ESPN’s bite-sized 30 for 30 Shorts series returns this week with the first of five new documentary shorts, focusing on a golfer in Lower Manhattan who borrows clubs and doesn’t use traditional golf balls.
Here’s the full description of Tiger Hood, which premieres online this Tuesday and debuts on the 6 PM SportsCenter this Friday.
The first documentary short premieres tomorrow, April 12, and takes a look at a unique golfer in New York City who plays lower Manhattan as his course with borrowed clubs and milk cartons stuffed with newspapers instead of golf balls. “Tiger Hood” shines the light on Patrick Q.F. Barr, who explains how golf saved him from despair and helped people recognize his other talent: photography.
Over the next five of the next six weeks, a new film will debut online Tuesday, and will air on the 6 PM SportsCenter that Friday.
On April 19th, When The King Held Court premieres, covering Elvis Presley’s love of racquetball. On May 3rd , we’re getting Gonzo @ The Derby, diving into the birth of gonzo journalism and Hunter S. Thompson. On May 10th, A.C. Green: Iron Virgin looks at A.C. Green’s NBA consecutive games streak and virginity. Finally, on May 17th, The Shining Star of Losers Everywhere examines a thoroughbred mare named Haru Urara, who never won a race but became a Japanese symbol of hope.
For the full descriptions of each film, you can check out ESPN’s synopses.