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Justin Timberlake’s Disturbing Look at Kid Golfers (New Trailer!)

The agony of a missed shot is all too real for these kid golfers in new Netflix documentary.

The agony of a missed shot is all too real for these kid golfers in new Netflix documentary.

Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake are among the executive producers of Netflix’s first original documentary about the world’s hottest seven-year-old golfers. If you thought child beauty pageants were competitive, just check out a new trailer for “The Short Game.”

The film follows the lives of a handful of the best seven-year old golfers in the world as they train for and compete for top honors in the World Championships of Junior Golf.

If you know anything about golf, you’ll be stunned by the skill and amazed at the steely determination of these players. It’s also a heart-tugging look at the emotions they go through trying to be the very best.

The kids kick the turf, throw clubs and express insurmountable joy as they sink or miss a crucial shots–just like the pros!! In that regard it’s a little frightening to watch.

Do children that young really need the pressure? And just how hard do they work to be the best? If you think child beauty pageants are ruthless, just check what these kid golfers.

The documentary was produced by Rafael Marmor, Christopher Leggett, and Josh Greenbaum. Timm Oberwelland, John Battsek and David Frankel join Biel and Timberlake as executive producers.

Netflix is trying to set itself apart from its competitors by coming up with original programming rather than through streaming of second-run films and televison shows, according to The New York Times.

“The Short Game” will air exclusively on Netflix starting Dec. 12. Check out the trailer below; you’ll be moved and maybe appalled. Be sure to follow TheImproper on Twitter for the latest movie news.


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