Golf Movies on DVD
Over 1931-1933, golf legend Bobby Jones shared the finer points of his expertise with movie audiences through the Vitaphone short subject series "How I Play Golf By Bobby Jones" and "How To Break 90." Whether you want to take in the rare footage of the many Hollywood cameos--James Cagney, Edward G. Robinson, W.C. Fields, Loretta Young, among many others--or just want the insights on play from one of the game's enduring greats--all 18 shorts are presented in their entirety. 188 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Head off to the links with this uplifting and informative documentary that features some of golf's most respected players sharing their thoughts on the sport in a series of revealing interviews. Includes appearances by Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Nancy Lopez, Gary Player, Fred Funk, and Jarrod Lyle. 171 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English; featurettes.
Put on your plus fours and enjoy a collection of vintage golf-themed short films. Larry Semon and Oliver Hardy offer laughs on the links in "Golf" (1922), while W.C. Fields shows off his prowess as "The Golf Specialist" (1922); pro duffers Horton Smith, Dick Metz, and Jimmy Thompson offer tips in "Follow Thru" (1940); Bob Hope, Sam Snead, and other notables attend Bing Crosby's pro-am tourney in "Don't Hook Now" (1943); the "Road" duo returns to the rough in "Golfing with Bing & Bob"; golf great Ben Hogan talks about coming back from his near-fatal 1949 car crash in "Faith, Hope And Hogan" (1952); plus newsreels and more. 134 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Jack Nicklaus' surge from behind to capture his first green jacket in 11 years...Gary Player's hole-in-one during the par three event...all the classic moments from the entire tournament captured in one program. 55 min.
Combining interviews and exclusive footage never before seen on television, this program chronicles the 2001 Masters Golf Tournament, concentrating on Tiger Woods' fourth consecutive majors win. 115 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
It was a Masters to remember, as Tiger Woods held off the challenge of Rerief Goosen, Davis Love III and Vijay Singh to earn the green jacket for the second consecutive year and third overall, and Arnold Palmer announced this would be his final competitive appearance at Augusta. Catch the most unforgettable moments in this commemorative video. 120 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; bonus footage.
Travel to the world-renowned Augusta National Golf Club for this assortment of highlights from the 2004 Masters Tournament. Throughout a challenging course, Phil Mickelson dominated such accomplished competitors as Ernie Els, KJ Choi, Bernhard Langer, and Sergio Garcia to win the coveted Green Jacket and become the fourth player in the history of the tournament to birdie the 72nd hole for the championship. Soundtrack: English; bonus footage; interviews.
One of the closest and most exciting Masters Tournaments in recent memory saw Tiger Woods come from behind to tie Chris DiMarco and force a playoff that would end with Woods winning the green jacket for the fourth time. All of the action from Augusta 2005 is captured in this video retrospective. 55 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English; bonus footage; interviews.
What happens when the world's top five golfers meet on the green for the 2006 Masters Tournament? You get a thrilling and unpredictable competition, perfectly captured in this exciting retrospective program. Watch as Tiger Woods, Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, and Vijay Singh strive for the coveted green jacket; thrill to the performances of vets like Tim Clark and Fred Couples; applaud the victory of Phil Mickelson, whose win marked his second title. 55 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English; bonus footage.
Boasting a record-breaking 50 international players, it marked the first time that the majority of the field for the Masters Tournament was not American. However, it was Iowa native Zach Johnson who took home the green jacket, being the first player to win the major without being ranked in the official top 50, and only the third golfer to take the prize with a score over par. Witness all the amazing highlights in this chronicle. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
It's the first week in April, and that means that pro and amateur golfers alike assemble at the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia for the first major championship of the year, the Masters Tournament. Witness all the highlights that led to the first green jacket for Trevor Immelman, who became the first South African to win the title since 1978, besting the ever-present Tiger Woods. 55 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
The 2011 Masters Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia saw plenty of thrilling moments, but it wasn't until the final day that sparks really started to fly, as a host of players were in position to win the coveted green jacket. Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, and Adam Scott were all in the mix, but it was South African Charl Schwartzel who rose to the challenge to claim his first major, and this program features all the astounding highlights. 101 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; bonus footage.
