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The Short Game (2013)

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The best 7 year old golfers from around the world descend on the world famous Pinehurst Golf course in North Carolina to determine the next world champion and who might become golf's next ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amari Avery Amari Avery ... Herself
Jed Dy Jed Dy ... Himself
Allan Kournikova Allan Kournikova ... Himself
Zamokuhle Nxasana Zamokuhle Nxasana ... Himself
Alexa Pano Alexa Pano ... Herself
Sky Sudberry Sky Sudberry ... Herself
Augustin Valery Augustin Valery ... Himself
Yang Kuang Yang Kuang ... Himself
Jack Nicklaus ... Himself
Gary Player ... Himself
Annika Sörenstam ... Herself
Chi Chi Rodriguez Chi Chi Rodriguez ... Himself (as Juan 'Chi Chi' Rodriguez)
Don Law Don Law ... Himself
Dan Martin Dan Martin ... Himself
John Nieporte John Nieporte ... Himself
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The best 7 year old golfers from around the world descend on the world famous Pinehurst Golf course in North Carolina to determine the next world champion and who might become golf's next phenomenon. Most of these young prodigies have been holding clubs since before they could walk and are better by the time they are six than most people will be in their lifetime. This is the breeding ground for the PGA and the stakes are huge. The short game follows 9 young golfers vying for the title of 'world champion'. Written by Anonymous

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They are some of the greatest golfers in the world. And they are 7 years old.

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Documentary | Sport

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Rated PG for some language | See all certifications »
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USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

20 September 2013 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,326, 27 September 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$38,856, 29 September 2013
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Delirio Films See more »
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Being a world champion already in 2011, 2012 & 2013 Allan also won the World Championship in 2015. He also won the U.S. Kids Golf European Championship from 2011 - 2015. See more »

Crazy Credits

In the on-screen soundtrack credits, the name of one of the writers of th song "How You Like Me Now," Arlester Christian, has his first and last names incorrectly reversed into Christian Arlester. See more »

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Version of The Short Game (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Grande Valse Brillante, Op. 18
Composer: Frédéric Chopin
Performed By Anna Drubich
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Some of the Best Golfers You Will Ever See--And They're Kids
19 December 2013 | by atlasmbSee all my reviews

Another Netflix success, The Short Game is a documentary that follows eight 7- and 8-year-old golfers from around the world as they prepare for and compete in the World Golf Championships at Pinehurst, NC.

These five boys and three girls are prodigies who are delightful to watch as they deal with the demands of year-round training, expectant parents, and the stresses of competition.

As we see, it is not just athletic talent that makes these kids so accomplished. They all have strong support systems. More importantly, they all have a passion for the game. Their passion is what makes this film so enjoyable. And passion is a factor that every competitor must deal with, as defeat is inevitable.

These players display a lot of poise. Each one has big plans for the future. It will be fun to discover in later years if their plans are realized.

I recommend this film for golf enthusiasts, sports lovers, and anyone who enjoys stories of achievement and challenge. I found their stories moving.

As an aside, I noted in the end credits that Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake were listed among the producers.


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