One probably must be a true student of golf to appreciate "Tommy's Honour," a handsomely mounted but slow-moving story about one of the sport's most important father-son pairings.
Tom Morris (Peter Mullan) went down in history as the greens master of St. Andrews, the legendary golf course in Scotland, and founder of the Open Championship (what we now call the British Open). The movie begins with a reporter (Benjamin Atwood) seeking an interview with the old man about his legendary career as a golfer and course designer. But Tom only has one story to tell: the story of his son, Tommy (Jack Lowden).
Tommy trained under his father, and together they were an unbeatable combination on the links in the 1860s. They made a lot of money for their wealthy backers and got a share of the proceeds but with the gentry, embodied by the imperious Alexander Boothby (Sam Neill), making it clear they were common folk and would always remain so.