The film details the epic duel between Johnny Miller and a then 19-year-old phenom Seve Ballesteros at the 1976 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale, while also exploring the style and culture of the 1970s. Though young Seve would lose the Open that year, it represented the Hall of Famer’s breakthrough as well as a dramatic shift for European golf as a whole. Major golf figures of the era, including Gary Player, Tom Watson, and Miller himself, appear to offer their commentary both the historic golf tournament and the decade it occurred in.
Clips & Trailers
Take a trip to Pedrena. A small farming town in Northern Spain… where it all began for a young caddie named Severiano Ballesteros.
Golf was a very different game in 1976. From the fashion to the music, there was definitely a different vibe.
One groovy era.
The intersection of The Open Championship, pop culture and European golf resurgence.
Breaks the mold by looking outside the sport’s horizons.
Summer of ’76 is terrific. There’s no other way to describe it.