David Leadbetter (born 27 June 1952) is a leading golf instructor, originally from Worthing in England. He began his career on the European and Southern African tours, but had little success as a player. Having an interest in the techniques, mechanics and psychology of the sport he soon moved into instruction and came to wide notice in the 1980s when he rebuilt the swing of Nick Faldo, who then went on to win six major championships.
Leadbetter now runs an international chain of golf academies headquartered at the ChampionsGate Golf Resort in Florida, USA which has 36 holes designed by Greg Norman. There are also branches in elsewhere in the North America and in Europe and Asia. Leadbetter himself concentrates on teaching tour professionals and on instructing other coaches in his methods, who then teach his ideas at his academies. Apart from Faldo his students include Ernie Els, Michelle Wie and many other well known players on the leading tours. He was ranked 2nd to Butch Harmon on the 2005-06 edition of Golf Digest's list of the "50 Greatest Teachers" in the United StatesDAVID LEADBETTER
GOLF INSTRUCTION 8 DVD Boxset
DVD 1: From Beginner to Winner
No complex theories just basic, simple, easy to follow golf instruction, aimed at beginners and high handicappers, that will guarantee immediate improvement.
The Swing Solution:
Revolutionary computer graphics have been combined, for the first time, with footage taken from all the key angles, to give the clearest possible understanding of the shape of the golf swing and how to correct common faults.
Demonstrating how to master the 'mini swing' using a 9 iron you will move on to develop the perfect 'full swing' with a 7 iron, thus allowing you to progress to the longer irons, fairway woods and driver. This section also covers the essential components of the swing set-up - grip, posture and alignment.
Create a Great Short Game:
By teaching you the fine art of pitching, chipping, bunker play and putting, David will teach you how to cut many shots off your score when you get close to the green.
Good course tactics are imperative to playing good golf. Key areas covered include developing a routine, picking strategic targets, club selection, swing thoughts and just generally thinking about the game.
Focus on the Ladies, Juniors and Seniors:
This section provides some great thoughts for ladies, juniors and seniors. David has observed, over the years, that this section of golfers require a slightly different approach, e.g., developing more power for ladies, making it fun for juniors and overcoming inflexibility for senior golfers.
DVD 2: Faults and Fixes
'Faults & Fixes' has been produced to help you iron out the everyday errors that creep into your game. It will show you how to identify your faults and demonstrate precisely how to correct them.
The programme includes:
Part One - Swing Technique (for pure ball striking)
Set-up (grip, posture, alignment & ball position).
To the top.
From the top down.
Body angles, rhythm & balance.
Part Two - Out on the Course (professional shot saving secrets)
Fairway woods and long irons.
Shaping shots - fading & drawing the ball.
Short, delicate bunker shots.
Developing a routine.
DVD 3: Greatest Tips
"For the past 15 years it has been my pleasure and honour to have worked with some of the world's top players including Nick Faldo, Ernie Els, Nick Price and Greg Norman as well as many amateurs. Throughout this period and over 7 best-selling videos I have developed a series of techniques that help players of all abilities discover the elusive elements that enable them to play great golf. Well I may have changed over the last 15 years but, fortunately, the fundamentals of golf haven't.
Now for the first time, I have compiled the best of these tips and thoughts into one programme, taking you from tee to green, including many of the hazards commonly encountered in the game of golf.
This new video includes all the drills and tips that have proved the most successful in helping players lower their scores over the years. Don't try too much at first - find a tip that suits you best and work on it until you feel comfortable and then move on." - David Leadbetter..
DVD 4: Practice Makes Perfect
David LeadbetterĄŻs Top 25 Practice Drills.
"The surest and quickest way to improve your game is to practice and the aim of this programme is to get you to play better golf by making your practice time more productive." - David Leadbetter.
At the core of this programme are DavidĄŻs top 25 drills ¨C all of which are regularly used by top tour professionals all over the world.
