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David Leadbetter

David Leadbetter, a Golf Digest Teaching Professional, operates 24 golf academies worldwide.
Golf Made Simple
An Easy Accuracy Tip For Consistency

Stare down the ball: Not with your eyes, with your clubface

Driver Reboot
A Different Way To Turn A Slice Into A Draw

Banish the Banana Ball

David Leadbetter says use your hips to eliminate popping up tee shots

“Constantly borrowing tees? You need a new downswing.”

Improve Your Feel
A Hands-on Approach to Pitching

“The hands should be passive? Then why do they call it touch?”

No More Chunks and Skulls
An Easy Chipping Fix

“Changing the way you hold the club can work wonders.”

Finish What You Started
How To Feel A Proper Release

A simple way to stop steering it

Put Yourself In Position To Hit A Solid Tee Ball

Hitting it low and off the toe? Try this move to launch it.

Drill Your Iron Shots
Compress Your Irons Like A Pro

It's all about the approach

Step by Step
Groove Your Short Irons

Compress the ball to hit it pin-high

Play Your Best: Step by Step
Step-by-Step: Curing The Shanks

Holy shank! Don’t let one bad shot become an epidemic

Play Your Best: Step by Step
How To Hole All The Short Putts
Play Your Best: Step by Step
How To Hit The Safe Punch-Out Shot

There are times when an off-line shot puts you in a place where all you can do is hit the ball low and advance it to a better position. In these situations, you need the punch shot.

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