David Leadbetter's Ultimate Coaching Guide: Irons

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World-renowned golf coach David Leadbetter takes us through his ultimate guide to finding more greens

There are very few golf coaches better placed to offer expert insight how to improve your game than David Leadbetter.

NCG’s James Savage joined the world-renowned instructor at Stoke Park to work on his iron play.

You can either watch the full video above, or the various segments of Leadbetter’s ultimate guide to iron play below…

Part 1: Choosing the line and target

The first part of the video is all about choosing the line before hitting the shot. Leadbetter explains how you should select your target depending on your particular shot shape…

Part 2: Club selection

The second part of the video is all about choosing the right club. Leadbetter explains that in amateur golf there are many instances where players are taking a club that simply won’t reach the target. He talks about how taking an extra club will be more beneficial.

Part 3: Recapture the feel

The final part of the video is all about capturing the feel before playing the shot. Leadbetter explains why getting into a routine and sticking to it is so important.

About David Leadbetter

Born in Worthing, West Sussex, David Leadbetter moved into coaching after a relatively unsuccessful playing career on the European Tour.

With a passion for the technique and mechanics of the golf swing, Leadbetter became a household name in the 1980s when he worked with Nick Faldo, who went on to win six major championships under his stewardship.

Other Leadbetter students include Greg Norman, Ernie Els, Nick Price, Charles Howell III, Michelle Wie, Lydia Ko and Byeong Hun An.

Leadbetter also runs a chain of golf academies across North America, Europe and Asia, headquartered at Champions Gate Golf Club near Orlando, Florida.

More information can be found on his website.

Want more?

You can watch more tips from David Leadbetter with his Ultimate Guide to driving the ball.

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