Ultimate Golf: The Perfect Golf Swing and Beyond
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Ultimate Golf: The Perfect Golf Swing and Beyond

A Step by Step System to Your Best Golf
4.2 (43 ratings)
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234 students enrolled
Created by Dave Johnston
Last updated 9/2016
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 17 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • The essential elements found in every effective golf swing. Learn how to build your unique swing. Ultimate Golf: The Perfect Swing and Beyond illustrates the cause/effect relationship in the golf swing and allows you to develop your own individual style. Every golfer is unique. The secret to constant improvement is discovering your natural ability to just hit the damn ball!
Requirements
  • A knowledge of basic swing mechanics is an asset.
Description

Welcome to Ultimate Golf!

My name is Dave Johnston. I'm the Director of Instruction at the Bloomington Downs Golf Club in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada.

After working with over eleven-thousand "average" golfers, I'm convinced the biggest roadblock to improvement is an obsession with perfect swing mechanics.

This course is comprised of  three distinct sections:              

Part One focuses on the swing essentials found in every consistent swing. We reduce each part of the game to three essential elements.
When you understand how these elements affect the flight of the ball, then you have the tools for building your unique swing.

This program is designed for the Beginner/Intermediate golfer.

Have you ever hit a perfect shot? You have the ability.

Discover the recipe to take your game to a whole new level!


Part Two is an introduction to the mental side of the game with Mr. Danny King, the 2016 Canadian Player of the Year. Danny's insight on common misconceptions and the development of junior golf is enlightening

Part Three consists of bonus material on golf fitness with Ms. Shanon McMillan, owner of Core Shots Fitness in Markham, Ontario, Canada.

Shanon is a certified personal trainer and a certified CCCP Level 2 gymnastics and trampoline coach.              

Her insight on common golf injuries (such as golfers elbow) and some simple stretching routines before and after a game, will help golfers at every level increase flexibility, avoid injury and gain more distance off the tee.

Feel free to send me an email with any comments or questions: davejohnstongolf@gmail.com.

Enjoy the program!


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Who this course is for:
  • Once-a-week golfers who want to be more consistent.
Course content
Expand 16 lectures 01:11:46
+ Ultimate Golf: The Perfect Golf Swing and Beyond Preface
16 lectures 01:11:46

Are you confused by all the different swing theories? It appears that every instructor follows a different version of the Golf Instructor's Bible.

Do you ride a roller-coaster of inconsistency year after year?

The explanation is simple: you've been confusing cause and effect. Trying to change effects without correcting the underlying cause creates an endless pattern of fault-finding and error correction..

In this ten part series, you will learn the three essential technical elements that apply to every aspect of the game. When you see how these elements affect results, then you have a solid foundation for developing your unique style.

Enough said. Let's get started...

Preview 03:32

In this video you will learn how to find your ideal golf grip.  The grip determines the angle of the club face at impact.  This angle determines the rotation or spin on the ball which, in turn, affects the direction the ball curves.  The game of golf begins with a proper golf swing, and a good golf swing begins with the proper golf grip.

Preview 01:55
The Golf Grip Quiz
1 question
The Golf Grip Quiz 2
1 question
The Golf Grip Quiz 3
1 question

In this video you will learn how to find your proper putting grip.  The grip you use for the putter is very different from every other club in your bag.  It is essential you understand the difference to achieve success on the putting green.

The Putting Grip
01:27

In the game of golf the golf swing is everything.  And the best way to ensure a good golf swing is to ensure your set-up or address position is correct.  The secret to a perfect address position is to stand as close to your natural height as possible.

There are 3 main keys to finding your ideal set-up position and in this lecture I will describe them.

The Golf Setup Position
03:29
Golf Setup Quiz
1 question
Golf Setup Quiz 2
1 question
Golf Setup Quiz 3
1 question

In the game of golf mastering the fundamentals of the golf swing and correct putting form are essential.  In this lecture you will learn the art of putting. A proper putt will impart topspin or over-spin on the ball.  Topspin allows the ball to hug the green creating a smooth roll.

This lecture explains how to properly create the correct putting motion.

Preview 03:03
Putting Quiz
1 question
Putting Quiz 2
1 question
Putting Quiz 3
1 question

In our previous lecture on putting you learned the fundamentals of how top-spin affects the motion of a golf ball.  In this lecture on the art of chipping you will learn that effective chipping is based on backspin.

