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"Tin Cup" by a long shot.

"The Greatest Game Ever Played" - I might have liked it more if I hadn't read the book first and realized: (a) how Disney-fied it was (when there was no reason - the story is inspiring on its own); and (b) that they took liberties with both the facts and the match itself (again, when there was no reason.) Also, Shia LaBeouf just didn't seem like Francis Ouimet. At all.

"Dead Solid Perfect" - meh. Had potential, but seemed sparse on content.

"Caddyshack" - some brilliant moments, but not really a "golf" movie to me. Golf is just the frame around which the gags were built.

"Happy Gilmore" - Fun. But to be a favorite, I think it has to have a realistic aspect to it.

"The Foursome" - Sooooooooooo bad. It was like someone tried to adapt a mediocre stage play to the screen using no money and C-grade actors.

"Legend of Bagger Vance" - Um, yeah, no. Just didn't do anything for me. Might have been Will Smith.

"Bobby Jones - Stroke of Genius" - actually pretty good. Jim Cavizel makes a decent Bobby Jones, Stephanie Sparks (yes, from the golf channel) does great in her small part as Alexa Stirling, and the story doesn't try to sugar coat Jones' demons (well, not all of them.)

Honestly though, I don't think a truly great golf movie has ever been made. First, I think it would have to be fictional, because the real life stories are usually better than the movies that try to replicate them. Second, for some reason, no one can seem to meld the spirit and soul of the game with a truly great human story. One or the other always seems to be lacking. It's like the people who write good golf stories can't write good human stories and vice versa. Not sure why.

Of course, I'm probably clinically insane so what do I know.

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[quote name='Harry Longshanks' timestamp='1280452336' post='2607445']
Honestly though, I don't think a truly great golf movie has ever been made. First, I think it would have to be fictional, because the real life stories are usually better than the movies that try to replicate them. Second, for some reason, no one can seem to meld the spirit and soul of the game with a truly great human story. One or the other always seems to be lacking. It's like the people who write good golf stories can't write good human stories and vice versa. Not sure why.

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Try reading "Miracle on the 17th Green" by James Patterson. That is a good combination of human story and golf. It will make you second guess if it was a fictional story.

The Greatest Game Ever Played for serious movie. Though the Bobby Jones-Stroke of Genius was good too

Happy Gilmorenis great. It literally had my buddy laughing so hard he couldn't stop which caused another random guy in the theater on the floor laughing at him.......... But Caddyshack is a classic.

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Caddyshack
Happy Gilmore
Greatest game ever played
Legend of Bagger Lance
Tin Cup
A Gentlemans Game

Some of my favorites, But nothing will ever top Caddyshack for me, Could be one of the most quoted movies of all time.

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[color=#1C2837]My top 3 not in this order are[/color]
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[color=#1C2837]Caddyshack
Happy Gilmore
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[color="#1C2837"]Never watched Tin Cup but I'm not a huge Costner fan so probably wont bother with it, I do feel that Shia was a great choice cast wise in the Greatest Game Ever Played [/color]

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Hard t0 pick one....

The Greatest Game Ever Played
Bobby Jones - Stroke of Genius
Legend of Bagger Vance

Like all 3 of the above, they are my top 3, probably in that order... I also like Tin Cup, but don't think it matches those 3.

I want top see Dead Solid Perfect, a lot of pro's put that as their favorite golf movie and i have never been able to find a copy or catch it on tv.

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