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Golf documentary ‘Full Swing’ explodes off the tee
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Have you ever been watching a show that makes you feel like you are in it? That’s what I felt when I watched Full Swing, a Netflix original documentary. Full Swing places viewers in a state of mind that makes them feel like they are following the players around; it’s almost like being a caddy (a person who carries a player’s golf clubs).

Full Swing gives viewers an inside look into the PGA (Professional Golfers’ Association of America) and its players by giving inside details on famous golfers and how they fought through struggles to ultimately carve their name into history. We see how Golfers like Rory McIlroy, Jordan Speith, Justin Thomas, Collin Morikawa, and others had ups and downs in their careers but still fought through in order to come up on top.

Chad Muum and Paul Martin, the directors of Full Swing, do a fantastic job of displaying a balance between the players’ lives during PGA tournaments and the players’ lives at home. This makes it even better when you are watching and waiting to see if the player comes home with the win. It kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the whole series. My favorite episode is Frenemies Ep. 1, featuring Golfers Jordan Speith and Justin Thomas. This episode tells the story of how Jordan and Justin met at a tournament in Texas at the age of thirteen. What makes the episode so good is how it shows that they have been best friends since that tournament and have competed against each other for their whole lives. Full Swing does a fabulous job of showing the two battle it out during tournaments and how even though they are playing against one another, they still support the heck out of each other.

In my opinion, Full Swing is better than mainstream sports documentaries such as QB1, Under The Lights, and The Last Dance. Everything Chad Muum and Paul Martin do in this documentary is near perfect. The fact that they were able to make watchers feel like they were there with the pros proves that this show is special.

Full Swing is the best sports documentary I have ever seen. Once I turned it on, it was so hard for me to turn it off. I even brought my putter inside and put a golf ball around my house. That is what this show does to you, it makes you feel like you are a pro golfer. That is why Full Swing is one of the greatest sport documentaries as of late.

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    Alexa RoblesFeb 9, 2024 at 7:34 am

    Great opinionated work. Makes me want to watch full swing especially with an intro like this!