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Have You Ever Wanted More From Your Game?

Have You Ever Wanted More From Your Game? Instant Feedback: The adjustable magnetic ball is designed
Instant Feedback: The adjustable magnetic ball is designed to promote the correct ‘setting’ of the
Instant Feedback:
The adjustable magnetic
ball is designed to promote the
correct ‘setting’ of the wrists
in the backswing. Hearing the
snap in the backswing and
the sound of impact becomes
addictive as you improve
both technique and tempo.
Developed with the world’s
leading grip manufacturer, Golf
Pride, the patented molded grip
perfectly positions your hands
on the grip – vital to properly
creating the wrist action needed
to generate maximum speed
through impact.
Extending from the butt-end of
the grip, the Plane Pointer allows
you to keep a close eye on the
plane of your swing. Staying on
plane is something that the world’s
best golfers continually monitor
to keep their swing on track
and their scores low.

A better grip? Better tempo? Smoother transition? More solid ball striking? Increased distance? Better swing plane? More feel? And lower scores!!!

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With The SwingSetter Pro You Will Feel Where You Have to Be and What You Have to Do to Hit Consistently Great Shots!

The biggest revelation I think golfers have using SwingSetter Pro is that they are easily able to feel what they have to do to hit good shots. Equally important, if they hit a bad shot, they know what they have done wrong and how to x it. And you’re going to be amazed at how solidly, consistently and further you’re going to hit the golf ball. Practicing for just a few minutes with the SwingSetter Pro will x all of your basic faults and with only a little use, allow you to maintain a consistent and powerful swing. I believe the SwingSetter Pro is the simplest, fastest way to develop the feel for a great golf swing. You can swing it at home or hit balls at the range and it’s the perfect way to warm up for a round. “I guarantee that the SwingSetter Pro will have you hitting the ball longer, straighter and more consistently the very rst time you use it.” David Leadbetter. So Call 800-514-6504 or go to:

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The NEW SwingSetter Pro Improves The Five Key Areas of Your Swing and Will Deliver Amazing Results for Your Game!

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Instant Feedback:
Instant Feedback:

Developed with the world’s leading grip manufacturer, Golf Pride, the patented molded grip perfectly positions your hands on the grip – vital to properly creating the wrist action needed to generate maximum speed through impact.

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The adjustable magnetic ball is designed to promote the correct ‘setting’ of the wrists in the backswing. Hearing the snap in the backswing and the sound of impact becomes addictive as you improve both technique and tempo.

becomes addictive as you improve both technique and tempo . Extending from the butt-end of the
becomes addictive as you improve both technique and tempo . Extending from the butt-end of the

Extending from the butt-end of the grip, the Plane Pointer allows you to keep a close eye on the plane of your swing. Staying on plane is something that the world’s best golfers continu- ally monitor to keep their swing on track and their scores low.

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INTRODUCING THE

SSWINGWING

SSETTERETTER PROPRO

“As close as you can get to a one-on-one lesson with me

By David Leadbetter

THROUGHOUT MY CAREER I have always been interested in looking at the ways in which training products can help a golfer to ingrain the movement and the feelings that we look for in a solid and repeating swing. By and large, most of these products are limited, in that they tend to focus on one specic element of the swing. This is why I am so excited about the SwingSetter Pro – an ingenious new training device that can help golfers of all age and ability to learn a good overall swing technique through feel. The SwingSetter Pro is the result of the thousands of letters and e-mails that I have received from satised SwingSetter customers who absolutely loved the original SwingSetter, but craved the ability to hit a golf ball. After

a tremendous amount of re-engineering the product,

we created a training aid that all of the instructors at my teaching academies around the world now use as an integral part of their teaching, for the simple reason that

it reinforces the core elements of my philosophy on the

swing. Once a student understands a handful of principles (which over the following pages I am going to explain to you) the SwingSetter Pro makes for the perfect swing

trainer to develop and maintain the golf swing you’ve always wanted.

