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TPI Golf Level 2 Certification ☑️
Really loved the Motor vs Cognitive Skills section guys! Some great info in there. Thanks 👊🏼
@mytpi @tpidave @tpigreg #tpi #certified

Solid final round from Daniel at the @futurechampionsgolf FCG International! T16 against good players from around the world. Great warmup for next week’s IMG Junior Worlds.

Got my certificate for the Penn State Biomechanics of Golf.
#alwayslearning #certified #golf #education

Swing your swing! That squat tho 🤑 Guess that’s how a 13 year old can use the ground to generate 110mph club head speed. @georgegankasgolf @rorymcilroy 🇨🇦 #power #juniorgolf

Stanford Golf Camp!! Great experience for @danxu905_cx837 to meet and play in front of Stanford Head Coach @cardcoachray for the next few days. National Champs this year 👏🏼 @stanfordgolfcamp #collegegolf #2023

First try?

Working on trajectories while playing around... Win Win!

Great PUTTING DRILL here for: aim, speed control, touch, visualization, ...........
Find a breaking putt, left to right or right to left. Use tees to block off a portion of the hole. You can set up the tees however you like, but I like to block off the low side of the hole. Forcing myself to make it in the top side. When playing on fast greens especially, I like to die the ball in on the top side. If you miss putts low the ball can trickle away quite far, but putts missed on the high side tend to end up closer.
This is a great drill to do when you get to new greens and you’re trying to learn the speed and how to visualize the ball rolling in the hole.

Textbook body rotation that I teach all my players, done here perfectly by Hideki Matsuyama.
My keys to great chip & pitch shots:
1. Tempo, Tempo, Tempo. Players that tend to be quick and rush their swing, I get them to feel like they pause in their backswing/downswing transition.
2. Finish your body turn towards the target after impact.
3. Have the butt end of the club point to your belt buckle to finish your swing.
Slowing or stopping the body rotation through impact just causes your hands to be thrown at the ball, and nothing consistently great comes from that.

@skerr67 learning how to use the bounce properly. Bad lies won’t be a problem now!
Pure ball striker + new short game shots... Watch out!

💪🏼 Learning to use the ground properly for more speed & power!
In the 1st video you can see his legs are quite passive and just going along for the ride. As opposed to adding any power to his swing.
In the 2nd video you’ll see how he gets into a slight squat position to start the downswing. This way he’s able to use the ground to press off of, allowing him to create more power and speed into impact.
Slight clean up of his impact and release, and he’ll be hitting 💣 💣

New Academy Headcovers!

Daniel qualified for the IMG Junior Worlds! He will be a part of the @canadianjrgolfassociation Team Canada at the event. It will be July 9-11 at the La Costa Resort in San Diego. @juniorworldgolf #juniorgolf

🤩 NEW ACADEMY BAG!! 🤩 Thanks @vesselgolf for this masterpiece! Daniel’s bag will be turning heads for sure.

In celebration of our brand new website, we are giving away 5 FREE Online Lessons with TDA Head Coach and former Tour Player @nathan_leonhardt.
Easy as this:
1- Visit our site
2- Send us a message through 1 of our contact options: Email, Chat, Contact Form.
3- And say, “I want a free lesson!”
That’s it! We’ll send you a voucher for a free Online Lesson.
But do it quick, there’s only 5 freebies available!
If you’re interested in online lessons, please visit our Online Lessons page at for ALL the info!

So proud of you! Just the beginning of a great career. Enjoy the moment! We’ll be back to work soon 😎 #collegegolf #champion

We are so EXCITED to announce the launch of our brand new website, It has been a long process, but we’re super happy with how it turned out.
If you’re interested in taking your golf game to the next level, get in touch right away!
Hope you like it!

