• Short Summary

    Henry Cotton wins British Open Golf Championship at Muirfield, Scotland.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "THE OPEN GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP"

    Muirfield, Scotland.

    Long shot of a board with competitors' names and scores. Long shot of large crowd looking at scoreboard. Long shot of Walter Lyle driving off. Panning shot with Charles / Charlie Ward walking along course, large crowd following. Back shot crowd following player. Long shot of Claude Harmon, U.S.A. studies lie of ball and hole. Crowd watching. Harmon holing out. Close up shot of Harmon walking towards camera. Australian Norman Von Nida missing putt. Crowd watching. Von Nida picks up ball, walks to caddy. Panning shot with King George VI leading the large gallery to follow the players. Spectators sitting on the grass looking on. Henry Cotton putting. Crowd applauds. Scoreboard. Henry Cotton walking through crowd being congratulated. Crowd applauding. Irishman Fred Daly, last year's winner, presents Cup to Cotton. Close up shot of Henry Cotton with Cup.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:18:00 / 01:44:29:00

Comments (2)

  1. Unknown user says

    Eliminating the doubt in the current date range of 1940-48, this is the 1948 Open Golf Championship, played between 30th June and 2nd July 1948.

    "Lyle" is Walter Lyle.

    "Charles Ward" played under the name Charlie Ward.

    "Claud Harmon" should read Claude Harmon.

    Note that the commentator is impressed that Norman von Nida "has won more than £1000 prize money in the last 12 months"!

    "Fred Daley" should read Fred Daly.

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  2. Unknown user says

    Thanks jamied.

    We're not sure why there was any doubt about this date in the first place. Our records state that it was released in cinemas on 5th July 1948. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

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