Improve your motion through FEEL What’s the common denominator we see in good

players? Answer: They all have great motion. There is

a

sense of ow; the clubhead is swinging freely and it

is

accelerating when it meets the ball. (Poor players, in

contrast, exhibit poor motion. They appear to be hitting ‘at’ the ball rather than swinging through it. And, as a result, they lose clubhead speed and suffer a lack of distance.) Take a closer look at a good swing and you discover

that good motion starts from the word ‘go’. A good grip paves the way for a good wrist action – fundamental to the correct ‘setting’ and ‘loading’ of the club in the backswing

and the SwingSetter Pro will help you to negotiate these key rst moves. The molded grip guarantees that your hands are correctly tted, and, as a result, the wrists enjoy the full mobility they need in order to hinge correctly in the course of making a swing. And once you have the feeling of ‘setting’ the wrists, you will be well on the way to experiencing the thrill of truly swinging the clubhead and releasing maximum speed as you unwind to a full nish. The real ingenuity of the SwingSetter Pro comes in the shape of the adjustable magnetic resistance ball, located 12 inches or so down the shaft. The magnetic ball is specically designed to help you work on ‘setting’ the wrists correctly and thus getting the clubhead swinging up with some real speed in the backswing – whereupon you hear an audible ‘snap’ as the magnet is forced apart. While the original SwingSetter was designed with a second magnetic ball that released through the impact zone, the SwingSetter Pro replaces that distinctive ‘snap’ with the sound of impact between ball and clubface providing that instant feedback that so many golfers look for when practicing. Now let me show you the SwingSetter Pro in action…

Now let me show you the SwingSetter Pro in action… With three settings on the adjustable
Now let me show you the SwingSetter Pro in action… With three settings on the adjustable

With three settings on the adjustable magnetic ball, the SwingSetter Pro is fully adjustable to accommo- date natural differences in players’ physical strength and swing tempo.

Go Low in the Left Hand

If there is one tip I could give the average golfer, especially slicers and those who lack distance, it would be to stress the importance of tting his or her left hand on the grip correctly. As the rst point of contact between a player and the club, the left-hand position is vital in terms of your ability to hinge the wrists correctly and generate a true swinging motion.

Holding the SwingSetter Pro at a 45-degree angle will help you to t your left hand correctly. This is a habit I encourage you to adopt out on the course

GET A FEEL FOR A PERFECT GRIP When it came to designing the molded grip,
GET A FEEL FOR A PERFECT GRIP When it came to designing the molded grip,
GET A FEEL FOR A PERFECT GRIP When it came to designing the molded grip,

GET A FEEL FOR A PERFECT GRIP

When it came to designing the molded grip, my brief to the engineers at Golf Pride was quite simple: I wanted to make sure that the grip was taken more towards the ngers – particularly in the left hand – as the majority of amateurs tend to take the club too much through the palm, which effectively sties a good wrist action. The result is a training grip featuring a series of rubber ns and visual indicators which guide your hands into a perfect position every time. It doesn’t matter if you prefer an overlapping or interlocking grip, regular practice with the SwingSetter Pro will see to it that you become accustomed to the feeling of a perfect golf grip.

About the position of the left thumb…

I was also very keen to create a training grip that promotes the correct positioning of the left thumb, as this detail is often misunder- stood. The left thumb is not draped squarely down the center of the grip but is instead pinched ‘short’ and angled slightly to the right of center as you look upon it. If you have a club handy, pick it up and check this detail on your own grip. One of the things I have always felt is that the better the ‘connection’ between the left thumb and the upper part of the left forenger, the better the security of the hand on the club. If the thumb and forenger are allowed to separate, you effectively lose power.

Low in the ngers…

Holding the SwingSetter Pro at a 45- degree angle, lay the grip diagonally in the ngers of the left hand so that it runs from the base of the little nger through to the rst joint of the forenger. Check that the left thumb is in the designated outlined area. For optimum feel and full mobility in the right hand, make sure that the grip again runs primarily in the ngers. When you close your right hand the left thumb should be totally covered, tting snug beneath the eshy pad at the base of the right thumb.

Feel the “trigger”

Another feature of this grip is the lower n that is designed to separate the right forenger from the second nger and thus give you a distinct ‘trigger’. This is vital in terms of creating a full ‘set’ of the wrists in the backswing and then holding that angle in the wrists as you swing the club down before ‘cracking the whip’ at impact.

