Seven Days in Utopia

Synopsis: Luke is a young up-and-coming golfer. His father has pushed him to succeed on the green his entire life. After finally hitting rock bottom, he runs from his circumstances and his past and meets a man who took the time to care, Johnny Crawford. Johnny continues to surprise Luke at every turn, as he tries to help him bury his past and uncover the key to his future.
Genre: Drama, Sport
Director(s): Matt Russell
Production: Steamboat Rock
  5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
100 min

It's not the time

to start playing it safe.

Son, you have to drop.

That's playing to lose.

- You got to listen to me.

- I've been listening to you my whole life.

You've got to put some pressure on.

How can a game

have such an effect on man's soul?

The way I see it,

how can it not?

You don't choose the game.

It chooses you.

And when it does,

life and golf become forever connected.

That's how it was for a young man

named Luke Chisholm.

You've got to be kidding me.

Once you make

one mistake out of the water there,

you just continue to make the same

mistake over and over again.

Are you hurt, son?

I'll get over it.


You the guy I saw

putting the flagstick in the field?

Yeah, and you the guy

that crashed through my fence?

Here Let me help you.

Johnny Crawford's the name.

- Luke Chisholm.

- Yeah.

Yeah, let me see that.

Yeah, look...

Put a little pressure on there.

It'll stop the bleeding.

- All right.

- Yeah.

- Thanks.

- I need to get you to my truck

to get you some medical

attention, all right?

So let's get these clubs up here.

You feel all right?

You're not dizzy?

No, I'll be all right.

You're a hell of a driver.

Megan Monroe had twins last week.

Yeah. Haven't taken the sign down yet.

The evening service...

is just letting out.

Hey, Johnny.

- Hey, how you doing?

I went this morning,

in case you was wondering.

- Order up.

- Let me guess.

- Same as usual.

- You got it.

- All right, you all done there, darlin'?

- Divine.

How y'all doing here?

Some more coffee?


What's wrong with him asking her out?

Oh, Sarah, I could use

some more coffee.

Excuse me.

How you boys doing here?

You gonna save a dance

for me tonight?

I'll think about it.

She's just playing hard to get.

Of course she is.

Mama, it's Uncle Johnny.

Hi, everybody.

This here's Luke.

He's had a small accident, but, uh...

Do we have that aid kit back there?

I'll get it, Mom.

Johnny, what in the world

happened to this poor boy?

Don't worry. He's gonna live.

Mercy. Looks like

you've been hit by a truck.

More like a cow.

You hit a cow?

No, I missed the cow,

but I did manage

to run through the fence.

City boy can't drive.

Do you need a doctor?

No, ma'am.

I need a mechanic.

Here you go.

- Thank you.

- Sure.

We need some strong hands

to get the car over to Brody's shop.

Jake, be a dear and help Johnny.

What about my burger?

The poor man's car just got wrecked,

and you're worrying about a burger?

Where are your manners?

Come on, Jake.

Let's go. Let's go.

Jake, come on.

Have fun.

Come on, Smiley. You, too.

Work some of that off.

- Yes, sir.

- Come on.

- Come on, Chuck.

Let's go.

- Sarah?

- Hmm?

Drive Luke to the inn.

I'd be much... much obliged.

Thank you.


There you go.

Just let me know

whenever you're ready.


Mom, we'll be right back.

- Thank you, ma'am.

Drive careful.

Are you right?

Will this end in tears?

Where you from?


But I've been on the road

these past couple of years.

Yeah? Me, too.

- Really?

- Mm-hmm.

What for, school?

I'm training to be a horse whisperer.

I always thought horse whispering

was only in the movies.

But it's for real, huh?


Well, good luck with that.

Thank you.

So where you taking me, anyway?

Oh, we're just going to the River Inn.

That's Uncle Johnny's place.

Are you two related?

No, he's just a close family friend,

but I've always known him

as Uncle Johnny.

Here we are.

Well, thanks for the ride.

Right. Oh, you have to get that

from the outside.

