The Leadbetter A Swing – Incredible Results

Amazing transformation from a 20 handicap golfer after just one A Swing lesson. Learn more about the simple, efficient golf swing that’s revolutionizing how the game is taught at

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  1. How could someone thumbs down this video, comparing the two swings? It's night and day and clearly is a HUGE improvement…. The A Swing is very interesting. I've played for 32 years at a low handicap level and the back swing is something I've always felt to not be the most natural of endeavors, often trying to manipulate it to come up with results. The downswing has speed to it, so automatically it is a much more natural move lessening the time to "think and manipulate". Anything that simplifies getting to the top in the correct position to bring the club head back to the ball on the proper attack plane is a great thing. Many should really look at this seriously. I think it could really click with a lot of people.

  2. Have to laugh, this is nothing new Joe Dante was teaching this method back in the 50s, he even wrote a book called the 4 magic moves to better golf , I personally have been using his method myself +1 handicap and teach it as well to my students for last 4 years. David Ledbetter should at least give credit to Joe Dante for this technique instead of trying to pass it off as his method, shame on him.

  3. It's an improvement in this guy's swing, for sure, but many of the details cited by the instructor/narrator simply aren't true.  A golf swing is more than the jargon that can be used to describe it. 

    I'm trying to figure out what, aside from the added quirks in the backswing, is supposed to be different from Lead's theory for the past 30 years or so.  If you look at the "after" stills here, you're really talking about the old idea of going slightly steeper on the backswing halfway back as a kind of insurance against being too flat-and-around on the backswing (leading to the typical over-the-top), and then from that slightly steeper shape the move from the lower body tends to flatten the shape and bring the sweet spot to the ball from a shallower approach, dissipating less force downward and propelling the ball more efficiently forward.  All good, but it's always been good, hasn't it?  Cf. Hogan, Grout, Snead, Harmon(s), etc.  And Lead himself, for three decades.

    And btw — if there are "many different ways to achieve the A swing," how different is that from saying the A swing isn't all that structurally specific?

    I don't say this to be unduly critical:  It seems like marketing to me, a repackaging of the very good ideas Leadbetter has always had, with the most important elements left entirely intact (thank goodness).  In fact, that's not only not critical, it's complimentary.  I'm not sure any "evolution," especially this one, especially with this new idea of the first half the backswing, was ever necessary in the first place.

  4. This A swing is nothing close to Dante's four magic moves. The Magic move was an early wrist set, turning the left hand under, cocking the right wrist back on itself, shoulders carrying the swing to the top, on plane. The downswing /release was based on COAM. Possibly you should review Dante's book again.

  5. I've been playing for over 55 years. Age and lack of mobility have made my swing a sometime thing.(Broken back & broken right ankle) I started practicing the A Swing at the range last Friday through Monday. Played Tuesday hit two 240 yard drives on second and fourth holes.and a 170 yard 5 iron on the fifth hole before the blowing rain turned to snow.

  6. Ryan Moore's Golf swing seems to be similar. Jim Furyk's as well. This method seems to add the wrist hinge on the downswing (like Moore and Furyk) as supposed to setting it on the backswing. I tried it, and my ball really penetrates. I can feel and hear that "swish" sound. But it really kills you if your sequencing on the downswing falters. Lower body rotation first on the downswing is key in order for the plane to flatten/level out.

  7. Excellent demonstration of before & after.  Clearly this is making a huge difference for this player.   Another great teach from David Leadbetter.   #gettheleadout

  8. Conclusion? It's better to err on the Miller Barber/Jim Furyk side, than to wrap the club around the body and get trapped.

  9. This is how I used to swing when I was younger! I had that steep to shallow "loop" on the downswing and always hit a nice draw. I then tried to have a more "conventional" swing and have been hitting weak push fades or slices ever since. Going back to my looping swing! I love the concept of better synchronization and the emphasis on a solid pivot also!

  10. I tried the A swing during a round yesterday.  The grip will be hard to get used too as it feels like it hinders mobility.  The shorter backswing and syncing of the arms and body made it easier to make contact with the ball.  My results were highly accurate shots.  Distance seemed a little shorter, but I'll hold judgment on that until I practice some more.

  11. The top of the swing position on the after lesson is hugely (hugely) improved… That position alone will get more consistent results… After that what falls into place is what pre swing fundamentals has improved, and the ability to shift the weight to the left side 

  12. Every time I hear someone "name" their swing "method" I immediately call B.S. …even Ben Hogan didn't name his method…he just laid out the facts.

  13. it's how you deliver the club face to the ball that matters. That damn ball has no idea how one took the club away from it, or does it?