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Look for this triangle between the arms and shoulders
Look for
this triangle
between the
arms and
shoulders

Ready to ‘go’

To create a good, athletic posture, position your feet no wider than shoulder-width apart (instep to instep) and ex your knees slightly. You want to feel a slight tension in feet, thighs and abdominal area as you bend gently from the hips while maintaining a at lower back. Your body is now in a perfect posture, ready to move.

Feet, knees, hips and shoulders square to the target line
Feet,
knees,
hips and
shoulders
square to
the target
line

How to ‘set’ your swing in motion

1.

The initial sequence of moves at the start of the backswing are critical in terms of your ability to set off a chain-reaction – which is exactly what a good swing is. And the key lies in cultivating the wrist action that gets the club ‘set’ roughly by the time your hands reach waist high. Young or old, amateur or pro, every golfer we see at my academies worldwide will be drilled in the importance of getting into what we term this fully ‘set’ position at halfway back: the left arm parallel, wrists fully set, club ‘loaded’ with energy. From here, all you have to do is complete your upper body turn to get into a perfect backswing position. So, with a good grip and athletic posture, prepare to work on this rst series of moves. The key is to create a momentum early in the

2.

backswing, and you will do that when you get your stomach muscles moving in tandem with the hands and arms (what you don’t want is the situation where the hands and arms work independently of the body). Once that initial momentum is dialed in, you then want to feel the wrists hinging to get the clubhead swinging up. Get some speed going and ‘snap’ that backswing ball apart. Exactly when should the wrists begin to hinge? It varies among different players and depends to some extent on how long your arms are. Players with long arms generally set the club a little later. My own preference is that I like to see the wrists begin to hinge as the butt-end of the grip passes the right thigh. From there you really want to feel as though your wrist action is accelerating the weight of the

3.

clubhead upwards. As a result, by the time your left arm is parallel to the ground, you should have a full 90-degree ‘set’.

Wrist action gets the club head

SWINGING. In the sequence above, this dynamic action takes place between frames 2 and 4. Everything moves at the same speed for the rst couple of feet, to get from the set-up to what I term the 8 o’clock position. But then the clubhead has to get active – after all, it has a long way to travel in relation to the hands and arms. This is the ‘gearing effect’ that we see in a good swing. The wrist action gives your swing a change of gear that speeds up the clubhead –

4. the trick being to synchronize this with the rotation of your body (i.e. ‘timing’)
4. the trick being to synchronize this with the rotation of your body (i.e. ‘timing’)
4. the trick being to synchronize this with the rotation of your body (i.e. ‘timing’)
4. the trick being to synchronize this with the rotation of your body (i.e. ‘timing’)
4.
4.

the trick being to synchronize this with the rotation of your body (i.e. ‘timing’) Ernie Els is a great example of a player who understands the dynamics of this motion. The general impression with Ernie is that he swings the club fairly slowly. But take a closer look and you will notice that while his body may be fairly quiet in the backswing, the clubhead is swinging at quite a speed right from the start. Ernie really is a master of generating this easy energy; with a combination of a gentle turning of the stomach and free-owing arm/wrist action, he creates a ‘gearing effect’ that gets the clubhead swinging early with a full set of the wrists. Once you master this move, I guarantee you’ll enjoy effortless power (not the other way around).

you’ll enjoy effortless power (not the other way around). SWINGBETTER WITH LEADBETTER FULLY HINGED, ON-PLANE Swinging

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FULLY HINGED, ON-PLANE

Swinging the club on a consistent plane is one of the keys to solid and

consistent ball-striking. Your natural plane

is established by the lie angle of the club

at the set-up, and the main checkpoint we use occurs at the halfway stage. Your

swing is said to be ‘on-plane’ when the butt-end of the grip points down at - or just

a few inches inside - the ball-to-target line. Regard the shaded area above as your safety zone. Most amateurs are too at going back (right), and end up having to lift the arms to the top. But when you learn to hinge the wrists correctly to get the club up on its end, all you then have to do is complete your shoulder turn to arrive at a solid and consistent backswing.

