David Leadbetter: Get A Feel For Solid Strikes

On iron shots, teach yourself to lead with your left hand by making practice swings using this special grip from David Leadbetter.

Released on 3/21/2013

Credits

Starring: David Leadbetter

Transcript

00:02
One of the myths that's been around
00:03
for a long time is that players,
00:05
in order to get the ball up in the air with an iron,
00:07
try to hit under the ball.
00:09
Now, that's the last thing that you want to do.
00:13
Yeah, the way the club is designed, okay,
00:17
it allows you to hit down onto it, imparts backspin,
00:20
and that's in fact what sends the ball up in the air.
00:22
So, it's not trying to actually hit up on it.
00:24
Yes, you could do that on a tee,
00:26
but in reality, if you want to hit a solid iron shot
00:29
and to get the ball up in the air
00:30
and to impart some backspin,
00:32
you have to learn to hit down on the ball.
00:33
In other words, when you hit the golf ball,
00:35
you've got to hit it with your hands leading the club head
00:38
rather than the club head leading the hands.
00:40
Let me show you.
00:47
(ball smacks against club head)
00:51
Just like that.
00:52
So remember, to get the ball up,
00:54
hit down on it.
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