Are you looking for a family friendly, emotional and inspiring movie? This is it! My nephew told me about this Netflix movie and I absolutely loved it. This charming little documentary profiles young golfers pursuing their dreams of a world championship at Pinehurst, NC.
Here’s the description of the movie and I think it is spot on: THE SHORT GAME 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. 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.
In short, just watch it and enjoy it with your kids, your golf partner, or life partner. Interesting fact about this movie is that Justin Timberlake and his wife Jessica Biel are the executive producers of this little gem. And here’s a 2:40 minute trailer of the movie — Enjoy!