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To improve your golf game, it’s vital that you take golf lessons. Golf is a sport that is almost impossible to learn without some sort of guidance. Luckily, there are golf experts around the country whose job it is to teach golf. By taking golf lessons, you can drastically improve your game in a relatively short amount of time. Taking golf lessons can be an expensive, time-consuming effort. And like any good or service that will cost money and require time, you should be careful before you buy.  Golf can be a really costly game to play and it is reasonable to assume that you have invested a fair amount of money in your equipment – golf clubs, golf bag, golf balls, golf clothing, golf cart etc; – therefore doesn’t it make common sense for you to learn how to use them to their advantage and improve your skills and capabilities?

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The Addington Golf Club is only 13 miles south of the centre of London and a five minute drive from the busy Croydon train station, but it is truly golf’s secret garden – a hidden world of golfing delights where there are often more foxes and deer on the course than golfers.Part of the charm of The Addington is the complete seclusion the club provides from the bustling City of London. The layout wanders through thickets of bushy trees like the tight-bending eighth hole, yet still affords expansion views of the metropolis from hilltop tees like that at the 14th

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Dave Pelz’s Putting Bible – golf’s least understood skill.

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10.4 Fourth Find Your Prescription for Improvement

The next step is to learn how to improve – that is how to get your putting skills from where they are to where you want them to be. Most golfers don’t have a clue of what is required. They don’t know how to practice properly. They don’t realize that the key to learning is immediate accurate and reliable feedback. They don’t realize that their brain can internalize fantastic amounts of information if it is presented in an organized and accurate fashion. And they don’t realize how important it is to keep inaccurate information out of the process.

I estimate that only about 10 percent of the golfers I’ve seen practicing putting on their own actually improve. That’s right only 1 in 10. About 40 percent don’t see any real improvement while half of them get worse. Why? Again they practice the wrong thing or the right thing the wrong way. For most golfers this is what makes putting seem so mysterious. If you work on the wrong aspect of your stroke it can create a new problem somewhere else and one by one you can go through every building block of your putting systematically destroying them all.

In many cases putting better is not difficult. In fact it’s often easier than what you are doing now. But whatever your situation I encourage you to finish this chapter then carefully read all of Chapters 11 12 and 13 before deciding what you’re going to do for your putting game. First determine what needs to be fixed and then learn how to fix it before you try to fix it.

10.5 Fifth: Do It !

And when 1 say “Do it ” I mean ” Do it properly 20 000 times.” Note that I didn’t say do it quickly and carelessly a few times then hope for improvement. It takes 10 000 proper repetitions to begin to form a proper habit and 20 000 to ingrain and own it.

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The Long Drive Bible: How You Can Hit the Ball Longer, Straighter, and More Consistently

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Putting is a game in which delicate feel and touch create exactly the right speed and break of your putts. When you’re trying to be precise body power causes nothing but trouble.

School students turn (top) slide (middle) and reverse (bottom) their bodies during their putting stroke motions.

The final power source is the best power source the gentle swinging of the arms (which also involves the shoulders). Think about a grandfather clock in which the pendulum swings back and forth with a gentle constant rhythmic motion. Now imagine your arms are connected at your shoulders at one end and at the putter at the other end forming a triangle as shown in Figure 4.5.3. Imagine letting this triangle become the pendulum of a grandfather clock (Figure 4.5.4) swinging back and forth with the same gentle constant motion. This is what I call a pendulum putting stroke and it’s the best stroke I know because it is the most easily repeatable and predictable (plus additional benefits as you will soon see).

A pendulum stroke works under pressure because adrenaline-filled muscles don’t get to determine how far the ball rolls. In this stroke putting speed and roll are determined solely by the length of the stroke motion. As a result if you practice controlling speed this way you can be sure that it will work on the course and under pressure the same way. And that’s what you want.

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 71

4.6 Putter Path Is a Small Factor

I’m fairly sure there are almost as many different putting paths as there are golfers. And it seems there are as many ways to stand over (address) a putt too. Even for the same golfer each day’s stroke path seems to he different from the last with some golfers changing their paths from straight to breaking putts and changing again from a right-to-left breaker to a left-to-right breaker. Common sense should tell you that changing this often can’t be a good idea; my putting mantra – “simpler is better” – guarantees that the more different putting strokes you employ the worse your problems on the green.

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The “Simple Golf” Swing: “Golf for the Rest of Us”

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The chest and shoulders shouldn’t be turning, unless your arms are turning with them. In other words, you want to start your swing with a shoulder turn, but your arms should start swinging at EXACTLY the same time. They are an extension. They are connected. Furthermore, your arms shouldn’t be swinging unless your chest is rotating. Don’t start swinging your arms without starting the shoulder turn. They are connected. Your left elbow remains locked throughout the entire swing. When you complete your shoulder turn, your arms should stop as well. The goal will be to have your left arm exactly parallel to the ground. Your elbow is still locked. When it gets there…STOP. Do not continue to swing your arms.

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