Golf News for Thursday, September 19, 2013 | Media

U.S. Kids Golf announces debut of "The Short Game" documentary

NORCROSS, Ga. -- U.S. Kids Golf is excited to announce the national release of "The Short Game," which will debut Sept. 20 in 10 markets. Filmed in Pinehurst, N.C., during the 2012 U.S. Kids Golf World Championship, this full-length documentary profiles eight 7-year-old players as they prepare for and compete in U.S. Kids Golf's flagship tournament.

"'The Short Game' highlights the best parts of junior golf - the players' love of the game and their relationships with parents, coaches, and other players," said Dan Van Horn, U.S. Kids Golf President and Founder. "But more than golf, the film is really about life. All ages and even non-golfers will love this movie."

Since 2000, the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship has been a celebration of youth golf. In 2012, more than 1,200 players and their families traveled from 40 countries to share experiences together. With Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel as Executive Producers, "The Short Game" is poised to impact all viewers, even those without kids or who don't play golf.

In all, the cast of eight players hails from China, France, Philippines, South Africa, and the United States, and their brilliant personalities helped the film win the Audience award at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival.

Additional markets may be added following the first weekend and "The Short Game" will be available worldwide on Netflix in the months after its release in theaters this fall. For more information about "the Short Game," please visit

About U.S. Kids Golf
U.S. Kids Golf, LLC is based in Atlanta and manufactures equipment and related golf products designed for kids. It was created in 1997 when Founder/CEO Dan Van Horn found that his children were losing their interest in golf due to not having the proper equipment. In addition to more than 4,000 golf shops and retail locations in the United States, the company's products also are available in over 75 countries worldwide.

The U.S. Kids Golf Foundation, a Georgia non-profit recognized as a 501(c)(3) charity, was created in 2001 and provides services that include competition and instruction. The Foundation organizes more than 750 golf tournaments for kids each year with over 10,000 individual players ages 5-18. These tournaments include Local Tours in more than 50 cities, 10 Qualifiers across the nation, seven Regional Championships, a European and Malaysia Championships and the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship and Teen World Championship, which are held each year in Pinehurst, N.C.

The vision of the U.S. Kids Golf Foundation is to provide kids and their families the opportunity participate in the game of golf through instruction and competition. They believe that family interaction is critical in the development of young golfers and encourage parents to serve as caddies for their kids during tournaments and to develop positive coaching techniques.

Connect with U.S. Kids Golf
Twitter: @USKidsGolfFDN
Instagram: @USKidsGolfFDN

Chris Richards, U.S. Kids Golf
770-441-3077, ext. 642