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 his new academy at Stoke Park to work on how to improve his short game.

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

Part 1: Club selection and technique

David explains how club selection largely depends on how you want to execute the shot. Do you want to get the ball up in the air, or do you want to see the ball roll?

Part 2: Should I use a putter off the green?

Many people find it difficult choosing whether or not they should use a putter from off the green. David talks you through what factors you should be taking into consideration when trying to decide.

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?

There are two more videos in David Leadbetter’s Ultimate Coaching Guide series with NCG:

David Leadbetter’s Ultimate Coaching Guide: Drivers

David Leadbetter’s Ultimate Coaching Guide: Irons