The Muni | Stories From A Public Golf Course

A love letter to the game of golf, told by the African-American caddies-turned-players who despite Jim Crow laws and the lasting effects of racism built a rich and vibrant golf culture on a historic municipal course. ——— For the guys at Muni, golf has been and will continue to be an essential part of their lives until they die. Narrated by popular rock and country singer (and golfer) Darius Rucker, Muni is a documentary film of intimate and interwoven stories about the game of golf and life. Told by a collection of people who have played the Asheville, North Carolina municipal golf course for decades. The film gives voice to people who simply wanted to play the game, on a good course for a fair price. Designed by legendary architect Donald Ross and built in the 1920’s Asheville’s Muni has always been a public course. But here, blacks were prohibited from playing openly until the 1950’s. Then, the caddies became the players, and a vibrant integrated golf culture grew at Muni, highlighted by the notable Skyview Golf Tournament. In it’s hey-day, beginning in 1960, the Skyview hosted the most prominent black golfers of the day working towards the PGA tour, and it continues today with a diverse and talented field.

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