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The Golf Swing Hardcover – May, 1990


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 143 pages
  • Publisher: Stephen Greene Pr (May 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0828908001
  • ISBN-13: 978-0828908009
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 7.5 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #288,195 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Also came highly recommended by an avid golfer.
Sheila Yeary
The Golf Swing, by Leadbetter, is an instruction book that explains the swing in a very simple way.
Roger A. Necochea
Quite informative and helpful in correcting "bogus hand me down information."
J. R. de VEER

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Curtis Nelson on March 23, 2004
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
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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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By rodboomboom HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on February 17, 2001
Format: Hardcover
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.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By fblum@icubed.com on August 5, 1998
Format: Hardcover
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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 11, 1996
Format: Hardcover
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
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 19, 1999
Format: Hardcover
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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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 20, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I give this book 5 stars as a compliment to three golf lessons (30 min each). Together these two sources made me enjoy the game. I had lessons every Saturday for three weeks and studied in between. The book defined THE SWING. The instructor thought me how to get there. He verified, corrected, showed, and developed a simple plan. My first two rounds of golf was fun and successful.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. W. Cole on December 6, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
simplifies the swing into an understandable motion. the drawings clarify where the golfer should be at different points in the swing. very much a balanced swing. just turn "on top" of your feet i. e., keep the knees inside the toe line while keeping the upper arms snug on the chest through the ball. Highly recommended.
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By Linksman on September 3, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Yes, the ideas propagated in this book worked for Nick Faldo, but he was already a heck of a player before meeting the author, as well as a six foot four inch world class athlete. Adult improvers are warned that Ledbetter's method works best for tall long legged athletes for whom distance is not a problem. Faldo himself became a relatively short although devastatingly accurate hitter. There is far too much twisting of the body to make this method entirely safe for the average back. That said, the book is artfully done and has lovely pictures. Put this one on the coffee table and read the one John Jacobs wrote in 1977.
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