The Short Game (documentary)

Scrolling through the list of documentaries on Netflix late one evening, we stopped abruptly when we came across this blurb and cover image:

Some of the greatest golfers in the world are just 7 years old.

Most of them can't reach a book from the top shelf, but they can rival Tiger Woods' backswing. Eight junior golfers tee off towards victory at North Carolina's prestigious Pinehurst golf course in this delightful documentary that reveals what it takes for a grade-schooler to navigate parents, coaches and their pint-size rivals to hit the perfect game and secure a potential future as a professional golfer.
Of course we immediately clicked Play. It was pretty much required by law at that point.

We absolutely loved it. Every golfer is such a character, it's much too difficult to choose a favorite. By the end of the introductions you want every single one of them to win the whole thing. We cackled as we got to know each child and watched them interact with their parents and coaches, then our chests hurt from anxiety as we watched them play in the tournament. I totally recommend this to anyone looking for a laugh and that confusingly relatable genuineness that kids can have.

I do watch golf ocassionally (I watch golf and entire marathons, I am that interesting) so I am looking forward to seeing these faces again in a few years.

Watch it on Netflix here.

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