25. David Leadbetter: “You Ain’t Got a Thing, If You Ain’t Got that Swing!

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Whether you love golf or not, this episode can be valuable for you!

David is one of the top golf instructors in the world.  He recently released a breakthrough book, THE A-SWING.  The A-Swing is, in my opinion, the most significant breakthrough in golf instruction in decades.

In this interview, we explore David’s personal journey as a golfer and instructor, and then move into a discussion of the A-Swing.

We can all learn a lot about innovation, coaching, creativity, courage, passion, and commitment from a careful listening.


David Leadbetter

Originally from Worthing in Sussex, England, David began his career in golf on the European and South African Tours. He soon realized his interest was in the technique, movements, and intricacies of the game, which eventually led him to spend more time teaching than playing. David’s career took off in the mid-1980s through his documented work with Sir Nick Faldo, which produced 6 Majors.
Soon after David’s retirement from playing, he began to incorporate his methods and philosophies into a stringent, holistic training program for qualified instructors that remain unmatched even today. Many of the world’s top teachers have come through the Leadbetter Academy system.
Since launching the first Leadbetter Golf Academy over 30 years ago, David has coached players to 21Major Championship titles and over 100 individual worldwide tournament victories. Seven of those players haveheld first place in the Official WorldGolf Ranking while under David’s care.
With a desire to bring that same world-class instruction to players of all ages and abilities, and in addition to the numerous articles written for publications like Golf Digest and Golf International over the past three decades, David has authored eight books on the topic. Together, David’s books have sold two million copies making him one of the bestselling golf instruction authors in the world. His latest book The A Swing, released in May 2015, is transforming how the golf swing is taught once again, with a simple more efficient technique.
Additionally, David hosts his own weekly PGA Tour Radio show, has produced a number of instructional videos, DVDs, an interactive video game, and developed some of the best-selling training aids—including theSwingSetter and a number of A Swing approved training aids released with the book—all dedicated to helping people play better golf.
Today, David remains a revered voice in golf instruction and continues to coach several top PGA, LPGA, and European Tour players. Current students include World #1Lydia Ko, Michelle Wie, and 2015 BMW PGA Championship Winner Byeong-Hun An.

Enjoy the delightful David Leadbetter (and make sure to share this one with all the golf lovers in your world!)


The music at the beginning and end of the show was created and performed by Breana Gilcher and is gratefully used with permission!

As always, a big “Thank You” to Breana Gilcher, my Assistant, who makes it such a pleasure for me to serve you here at FREEING THE BODY … FREEING THE SOUL!