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Netflix releases highly anticipated “Full Swing” season 2


The heavily awaited second season of the Netflix series “Full Swing” was released on March 6. This season features eight episodes, each telling a story of their own, very similar to the super successful first season in 2023. Each episode is significant for its own reasons highlighting the behind the scenes aspects of professional golf. Netflix wanted to create a show that was similar to their previous show “Drive to Survive” which covered Formula 1. I think that this show is very similar to “Drive to Survive”, especially given that it was created by the same producers. However, I think there are definitely some differences between the two that make full swing even more enjoyable. 

The new season took the show to the next level through the introduction of many new players such as Tom Kim, Wyndham Clark, and Tony Finau among others, and it provided a new outlook on the sport. Perhaps one of the important pieces of the show that has made it so successful is how the viewer doesn’t need to have any knowledge of golf to understand and enjoy the plot of the show. In the first episode, there a little breaks in the action in which a narrator provides some analysis of a situation, and is able to teach the viewer a little bit of background information to enhance the viewing experience. 

Almost all of the episodes featured detailed breakdowns of multiple players’ careers. Some of the episodes highlighted the intense rivalry between certain players while others showed the friendship and camaraderie between others. The various contrasting episodes are one of the aspects of Season 2, which I thought made the show much more enjoyable and engaging. 

At its core, “Full Swing” looks into the culmination of fierce rivalry and camaraderie in the sport. The show covered all the competition in the major tournaments, all the while showing the player’s effort and grind which might not be seen on tournament broadcasts. Capturing the journey of a seasoned veteran on tour and being able to compare that to an up-and-coming star looking to make his mark on history. 

Episode 3 highlighted the struggles of two players, Joel Dahmen and Wyndham Clark. The episode went into detail about their mental struggles over the years and then went on to show how Clark was able to push through the adversity and go on to win the U.S. Open. 

On the other hand, this season was unique because it covered the behind-the-scenes of the historic Ryder Cup. The Ryder Cup is arguably one of the most special tournaments in all of golf, in which the players from Europe take on the players from the U.S. in an intense week-long matchup. The final three episodes of the show dove into the battle for the Ryder Cup. These episodes had without a doubt the most drama and excitement, which made for an exciting end to the season and left viewers wanting more. 

Overall, I think that the new season of “Full Swing” was a perfect continuation of the original season. The combination of emotions that the show can portray through the lives of professional athletes was very enticing to watch and made for a very engaging show. Whether a big golf fanatic, general sports enthusiast, or just a fan of a quality TV series, Netflix’s “Full Swing” has something for everyone.

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    Carol H CorganMay 7, 2024 at 6:49 am

    My husband and I will check it out! Thanks for the review, Jack. Good job!