All the drills and routines are simple and easy to understand. They require no gadgets.
Areas covered include:
Improving rhythm in putting
Better tempo in your golf swing
Fixing destructive shots like the slice
Practice really does make perfect as long as it is done correctly ¨C so realize your true golfing potential with the worldĄŻs No 1 golf coach.
DVD 5: The Short Game
For players of all standards the key to a lower score lies in 'the Short Game'.
In this 90 minute programme David takes his pupil step-by-step through the basics of the short game. By way of detailed explanation, drills and tips you will learn the variety of shots that can be played on and around the greens. You will know which shot to play in different situations and develop the touch necessary for a great short game.
The lesson includes putting, chipping, pitching and bunker play.
Each section includes 'Advance Score Savers' for the more adventurous golfer.
DVD 6: Simple Secrets for Great Golf
'Simple Secrets for Great Golf' consists of 25 remedies that are varied, short, and simple to follow, helping you to discover the elusive elements that will allow you to play great golf.
Generally it is the same common ailments which crop up time and time again that prevent us from reaching our full potential as golfers. This video details specific pointers to improve your game with a short and sharp analysis of a wide range of everyday golfing difficulties, such as; fairway bunker shots, uphill and downhill lies, misalignment, short bunker shots, pitching consistency, topping and fat shots, and many more.
Try one remedy at a time - you will be amazed even if you don't have time for practice, they will work. Keep things simple by following the instruction given in this video and most of the advice should start to give you results immediately. Keep working at it - any one of these solutions could be your ticket to playing the golf and shooting the scores you have only dreamt about.
Set it up to hit it long.
Putting - use the triangle.
Place the left hand correctly.
Swing to the finish.
Chipping - time for a change.
Aim it up.
The short bunker shot.
Breathe for a good tempo.
A slice cure.
Take enough club.
Eliminate tops and fats shots.
Versatility around the greens.
Promote proper posture.
'Swing' from the top.
Conquer the slopes.
A good start.
Guaranteed out of the bunker.
Cure the hook.
The right knee thought.
Complete the backswing.
Short putts made easy.
Great iron play.
Pitch shots - distance control.
The long fairway bunker shot.
DVD 7: The Swing
In 90 minutes of world class golf instruction David will take you through every aspect of the golf swing including:
Grip, posture, alignment and ball position.
Correct body motion, balance, torque creation and power.
Hands, arms and club motion.
Putting it all together to achieve a consistent and repetitive golf swing.
Through careful analysis and use of video recording and playback techniques, David identifies many common errors of the golf swing. However, it is through his unique style of instruction and some rather unusual teaching aids that David really demonstrates how he is able to quickly improve his pupils performance. In addition, David also reveals a number of very useful exercises all his pupils can employ to practice the development of a vastly improved swing.
DVD 8: Taking it to the Course
According to David Leadbetter "there's more to shooting good scores than just hitting good shots".
In this programme David takes you out onto the golf course and demonstrates the importance of developing a strategic approach to the game.
Watch him coach his pupil around the course, advising him how to think and play his way to a better score.
You can also learn the techniques to play your way out of those difficult positions and tricky lies all golfers encounter from time to time. David will show you how to really work the ball in the direction and at the height you want it to go. Now you'll begin to master the shots to take on even the toughest of courses.
This fascinating programme contains 90 minutes of top class instruction including:
Warm Up - brief routines for the practice tee and putting green.
Hole 1 - Par 4 strategy.
Hole 2 - Par 3 strategy.
Hole 3 - Par 5 strategy.
Shaping your shots - fading and drawing the ball, hitting high and low shots, playing with an intentional hook or slice.
Tricky lies - Uphill and downhill lies, ball above and below the feet, in the rough.
18th hole - David versus the pupil: matchplay
- Format: All Region Code, Play on any DVD players
- Number of Discs : 8
- Brand New sealed in factory box
- Language : English
- Menu: English
- Audio: English
- Subtitles : English