 52nd, and just $313,336 behind the No. 50 spot. Byeong Hun An (164th) — A fixture on Tour the last five years — with at least 22 starts in all of those seasons — An struggled in 2021. He missed 20 total cuts from 2017 to 2020 but missed 15 this season alone.
  8. LET IT GO... I simply was stating an opinion. That's it man. That's all it was. That used to be okay, but now you get shouted down and in some cases personally attacked for having an opinion on this forum - especially when it comes to certain topics and if it involves certain people. Can a person not rant a bit any longer? Are we becoming a mini-golfwrx? (If you don't know what I mean go to golfwrx dot com and start a thread asking if a mid or high handicap should play blades) just for fun I'm going to look at this from the outside in... Stroker: this scoring is whack in this league.... blah, blah, blah another member: yeah, I've caught a couple bad breaks this season too. the scoring was set from the outset and it is what is. hopefully this is the only bad break you catch but happens to everyone eventually Stroker: thanks man - just sucks sometimes. (SILENCE) that's it, that's the end. no need to justify why the scoring is what it is, why you lost to who and by how much, why this, why that, what would you do about it. that's it. a player is frustrated; concede the point and move along.
  9. the laughable thing is people cover their "woods" - driver, fw, hybrid and, sometimes putter, but when it comes to irons that's taboo. GTFOH - I would absolutely love to hear a story of the guy who showed up with covers on, was ridiculed, and proceeded to kick everyone's ass. It's like White Men Can't Jump but for golf.
  10. thanks for the suggestion... you're always there for advice. always. good or bad. Just to put this in context I finished 2nd in 2019; I'm not coming out of left field here.
  11. ..this place is becoming more and more like WRX each and every day. why do I even bother.
  12. "fairly substantial" let's take a look at the difference between first and 2nd in the Wyndham ... Full prize money breakdown for the 2021 Wyndham Championship 1: $1,152,000 2: $697,600 that's a 60% difference between winning and second place. I'd consider that "fairly substantial" .... 20 additional points is a joke ...and I scored over 4000 points but am still in 15th place. something wrong here.... something really really wrong here.
  13. all I'm saying is there should be a much larger reward for having the winner than having guys in the top ten. but - whatever - the scoring has been whack all season long.
  14. scoring is whack in this league. I had the winner and 2nd place finisher and still lost some matchups.
  15. haha... take a closer look. yeah - there were some members that were 'not-so-kind' to him so he left pretty quickly....
  16. solid stuff in here...
  17. bring this back... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shell's_Wonderful_World_of_Golf a pre-recorded one-hour program on Sunday afternoons, and was notable for also including information about the host country for that week's show. It also included some of the conversations between the contestants between the shots. As such, it allowed the audience to feel they were part of a foursome traveling with the competitors and host, as opposed to being just a spectator in the gallery either that or The Big Break - I'd much rather watch either of these. the only real "appeal" for me is watching other pro athletes try and play golf....and a lot of the times sucking (i.e. Brady in the first "The Match")
  18. stop the marketing segment? huh? what kind of company stops marketing their products? I've seen numerous tests on the "larger" forums of these OEMs so I def agree that they have decided to go where a larger audience is. Why? increased exposure? unhappiness with the review process here? for some reason I cannot figure out why there has never been a TM test. Not a putter, driver, ball, irons, etc. Like someone high up in the org forbade it. all due respect - I'm interested in an answer from the staff and not a part time admin/mod. I know how hard Rob worked with the OEMs, I was once on the other side.
  19. why aren't any Taylormade products ever tested? why hasn't there been a test for any Mizuno products in the last 3 years? why aren't any Callaway irons ever tested?
  20. only things interesting were the magnificence of the course and Brady ribbing Rodgers about playing for the Packers this year... they should have recorded and edited it down to 2 hours. That was an extremely long round and it only went 16 holes. Imagine if they were tied after 18.
  21. ...beyond frustrating; especially if you don't have a 6+ inch phone. I've given up several times.
  22. His only top 10 the entire year not going to make the ryder cup team like this
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