- Format: NTSC
- Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Number of discs: 2
- Studio: Warde Publishers, Inc.
- Release Date: Dec 23 2003
- Run Time: 150 minutes
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- ASIN: B00018SHQU
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #164,896 in Movies & TV Shows (See Top 100 in Movies & TV Shows)
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Understanding the Golf Swing: The DVD
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It's like stepping onto the lesson tee for a series of one-on-one lessons with Manuel de la Torre himself!
You will be fascinated by the simplicity of his lessons and elated by the game improvement delivered by your comprehensive double DVD session with Manuel de la Torre.
Share the remarkable experience that has brought professionals and amateurs to this master instructor for decades.
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Having played (and struggled with) the game for several years, a good friend of mine who follows the de la Torre principles showed me a much better way to golf. The Earnest Jones method really simplifies what you need to do. Plus, I can save time by not reading all the instructional articles in Golf and Golf Digest magazines, since they invariably contradict one another and wil simply screw your game up and reintroduce bad habits into it.
Considering that the de la Torre method is a fairly significant departure from the preposterously complex methodology of Butch Harmon, David Leadbetter, and such; you really have to disavow the majority of what you have learned about the golf swing to fully understand what de la Torre is teaching you. Fortunately, most of what you have learned up to this point is crap. Ridding yourself of all the baggage that goes with remembering all the extraneous thoughts you have acquired throughout the years will benefit your game far more than you can imagine.
Again, the de la Torre method is really a very different approach than what many golfers have been taught. But having tried many teaching methodologies over the years, only to find my best results following this book, I am happy I took the plunge.
I would strongly recommend that you read his book at least once before reviewing the DVD; otherwise, you may feel it is overly simplistic and not of much worth. In fact, that is the point of his instruction: golf IS and should be as simple as swinging a club. This concept will no doubt puzzle many golfers who, like me, have read numerous self-help golf books in the past and are now loaded to the gills with countless mental prompts and sacred "dos" and "don'ts" regarding the proper swing mechanics. In my opinion, this book and DVD will come as a welcome relief from the elusive instructions that seem impossible to master for more than a few holes at a time.
I have read his book several times [a quick read in about an hour and a half] and I can tell you that I develop a deeper understanding of his teachings with each read. More significantly, the day after each reading I played the best golf I have ever played! My ball striking became so solid and straight, that the difference was akin to the changes that are seen on the golf infomercials peddling new training aids. And, when I started to slip back to my old ways, I would simply remind myself of Manuel's advise to not think of what body part failed to obey your directions. Instead, you simply remind yourself that you didn't do what you had done before that produced the positive results, and then go back to what you were doing before.
Believe me when I say that this works, and continues to work. The proof of this is demonstrated to me in each successive round I play. The DVD is a decent companion to the book, since it demonstrates his teachings in a visually concrete way. I would have liked more questions asked of Mr. de la torre by the host of the DVD, but it is still a very good complement to his book.