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Critically Acclaimed Golf Instruction DVD's

There have been countless approaches to the game of golf through DVD golf instruction, golf schools that are being taught with different philosophies around the world and now there are even golf lessons online.

As with everything that is approached from many different angles, there are valuable things that can be learned from almost all of them if you have perspective when you are studying. The more intrigued you are and wish to play golf to your highest ability, the more materials you have probably encountered. Gravity Golf has influenced millions of golfers over the last 40 years and has been studied by not only great players, but neurobiologist, physicist, as well as traveled anthropologist that understand transcending barriers of language and culture.

Weather you come from a different back ground of understanding, have been around the game your entire life or are just being introduced to it for the first time, you will at some point realize that there is an on going learning curve to everything you want to do. The more ways that you can understand and feel how your body can move the more knowledge you have attained. If that clarity comes from golf swing training aids or some school of golf that you have attended, you will have a greater repertoire of information to refer upon for your golfing life.

What we have tried to do and are continually attempting to incorporate into all of our materials, is the insights of all of our students that we have encountered. There are so many nuances to the game of golf, much like the way martial arts is taught in the far east, you must find your way to be at peace with your swing. In order to find effortlessness in your golf swing it takes a tremendous amount of awareness to what your body is telling you. We are continuing to study/invent new drills, that will give you  feed back on if what you are trying to do with your own body is compliant to what should be natural for you or if it is causing harm to your swing.

Give yourself every opportunity to feel the best that you can when you walk onto the golf course about how you have trained your body to move. Enjoy this game for the moment and for the rest of your life.

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"From what I have seen, I believe the teaching method you have developed could be applied with great benefit to all level of golfers, and I am happy to give it my personal endorsement and full support."
...Jack Nicklaus

"David Lee would be the only guy I trust... The only reason I played well (at the PGA) is because of him”
… Lee Trevino

David Lee might be the greatest teacher that ever lived... Chi Chi Rodriguez
"After watching the first two videos, I was able to completely change my tension-filled swing approach on the first swing. I am now making by far the best and most consistent ball contact of my life with a fraction of the physical effort." ...John E. Baker, Ph.D., P.E.

"Your instruction, your knowledge, your turning on the lights in your session... will always be, one of the great milestones of my life."
...George Hibbard

"The only way these drills will not make you a better golfer is if you don't have the courage to do them. No one will swing like Danny but the physics involved in any swing are the same. Swing in concert with the physical laws of nature like these drills encourage you to do. Your swing will improve." - Jim Plunkett - Lecanto, Florida

Golf Instruction DVD
"How It Works & How To Learn It"
Golf Instruction DVD

Gravity Golf Book
"The Evolution & Revolution on Golf Instruction"

Gravity Golf Putter
"The Arc Master"

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Mastering Golf by David Lee - Flying Right Elbow: Friend or Foe?

Unfortunately, for the golf world, when Jack Nicklaus appeared on the golf scene, he did a less than adequate job of explaining “why” he let his right elbow “fly” during his back-swing. Ben Hogan had kept his right elbow tucked during his back-swing, and had successfully convinced the world that he had perfect mechanics. When Jack came along a few years later, with a totally different routing in the right arm, it was perceived by many as a flaw in his technique. No one considered the possibility that Jack was the one swinging the club in total compliance with the physics laws and that Hogan’s technique should have been the one in question. Hogan’s book “The Fundamentals of Modern Golf” had become the “bible” of golf instruction, and wasn’t going to be changed without a good explanation for doing something different.

In a proper golf swing, the right elbow leads in the back-swing, lays into the “slot” during the change of direction, and leads the forearm, hand, and club through impact. The more width that is in the right shoulder joint throughout the back-swing and the change of direction, the easier it is for the body’s core to connect to the arms and sling them through impact. If there is insufficient width in the right shoulder joint through the change of direction, the brain will sense “slack” in that joint and involuntarily cause the shoulders and arms to tighten as they start down, in an effort to cover the slack. When this occurs, core-speed through impact can be diminished and the swing path can easily be disrupted. Women who play with too little arc width will have very limited power.

Learning how to route the right arm (or left if you’re a southpaw) correctly, is one of the most important keys to easy power and control in your golf swing. Study the Gravity Golf one-arm drills. They are critical for the development of a technically perfect swing.  
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Drilling for Freedom by Danny Lee - Flying Right Elbow: Friend or Foe

One of the most controversial subjects in the golf world is the question of the flying or tucked right elbow: whether or not the leading arm in the back swing should go out away from the body like Nicklaus or stay in like Hogan.

There are many ways to get the job done as long as the sweet spot of the club face and the ball match up at impact. At Gravity Golf, our focus is on doing this with the least amount of effort and while maintaining maximum consistency.

The first thing to do is to understand what made both of their swings work? The answer is. . . the foot work. If you have good footwork and you can get equal amount of force pulling you forward and backward, your arms and hands will be free to stay on plane and ride the body's rotation (rotational equilibrium).

Some of the positives to allowing the leading elbow to fly (like Nicklaus) versus keeping it tucked (like Hogan) allows for a larger arc size, more time to move deeper into the counter-fall and more time to accelerate through impact. Another strong benefit is that if your elbow is out and up in the back swing it will help you to keep the club above plane in the back swing which is what you want. The reason is, as long as you throw it above plane, you can continue turning with your arms, tension free, until you have reached your full rotation when you can simply let your arms drop. If you keep your elbow too close to your side and then lift at the top to get the height, it will force tension into your arms and will likely pull in the down swing.

Work on the various Gravity Golf right arm drills, focusing on properly routing the leading elbow in the back swing: right elbow for right-handed players and left elbow for left-handed players.

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