It was an emotional victory for Bubba Watson as the 33-year-old crowd-favorite earned the coveted green jacket at the 76th Masters Tournament, winning a sudden-death playoff on the second hole. This program captures all the finest highlights of the golfing championship, including exciting footage of Fred Couples, Luke Donald, Phil Mickelson, and Tiger Woods. 52 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
In 1895, a Boston soda fountain magnate founded the Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina, inaugurating the growth of a community that would come to celebrate its prominence as "the St. Andrews of American golf," thanks to its illustrious set of beautiful courses. This documentary celebrates the long history of the sporting resort with archival footage and interviews with Sam Snead, Ben Hogan, and others. Soundtrack: English.
Tiger Woods didn't authorize this profile of his life--and small wonder! Riveting documentary includes an overview of the shattering 2009 revelations of serial adultery that heaped profound tribulations upon the golf icon, sending both his home life and career on the greens into chaos. However, as the film also chronicles just how impressively he first rose to prominence, fans would be unwise to count Woods out of the game. 52 min. Soundtrack: English; featurettes.
Golfing fans won't want to miss this collection of highlights from the 36th Ryder Cup competition. With the Americans engaged in an all-out battle to end Europe's winning streak, the passionate competition nevertheless ended with the European team 18-9 in triumph, scoring a history-making third win in a row. Includes appearances by Tiger Woods, Darren Clarke, Sergio Garcia, Ian Woosnam, and others. 150 min. Soundtrack: English.
On the final day of the 2007 Open Championship, the competition became a four-way contest between Andres Romeo, Ernie Els, Padraig Harrington, and Sergio Garcia. Who would finally take the coveted title at Carnoustie? This officially sanctioned program celebrating the thrilling golf championship features incredible highlights from the links. 60 min. Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
At Ireland's Royal Birkdale Golf Club, 2007 champion Padraig Harrington arrived to defend his title, hardly expecting the unpredictable weather and high drama that ensued. This official program includes highlights from the 2008 British Open Golf Championship, at the end of which four strokes make all the difference. 60 min. Soundtrack: English.
At this 138th British Open Golf Championship held at the Turnberry resort on the southwest coast of Scotland, 59-year-old Tom Watson (five-time Open winner) came close to victory 26 years since he last captured the Claret Jug. However, it proved to be the young and talented Stewart Cink who took the top prize in a stunning four-hole playoff. This official highlights program contains amazing footage from the competition. 113 min. Soundtrack: English.
Since Jack Nicklaus in 1972, no champion had held three of the four major golf trophies at the same time. In 2000, the legendary Tiger Woods matched Nicklaus' achievement, and this program provides an official look back at Woods' record-breaking win at St. Andrews. 52 min. Soundtrack: English.
Say farewell to golf legend Jack Nicklaus and share in the excitement of another Tiger Woods victory, with this official program celebrating the greatest moments of the 134th Open. 52 min. Soundtrack: English.
One of the most dominant players in the history of sports, Tiger Woods is celebrated in this three-disc overview of his remarkable career. First, "His Life" explores how the child prodigy became one of golf's biggest icons. Then, Woods' thrilling wins and agonizing defeats are the focus of "His Majors." Next, "His Legacy" is explored through a look at the impact he has had both on and off the greens. 3 1/3 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: French, Spanish; featurettes; interviews; photo gallery; more.
Jack Nicklaus is one of history's greatest professional golfers, winning an unprecedented 18 majors. But it was his final title, a come-from-behind championship at the 1986 Masters Tournament, that may have been his most improbable, compelling, and triumphant. At age 46, Nicklaus seemed a long shot to win his first major in six years, but with his son as his caddy, he achieved the unimaginable, and this rousing documentary features archival footage and interviews with all involved to relive this amazing feat. 48 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; interviews.