Backspin occurs when the ball is compressed between the club face and the ground and runs up the grooves before travelling forward.  It may sound complicated but it's not. Allow me to elaborate within this lesson.

The Art of Chipping
02:40

The quickest way to stop three putting is to reduce the number of putts over twenty feet. Mastering the art of Pitching is the first step to more one-putt greens.

Pitching can be classified into two basic categories:

(1) The High Pitch that lands softly and stops.

(2) The Pitch and Run that bounces and rolls softly.

In this lecture I'm going to describe the two basic pitch shots and the required adjustments.


The Art of Pitching
03:26
Pitching Quiz
1 question

True or False.  

Pitching only refers to the high lob shot?

Pitching Quiz 2
1 question

True or false.  The higher the ball travels, the more control you have.

Pitching Quiz 3
1 question

This course is designed to help you master a perfect golf swing.  Throughout the program you've been learning about the subtle differences between clubs. In this lecture you will learn the three keys for accurate iron play.  The principles apply equally to hybrids as well.

Preview 01:37

The game of golf begins with the proper golf swing.  Once that has been mastered the flight and distance the golf ball travels can be altered by your choice of club.  In this lecture you will learn how technology has made the hybrid club one of your most useful allies.  

Proper Hybrid Use
02:48

Hybrid clubs are designed to:

Hybrids Quiz
1 question

A hybrid 5 is the same loft as:

Hybrids Quiz 2
1 question

Compared to traditional woods, hybrid clubs are:

Hybrids Quiz 3
1 question

Your longest hitting golf club in your bag is the driver.  This lecture will explain some of the secrets to accurate driving.    Once you understand the three fundamental elements within your golf swing, applying them to your woods will become easy.

Driving with Woods
02:25

Where is the ball positioned in relation to the feet?

Driving Quiz
1 question

Where should your weight be distributed at address (setup position)?

Driving Quiz 2
1 question

Which of the following determines the distance the ball travels?

Driving Quiz 3
1 question

Mastering the game of golf is a constantly evolving process.  You have finally found your proper golf swing and are feeling good about your shots when along comes the dreaded bunker.

In this lesson I will describe the fundamentals of two basic sand shots: the green-side bunker and the fairway bunker.

Sand Shots
03:26

True or false.  In a greenside bunker, the wrists remain locked.

Sand Shots Quiz
1 question

True or false.  From a fairway bunker, you must hit at least two inches behind the ball.

Sand Shots Quiz 2
1 question

True or false.  You should ground the club behind the ball before you swing.

Sand Shots Quiz 3
1 question

Do you struggle with uneven lies? Do you search for golf courses that are relatively flat?

In today's lesson, you're going to see three simple adjustments that will help you conquer uphill and downhill lies.

I will begin with a review of the essential address position for every shot.  It's crucial that you follow this set up routine with every club. Then we will move to reading the topography of the golf course.

Uphill and Downhill Shots in Golf
03:06

How does an uphill lie affect the distance the ball flies?

Uneven Lies Quiz
1 question

In order to make solid contact, your hips are:

Uneven Lies Quiz 2
1 question

When facing a downhill lie, you must:

Uneven Lies Quiz 3
1 question

At this stage, you should have a clear understanding of the three essential elements found in every consistent golf swing.  In this lecture I will deal with 3 of the most common misconceptions in the game of golf.

1. How to fix a slice.  

2. A longer back-swing equals greater distance.

3.  Your practice range shots are the same as your game shots.

Common Misconceptions in Golf
06:44

Danny King is an extremely accomplished professional golfer and golf coach.  He was named the 2016 Player of the Year on the Canadian Professional Golf Association Tour.  He is a 4-time winner of the CPGA, classified in the top 50 of all golf instructors and is the leading money winner on the Canadian PGA.

Danny King Interview Part 1
09:51

Danny King is an extremely accomplished professional golfer and golf coach.  He was named the 2016 Player of the Year on the Canadian Professional Golf Association Tour.  He is a 4-time winner of the CPGA, classified in the top 50 of all golf instructors and is the leading money winner on the Canadian PGA.

This is the 2nd part of Dave Johnston's interview with Danny King.

Danny King Interview Part 2
12:21

Shanon McMillan is a certified personal trainer, gymnastics and trampoline coach.  She has a long background of working with athletes to improve their strength and conditioning.  Her knowledge and experience working with golfers is quite extensive as a result of growing up on her father's golf course.

Bonus: Shanon McMillan
09:56