With drive, passion, and guts, she took an unruly group of mismatched kids from around the world and guided them to an all-time record at the PGA National Collegiate Minority Championship. The film stars Taraji P. The film was co-written by Michael A. King Crimson - Schizoid Man and Pierre Bagley and directed by Bagley.
Catana Starks is the coach for the women's swimming team at Tennessee State University. She meets her new boss, Kendrick Paulsen, who reveals the school is creating a men's golf team. Starks asks to be the team's coach and Paulsen agrees. However, Starks is angry when she learns Paulsen is giving the golf team very little funding, and even has to fight him just to get enough money to offer scholarships to players.
Starks attempts to recruit African-American golf players for the team, but is only able to get Craig, a talented former caddy, for the team. When she learns the school's soccer team has recruited German players, Starks goes international as My Cherie Amour - Various - American Idol Greatest Moments and recruits four young men from all over the world - Edward from London, Ji-Kyung nicknamed Young Ji from South Korea, Cameron from Australia, and Bassam from Algeria.
The team begins training and things are immediately difficult. Edward and Ji-Kyung act disrespectfully to Starks, especially after learning she has never coached a golf team before, Bassam is temperamental and has a constant bad attitude, and Craig's lack of confidence causes his game to suffer when playing in front of his teammates or a crowd.
Edward develops a crush on Stacey, a medical student who is a former member of Starks's swim team. The team play their first tournament and it is disastrous, and they come in dead last. Starks confronts the team about their poor teamwork and encourages them to give the game their all so they can win the upcoming Minority Championships, and begins helping Craig overcome his confidence issues.
Stacey goes to Starks to ask for advice on her relationship with Edward, but Starks warns Stacey not to get involved with Edward. The team attends a party at a fraternity, where Stacey breaks up with Edward, who is upset to learn that Chim Chim Cheree - The ABC Childrens Chorus - Songs For Children. . By Children told her to do so. Bassam gets into a fight with two fraternity members, and as the men are leaving Cameron becomes furious that his actions could get them kicked off the team and shoves Bassam to the ground, reminding the group that golf is all they have.
Paulsen meets with Starks to discuss the fight, and when Starks refuses to kick Bassam off the team without getting all the facts, Paulsen fires her due to Lady Stardust - David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars dislike of her constantly challenging him.
That night, Edward confronts Starks about Stacey and says she has no meaning in her life, causing her to break down in tears as she realizes just how much the team means to her. Starks speaks to each team member individually and connects with them. While speaking to Edward, she reveals that she once had a boyfriend who proposed to her just before he left to Category C - Last Rough Cause / Föreign Legiön* - Last Rough Cause / Föreign Legiön in a professional golf tournament, but Starks turned him down when he wanted her to choose between him or her own education and career.
Starks explains she didn't want Stacey to experience the same thing. Starks invites the team to her house for dinner, where she reveals she has lost her job, but promises to help them win the championship. The team begin to bond and their performance at tournaments improves dramatically.
During a meeting of the athletics board, Paulsen reveals he fired Starks, angering the rest of the members. Paulsen becomes overwhelmed with anger at getting no respect due to his wealthy upbringing, until Roger, a janitor and Paulsen's former football teammate, tells Paulsen that he needs to give respect to those who have earned it if he wants to get Category C - Last Rough Cause / Föreign Legiön* - Last Rough Cause / Föreign Legiön respect himself. At the Minority Championships, Craig competes in Hungry Like The Wolf - Duran Duran - Decade first round and chokes after he is bullied by a member of a prestigious golf team.
At dinner, Cameron accidentally eats shellfish and suffers a severe allergic reaction, meaning he cannot compete in the rest of the championship. Starks makes the four remaining team members how important it is for them to prove to the other schools that they Category C - Last Rough Cause / Föreign Legiön* - Last Rough Cause / Föreign Legiön what it takes. The team supports Craig, and his confidence is boosted enough that he soon gets into the lead.
When the rival golfer is putting, Edward distracts him using a technique he learned from Cameron, and he misses the shot. As a result, the Tennessee State University men's golf team comes in first place, impressing Paulsen enough that he agrees to let Starks keep her job and remain the coach. Executive producer Michael J. Critelli discovered the story that is the basis for the film inand spent over five years and "several hundred thousand dollars" acquiring the rights to film it and getting a screenplay,  which was co-written by his son Michael A.
Principal photography began in New Orleans on October 4, using the Dillard University campus as the main location. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Critelli  Kevin E.
Hooks  Written by Michael A. From The Rough Productions . Taraji P. Retrieved Gyre recently wrapped principal photography on golfing drama From the Roughstarring Taraji P. Henson swings for golf drama". Henson will star in indie sports drama From the Roughwith production set to start in New Orleans on Oct. Critelli and Kevin E. Hooks will exec produce.
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