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Netflix plays Short Game with original doc

Streaming service Netflix has ordered another original documentary, a golf-themed feature about protégé children.

The Short Game will launch on Netflix on Thursday, December 12.

The Delirio Films-produced doc follows eight seven year-old competitive golfers as they prepare for and compete in the World Championship of Junior Golf.

Singer Justin Timberlake is among the executive producers of the doc.

It will be available to Netflix subscribers in all territories where Netflix is available – the UK, Ireland, the US, Canada, Latin America, the Nordics and the Netherlands – and will actually become the first original doc on the service.

Netflix acquired its first original doc, Oscar contender The Square, last month but this does not launch until next year.

The Short Game provides a highly entertaining, family-friendly and joyful window into a unique world that most people fantasise about: being the best in the world at something. The fact that this dream is pursued by children playing a grown-ups’ game is intriguing and inspiring,” sais Lisa Nishimura, Netflix’s VP, original documentary and comedy.