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Tuesday
Sep032013

JT Tweets: Executive Producing Doc On 7 Y.O. Golfers

I know I posted the trailer to The Short Game a few months back but could not find it. Not that it matters. The real story is that pop music star Justin Timberlake Tweeted to his 25,000,000 followers (!) the link and mentioned that he's an executive producer.

Here it is on YouTube. And by the way, I'm just so, so glad the PGA Tour got out of the Justin Timberlake business! Who would want someone with his influence and passion for the game Tweeting things like this? ;)

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Some funny quotes and stuff there along with various troubling trends that are inevitable in the helicopter parenting way of today.

The club slams need not be in the trailer IMO and running with a tire strapped to one's back might be deemed child abuse if not for this silly game that makes us go crazy at times. I'm very curious if one or two of my under 10 munchkins got some camera time as well.

I'm def gonna watch it when it gets dragged onto a freebie internet site.
09.4.2013 | Unregistered Commenterjohnnnycz
Some funny and cute quotes especially the girl who said "Is this another pep-talk?" Going to watch it for sure.

But watching under 10's dragging tires behind their backs, doing crunches with trainers and all the specialized "Tour Pro stuff", IMO, shows that some folks lose the plot rather quickly. They're only kids, let em play before the hard training and discipline starts when they're teens.
09.4.2013 | Unregistered Commenterjohnnnycz
johnnnycz, I get your intent and I think most others would agree with it, as do I, but at the same time we're only getting a glimpse of their 'routines'. If the physical training is but a part of their routines, I would have to agree with it's inclusion. One might liken it to participating in a good gym program at junior school, 35-45 min class/day. Also, one has to take a look at what the kids in Asia are doing. Dedicating hours to the swing and working on their physical development with more intensity than in Western cultures I'd guess (especially given China's developmental school programs for fast tracking other athletics). That said, I still agree with the philosophy of fun for kids, what a great time in life to PLAY golf.
And have to agree with Geoff's sarcasm regarding the PGA's decision to bypass Justin. Who could possibly want 25,000,000 seeing this vid...PGA grow the game!
09.4.2013 | Unregistered Commentermeefer
I have been down in Pinehurst while this is going on, kids are great parents are not. They should establish a no parent zone, maybe some type of detainment encampment at Bragg. But I don't think Bragg has enough firepower to keep parents away.
If memory serves, folks on this site and other golf sites were pretty harsh on Timberlake just a year ago when he hosted the opening of the Ryder Cup...
09.4.2013 | Unregistered CommenterRLL
I'll take Justin Timberlake or George Lopez over Jim Nance fawning over a bank CEO most any time.
09.4.2013 | Unregistered Commenterdmorg
What I've Learned about Twitter:

1. Pop star Justin Timberlake has 25,257,474 followers.
2. Pop star Justin Bieber has 44,082,350 followers.
3. Porn star Jenna Jameson has 549,645 followers.
4. Golf writer Geoff Shackelford has 15,543 followers.
09.4.2013 | Unregistered Commentertour caddy 60
Wondering if the average IQ of the twitter followers is in direct inverse proportion.
09.5.2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnnieFannie

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