What parents need to know
Parents need to know that The Short Game is a documentary about the world's best golfers ... ages 8 and under. The filmmakers followed eight 7- and 8-year-old golfers from around the globe who gather yearly at the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship in Pinehurst, North Carolina. The elite young golfers include a range of kids -- crossing cultural, racial, and class lines -- and they're all presented as worthy role models with supportive parents. The documentary is extremely kid/family-friendly overall, though one dad does say "goddamn it!" and another says "kick ass." The Short Game will teach kids both the basics of golf and what it takes to be a world-class athlete at such a young age.