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A Lot or a Little?
The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Full Swing is a docuseries that follows golf pros on the 2022 PGA tour. There's lots of cursing, as well as some subtle conversations about racism, and limited references about the atrocities committed in Saudi Arabia following the creation of the LIV tour. Golfers' backstories also address things like the death of parents and loved ones, family, friendship, illness, and aging. Sports brands are consistently visible, including logos for Adidas, Callaway, Titleist, and Nike on clothes, clubs, and accessories.
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What's the Story?
FULL SWING is an eight-episode docuseries about a handful of notable golfers associated with the 2022 PGA tour. Produced by the same folks who created Formula 1: Drive to Survive and Break Point, it follows well-known golfers, newcomers, and those trying to qualify for the PGA physically and mentally negotiating the challenges of the sport to improve their standings, earn money, and win major championships. Cameras follow folks like Rory Mcllroy, Justin Thomas, and Chilean players Mito Pereira and Joaquín Neimann as they train, process in golf club locker rooms, and interact with friends and family. Interviews with the golfers' caddies and partners help round out each narrative. Some installments also follow events surrounding the new and controversial LIV Golf League, which was founded by Saudi Arabia in the spring of 2022.
Is It Any Good?
This is a voyeuristic look the lives of professional golfers who are trying to make money and a name for themselves by winning PGA circuit tournaments. Full Swing follows younger, top-ranking players like Collin Morikawa and Tony Finau, who were inspired by Tiger Woods, and are learning to find a balance between golf and family that works for them. It also features golfers trying to stay in the game among a new generation of players, including Ian Poulter, who ultimately decided to leave the PGA and sign on with LIV Golf to continue making a living. Full Swing offers compelling background stories about the players, but most golf enthusiasts won't learn much more about the inside world of the game. Meanwhile, lesser fans of the sport probably won't be enthralled by the tournament footage. Nonetheless, if you stick with it, you'll be rewarded with interesting conversations about the culture of the PGA, and the different challenges players will face throughout their careers as part of it.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about golf. Did you know that it dates back to 15th-century Scotland? How did it become a global pasttime?
Golf has a long tradition of being being played primarily by White men. Does Full Swing suggest that this is changing? What message does it send about how men's professional golf culture will evolve over time?
- Premiere date: February 15, 2023
- Cast: Collin Morikawa, Tony Finau, Ian Poulter
- Network: Netflix
- Genre: Reality TV
- Topics: Sports and Martial Arts, Friendship
- Character Strengths: Gratitude, Perseverance
- TV rating: TV-MA
- Last updated: February 21, 2023
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