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Acquiring the backswing and downswing sequence with David Leadbetter.

Acquiring the backswing and downswing sequence with David Leadbetter.

Golf Chats is a website to encourage discussions on various subjects relating to the game of golf. I am Mel Sole, Director of Instruction of the Mel Sole Golf School and SAPGA Master Professional.  I invite you to enter into a discussion on this or any article on the golfchats.com website.  The input is for the entire subscriber base to learn something new each time!  Please post your comments below.  Keep it clean and tasteful.  We are here to learn from one another!

Understanding the “feel” of a proper backswing or a proper downswing normally takes many hours and days on the practice range. Yet, this is required to train your body in the right sequence of motion.  Here,  for Golf Digest explains a simple drill using your golf towel to attain the feel in a fairly short period of time.  Have your golf club handy, so as you acquire this elusive feel, you can pick up your club and put that same motion into practice as you make a full swing!

 

If I tossed you a golf ball and asked you to toss it right back to me, without even thinking, I bet you’d throw it with your dominant arm. What this should tell you is that even though you’ve got two arms, you feel more comfortable using one over the other.

Remember that when you swing the golf club. A good golf swing is a blend of coordinated movement from both sides of the body.  But it’s really your dominant side that wants, and should, dictate the action. For most of you, that means taking a right-side approach to your swing. Grab a bath towel and I’ll show you how. – With Ron Kaspriske

BACKSWING: LOAD AND SEPARATE

Wrap a towel around your right arm at the elbow joint and hold it taut like I am here (above). Now mimic a backswing all the way to the top trying to resist the movement—just a little—while holding the towel with your left hand. You should feel like your upper body is coiling with the latissimus dorsi “lat” muscle really flexed on the right side of the back.

You’ll also notice that to swing to the top, you have to let your right arm separate from your upper body. I know you might have heard to keep that elbow tucked when you swing back, but letting the right arm “float” a little away from your trunk provides a nice, wide swing arc and puts you in position for the proper shallowing of the club on the way down. Essentially, you’re creating more room to swing from inside the target line. Couple that with the coiling the resistance of the towel promotes, and you’re poised for a powerful, right-side-fueled downswing.

To see how to use the towel to improve your downswing, go here!

Source:   Golf Digest  Golfchats.com

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Draw the ball at will with the help of David Leadbetter!

Draw the ball at will with the help of David Leadbetter!

Draw the ball at will with the help of David Leadbetter!

Golf Chats is a website to encourage discussions on various subjects relating to the game of golf. I am Mel Sole, Director of Instruction of the Mel Sole Golf School and SAPGA Master Professional.  I invite you to enter into a discussion on this or any article on the golfchats.com website.  The input is for the entire subscriber base to learn something new each time!  Please post your comments below.  Keep it clean and tasteful.  We are here to learn from one another!

To take your game up a notch, you need to know how to draw and fade the ball at will. These two invaluable shots can help you A) Get out of trouble when you need to curve the ball around an obstacle like a tree, and B) Hit the ball away from trouble off the tee. For example, if there is an out of bounds on the right-hand side, and you have the ability to hit a draw (right-handed golfers) to move the ball away from getting a potential penalty, you have just taken your game to the next level!  In conjunction with Callaway Golf, David Leadbetter shows you exactly how to learn to draw the ball at will. So, head to the range and try this out!

Alignment is the key: aim your body a little to the right, your club face (a little less) to the right, and “think draw” with your swing.

Source: David Leadbetter  Callaway Golf

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2 Cures for improving your rhythm and Tempo.

2 Cures for improving your rhythm and Tempo.

2 Cures for improving your rhythm and Tempo.
 
Golf Chats is a website to encourage discussions on various subjects relating to the game of golf. I am Mel Sole, Director of Instruction of the Mel Sole Golf School and SAPGA Master Professional.  I invite you to enter into a discussion on this or any article on the golfchats.com website.  The input is for the entire subscriber base to learn something new each time!  Please post your comments below.  Keep it clean and tasteful.  We are here to learn from one another!
 
My good friend and one of the world’s top coaches give you two quick remedies for slowing down your swing and improving your timing.
 
Grip pressure is an area that not a lot of amateurs concentrate on or are even aware of.  Be sure to waggle the club at the address.  This will help soften the hands.
 
Completing the backswing is another aspect of the swing that a lot of amateurs are not aware of. Think of turning your rear shoulder back rather than your front shoulder.  You will get a bigger shoulder turn!
 
