Best Youtube Golf Lessons: Top 7

One of the greatest things about being a golfer in today’s world is the access to the knowledge and expertise of the best golf instructors in the world.  

I could have only dreamed of this type of information being free in the 1990s and early 2000’s as I was learning the game and trying to reach my full potential.

And this information is mainly free due to sites like youtube and other video hosting sites.  

The struggle for many is knowing where to turn when they are hitting the ball poorly or lacking in one area of the game.

Over the past 6 years, I set out to reach the scratch level of golf.  I utilized countless youtube videos, my golf simulator setup in a my garage and a passion for game improvement to finally reach that level in the summer of 2022.  

I want to share with you the top 7 video that I utilized and are my “go to” videos when I need a refresher or want to help one of my golfing friends or students.

Resource: Top 10 Best Online Golf Instructors

Golf is a sport that requires precision, technique, and practice.

Whether you’re a beginner looking to learn the basics or an experienced golfer aiming to refine your skills, YouTube has become a valuable resource for golfers of all levels. With its vast library of instructional videos, YouTube offers a convenient and accessible way to learn and improve your golf game from the comfort of your own home.

Are you ready?  Here we go!

#1: Pete Cowen with Danny Maude

Area of Focus: Full Swing and Ball Striking

Level: All Golfers with a focus on the better golf

Why: In this video Pete Cowen, a famous and well known top teacher and former player, helps Danny Maude, another top teacher and youtube, finally understand the swing.  The way Pete Cowen approaches the swing seems easy to follow and repeatable.  So many instructors can get caught up in the all of the different positions, but Mr. Cowen seems to make it appear simple to understand and laves Danny with drills he can utilize.

#2: Shawn Clement teaches how to hit a draw

Area of Focus: Hitting a high draw

Level: Beginner golfer who struggles with a slice or a golfer who can’t hit a draw

Why: Many golfers start off playing golf hitting a slice.  It can lead some people to giving up on the game.  The dreaded slice is a swing that robs the golfer of distance and makes playing golf difficult.  Enter Shawn Clement into the picture.  His unique style of relying on the natural ability of your mind and body to produce an outcome, Shawn helps the golfer by explaining the setup and helping the golfer focus the attention on the target and the necessary movement to create a good swing.  Shawn isn’t a positional coach, instead he believe int he perpetual motion approach and getting the golfer to react to the target with a sensation of “throwing the club” towards the target.

Resource: Complete Shawn Clement Review

#3: Milo Lines – Building Blocks of a Great Swing

Area of Focus: Simplifying the golf swing

Level: All golfers, especially those who over complicated the golf swing

Why: Golfers of all levels seem to get lost in the weeds when it comes to the golf swing.  They are worried about where the club is at every point in the swing.  They become ball bound and end up making poor contact.  Enter Milo Lines.  An athletic based coach, he teaches the 1, 2 and 3 swing.  Each of a different length with different hinges involved, but helps the golfer become focus on making a simple move.

There are some golfers that if they spent all winter hitting 1s and 2s (see video below), they would start the season with a manageable swing and hitting pure irons that stay online.  Check out his video below if your swing has become too complicated and have too many thoughts running through your pre shot checklist.

Resource: Complete Milo Lines Review

#4: Padraig Harrington Distance

Area of Focus: Speed and Distance

Level: All golfers, especially those who want more distance (everyone)

Why: Do you want more distance?  Of course you do!  What if you could gain more distance without losing accuracy?  You would take it!  We all could benefit from hitting the ball further.  The data is really clear on the importance of distance.  Padraig Harrington is living proof that we can add swing speed and total distance at a variety of different ages.  The 3 time major championship winner shares some great insight on gaining swing speed and overall distance.  I am rather impressed with his teaching style and his approach to helping amateurs on his journey to dominate the champions tour and still compete in majors on the regular tour.

#5: John Novosel Jr – Tour Tempo

Area of Focus: Ball Striking and Distance

Level: All golfers, especially those who want more distance (everyone)

Why: Raise your hand if you were ever advised to “take it low and slow” on the backswing.  Someone may have said, take your time, don’t be in such a hurry.  Just let the backswing settle in.  The reality is that the best players on the planet have a fast backswing (produces more speed) and a tempo that is found in the 3:1 ration.  These range from 27:9, 24:8, 21:7 and even 18:6.  Most golfers on tour today are in the 21:7.  This is the number of video frames on the backswing and then the downswing.  You might be surprised to learn that some amateurs are in the 40 range on their backing and over 10 on their downswing.  These leads to disaster and poor ball striking for many.

Resource: Complete Tour Tempo Review

#6: Short Game Chef – The Basic Stock Chip

Area of Focus: Short Game

Level: Those struggling with chipping

Why: On today’s tight fairways, golfers might develop a bit of a yip or hesitation to stub the club or blade one over the green.  For many golfers it is understanding how to use the ball and letting the ground be your friends, instead of being afraid of the ground.  The short game chef takes a golfer through the intention, the setup and then works on the motion.  Developing this stock chip shot could save your 2-5 shots per round, depending on your current skill level.

#7: Low Point Control Drill

Area of Focus: Solid Ball Striking

Level: Beginner Golfer

Why: There is nothing more frustrating in golf then hitting fat shots.  The gofler has the 150 yard shot over the water and chunks right in the middle of the pond.  But why?  It comes down to the skill of having low point control the golf swing.  We believe in three keys in any good golf swing:

  • Low Point Control
  • Club Face and Swing Path Control
  • Speed

If you don’t have quality low point control, it is difficult to play the game.  The good news is that the skill can be developed with the right drills.

Resource: 2 Alternative Chipping Techniques

BONUS: Bryan Bros Golf Channel

Why: If you are a golf fanatic like myself, you just can’t get enough.  If you are a sigle digit handicap and want to see what professionals play like, this channel is worth checking out.  George and Wesley are brothers who grew up in the Carolinas and played at USC.  Wesley won on the PGA Tour in 2017 and George is going to Q School to try to revive his professional playing career.  They are fun to watch as George drives the ball great, but Wesley has the amazing short game that is elite on a world level!

Benefits of Learning Golf Through YouTube

Learning golf through YouTube has numerous benefits. Firstly, it provides a flexible learning schedule that fits your lifestyle. You can watch the videos at your own pace and repeat them as many times as you need to fully grasp the concepts being taught. Secondly, YouTube golf lessons are often free or available at a fraction of the cost of traditional golf lessons. This makes it an affordable option for golfers looking to improve their game without breaking the bank. Lastly, YouTube offers a wide variety of teaching styles and perspectives, allowing you to find an instructor that resonates with your learning style.

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