Members of the Society of Hickory Golfers and the Golf Collectors Society have been extended an invitation to celebrate the U.S. premiere of the film Tommy’s Honour, based on the book by Kevin Cook.
The film will open in 32 cities across the U.S. on April 14.
Sean T. Kelly, a career writer/publisher who owns and directs LinkedGolfers, the largest golf-related community on the LinkedIn platform (an international group with roughly 50,000 members), has sent an invitation for all hickory golfers everywhere to go see the opening dressed in their best hickory golf attire.
Sean has been in contact with the film’s producers and promoters who have agreed to a level of visibility for the SoHG, the GCS, and National Hickory Golf Day in many of their promotional materials, in return for our getting the word out to our hickory golf and golf collecting societies and groups.
From our side, we are encouraged to get together with our friends and enjoy a hickory golf outing followed by attending the premiere dressed in our best hickory attire. At the very least, get your friends together, dress up and head for the opening night. Take photos, too! Sean’s invite tells where you can post these to best effect.
Tommy’s Honour, which won the British Academy Scotland Award as Best Feature Film, is about the relationship between Old and Young Tom Morris, considered the modern game’s founding father and son. Both rose to great heights as players, each winning the Open Championship several times. Great things were expected of Young Tom until tragedy struck his young family. It is a film of drama, passion, and a sweeping look at golf’s blossoming development in the late 1800s.
The opening cities are posted below, so get in touch with your hickory golf friends if one is near you. If not, keep an eye on local ads for when the film may open in your town.
About Sean T. Kelly –
Though a relative newcomer to hickory golf competition, Sean has gone to great lengths to support our game. Through LinkedGolfers, for example, he became the first title sponsor of the World Hickory Open Championship in 2016 (an arrangement he’s extended to 2017). He’s also working in partnership with one of our own – Durel Billy –to help make what’s now known as “Hickory Golf Day” a staple of hickory golf communities everywhere. Generally speaking he’s offered ideas and support for a variety of events including a March 30 cooperative tournament and media event that teams Michael Stevens Florida players with the Mission Inn, which this year is celebrating its centenary. Please take a moment to welcome Sean and, of course, to rally your own to take advantage of this unique opportunity.
List of cities for Tommy’s Honour premiere:
Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Charlotte, Charleston, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Monterey, Miami, Minneapolis, Nashville, New York, Orlando, Palm Springs, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St Louis, Tampa, Washington DC, West Palm Beach