Depending on your height and build, look for the Plane Pointer to extend at or just inside the ball-to-target line. Here, you’re in the safety zone - your swing is on plane and you can complete your backswing with total condence.

you can complete your backswing with total con fi dence. Plane Pointer points beyond the ball,

Plane Pointer points beyond the ball, your

swing is too at

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SWINGSETTER PRO

INTRODUCTION TO THE SWINGSETTER PRO

THE FOUR MAJOR COMPONETS OF THE SWINGSETTER PRO ARE:

Special Pull-out Drill Manual
Special
Pull-out
Drill
Manual
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Pull-out
Drill
Manual
SETTING THE
RESISTANCE ON THE
MAGNETIC BALL
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Special
Pull-out
Drill
Manual
SWINGSETTER PRO
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Swing the SwingSetter Pro at your normal tempo to release the
magnetic ball on the backswing by the time you are halfway back; this is
when your left arm is parallel to the ground. Extend the Plane Pointer prior
to swinging and check to see that at the halfway back position the Plane
Pointer is aimed down toward the ground on or slightly inside the target line.
The magnetic ball must snap prior to your reaching the halfway back position.
Check the position and hold it for a couple of seconds, allowing the magnetic
ball to reset, and you are ready to swing again. A late snap of the magnetic ball
near the top of the backswing should be avoided. This could result in several
swing errors, including poor wrist cock, overswinging, lack of power, being off
plane, etc. Making a smooth backswing and properly setting the wrist angle are
the keys to leverage and solid contact. If you
find that you are snapping the ball late or
snapping it at all, you may require a more
aggressive setting of the wrists—made
easier by a good grip, which you now have!
You may need to speed up your tempo to
accomplish the snapping on the backswing,
as some people, believe it or not, actually
swing back too slowly (this is particularly
true of ladies). Check the resistance levels
on page 4 to ensure you are using the proper
setting. A tip to get the correct wrist action
and hear the snap is to start the backswing
from a position slightly forward from where
the golf ball is positioned and use your
stomach and abdominal muscles in
conjunction with the hands and arms;
this provides momentum to the
SwingSetter Pro.
Special SWINGSETTER PRO TRAINING PROGRAM Pull-out Drill Manual FOR BEST RESULTS… www.NewSwingSetterPro.com
Special
SWINGSETTER PRO TRAINING PROGRAM
Pull-out
Drill
Manual
FOR BEST RESULTS…
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Pull-out
Drill
Manual
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BEFORE YOU SWING
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Special Pull-out SWINGSETTER PRO DRILLS Drill Manual DRILL 1 - HALFWAY BACK DRILL 2 -
Special
Pull-out
SWINGSETTER PRO DRILLS
Drill
Manual
DRILL 1 - HALFWAY BACK
DRILL 2 - HALFWAY DOWN
Hold Your
Properly Aligned
Downswing
Downswing
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Special
Pull-out
Drill
Manual
SWINGSETTER PRO
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DRILL 3 - SWING TO FINISH
Check Your Plane
SWINGSETTER PRO Special Pull-out DRILL 4 - “L” TO “L” Drill Manual “L” to “L”
SWINGSETTER PRO
Special
Pull-out
DRILL 4 - “L” TO “L”
Drill
Manual
“L” to “L”
DRILL 5 - HIT BALLS!
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Unwind and release your max speed at impact

WITH LEADBETTER Unwind and release your max speed at impact One of the reasons good players

One of the reasons good players are so consistent is that they ‘sequence’ their swing so

effectively. That’s why the halfway-back position

is so important: if you can get the wrists fully

set and the club ‘loaded’ in that rst series of moves back from the ball, all you have to

do is complete your shoulder turn to get into

a solid position at the top of the backswing.

I mentioned on the previous page the impor- tance of the ‘gearing effect’ and sequencing the swing, and this is the result. You want to sense that the turning of your body and the swinging of your arms and the club arrive together at the top. Feel the weight of the SwingSetter Pro and swing it with the combined momentum of arm-swing and body turn. That’s the key to transferring energy effectively into the clubhead.

