As you may know if you have been reading my site here, I do try to offer the best advice I can for all the new people to golf. I have taught my wife and daughters to play, and helped and encouraged many others along the way.
Along with DVDs there are also a whole range of golf books. However for the purpose of this article I will stick to talking about DVDs. I always go back to the DVD that I recommended for them, and it is also the one I would still recommend to anyone.
David Leadbetter From Beginner to Winner Review
If you have never heard of him, he is the coach that so many of the professionals turn to when they start to struggle with their game. There are times when I find my own swing starting to go astray and I put this DVD on and just watch as David goes through the basics of a solid consistent swing.
In this training DVD, he covers the really important things in golf, like stance, hand position, grip, posture and alignment. If you have only been playing golf for a short time, you will have probably started to notice some bad things happening in your game. You could be hooking, slicing and even missing the ball from time to time.
Going back over this DVD shows you these mistakes and more importantly I think, how to correct them, by making a few simple adjustments. For beginners it is a bit like driving a car in many ways. If you can discover the basic mistakes, and correct them before they become really bad habits, then you take them out of your game for good.
When someone like David Leadbetter has coached Greg Norman, Ernie Els and Nick Faldo, you can be pretty certain that you are getting the best advice possible. This DVD is easy to watch and the graphics make viewing this easy to identify swing paths and ball striking.
Golfing Routine and The Common ShotsThere is some very good advice on putting and chipping. One of my favorite sections of this golf DVD is where he discusses the importance of routine. For me, this part is so important that I recommend watching it again and again and really allow the information to sink in.
He then goes on to talk about informed club selection, playing to your own strengths through having a solid strategy, and how to pick out and aim at strategic targets. All around this DVD remains my favorite as it is packed full of useful golfing tips for beginners.
Here is a sample clip from this great DVD.
The TOURAcadamey 8-Week Golf Improvement Program
This is a set of Golf DVDs that you can watch at home and are fairly recent to the market. They are getting really good reviews but they are an expensive set at around $120, depending on where you buy them.
There are 10 DVDs in total, along with a manual, practice booklets, a practice calendar, a carrying case and a few small aids
There are 9 lessons in total as show below:
- Lesson 1: The Set-Up - Grip, Posture, and Alignment
- Lesson 2: Rolling It - The Essentials of Putting
- Lesson 3: The Impact Zone - Educate the Hands
- Lesson 4: Learning Small Swings - Chipping
- Lesson 5: Developing Body Motion - The Pivot
- Lesson 6: Mastering Intermediate Distances - Pitching
- Lesson 7: Synchronizing Body and Club - The Full Swing
- Lesson 8: Power and Distance - Driving with Authority
- Lesson 9: Specialty Shots - Lob and Bunker
They are very good but at the end of the day it will always be about putting the lessons into practice.