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David Leadbetter

David Leadbetter, a Golf Digest Teaching Professional, operates 24 golf academies worldwide.

Recent Works

  • Leadbetter's A Swing: Essentials

    The A Swing Starter Kit

    David Leadbetter has created a new golf swing that will blow you away
    May 12, 2015
  • Play Your Best: Step by step

    Perfect Pivots

    How to train your body to add power
    March 26, 2015
  • Photograph by Dom Furore at The Concession Golf Club, Bradenton, Fla.
    Play Your Best: Step by step

    Slide Rule

    Play with a purpose from the bunkers
    February 24, 2015
  • Play Your Best: Step by step

    Rollerball

    How to use your putter off the green
    January 15, 2015
  • Play Your Best: Step by step

    Crispy Chips

    A technique so easy you can do it one-handed
    January 15, 2015
  • Photograph by Dom Furore at The Concession Golf Club, Bradenton, Fla.
    Play Your Best: Step by step

    Go Down After It

    Treat a hybrid like an iron
    January 15, 2015
  • Photograph by J.D. Cuban, taken at Concession Golf Club, Bradenton, Fla.
    Play Your Best: Step by step

    Making It Rain?

    How to stop popping up your tee shots
    November 12, 2014
  • Photograph by J.D. Cuban, taken at Concession Golf Club, Bradenton, Fla.
    Play Your Best: Step by step

    Long Blast

    Getting to the other side of the green
    October 22, 2014
  • Play Your Best: Step by step

    Tips on Touch

    Hitting the open-face wedge shot
    September 21, 2014
  • Play Your Best

    Hit Crazy Good Shots

    How to escape your horrendous lies
    August 10, 2014
  • Lesson Tee

    Get This Up And Down

    When the bellied wedge is safer than a standard chip
    March 20, 2014
  • Lesson Tee

    Don't Snatch It Back

    Let your body motion start the backswing
    February 26, 2014
  • Lesson Tee

    Nail Your Irons

    No more clanky thin shots
    January 23, 2014
  • Lesson Tee

    Control The Short Irons

    And get more putts for birdie
    December 15, 2013
  • ON-TIME ARRIVAL: A good backswing is one where the hands reach the top at the same moment the body stops turning.
    Lesson Tee

    Tune Your Tempo

    Save speed for impact by not rushing the backswing
    November 14, 2013
  • THE RIGHT STUFF: Even well past impact, Suzann is still rotating her right side to the target.
    Lesson Tee

    Pettersen's Power Secret

    A great move to copy for power and control
    October 10, 2013
  • FEEL THE WINDUP: Cross your hands and pull in opposite directions as you swing back.
    Lesson Tee

    Learn To Coil For Power

    Use my opposing-forces drill to add energy to your swing
    September 8, 2013
  • Lesson Tee

    Stuck In The Sand?

    Staying in your posture will help you escape any lie
    August 12, 2013
  • CORE VALUE: To develop a reliable stroke, focus on rocking your belly back and through.
    Lesson Tee

    What To Take From Belly Putting

    Let your core control the stroke
    July 16, 2013