Seve: The Movie

There are plans to bring the life of Seve Ballesteros to the big screen.

The golfing world mourned when Seve Ballesteros passed away in May this year after a long battle with a brain tumour. Ballesteros was victorious in over 90 professional tournaments including five major wins. Three times British Open champ and twice he donned the green jacket at Augusta.
Now comes news that the early life of Seve Ballesteros is to be told on film. British producer Stephen Evans (The Madness of King George and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind) will looks at his life from the age of 16 to 19.
The film will lead up to his incredible second place finish at the 1976 British Open. At only 19, Ballesteros lead after three rounds finishing in a tie for second spot with Jack Nicklaus, six shots behind eventual winner Johnny Miller.
Ballesteros played golf with a clichéd Spanish temperament. Most rounds featured moments of absolute brilliance punctuated by moments of absurd golf that made him a joy to watch.
A look at how his temperament, life and of course his golf evolved should be fascinating viewing. Stay tuned.

One thought on “Seve: The Movie

  • October 18, 2011 at 05:13
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    Great post. Seve was one of my all time favorite players. Even though I’m too young to have watched him live, I’ve seen plenty of his old film. He was such a risk taker and it’s so fun to watch. He had such a love for the game and he had so much fun playing. That’s the attitude I want to have every time I go out. When I get mad playing, I just remember how much fun Seve had… and his attitude towards the game. A great man indeed.

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