I met David Lee, the author/creator of the concept
of "Gravity Golf" in 1999 when I spent three days with him at his home and
teaching facility in Arkansas.
David is a genius! In the first 15 seconds
of my making a swing he saw through it instantly with a complete grasp of
everything that I was thinking and trying to do. He "nailed me" on where I
was deficient, and we spent the next three days working out what he saw in
that first instant.
His concept is "common sense" [an oxymoron for
those ideas that are anything but commonly understood...] about how gravity
moving US is at the heart of a good golf swing. When we swing there is
"weight shift" [a buzz word that makes the golf teacher sound knowledgeable: if
we used the word "walk from one foot to the other" (which is what happens) it
loses its high-falutin' sophistication]. His basic premise or core concept
of 'golfswing' is that very thing, i.e., that WHEN THE GOLFER'S CENTER OF
GRAVITY (in the mid-section of his body) MOVES TOWARD THE TARGET FIRST IN THE
DOWNSWING, SIMPLY BY FALLING BACK TOWARDS IT FROM AN IMBALANCE ESTABLISHED IN
THE BACKSWING, it effortlessly initiates the drag or pull of the shoulders and
arms in the most efficient way to develop power and speed in the swing!
The body is "rag limp loose" in the ideal model (not to pretend it collapses at
all--it needs to be firm enough to transmit the force developed in the
'counter-fall' just described), and it throw the "tip" (the clubhead) like a
bull-whip where all the force is applied at one point and multiplies the speed
achieved at the other, lighter end.
This is not a personal, idiosyncratic, unique idea
as though there is a "Gravity Golf Swing" and "all the others." [David's
books and DVDs develop a lot more than just this, but this element is the most
important.] The necessity to cooperate with gravity is a universal--a
principle operative in EVERY good swing, and if getting your weight over to the
left foot early enough (cooperating with gravity instead of fighting it) is
lacking, the result is a contrived, over-the-top lunge, a caricature of good
golfing. Every one of my books, videos, lessons, comments, tips--whatever,
incorporates this basic and applies it in clear, everyday language, explaining
exactly how to capitalize on it and install it permanently into your
Whichever book or video you get - "Golf's
Critical Details," "Golf Is Not That Hard," "Even GREAT Golf Is Not That Hard,"
or any of the DVDs or CDs --they all include instruction in David's basic
principles as the "first order of business"
-- i.e., for the motion of the body as the central control of the whole swing,
timed and rhythmic in cooperation with gravity. So you don't
have to be concerned that anything you buy won't cover his wonderful ideas: THEY
ARE INCORPORATED INTO EVERYTHING I
TEACH--in detail and thoroughly explained, and I have added details and other
pointers that David himself
didn't include in his book and videos nor talk about when I worked with him. You'll get
plus my add-ons, no matter which instruction materials of mine you
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