Golf might not be the most scintillating sport to watch, but Atlanta TV/movie producer Angi Bones is hoping there are some laughs to be mined from the world of backswings and birdies.
A speculative pilot for “The Clubhouse” will be filmed Oct. 1-2 at Sugar Creek Golf & Tennis in Atlanta. The show is written by local novelist Brian Egeston, an avid golfer who plays at Sugar Creek. After meeting Marie Dunovant, operator of the golf and tennis club, Egeston convinced her to allow the show to shoot at the popular Dekalb County course.
The pilot’s main man, Kash McGovern, played by local actor Jason MacDonald, is one of those guys who had a shot at the big leagues on the PGA tour but lost everything and is now trying to rebuild his life while working as the head golf pro at Sugar Creek.
He is joined, naturally, by a “diverse and quirky staff,” according to press materials. Myra J, formerly of the Tom Joyner Morning Show, has also been cast, though it isn’t clear what her role will be.
Bones is a veteran producer who has worked on more than 150 films and produced more than 180 sitcom episodes in Atlanta, including “House of Payne” and “Meet the Browns.” The plan is to pitch the family show to sports-themed networks such as ESPN and The Golf Channel.
“It’s a long shot, but that’s how we like it,” Bones said in a statement. “Women making TV’s first golf sitcom, with no studio funding, shooting outside of Hollywood, using all up-and coming actors…we’re hoping for a hole in one.”