As a documentary about golf caddies, Loopers: The Caddie’s Long Walk should have a solid audience among those who care about the sport. But the thing that will get it noticed outside of golf circles is that it is narrated by the most famous member of the Caddie Hall of Fame: Bill Murray.
Golfers get all the glory. But, shadowing each of the professionals such as Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Jordan Spieth is an unsung hero of the links: the caddie. That relationship is explored in the new documentary “Loopers: The Caddie's Long Walk,” which debuted at the 34th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Feb. 2. The film is narrated by Bill Murray, who played an assistant groundskeeper in the 1980 iconic comedy "Caddyshack."
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As a grizzled Irish caddie climbs a rugged mound at Ballybunion, guiding his player—or perhaps “dragging” is the proper appellation—through biblical gusts, a familiar voice purrs. “To acquire a caddie,” says Bill Murray at the beginning of “Loopers: The Caddie’s Long Walk,” “is to have an ally in the battle against the elements, the golf course and life itself.” Fitting for the scene, but also, as the film shows, an apt description for the profession. Which, distilled to its core, is really a passion.
“Loopers: The Caddie’s Long Walk,” Narrated By Bill Murray, Debuts February 2 at Santa Barbara International Film Festival
SANTA BARBARA, California, USA (January 23, 2019) – “Loopers: The Caddie’s Long Walk” (www.loopersmovie.com, @loopersthemovie), the most thorough feature-length film documentary ever developed on golf’s historic caddie profession, will debut on Saturday night, February 2 at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The film is narrated by actor and former caddie Billy Murray, who starred in the 1980 comedy “Caddyshack,” which was written by his brother Brian Doyle-Murray. The six Murray brothers grew up caddying at Indian Hill Club in Winnetka, Illinois.
A major documentary film is using Augusta as its backdrop. Loopers: The Caddie's Long Walk tells the history of the game of golf, from a caddie's perspective and Augusta National is featured. In a film hoping to give the caddies their due, Loopers: The Caddie's Long Walk has traveled across the world to St. Andrews in Scotland, but a film about the history of golf can't really be a film about golf without Augusta National . You may recognize the name William Avery, he's a former Westside and Duke basketball superstar, but it's just recently that he's learning more about his great uncle, Nathaniel 'Iron Man' Avery, Arnold Palmer's caddie for his 4 Masters victories.