David Owen: My Swing Meets The A Swing

What David Owen learned from David Leadbetter's new A Swing.

Released on 5/7/2015

Transcript

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(echoing beat)
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My first impression of the A Swing was
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it looked like something I was told not to do.
00:12
But I found it really interesting
00:15
and was able to hit balls well with it,
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and found that it made it in many ways easier
00:21
to get the club in the right position coming at the ball.
00:26
The whole key for the A Swing is
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to try to synchchronize the swing.
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In other words, synchronize the arms and the body.
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And I think that what David has seen is
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the fact that some of these things
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that maybe he's been told not to do
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are actually not too far off the mark.
00:43
So that's why I say this A Swing is
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actually a very natural motion.
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In fact most people that we've tested
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up to this point in time
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say this really feels natural.
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What's surprising was that you have
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to do something that I've always been told not to do,
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which is cupping this wrist.
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You're always told Keep this straight.
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There's even a drill where you put a comb
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or a pen or a piece of rebar under your watch
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to hold that straight and if
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you're not a pro it's hard to do.
01:12
So it was liberating to see an illustration
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of a good swing in which that wrist stayed cupped
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right until you start to hit.
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That's the beauty with the A Swing.
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You don't have to have it 100%
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in order to see some pretty immediate benefits.
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The fact that you stay connected and tight
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through the swing in an obvious way
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you've seen the illustrations
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I think was very helpful to me.
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I hope he sticks at it because that
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to me is the key to consistency, for repetition.
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If you can get the outside of the swing,
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the inside of the swing syncing up,
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you're gonna play some good golf.
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So, he's well on his way.
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So we're gonna make sure he hopefully
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is gonna stick at it.
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(keyboard and drums)
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