 
2 Cures for improving your rhythm and Tempo.

David Leadbetter

 

ON-TIME ARRIVAL.

A good backswing is one where the hands reach the top at the same moment the body stops turning.

There are times when every golfer’s backswing gets quick. Whether you’re nervous or just trying to hit it farther, snatching the club back can make it difficult to synchronize your downswing.

THE QUICK FIX.

If you find yourself rushing things on the course, try lightening your grip pressure. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the tightest, hold the club with no more tension than 3 or 4. If you grip this lightly, you’ll resist the urge to rush through the backswing. You’ll have a better tempo all the way through.

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Source:     Golf Digest

Pictures :     clappstar

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How to hit the very next shot after the dreaded shank!

How to hit the very next shot after the dreaded shank!

How to hit the very next shot after the dreaded shank!

Golf Chats is a website to encourage discussions on various subjects relating to the game of golf. I am Mel Sole, Director of Instruction of the Mel Sole Golf School and SAPGA Master Professional.  I invite you to enter into a discussion on this or any article on the golfchats.com website.  The input is for the entire subscriber base to learn something new each time!  Please post your comments below.  Keep it clean and tasteful.  We are here to learn from one another!

I have a 100% success rate in curing people who shank!  And I tell them something similar to what my friend David Leadbetter says to do.  Get the arms closer to the body on the downswing!  I use an alignment stick with a noodle and place it close to the grip at the address and then get the student to hit the ball without hitting the noodle.  Check out this video to find out another way that is just as effective that you might enjoy!

In this video brought to you by http://www.intotherough.co.uk, David Leadbetter discusses how to cure the shank shot in golf, and what you should do to improve your golf swing using drills.

 

Source: Into the Rough Golf Videos

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Do you have trouble with your hybrids - Here's some help!

Do you have trouble with your hybrids – Here’s some help!

Do you have trouble with your hybrids – Here’s some help!

Golf Chats is a website to encourage discussions on various subjects relating to the game of golf. I am Mel Sole, Director of Instruction of the Mel Sole Golf School and SAPGA Master Professional.  I invite you to enter into a discussion on this or any article on the golfchats.com website.  The input is for the entire subscriber base to learn something new each time!  Please post your comments below.  Keep it clean and tasteful.  We are here to learn from one another!

Having hybrids in your bag is a must these days.  

Even the best players in the world have ditched their 2 and 3 irons for hybrids.  Why?  Because they are so much easier to hit.  But just remember one thing, hitting your hybrids should be exactly like hitting an iron.  My long time friend David Leadbetter gives some really good advice on this club.  So if you have trouble with your hybrids, listen up, because things are about to change!  Thanks to Callaway Golf for this video!

World-renowned golf instructor David Leadbetter has a few swing tips to hitting solid hybrid shots. The first thing to remember? They’re just like irons, so treat them that way.

Source: Callaway Golf

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Michelle Wie’s Secret to Winning – Are you listening Tiger?

Michelle Wie’s Secret to Winning – Are you listening Tiger?

Golf Chats is a website to encourage discussions on various subjects relating to the game of golf. I am Mel Sole, Director of Instruction of the Mel Sole Golf School and SAPGA Master Professional.  I invite you to enter into a discussion on this or any article on the golfchats.com website.  The input is for the entire subscriber base to learn something new each time!  Please post your comments below.  Keep it clean and tasteful.  We are here to learn from one another!

High hopes and disappointments have been heaped on Michelle Wie since she was a teenage golf phenom.

She suffered through alienation by other Pros for playing in men’s events, there were high caddy turnovers, rules infractions, injuries, serious playing slumps and more.

Michelle Wie's Secret to Winning - Are you listening Tiger?

Michelle Wie has always stuck with her coach David Leadbetter through thick and thin!

But one constant in life is always been her coach, David Leadbetter. Wie has worked hard with him, and only him, since her career began. She started winning in 2009 and hasn’t looked back.

   When golfers change coaches, as Tiger Woods and others have, multiple times, they can become confused on many levels. One can even suffer injuries, with the different demands on the body by each new teacher.
   If they have a great coach and have won together, they should stay with that coach and persevere through slumps.  There are no magic bullets…….only hard work with proven teachers.
 
Wie is all grown up now and won 2 events in 2014, including the U.S. Women’s Open. She has contended well in the early 2015 season, and I predict more wins for her this year. She now has close friends on both the LPGA and PGA Tours and  says, “I feel fortunate!”
 
 
 
Pictures: Keith Allison
 
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