Updated May 23, 2018 12:16:28 In what could be a first for a childrens’ film, HBO’s Boys State has received an award from the PGA, the golfers association, and the International Golf Federation.
The PGA has been promoting the film as the first documentary produced for the golf course since the deaths of golfer Bobby Jones and golfer Dave Walsh.
In the documentary, an avid golfer and his young son have a brief conversation with a man from their community who is trying to help the family, while also giving the story a new look.
HBO will air the documentary on May 23 at 10 p.m.
“We’re excited to share the story of the family with a new generation of viewers,” said PGA president and CEO Richard Schaefer.
The award, given to the documentary’s director, David Ault, comes as a boost to HBO’s plans to release a new series of documentaries, which include a documentary on former NFL running back Emmitt Smith, and a documentary by the late filmmaker Steve Spielberg.