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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Swing Guru’s Take on How to Make a Hole In One

David Leadbetter has taught and mentored some of the world’s greatest players. Both this year’s European Ryder Cup Captain (Nick Faldo) and Masters Champion (Trevor Immelman) have him to thank for their past successes. His knowledge of the golf swing is vast but what makes him stand out is how simply he explains the fundamentals of a good golf swing.

Leadbetter is quoted in Golf Digest as saying, “The sharper your iron play, the better your chance of getting an ace.” But how exactly do you sharpen your iron play? He goes on to say that, “good iron play requires good distance and direction, with correct trajectory.” He claims that he has watched amateurs hit shots into greens and invariably come up short and that the best way to combat this is to take more club and swing smoothly.

In order to hit those laser irons he encourages us to “tee the ball fairly low and then take a nice, solid divot after the ball.”He then incorporates his way of teaching through imagery by telling us to imagine that the back of our left hand is the clubface. He says that it needs to be flat, parallel to the target line and ahead of the ball at the point of contact. This, he says, is the common denominator of all good iron players.
Foresite Sports agrees with this tip and we urge you to try it. Who knows, it could bring you closer to being one of our Hole in One Contest winners.