David Leadbetter: Control Your Tension

How to keep control over your tension on the tee with David Leadbetter.

Released on 7/19/2016

Transcript

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Do you find as the round goes on
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you start swinging harder and harder,
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losing your temper, losing your balance,
00:10
and losing your game?
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Well I'm going to show you four steps
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to actually help you to be more consistent
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and to keep that smooth rhythm.
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First of all, tension is a killer.
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So what I want you to do, I want you to grip the club
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as tightly as you can, and then relax.
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Do that two or three times, really tensing up the forearms,
00:28
the shoulders, and the hands, and then relax.
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You'll then distinguish the difference
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between what's tight, and what's light.
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Second thing is, take a nice, deep breath, and exhale.
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Holding your breath creates tension.
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Thirdly, make sure you have a nice little waggle,
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just to really relax you, you want
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to feel the weight of the club head.
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You don't want to stand and freeze over the ball.
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And the final thought, one which Jack Nichols used
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throughout his career, is to complete your backswing.
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Many golfers don't complete the backswing,
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as a result, they start down quicker,
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they add tension to their hands and their arms,
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and as a result, they lose all their rhythm.
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So remember, complete.
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Now if you can do that, you'll keep your rhythm
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nice and smooth, and hit long, great tee shots
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throughout the whole round.
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