Feeling it all as the wind blows

Feeling it all as the time goes

Do you feel my eyes

right there on you?


Don't you even think about

coming in here with those.

You must be the one

who ran off the road.

What'd you do,

fall asleep at the wheel?

Well, come on.

I don't have all day to check you in.

Let's go.

And close that door behind you.

You're not bad looking.

Blind as a bat, maybe.

You married? The neighbor girl's

looking for a husband.

No, ma'am. I'm not married.

Okay, now don't lose this key.

It opens the front door, too,

so you don't bother me

when you drag in late.

Yes, ma'am.

There's extra towels

in the cupboard there,

but it's okay to use

the same one twice.

Breakfast is at 8:00.

Don't be late.

Hi there. Thanks for teeing it up

with us here on Golf Central.

I'm Todd Lewis,

sitting beside Frank Nobilo,

and, Frank, we begin with

that unbelievable story

happening at the Callaway

San Antonio Open.

Well, that's right, Todd.

Luke Chisholm is a name that we've

all had on our radar screens

ever since he won the Texas State

Amateur Championship.

Folks, if you have not seen

this highlight before,

sit back and enjoy.

It's something you will not forget.

The winner of this tournament

earns an exemption

into the Valero Texas Open

just a few weeks from now.

Luke Chisholm had a one-shot lead

on the final hole over Joe Buckner,

Father Martin on the bag,

and look who shows up on the tee:

The number one player on the planet

and the tournament's lead sponsor, T.K. Oh.

What an intimidating presence.

Well, that's enough

to rattle anybody's cage,

and in this situation, Luke Chisholm,

he just blocks his tee shot way right.

His dad Martin wanted him...


It's not the time

to start playing it safe.

Yeah, but if I make par,

he's gotta make birdie to tie me.

You're playing not to lose

instead of playing to win.


Remember who won

the Masters last year?

Well, that guy over there.

Yeah, that guy over there.

T.K. Oh got his fourth green jacket.

Remember who come in second?

Nobody remembers

the runner-up, Luke.

You can get on the green in two

if you hit it with the big stick.

That one hurt.

You want to hit a few?

Your hand up to it?

Ooh... ooh.


Come on, Luke.

Right into trouble.

Thread the needle with a 3-iron.

You bump and run it up on the green.

I think I should just punch out right here.

You got to put some pressure on.

Hit the 3.

Hit the 3, huh?

Hey, Mama, there's an Easter egg

hunt at the church tomorrow.

Sounds like fun.

Can we go, Dad?

You got some practicing to do tomorrow.

Martin, it's Easter Sunday.

Sundays are reserved for golf.

Son, you have to drop.

That's playing to lose.

You gotta listen to me.

I've been listening to you

my whole life

and this is where it's got me.

All right.

Where you gonna put it?

I hope he brought a snorkel.

All right.

Let's see what you got.

You gotta pull yourself

together here, son.

Am I embarrassing you?

You hooked it.

You gotta watch your right hand.

There you go.

Let it release.

Come on, now.

Let's get something started here.

Don't flip it.

Come on, now.

Come on.

One more good one.

In the hole!


Give me another one.


Well now, you're playing not to lose

instead of playing to win.

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David L. Cook

David L. Cook (born November 11, 1968) is an American Christian country music singer, songwriter and comedian. Born to Donnell and June (née Mercer) Cook, David is the oldest of six children. He has written more than 2,500 songs and has won multiple Emmy and Telly Awards. His song, "Drop that Rock", was featured on his album In the Middle of It All and garnered a Dove Award nomination for Christian Country Album of the Year in 1999.In all of Cook's overseas recordings his surname is Cooke to distinguish it from his work in the United States. The male members of The Cook Family Singers have always used just their middle initials as a trademark, a trait beginning back in 1885 when the first such group was formed.In 1990 Cook was diagnosed with a dissociative disorder and psychogenic amnesia reportedly brought on by an abusive father. In 1999 Cook's story was used as a lead story with The 700 Club. more…

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