Tom Watson Is Impressed With New Golf Movie THE SQUEEZE

Golf News

LOS ANGELES, CA (April 2, 2015)– The new golf thriller movie,THE SQUEEZE, has already been getting rave reviews from the experts and critics. Professional golfers have also been wowed over how authentic the golf portion is in the movie that was directed and written by Terry Jastrow. One recent viewer was eight-time Major winner Tom Watson. “THE SQUEEZE depicts actors who are truly believable as pro quality golfers,” says Watson. “Director Jastrow’s true understanding of the game — with 22 years directing sports — injects reality into the scenes with a stream of golf humor that golfers will find both familiar and believable, which are sadly lacking in all previous golf movies.”

The film stars Jeremy Sumpter (Friday Night Lights, Peter Pan), Christopher McDonald (“Shooter McGavin” in Happy Gilmore), Katherine LaNasa (The Campaign), Jillian Murray (Bad Ass), Michael Nouri (Taken Away), and Jason Dohring (Veronica Mars). ARC Entertainment will release it on premium VOD and in select markets in 12 top U.S. markets on April 17, which is the Friday after The Masters.

THE SQUEEZE is a caper about a notorious gambler who discovers a modest young man in a small rural town with uncommon golf skills. Seeing his potential, the gambler convinces him to abandon his dreams of winning the U.S. Open and start playing in high-stakes matches. They don’t lose. The stakes grow higher and higher until the game becomes life or death.

Jack Nicklaus and Phil Mickelson are among other golfers who have reviewed and enjoyed the movie.

“I watched THE SQUEEZE and really enjoyed it,” said Jack Nicklaus, Winner of 18 Major Golf Championships.  “It’s a fun movie that tells an interesting story, and the golf elements are so real you actually believe it could happen.”

“THE SQUEEZE is a wonderful golf movie because it’s so authentic,” said Five Time Major Championship Winner, Phil Mickelson.  “It hooks you in the beginning and stays interesting and entertaining right to the end. I’m looking forward to seeing it again.”

“It truly means a lot to have legends like Tom Watson compliment our efforts,” says Jastrow. “It makes me feel like we did what we set out to do in making an authentic and original golf movie that was unlike anything ever seen before.”

The Squeeze is offered through Groupon on their website or by downloading the Groupon app.

Groupon has two separate packages that they are offering. Customers can either order the movie and 20 lessons from the Tom Watson Lessons of a Lifetime II DVD set, the most popular golf instructional video ever, or the movie plus $10 off a tee time from, valid on select times at more than 1,200 courses world wide. Please see the Groupon offer for complete terms and conditions.

Groupon customers can look for this special offer April 15th in selected cities. There will be an even broader offering to follow. Those who are not currently Groupon users can simply go to, follow the instructions, and become a member in 60 seconds or less. There is no obligation, just an opportunity–a first look at some of the best bargains imaginable.