Category Archives: David Leadbetter

Let’s Add Michelle Wie To The “What Ifs”

I got a late night email from targettom, who watches any and everything involving golf, to let me know that Michelle Wie has apparently suffered another “left side” injury, and it appears to be in the back and left hip area.

Color me surprised, which I might be if I hadn’t noticed a while back that everything with Michelle has to do with the left side, and for obvious reasons – her address stances are getting ever more tortured and her swings ever shorter, and all to no avail.

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Michelle Wie Returns To The Leaderboard (Power Check)

michelle-wie-topI saw yesterday that Michelle Wie was in contention at long last again, taking the lead into the 4th round at the HSBC Women’s Champions in Singapore, and poised to win her first event in 3 years.

I checked the morning results and it seems she fell just short, shooting an even par 4th round to finish in 4th place, while Inbee Park took the title.

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Leadbetter Wonders Why He Got Fired… It’s Called “Exploitation”

lydia-ko-and-her-instructor-sean-hoganThe David Leadbetter situation is even uglier than I thought it was.

Apparently, he wasn’t even Lydia Ko’s main coach, which leads to the unfortunate conclusion (if you have another one, I’d love to hear it) that he was exploiting her for his own ends, and that’s as good a reason to have fired him as any.

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The Schizophrenia Of Modern Golf Philosophy

instruction-2014-12-inar02-justin-rose-driverIt gets to the point, if you’re looking at and evaluating the Modern Golf Swing proponents and how they train and swing, you begin to wonder if you’ve gone through the looking glass without knowing it.

I find the lack of any concrete and fixed philosophy in modern swinging to be maddening (although some would say it wasn’t the golf, but that’s another story), because there really is no set theory to the modern golf swing except “Keep That Leading Heel Nailed Down!”

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The Leadbetter Gambit – The A Swing Was An “Alternative”

a swingThanks to MichaelH. for reminding me of something about the A-Swing, which had completely slipped my mind…

My 3rd day posting about this issue, because it really rankles me.

I would love to know why David Leadbetter forced Lydia Ko into that ridiculous “A-Swing” of his, if it wasn’t for the obvious reason that comes to mind – that it was to make money off her by selling his swing with her as his “Top Gun” using it.

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David Leadbetter Throws The Ko Family Under The Bus

gd-headerAll I can say is, “Wow…”

David Leadbetter is keeping it classy following his discarding by Lydia Ko, putting all of the blame on her 2016 drop-off in performance (of course, it couldn’t be the A-Swing garbage he forced on her last year) on – get this – her parents.

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Top LPGA Player Leaves Leadbetter (Lydia Ko, Not M. Wie)

LPGA: Canadian Pacific Women's Open - Final RoundThe golf world is buzzing today about the top LPGA golfer who has left the David Leadbetter camp.

No, it isn’t Michelle Wie – it’s Lydia Ko, and not a moment too soon!  There’s not much to say about Lydia except that she’s one of those golfers you just have to watch play when they’re on TV.

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PGA Tour Gurus Don’t Understand Release! (Tony Finau)

finau release*An Archived Posting From December 06, 2015

I was looking for a good swing clip of Tony Finau today for whatever reason – I wasn’t going to profile his swing or anything, although he’s a prodigiously long hitter.

I was just looking to see what he pivot action looks like, and it’s not bad, but the one thing I learned about anything today while looking at Finau’s “Golf Digest” analysis was – and this is embarrassing to have to point out, I assure you – the swing gurus to the PGA Tour players don’t understand the release action of a proper golf swing…

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Leadbetter’s “A” Swing Gets An “F”

a swingOne of my good friends and Wax Nation member Kid Charlemagne sent me a link to the new article on David Leadbetter’s latest offering to the “Ruin My Body” industry known as modern golf instruction.

I must say that I’ve seen some shocking things over the last few years watching people trying to swing a golf club proficiently, but I was not prepared to look at what I saw before my morning coffee.

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