Growing up NEXT with David Leadbetter

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David Leadbetter, father of modern golf instruction, is the Buddha of the links, attracting established PGA Tour pros and blossoming prodigies alike. Nick Faldo let Leadbetter revamp his swing, then won six majors. Nick Price turned to him to regain the "flow" in his putting strole. Ernie Els came calling when he needed a shot of confidence.

So it's little wonder why three of golf's most recognizable up-and-comers -- Paul Creamer, Michelle Wie and Ty Tryon -- all sought Leadbetter's tutelage to prepare them for the competition they now face in professional tournaments. And why Robert Howard sends his two daughters, Ginger and Robbi, just 11 and 9 years old respectively, to Leadbetter's academy in Florida to hone their still-developing golf games.

Leadbetter will drop by at 2 p.m. ET on Tuesday to talk golf and offer his insight into professionalization of youth sports, where globetrotting children as young as 5 years old are flying from foreign countries to compete for "world championships." Send your questions now and join David in chat Tuesday afternon.


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