The Greatest Game Ever Played – In A Really Boring Sport

517b589wJsLFor any and all golf fanatics that read my reviews, I guess this review is for you. Why do I say this? Well, if you have not noticed, in Britain there was this thing called The Open Championship where lots of highly paid men got to thwack a ball around a course while people applaud for their ability to hit a tiny ball into a hole many yards away and a Northern Irishman won. I think you may be able to tell I’m not keen on the sport, or at least the watching of the sport in lieu of actually playing it.

But golf seems to capture the imagination of some so I might as well get down to the spirit of things, reach for the TV remote and turn over from the golf to a film… about golf. Well there’s no time like the present – to the obligatory overview!

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Wimbledon – When Below Par is Actually Good

ImageAs it is that time again when strawberries and cream start to sell out and the weather becomes peculiarly, almost eerily, nice for Britain, one must conclude that Wimbledon is upon us once again and now BBC1 and BBC2 will be shoving Wimbledon down our throats for the next two weeks. While tennis for me is about as exciting as a fungal infection, I will say it is a damn side better than Formula 1, Cricket and Golf, all of which would induce a severe brain haemorrhage. However a film about tennis promised to be far more exhilarating than actual tennis itself, so I decided to review the 2004 film Wimbledon, which wins the prize for “World’s Most No-Nonsense Title”.

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