Writer-director J. Mills Goodloe explores the psychological nitty-gritty of golfing, but never draws together class-oriented commentary, coming-of-age tribulation and domestic tragedy into a coherent dramatic whole.
When 13-year-old Timmy Price (Mason Gamble) expresses an interest in golf, his harried father, Jim (Dylan Walsh), dismisses his enthusiasm. When Jim isn’t forgetting his troubles on the fairway, he's far too consumed with caring for his clinically depressed wife to devote much time to his son. Timmy perfects his swing, finally impressing his hard-working dad, who nonetheless doesn’t feel he can finance his son’s professional ambition. When Timm...