Walter Iooss photographs the future of golf at the World Championship for kids in Pinehurst, North Carolina

For a recent feature called “Play Like a Kid Again,” Golf Digest showcased the young golfers competing in the 2016 World Championship for kids in Pinehurst, North Carolina.

“This year, 1,552 players representing 52 countries came to take on 10 courses. It’s the major of all junior majors: the U.S. Kids World Championship,” writes Keely Levins. “Perhaps you saw the Netflix documentary The Short Game, which followed a group of competitors and their parents at the 2012 tournament. The kids compete in nine- and 18-hole events, and everyone plays three rounds. Remember when you were 6? You probably weren’t grinding out 27 holes of stroke play.”

Walter Iooss traveled to Pinehurst to shoot portraits of the promising young players for the magazine. Below, some of our favorites…

 

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Photo by Walter Iooss for Golf Digest.

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Photo by Walter Iooss for Golf Digest.

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Photo by Walter Iooss for Golf Digest.

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Photo by Walter Iooss for Golf Digest.

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Photo by Walter Iooss for Golf Digest.

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Photo by Walter Iooss for Golf Digest.

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Photo by Walter Iooss for Golf Digest.

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Photo by Walter Iooss for Golf Digest.

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Photo by Walter Iooss for Golf Digest.

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