Swing Away

Synopsis: Following a meltdown on tour that results in her suspension, professional golfer Zoe Papadopoulos travels to her grandparents' village in Rhodes, Greece, to escape the harsh spotlight of the international sports world. Between baking bread and eating baklava, she meets and mentors a ten-year-old girl who is determined - against all odds - to become the next golf sensation. Along the way, Zoe rediscovers her Greek heritage, her love of the game, and the hidden strength within herself as she inspires the townspeople in an epic showdown against a greedy American developer who threatens the course and the town.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Director(s): Michael A. Nickles
  2 wins & 1 nomination.
98 min

- Back at the Seaview resort

for Shoprite LPGA classic,

just outside Atlantic city,

Galloway township, New Jersey

where we have a beauty

on our hands right now.

Zoe Papadopoulos

trying to break back

into that winner's circle

for a very promising career

that has gone a little

wayward of late,

trying to hold off,

or actually catch in this case

Nicole Castrale, a prolific

winner on the LPGA tour.

It's not a tough putt.

She's got a lot out

of her game today

and made plenty of putts

on these inconsistent

Greens at times,

but this is a big

one here, final hole.

For the win, did she hit it?

Oh, but she left it just short.

That's a certain par,

tap-in for Nicole Castrale.

Now, all the pressure switches

back to Zoe Papadopoulos.

She now has three feet

to force a playoff

and we'll see if she can get

those nerves under control.

Trying to settle herself down.

It's just a routine putt,

it's only three feet,

it's straight uphill.

She could make it

with her eyes closed.

Not a word being spoken.

You could hear a pin

drop in the gallery.

Oh, hit the lip again.

Oh my word.

- Damn.

- She just

buried the putter in the green,

that's an unforgivable

sin for golfers

and the worst display of

sportsmanship I have ever seen.

This is a complete meltdown.

No, burying that

putter in the green

is almost a certain suspension

for a very long time.

- Okay.

Not so fast.

- Where are you going?

- Okay.

- Thank you.

- Calling to drop me, Derek?

- Drop, no, why,

because of the thing?

- Yes, Derek, because of

the humiliating myself

and ruining my

career thing, Jesus.

- Everybody wants

you, everybody.

- What are you talking about?

- ESPN, GMA, Jimmy

Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel,

Kelly Meyers, the list goes on.

That little meltdown

you had, it went viral.

Everybody wants a

piece of you, honey.

- No, no way.

- No, no way, everybody thinks

you went a little crazy.

I try to keep a little low,

but if you go on these shows

and show you a little humility

and a little contrition...

- don't use words

you don't understand.

- Hey, hey, doll

face, it's my job

to turn this into

a positive, okay?

Go home, have a dr...

- this is good here.

Holy mother of god!


You give a heart attack, Zoe.

I didn't know it was you.

- I'm sorry, Yiayia

- who is it?

- Your granddaughter!

- How did you get here,

why didn't you call?

- Hi, Pappous.

My love!

- How did you get here?

Why didn't you call?

I would have come

to the airport.

I asked her this already.

- I know, I know, I'm sorry.

It was just a spur of

the moment decision.

I just really wanted

to see you guys.

This place hasn't

changed at all.

That's because someone

doesn't fix what he's asked to fix.

I work all day long, woman.

- All day long with the newspaper.

- Whatever.

- But where is the boyfriend

you wrote us about, Zoe?

- He's not in the

picture anymore.

- Why, what did the bastard do?

Take Zoe's things to her room,

this is none of your business.

That's what I'm doing.

- Oh, no, it's okay,

Pappous, I got it.

- It's okay.

I have to fix these steps.

Someone might kill himself.

Watch your step.

Come on.

Unpack and we'll eat

when you're ready.

Very good, Pappou.

I'll be there.

Good morning.

Good morning!

- We were going to

send for the doctor.

Oil the tray.

- I'm sorry, is

there any coffee?

- Coffee.

- It smells amazing in here.

It's the sugar cookies.

- You must eat something.

Athletes need energy.

- Athletes.

What are you grumbling about,

old man?

- Now, I know you never

wanted to believe it, Pappous,

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