(LINCOLN, Neb.) – Landscapes Golf Management – operator of more than 50 golf courses and county clubs across America – has pledged promotional support for the heartwarming new golf film “The Phantom of the Open” with an award-winning cast.
The film’s inherent #GolfForEveryone theme aligns perfectly with Landscapes Golf Management’s values and initiatives to drive the game forward. As such, the company shares the funny “Phantom” trailer with hundreds of thousands of golfers frequenting its managed courses. Opening in New York and Los Angeles theaters on June 3, “Phantom” rolls out to major and secondary markets across America throughout June.
The new family-friendly ‘Phantom’ – distributed by Sony Pictures Classics – is hilarious, delightful and incredibly based on the true story of relentless dreamer and optimist, Maurice Flitcroft, the ‘worst golfer in the world’.
“Non-golfers love ‘The Phantom of the Open’ as much as golfers do, and that sentiment will help bring more golfers into the game,” said Tom Everett, president of Landscapes Golf Management. “The film speaks to the virtues of golf as a sport and encourages everyone to become the best version of themselves.”
Ordinary man and 46-year-old British shipyard worker, Maurice – with the encouragement of his family – went down in history by reminding us to dream big no matter the outcome. After receiving a pink slip, Maurice feels it’s time to try something new.
Deciding on a whim that golf is his new calling, the budding and clumsy sportsman sets out to master the game. not, he secured a coveted spot in the 1976 Open Championship qualifying round (won by Johnny Miller) and then shot the worst round (49 over par, 121) in the history of the Open, becoming an international folk hero.
The film stars Oscar® winner Mark Rylance and two-time Oscar® nominee and Golden Globe winner Sally Hawkins as Maurice and Jean Flitcroft. One scene features a classic locker room conversation between Maurice and a dashing 19-year-old Seve Ballesteros. Other scenes involve the sons of Maurice, two 70s disco fanatics with upbeat, nostalgic music.
On behalf of Hollywood helping to move Americans from the couch to the course, the golf industry is rallying around “Phantom”. Product manufacturers and service providers, major governing bodies and associations, media, Tour players, caddies, golf courses, country clubs and resorts support the film through their vehicles marketing.
“Phantom” is directed by Craig Roberts and adapted by Simon Farnaby from his book The Phantom of the Open: Maurice Flitcroft, the worst golfer in the world it’s co-written by Scott Murray.
“The Phantom of the Open” trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYbJWWnQHSE
About Landscapes Golf Management
One of America’s largest and most trusted golf course and country club operators, Landscapes Golf Management’s portfolio of more than 50 properties in 20 states is backed by conveniently located regional offices. Family-owned company prides itself on a client and member-centric approach, backed by strong client relationships, well-trained and personable staff contributing to an enviable culture, meticulous attention to detail in all aspects of operations and a proven return. -office systems. LGM provides turnkey and à la carte solutions for golf course and country club owners. Its experts cover business strategy and planning, golf course maintenance, clubhouse operations, marketing, IT, staffing and training, food and beverage, health and wellness. being, merchandising, golf instruction and financial management.
Sister company Landscapes Unlimited is the recognized leader in the development and construction of golf courses ranging from hosts of major tournaments and PGA Tour events to local landscaping of various shapes, sizes and budgets. It also excels in the construction of sports fields for professional sports teams, colleges and municipalities.
More information: www.landscapesgolf.com402.423.6653.
About Sony Pictures Classics
A stand-alone division of Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony Pictures Classics distributes, produces and acquires independent films from around the world. He released films that earned 37 Oscars and 183 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture nominations for ‘The Father’, ‘Call Me By Your Name’, ‘Whiplash’, ‘Amour’, ‘Midnight in Paris’ , “An Education”, “Capote”, “Howard’s End” and “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”.
About Sony Pictures Entertainment
A Tokyo-based subsidiary of Sony Corporation, Sony Pictures Entertainment’s global operations encompass film and television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; creation and distribution of digital content; operation of studio facilities; and the development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Motion Picture Group production organizations include Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Screen Gems, TriStar Pictures, 3000 Pictures, Stage 6 Films, AFFIRM Films, and Sony Pictures Classics.