Older golfers: Shorten your backswing. Iron tips from David Leadbetter

THIS golf iron video swing tip from legendary golf coach David Leadbetter is a bit of a shameless plug for the very interesting new Callaway Epic irons, but none-the-less is very topical for all of those who tend to overdo it in the backswing.

I can certainly put my hand up as needing constant reminders that shortening the backswing always seems to provide instant benefit to iron shot accuracy – and usually actually increases distance.

Way back in 2008 we published this related and relevant article from Top 50 LPGA Teaching Professional Lynn Bernadettway about senior golfer flexibility. Less is More: Senior Golfer Flexibility

 

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Brian is a former Sydney journalist who didn’t have a skerrick of interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded Australian Senior Golfer in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Tom Watson, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association.

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