Teaser of our upcoming video! Check back shortly to learn how to hit one of the coolest shots in golf 😎

We had a Short game lesson on Monday and I get this message from him today 🤑 Must be doing something right 🤷🏼‍♂️

Want to feel more solid over your chip shots? Make sure you’re doing this....
#shortgame #coach

Putting Tip to help your hands feel much more solid throughout the stroke. It helped me make a lot of putts in pressure situations.
Give it a try and let me know if it helps 👍🏼
#putting #coach

Career low 9-hole score (29) & College career low round (66). That’s a nice final round 🤑 Hard work is starting to pay off 🔥 Another solid top-5 at conference championships @znathu! #proudofyou

Thanks @59guy for the amazing TDA buckle! #workofart #59belts @ Richmond, British Columbia

Easy birdie from 20 feet for @davidcao_10 #noproblem #tourplayer

Evening Capto putting practice with @znathu @captogolf #tournamentprep

Come see why some of the top juniors, amateurs, and professionals in Canada have started to come see former Tour player and TDA’s Head Coach, Nathan Leonhardt.

Swing your swing! He did it his way, while always making time for his fans. We definitely need more like Arnold Palmer. #theking #arniesarmy

Throw back to 6 years ago when I created my own Short Game DVD ⛳️ More exciting stuff coming soon 😉 #tbt @ Richmond, British Columbia

New Academy towels 😎 Thanks @playerstowel, they look awesome! #fresh

Getting in the last few reps in the snow 😂 #almostgone #comeonspring

Being prepared for anything is invaluable. #coach #golfbiomechanics

1 week into Penn State’s Biomechanics of Golf online course. Some pretty cool info thus far. I’ve learned I’d like to have an extra $60k to buy a GEARS optical motion tracking system and a 3D Force Plate 😂
For now I’m very happy with my @4d_motion_sports motion capture system and @salted_golf pressure mapping shoes. They definitely provide me with more than enough information to help my players. #biomechanics #golfbiomechanics

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Starting the morning out with a certification course from Capto Putting. Learning how to fully utilize the technology! #pgashow2019 #pgashow #pgashowpics #putting #puttingcoach

Another exciting addition to the Tour Development Academy, the Capto Putting System! Super portable, inside or out on the course. We’re able to gather all the necessary numbers right out on the course, where it matters! Since short game has always been my passion, I’m excited to get to work with our players and instantly show them what we can get to work on. #putting #puttingcoach #shortgame #alwayslearning
#pgashow #pgashow2019 @ Orange County Convention Center

Super excited to announce the addition of 4D Motion’s full body motion capture system to our Academy. This thing is a game changer. Easily portable to use indoors and out. Gives us the ability to track body motion in 3D, with 6 degrees of freedom. It’s not only used in full swing but putting and chipping as well. #golfbiomechanics #measureeverything #highperformance #pgashow #pgashow2019 #pgashowpics

Ya that’s a pretty good combo if you want to be a great putter 🤩 Brad Faxon and Stan Utley showing how it’s done. #putting #puttinglegends #shortgame

Great presentation by Lance Gil & Mark Blackburn on upper body & wrist function for high performance golf. Lance showed me what I could have been doing when I was playing that could have helped saved my back. Wish I knew before, but at least it could help me save a student of mine in the future. #pgashow #pgashowpics #pgashow2019 #highperformance #injuryprevention

The man Stan Utley showing me PING Golf new putter technology 😎 Putters are looking and feeling great! Easily adjusting the club length in seconds is super helpful #pgashow #pgashow2019 @ Orange County National Golf Center and Lodge

PGA Show Demo Day!! It’s Christmas again 🤩 #pgashow #pgashow2019

Now I really can’t wait to get to Orlando for the PGA Show! #defrosting #needsomeheat #pgashow #pgashow2019

Still so weird to see the flagstick in 🤭 #whateverworks #210yard3iron #2putt #birdie #13yearsold #golfrules2019

Arizona golf camp for mom and wifey! ⛳️ 🏌️‍♀️ 🏌️ Family discount 😂 #golfcamp #phoenix #arizona #family @ Phoenix, Arizona

Coach getting in some practice of his own in AZ! Gotta make sure he can keep giving his students a run for their 💵
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