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Genre Documentary
Running Time 100 min
MPAA rating PG (for some language)
Release Date Sep 20, 2013
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The Short Game

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,… Show more

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September 19, 2013 - Boston.com - Michael Whitmer, Globe Staff

Josh Greenbaum’s documentary follows eight young golfers as they compete for world championships. The real drama begins when their parents show up and start talking. What Greenbaum captures is compelling, and occasionally uncomfortable to watch. Make no mistake, though: These kids can play.

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