Golf Movies for the Holiday Season

With the Holiday Season fast approaching, it seems likely we’ll all probably be sticking pretty close to home.

And so, we present a few golf movies to consider as you munch on some snacks and sip a few egg nogs.

The first two are my personal favorites. But beyond that, the rest are in no particular order.

Dead Solid Perfect (1988):  I really hope golfers can figure out a way to get their hands on this movie! Written by legendary journalist Dan Jenkins, the movie is hilarious. However, if foul language grates on you or you’re offended by occasional nudity, maybe take a pass on this film.

Dead Solid Perfect
Randy Quaid and Larry Riley

Kenny Lee (Quaid) is a journeyman tour professional who has yet to strike it rich. So, he moonlights gambling among the rich folks. Guys like his caddy “Spec” and the money man – “Bad Hair” Wimberly are terrific characters. And, how many of us remember the ravishing Kathryn Harrold? Lee screws up a couple of relationships along the way, but finally settles in for a great week at the U.S. Open.

The crummy thing is I can’t find this movie on Bluray, but I believe a DVD exists. It’s frustrating for HD snobs, but the first few times I watched the film, it was a VHS tape, which I still own! The novel is also terrific and if you ever spend time on the road, give the audiobook a listen.  It’s great stuff. Jenkins is a genius!

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Let’s live our lives

Reflecting on a tumultuous 2020 in the golf travel business has made for some interesting conversations.

Amid so much uncertainty, the ability of the industry to convince government officials across Canada that the game could be a safe activity during the pandemic was a giant first step. Implementing effective operational protocols then became the priority and golf courses were allowed to open for business.

And then, golfers came in droves until old man winter arrived.

But the conversations about the 2020 season have not all been so much about “what happened”.

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Tourism partners leading the charge to flatten the curve

At BCgolfguide, we’re proud to work with the team at Tourism Kamloops, along with our many golf course and hotel partners in the region.

Here’s a nifty spin from Tourism Kamloops – just how the 2020 destination golf experience is different from what many of us have gotten used to over the years. The Kamloops region continues to grow as a popular golf destination.


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