The Phantom of the Open
Show Date: October 6, 2022 7:30 pm
The film is based on the strange, but true story of Maurice Flitcroft (played by Mark Rylance), a Barrow-in-Furness shipyard worker and amateur golfer who took up the sport in middle-age.
Flitcroft practised on the beach, and became known for cheekily entering the British Open golf championship in 1976 as a self-declared professional, thus circumventing the handicap requirement for amateurs.
He found himself competing with the likes of Seve Ballesteros, but chaotically chalked up the worst score in the tournament’s history, to the spluttering rage of the puce-faced gentlemen in charge.
They tried to ban him but he kept on gate-crashing competitions with wacky disguises and fake names!
Sally Hawkins plays his long-suffering and affectionate wife; and Rhys Ifans plays the pop-eyed, pompous club secretary.
This film is uplifting, but grounded by sensible messaging about being aware of your limitations while pursuing your dreams!
50 tickets available
- (16 or under)