, 2h Directed byBill Paxton OriginUSA GenresDrama, Historical ThemesSports films, Golf films, Children's films ActorsShia LaBeouf, Stephen Dillane, Josh Flitter, Peter Firth, Peyton List, Elias Koteas Roles Young Harry Vardon Rating73% Set mainly in 1913, the film is about Francis Ouimet, the first amateur to win a U.S. Open. Amateur golf in that era was then a sport only for the wealthy, and Ouimet came from an immigrant family that was part of the working class. Ouimet watches an exhibition by legendary British golf pro Harry Vardon (Stephen Dillane) as a 7-year-old boy, and becomes very interested in golf. He begins as a caddy at The Country Club, a posh enclave located across the street from his home in suburban Brookline, Massachusetts, while making friends with the other caddies. He works on his own golf game at every chance, and gradually accumulates his own set of clubs. Francis practices putting at night in his room. He wins the Massachusetts Schoolboy Championship.