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

The Three Keys To Consistency
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Last updated 9/2016
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 17 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • This course is a step-by-step method to building a consistent golf swing. You will learn how to overcome the biggest roadblock to improvement; the obsession with perfect technique. 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!
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Requirements
  • In addition to having a basic understanding of the game of golf, students should also have access to a set of golf clubs.
Description

Have you ever hit a perfect shot? 

My name is Dave Johnston. I have been teaching golf for a living for 33 years. This course is based on the most common questions I've received from over 11,000 students. Produced with Rick Davis (a dedicated 14 handicap golfer), we are committed to helping you discover the essentials elements found in every consistent swing.

This step-by-step approach will help you develop your unique style and give you the tools to monitor your progress.  

The majority of once-a-week golfers attempt to correct effects without understanding the underlying cause. If you're familiar with the term "consistently inconsistent", then this program will set you on the path to constant improvement. 

This course is a unique format, comprised of three distinct sections. 

Part One focuses on the swing essentials found in every consistent swing. We look at the three elements that are the stepping stones for consistency in every part of the game, from Putting to Driving and everything in between.

Part Two is an introduction to the mental side of the game. In the next program, (Spring 2017) we will look at some common misconceptions and offer guidelines to help you elevate your game beyond the level of swing mechanics.

Our first interview is conducted with Mr. Danny King, Director of Instruction at the prestigious Magna Golf club in Aurora, Ontario. Danny is a 4 time winner of both the Ontario and Canadian PGA championships and was voted
2016 player of the year by his peers. Danny's insight on common misconceptions and the development of junior golf program development 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.

Our future programs will include more valuable information from Danny and Shanon, as well as other experts in the golf industry.

If you're ready to take your game to a whole new level, then I look forward to helping you play better than you ever thought possible! Thanks for registering. I know you’re going to enjoy the program.

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Who is the target audience?
  • Students must have a basic understanding of the game. While the program starts with swing fundamentals, at least two years playing experience is ideal.
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16 Lectures
01:11:46
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Ultimate Golf: The Perfect Golf Swing and Beyond Preface
16 Lectures 01:11:46

How long have you played the game? Are you constantly improving or have you hit the proverbial glass ceiling?

Most golfers improve for the first two years then level off. They read books, look at YouTube videos, follow the Golf Channel and learn the nuances of proper mechanics.

Even with all this knowledge, the average golfer struggles to break 90 consistently.

The cause is simple; the majority of mid to high handicap golfers confuse cause and effect. Trying to change effects without correcting the underlying cause is a waste of time and money.

Instead of offering "Band-Aid" solutions, the key to constant improvement is building a solid foundation by starting from scratch.

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 performance, then you have the basis to develop your own unique style.

Enough said. Time to build your swing.

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
About the Instructor
Director of Golf Instruction Dave Johnston
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B.A., Psychology

Dave Johnston is a retired 26 year member of the Canadian Professional Golfers' Association. Director of Instruction, Bloomington Downs Golf Club (since 1983).

He has authored four instruction books based on content from eleven-thousand lessons with once-a-week golfers. The four books explore common misconceptions that create mental obstacles to constant improvement. Just Hit The Damn Ball!: How to Stop Thinking and Play Your Best Golf, was recently awarded honourable mention in the 2016 Readers Favourite book contest. All four books are available for purchase  on-line.

This program was co-produced by Rick Davis, an award winning television producer with over 30 years experience in the broadcasting industry and an avid golfer.