Teeing off from humble beginnings in the Scottish Highlands, transforming into a status symbol that engulfed the USA, it is now being adopted by the new super economies – China alone currently has 500 courses under construction. This elite game of the rich and famous is a huge global business but it’s impact on the environment cannot be ignored.
Two best friends set out to play the longest round of golf in history – 18 holes – each one at a different course around the world. Their intention to find out how the game they love effects the planet.
This entertaining buddy road-movie with a conscience will test the endurance of our two friends on their journey from the developed to the developing world and back again.
About the Director:
Anthony Wonke is an award-winning filmmaker working in both documentaries and drama. Anthony won a Bafta in 2008 for his BBC documentary series, The Tower, which observed the social impact of a new residential development in a poor London neighbourhood through the diverging stories of its residents. His documentary Gymnast produced by Joe Oppenheimer and Todd Austin for BBC / Prospect Films followed the 2008 British Olympic gymnastics team and is planned for theatrical release. Last year Anthony directed and produced a special extended episode of Secret Millionaire for RDF/ More4. He has also recently completed two feature documentaries which aired on both sides of the Atlantic in Spring 2011: Crackhouse USA (think the real life story of The Wire) produced by Wall to Wall Media for MSNBC/ More4 and The Battle for Marjah for Wall to Wall Media/Channel 4/ HBO.
Anthony is currently filming a feature doc in the Middle East for The Last Word and developing a factual documentary, Galactic, about Richard Branson’s mission to conquer space.