(One of the problems that I see affect many amateurs is that they tend to think too much in terms of ‘turning’ their body – to the detriment

of not setting the wrists correctly. The result

is that they end up having to lift the arms to

complete the backswing – a huge power drain, as movement is occurring independently.)

Crack the whip, maximize speed

In the months of testing that we did with regular club golfers, one of the comments I heard time and time again was that using the SwingSetter Pro helped them to get away from having too many technical thoughts. Focusing on just the ‘set’ and ‘release’ positions in the swing – i.e. trying to get the ‘snap’ at halfway back and again at impact – becomes addictive, and so with regular use the SwingSetter Pro encourages a free-owing and quite aggressive swing. It creates movements and promotes the full hinging and ‘snapping’ of the wrists at the

right point in the swing. In short, it encourages

a uninhibited motion.

With my travel schedule as busy as it is,

I do not have the time to get out and work on

my golf swing as much as I would like, but the

SwingSetter Pro helps to keep me in touch with my swing. What it does is keep me in sync – i.e.

it helps me to move the club, hands, arms and

body in tandem. As I mentioned a moment ago, there’s a gearing effect in the swing – largely

determined by the overall quality of the wrist

action – and this is what I work on perfecting.

I get the club ‘set’ at halfway back, then go

after the feeling of the club and body arriving together at the top of the backswing and again at impact.

While I prefer hitting balls with the SwingSetter Pro on the range, it is certainly

a great tool just to make practice swings at home in the backyard to keep my swing in shape when I can’t make it to the course. it to the golf course.

when I can’t make it to the course. it to the golf course. To Swing Better,

SWING ‘L’ to ‘L’

Here’s a drill that will strengthen the very heart of your golf swing – working halfway back to halfway through. This helps the wrists you to synchronize the setting of the wrists with the body turn in the backswing, then holding on to that angle in the downswing before fully releasing the hands and forearms as you unwind to the target. Set the SwingSetter Pro to a weak tension – at the 1 or 2 setting. Then swing to halfway back – snapping the magnetic ball – to form this clear L-shape between your arms and the SwingSetter Pro. From here, and without stopping, accelerate through the impact area release your speed but stop at halfway up in a mirror-image of the halfway-back position. Repeating this exercise develops the quality of the synchronisation between your arms and body and makes you generally more aware of setting the wrists back and resetting them through for a powerful, accelerated release.

resetting them through for a powerful, accelerated release. Snap the backswing ball as you fully ‘set’

Snap the backswing ball as you fully ‘set’ the wrists

Release to a mirror-image at halfway through

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Above all, regular use of the SwingSetter Pro will improve your overall technique as it provides feedback to help you improve quicker and easier than you have ever have imagined. To further promote the full and instinctive setting of the wrists during the rst few feet of your swing, start the SwingSetter Pro a couple of feet forward of the target ball (see sequence below). As you let it fall, build on its natural momentum with the turning of your stomach to really crank the wrists and set your swing in a truly dynamic motion. To heighten your sense of feel and awareness, make a series of swings with your eyes closed, without hitting the ball of course! This really places the emphasis on your ability to set the wrists correctly on the way back before accelerating through impact. The snapping of the ball will promote a consistent instinctive tempo.

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Weak ‘chicken- wing look is common among slicers
Weak
‘chicken-
wing look
is common
among
slicers

Extend both arms for a full release

FFEELEEL AA FULL,FULL, COMMITTEDCOMMITTED RELEASERELEASE

Those of you who slice the ball need to work on extending the ‘triangle’ of the arms through impact. Adopt a good posture then swing the SwingSetter Pro to the top (snapping the magnetic ball) and hold this position for a count of three. Then swing down through impact with both arms fully

extended and the Plane Pointer looking at your navel. Hold this position, and then repeat. This develops a feel for a complete backswing, the full release of the clubhead and full extension of forearms past the ball as opposed to the weak ‘chicken-winged’ position .

Make a full backswing – and hold for a count of three

. Make a full backswing – and hold for a count of three Hold on to
. Make a full backswing – and hold for a count of three Hold on to

Hold on to the angle…

… and then release the speed at impact

Crossover con rms a full release

Turn all the way to face the target