“Gravity” Golf began in 1978 when PGA tour professional, David Lee sidelined from an injury, turned to teaching and swing research as a career. During his years on the tour, David had studied certain players like Jack Nicklaus and Lee Trevino, and realized that there was a superior method swinging a golf club. He set himself on a mission to not only understand how it worked, but to develop techniques for easily communicating it to other people.
After years of study, David established the “Gravity” Golf teaching system. This method has become a learning platform trusted by many top PGA professionals and is taught at our “Gravity” Golf schools.
Feel The Freedom of the Effortless Golf Swing!
“Gravity” Golf is a technique used by players who power their swings primarily with their body mass, and less with their muscle. Tour players that appear totally effortless are typically classified by our team as “Gravity” players. They swing with maximum efficiency and control, and normally enjoy much longer careers than players who damage their bodies through improper methodology.
The physical benefits of the “Gravity” golf are significant, and allow a player to play to the most advanced age with minimal distance and control loss. Women golfers gain tremendous advantage when using this technique because it requires far less strength than other swing methods.
Interested in learning more about how to “Feel the Freedom” of the “Gravity” Golf technique? Check out our golf schools and see what our three day clinics include, or watch our drill videos.
The mission at “Gravity” Golf is two-fold. Primarily, our forty plus years of research have been directed toward the development of a faster, easier, and better way to learn the game of golf. Secondarily, our focus has been on creating training methods through which players can rise to their highest potential level of excellence. Even though both of these objectives have been achieved, our research is, and shall continue to be, ongoing. There is rarely a day that passes where we fail to learn something exciting and new about the human body and how it learns. The benefits of our efforts to date, are available to you through our schools, programs, books, videos, blogs, and other products. It is our most sincere wish that you experience great enjoyment and unending benefits for your game through a lifelong journey with “Gravity” Golf.
David and Daniel Lee
Where We Came From
D. C. Lee, David Lee’s grandfather, who was a golf fanatic in his own right, hooked little David on the game at the tender age of four. As a child, David was fascinated with how things worked and took everything apart to see what made it function. He disassembled the shotguns, the fishing reels, the radio, and even his father’s wristwatch, which he couldn’t put back together. It remained hidden in one of David’s drawers for years before he confessed. At the age of twelve, David began helping his father, Pathologist/County Coroner, Bob Lee, do autopsies. “That was how my introduction to medicine started, and why I became a golf pro instead of a doctor,” says Lee. As a teenager, David won the Arkansas State High School golf championship and captained the University of Arkansas golf team for two years before turning professional. When he joined the PGA Tour in 1970, he quickly realized the existence of better technique than he had learned as a child. However, none of the high level pros could explain to him how their swings worked, even though they had developed superior mechanics. “Taking the golf swing apart on my own and understanding how it should ideally function, was the most difficult thing I had ever tackled,” says David.
After leaving the tour at the end of 1977 due to a wrist injury, David began doing swing research and teaching full time. In his books and DVDs, you will discover many revolutionary things that you will not find in other golf instruction materials. Today, he and his son Daniel, who is a very fine player and a superb teacher in his own right, conduct “Gravity” Golf schools in Orlando, Florida, and at various locations around the country.
Where We Are Going
Creating a paradigm shift in the way the world learns the game of golf is a daunting task. As desperately as the world needs a faster, easier way to learn this great sport, golf is “stuck in a rut” of being taught essentially the same way it has been for centuries. Why is that? We believe it’s because the ideal technique that will perfectly motor a swing, has until now, never been identified. The world has been in an argument for over five-hundred years about who has the best technique. There has never been a baseline established for how a technically perfect swing is supposed to function. The swing-path in a golf swing is a very, very fragile thing that can be thrown off its track by the slightest misfiring of any one of a huge number of muscles. However, the brain is such an awesome compensator, it can hide those flaws to a large degree and make their detection almost impossible to identify. In fact, many great players have enjoyed tremendous success with technically flawed golf swings.
For more than half a millennium in the game of golf, we have been unable to differentiate between the art and the science. The objective of David and Daniel Lee’s research has been to change that sad situation. We now know how a physiologically ideal swing is supposed to work, and more importantly, how to force feed it into anyone. Through our various programs and instructional materials, it is our intent to share that information with the world. If you study our science, you’ll soon realize that the answers you’ve been searching for in your game really do exist – and when you implement those discoveries in your swing, your golf life will forever be changed for the better.