The Phantom of the Open Film Benefit

Presented by the GAM Foundation for the benefit of Youth on Course Michigan and the First Tee of West Michigan

What: Sneak preview film benefit showing of “Phantom of the Open,’’ a major motion picture released by Sony Classics Pictures and starring Oscar-winning actor Mark Rylance as Maurice Flitcroft. Rated PG-13, Comedy/drama, 1 hr, 46 mins. 92% favorable rating on Rotten Tomatoes.


When: 7:00 pm, June 15, 2022 - Michigan Premiere!


Where: Celebration Cinema North, Grand Rapids, MI


Movie Trailer: Click here to watch on YouTube


As featured in the movie, Grand Rapids native Terry Moore, the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame golf writer and golf promoter, invited Maurice G. Flitcroft, the lead character of the film and played by Mark Rylance, to Grand Rapids to play at Blythefield CC in a tourney named in his honor. It commanded front page news in 1988. That tournament was named by BCC member Tim Moore, Terry’s brother, as an off-beat homage to golf’s struggling hackers. Flitcroft was dubbed the game’s “worst golfer” after he attempted to qualify for the British Open in 1976 and shot 121 for 18 holes!