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A Good Bet

It looks like we finally might a get a golf movie that truly captures the essence of the game (translation: it won’t be a hokey bunch of crap with actors who can’t play). That’s because it’s being produced and directed by a real golfer, Terry Jastrow, a longtime Bel-Air member and TV talent who’s directed 60 major championships including 21 straight U.S. Opens (not to mention six Olympic games and many other sporting events; he also quite ably defended LACC North in our spring 2013 issue “Which Is Better?”). Principal photography began Oct. 21 in Wilmington, N.C., at four courses—Eagle Point, Beau Rivage, Cape Fear, and Wilmington Muni—and will wrap in Las Vegas around Nov. 14 at Dragon Ridge and Wynn Las Vegas. The story centers around a 20-year-old hotshot played by Jeremy Sumpter who is approached by a gambler (Chris McDonald) after winning the City Championship by 15 shots. McDonald convinces him to give up his dream of playing in the U.S. Open for high-stake matches, ending in a million-dollar game in Sin City against a mobster played by Michael Nouri. In the shot above obtained exclusively by The Buzz, Sumpter is reenacting a “cross-country golf” game similar to one Jastrow used to play growing up in Midland, Texas, with players teeing off with one club from the courthouse lawn and race/play to hole-out at the 18th of the muni a mile and a half away. That’s Jastrow tending the flag as they block out a shot.

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  1. This is so exciting! Sending love & very best wishes xxx Arlene

    — Arlene Sidaris · Monday November 4, 2013 ·

  2. Hey it’s Peter Pan! Love Jeremy Sumpter! Saw your cast list on the movie site and you also have Michael Nouri, Katherine Lanasa and J. Teddy Garces. I’ll be watching now.

    — Carol Seppers · Saturday November 23, 2013 ·

  3. Awesome! Can’t wait till this movie hits theaters! I just wish someone knew when the release date was. NEED TO MARK IT ON MY CALENDAR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And hey there is golf in this movie, the guys might actually watch it this time! “lol.” : )

    — Jeremy Fan · Friday March 21, 2014 ·

  4. WOW. Like everyone else, I can’t wait to see this movie. Now if anyone else wants some Keith Flatt stories, let me know. Congratulations Keith.

    — Dennis McGarvey · Thursday September 4, 2014 ·



 


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