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The Golf Swing [Hardcover]

David Leadbetter , John Huggan
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2 April 1990
A leading golfer discloses the swing secrets which transformed the game of Open and Masters champion Nick Faldo and which can bring consistent ball-striking within the reach of any club golfer. He suggests that the modern golf swing is made up of preparation, pivot, and positioning.

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  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollinsWillow (2 April 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0002183501
  • ISBN-13: 978-0002183505
  • Product Dimensions: 27.2 x 19.6 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 427,476 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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David Leadbetter is coach to players of the calibre of Nick Faldo, Greg Norman and Ernie Els. He is a regular contributor to ‘Golf International’ and ‘Golf Digest’ magazines and his four best-selling books have sold over a million copies between them worldwide. There are sixteen David Leadbetter Golfing Academies around the world putting his teaching theories into practice.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book for teaching the golf swing 11 Aug 2001
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David Leadbetter does an excellent job of teaching you how to construct a solid golf swing. This book will not tell you how to play a wide range of shots or how to conquer your golf course but it will take you through all the important elements of the golf swing from grip to set-up to back swing and beyond. If you think that this is a bit too much for a single golf book, give it a try. This could be the best few pounds you spend on golf ever!
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This book shows what the principles of a good and solid golf swing are, with very clear illustrations. This way you can learn how to swing consistently and with quality, because it is no longer a matter of magic, but a repeatable technique.
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By Chris Downing TOP 500 REVIEWER
There is hardly a golfer who doesn't have a Leadbetter book or DVD of some sort. He's a legend. Get this book or his book on faults and fixes - in my opinion the best book you can buy on drills. I've recently bought Tom Watson's book Timeless Swing and that may be better for you - check it out here. The Timeless Swing: Learn at Any Age from His Lessons of a Lifetime
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but... 23 Mar 2004
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I'm a fan of this book and it really does break down the swing very nicely. There are some points, however, that quite align with "modern" practices. The grip, for instance, is a little weak compared to what Mr. Leadbetter professes in his more current instruction books. It's a good read, but if you're only going to get one Leadbetter book I'd go for Leadbetter's 100% Golf. It's a little more reader-friendly and covers not only the swing but the short game and putting as well.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Detailed Breakdown of the Golf Swing 17 Feb 2001
By rodboomboom - Published on
Leadbetter sure knows the golf swing, and has demonstrated that he can communicate this to others, evidenced by his renown work with some of golf's greats which he has helped.
I find myself in the group which highly respects Leadbetter, but finds that he gives too much. The many mechanical steps with all their relating swing thoughts and helps makes it far too mechanical and detailed for me, as well as for the likes of Bob Tway and Seri Pak who have chosen to go to more of a feel type help.
I find that John Jacobs stuff fits more to what I need from a help book, which can line up with what my ball is doing, and then offer advice to remedy it, rather than break down the backswing into ten steps.
To each his own. Many wiil find this of great benefit.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Keep your hands to yourself 5 Aug 1998
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David Ledbetter has presented the essential elements of the swing in an easily read and understandable format. After reading the instructions, the only conclusion one can reach is that to have a successful, repeating swing, the hands must be passive throughout the swing.
The book instructs the reader how to accomplish the "hands off" swing while not becoming bogged down in endless, boring details. A must read for any golfer wanting to imporve.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A GOLF ADDICT'S KEEPER 12 Dec 1996
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This is the best golf swing book to give you an understanding of why Leadbetter's swing analysis works. He took Faldo from good to great, and this book helped me to understand the different elements of the swing
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent description of the elements of a golf swing 19 Mar 1999
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This excellent book contains a detailed and comprehensive description of a proper golf swing, with good illustrations and swing thoughts so the reader can incorporate the proper techniques into practice. The book includes simple, effective swing concepts that are not covered by other golf books. True to its title, this book addresses the golf swing only and does not attempt to cover the complete game. I would recommend this book to anyone seeking to improve his or her golf swing.
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