Golf Movie Review: Miracle on the 17th Green
Over the holidays I watched a golf movie that focused mainly on putting, "Miracle on the 17th Green." Did you happen to catch it. What did you think of the show? I liked it, but my wife thought it was boring.
My Dear JT:
So much for the artistic commentary. Let us dwell for a moment on the putting aspects. Our hero did not experience a miracle--he experienced many miracles, because he saw the line without reading the green in most instances. He walked up to the ball, placed the old hickory shafted blade putter behind it, and saw the correct line to the hole. Then the putter enabled this once hapless ball-stabber to actually propel the ball at the right speed along that line and into the cup. Indeed, one got the distinct impression that, except for the occasional lapse, he one-putted almost every green with this miraculous putter. His disasters were the occasional two-putt.
Setting aside mere quibbles such as the gallery cheering for a drive that clearly went into the rough, Dr. Putt will admit that he did find the movie more entertaining that did Mrs. Dr. Putt. However, the reader should know that in his youth Dr. Putt has been known to shed tears at the dramatic power of "Leave it to Beaver."
Here is wishing that you will find many one-putts of your own in the new year--without miracles!