Full Swing Season 1 Review

By Ricky Valero
Published: February 7, 2023 (Last updated: January 10, 2024)
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Full Swing is a fantastic docuseries that features a personal look at some of the world’s greatest golfers.

We review the Netflix documentary series Full Swing Season 1, which will be released on February 15th, 2023. 

Netflix continues its run in the sports docuseries world with Full Swing, an immersive docuseries that follows a group of professional golfers on and off the course throughout the entire season. Does the series add to Netflix’s historic run in the sports documentary space? Let’s dive in.

Full Swing Season 1 Review and Plot Summary

Full Swing follows the worlds best golfers giving viewers an in-depth look at these players on and off the course.

Throughout the years, we have yet to see a documentary series centered around golf, and if it does, it’s solely focused on the course or after someone retires. However, Full Swing provides this personal look at these golfers that humanizes these athletes to watch the highs and lows on and off the course. I was fully engulfed in the stories of these players, and I am not someone that watches golf. My only investment in golf is betting on it. That said, this made me not only a fan of the sport and want to watch it more but to root for some of the guys they followed in the future.

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The biggest relationship I loved was between Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth. Spieth and Thomas have been friends since 2007, and early on, we find out that Spieth is going to be the best man at Thomas’s wedding. Both men admit they do root for each other on the course, but there is quite the competition between the two, on and off the course. Whether it was a dumb game of guessing a card or playing together on the course away from the tourneys, it was like two bros competing for bragging rights.

I wasn’t expecting to be so emotional watching this series, but the editing was out of this world. As I mentioned earlier, I don’t watch much golf, but I was reaching for the tissues in that first episode, watching Dustin Johnson win that PGA Tournament. Of course, we get those emotions throughout each episode, but watching Rory attempt to win at St. Andrews, I was ready to jump out of my chair rooting for him, only for him to fall short. It was almost as if we were watching mini-movies during each episode. Honestly, so much credit to the creators and editors for their brilliant work on this show.

Is Full Swing Season 1 good?

Yes, whether you are a golf fan or not. Overall, Full Swing is the first immersive look into the lives of the biggest golf players in the world. You see the highs and lows in their everyday life as they battle to be the best in the world. I loved this series and wouldn’t mind seeing this become an annual thing featuring new golfers.

Who is featured on Full Swing? Golfers List

  • Jordan Spieth.
  • Justin Thomas.
  • Brooks Koepka.
  • Scottie Scheffler.
  • Collin Morikawa.
  • Joel Dahmen.
  • Matt FitzPatrick.
  • Dustin Johnson.
  • Ton Finau.
  • Sahith Theegala.
  • Mito Pereira.
  • Joaquin Niemann.
  • Ian Poulter.
  • Rory McIlroy.

What did you think of the Netflix series Full Swing Season 1? Comment below.

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