ERIC BENZENBERG | Golficity (MAY 29, 2019)
Golf caddies might be one of golf’s most underappreciated assets. Indeed, modern golfers are quick to moan and groan when courses obligate them to pay premiums associated with carts, so you could imagine how they respond when confronted with paying caddies.
However, a quality caddie is an unsung hero who can take a truly memorable experience at any golf course and turn into something unforgettable.
Loopers: The Caddie’s Long Walk, narrated by actor and former caddie Billy Murray, is a full-length documentary that looks to expose the invaluable relationship between a golfer and their caddie, while simultaneously highlighting the caddie’s role throughout history.
Ironically, Frank’s experience at the Kiawah Ocean Course highlights how a quality caddie can take an experience at a bucket-list golf course and help you navigate all the challenges you’ll encounter in an effort to ensure you have the most enjoyable time possible.
To help tell the story, Loopers was filmed at some of golf’s most iconic locations, including the Augusta National Golf Club, Pebble Beach Golf Links, as well as The Old Course at St. Andrews, and includes interviews with World Golf Hall of Famers Sir Nick Faldo, Tom Watson, Ben Crenshaw, Lee Trevino, Curtis Strange and former Masters Tournament and U.S. Open champion Fuzzy Zoeller.
And to help give their side of the story, Loopers also features appearances by professional caddies like Steve Williams (Tiger Woods’ former caddie), Carl Jackson (Crenshaw), Fanny Sunesson (Faldo), Pete Bender (Greg Norman and others), Michael Greller (Jordan Spieth) and Jariah “Jerry” Beard (Zoeller at the 1979 Masters).
Loopers will make its nationwide theatrical debut (and will also be available On Demand/Digital HD) on June 7, one week before the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach.
It goes without saying, but this looks like a film that every golf aficionado will want to set the time aside to watch uninterrupted.