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The Short Game Movie on NetFlix in December

post #1 of 19
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This looks really good but the release schedule looks very limited.  I will have to wait for it to come out on one of the streaming services.

 

http://theshortgamemovie.com/

 

I'm not sure how I would feel if my 7 year old could outplay me. 

post #2 of 19

People, watch this trailer. "Do I really need a pep talk?"

 

post #3 of 19
This looks awesome!
post #4 of 19

The Short Game (no, not what you think, under 7 yo) on Netflix in December

"The 2013 SXSW Audience Award winner follows eight of the most competitive golfers around the globe, all who happen to be under the age of 7, as they train for and compete in the World Championship of Junior Golf."

 

http://www.deadline.com/2013/11/netflix-adds-the-short-game-to-its-original-documentary-slate/

 

It's been posted before, I'll post it again for convenience. Looks like it might be trying to quality for the Oscars this year. I doubt it'll contend with the likes of The Square, but I'll be putting this in my queue.

 

post #5 of 19
Great. Thanks for sharing
post #6 of 19
I was actually wondering about this just yesterday. Thanks for sharing
post #7 of 19

The Short Game - Netflix Original Documentary - FANTASTIC!

  • The documentary is on Instant Play Netflix. It's fun to watch IMO. 

    The film follows the lives of eight of the best 7-year old golfers in the world as they train for and compete in the World Championships of Junior Golf. The annual tournament held at golfing mecca Pinehurst, North Carolina, brings in 1500 young golfers from 54 different countries and determines who will be crowned golf's next phenom. In its course, the eight stories entwine to form a fascinating and often funny portrait of a group of very young athletes and their families, in which the narrow-focused, peculiar and highly competitive junior golf subculture becomes both a window into contemporary global society and an inspiring reflection of the human condition.
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post #8 of 19
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  • The documentary is on Instant Play Netflix. It's fun to watch IMO. 
     
 
 

 

Great documentary, well worth a watch as long as you can handle seeing a 6 year old girl hitting it longer than you :-D

post #9 of 19
My daughter liked watching kids golf. She's 6 almost 7 but is nowhere near the focus these kids have.
post #10 of 19

Is it me or are the parents pushing there kids a little too much.. I mean there 7 and " they train 365".. come on.. when do they get to be kids?... my boys.. 10 and 6 love to play, but i don't push them, when the time is right if they want to pursue golf, I'll help every way shape and form.

post #11 of 19
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Is it me or are the parents pushing there kids a little too much.. I mean there 7 and " they train 365".. come on.. when do they get to be kids?... my boys.. 10 and 6 love to play, but i don't push them, when the time is right if they want to pursue golf, I'll help every way shape and form.

To me it only felt like the Tiger girl's dad and the French kid's mom were overbearing. And that's mainly because they put some much pressure on their child to perform. Otherwise it was clear that these kids have a drive for the game and that they were asking to play 365. I really liked Jed's story because golf is a great way to get him out of his shell and meet other people. 

post #12 of 19
Saw it last night. Awesome documentary. I was rooting hard for Jed. Also got the vibe that a lot of these parents push these kids a bit too hard.

I told my gf we should watch and she basically said "no not another golf thing" played the trailer and she begged that we watch it. Awesome watch for even non golfers
post #13 of 19

I watched this recently - actually based on this thread. Good little movie.

post #14 of 19

Watched it last night, pretty cool.

post #15 of 19
I watched it as well due to this thread. I seen a lot of golf but I also seen a lot of kids being kids. As in most of these kids situation they are building relationships that could be useful later in life. I thought it was a good movie. Found it enjoyable and would love to see a follow up movie in about 10 years
post #16 of 19

When the father says we're C people, not A people. Ouch.

 

My favorite part:

 

post #17 of 19

Had to laugh how different junior golf is now compared to when I started in the 70's. Here it was a couple of lessons from a half drunk club pro before they sent us out with full sized clubs to hack around on the par 3 course. Even through junior high it was more like a cub scout troop. We had a team mom that would drive us around to compete against the junior teams from local courses . Nobody really paid much attention until kids were high school age. Though all little league sports were loosely organized back then. Joining a baseball or football team was waiting around in a local park for someone's dad to show up with a pickup full of used jerseys, a couple of practices with coaches that rarely remembered your name and being told to show up at field X on Sat.

post #18 of 19
Great movie. I too found the parents to be a bit rough. I was rooting for Jed.
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