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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some language | See all certifications »
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Country:

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

Gross USA:

$38,856
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Delirio Films See more »
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Color
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Trivia

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 »

Connections

Version of The Short Game (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Giddy On Up
Written By Laura Bell Bundy, Jeffrey Cohen, Michael Shimshack
Performed by Laura Bell Bundy
Courtesy of Mercury Nashville Records under license
from Universal Music Enterprises
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Quite charming and enjoyable...but I do worry a bit about a few of these kids.
11 May 2014 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"The Short Game" is a very enjoyable documentary about something you'd never think would be interesting...a world champion golf tournament for children. This film follows a few of the boys and girls both before and during the tournament. What I liked about most of the participants is that they were kids and seemed to be enjoying themselves. However, at the same time, I was a bit concerned about a couple of the kids (one in particular) and the extreme pressure placed on them. Sure, they might do well short term but what shape will the kids be in emotionally by the time they get to adulthood? In many ways, this actually plays out a lot like a documentary about child actors or beauty contestants.

As far as how the film is constructed, it's a pretty amazing film. The film crew went to several countries to shoot some of the scenes. And, it was all put together very well--so well that you find yourself very emotionally invested in the kids. Worth seeing and fun.


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