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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 Airdrie Golf Club is a superb, wooded parkland course just north of Airdrie on the Glenmavis road.It is a 6, 004-yard par 69 course with more than its fair share of surprises, so those caught napping among the great views will pay the price.Natural hazards and tight fairways are a common feature and, on occasion, your approach to the putting surface is made tougher as some greens are well protected. Although not overly long, it’s a joy to play no matter the time of year.

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

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I also measured these players’ putting stroke rhythms and found a strong correlation between the speeds at which players walk and putt. As there should he. While this makes good sense most golfers have never thought about their putting in these terms. Many golfers amateurs and pros alike have tried to emulate the game’s great putters despite having a different body size metabolism and temperament. So their failures should conic as no surprise. I don ‘t expect anyone can putt like Ben Crenshaw better than Ben Crenshaw can. So try to be the best you that you can be. That starts by learning to putt at your own best rhythm. (I’ll show you how to find yours in section 11.3.)

Once you learn to putt at your own cadence regardless of the length of your putt or stroke you’ll be forced to develop a dead-hands stroke. And if you develop your preshot ritual in the rhythm of this cadence you’ll become more consistent in all aspects of putting. By conforming to your natural putting rhythm you ‘ll have to do less thinking as you putt. So not only is this good for your putting it ‘s probably easier to do than the way you putt now.

6.6 Learn from Perfy

I think at this point after all this talk about pendulum-stroke mechanics and pendulum rhythms we should step back and look at the big picture. Perfy the perfect pendulum putter who uses no muscles and is totally immune to the effects of adrenaline can putt very well. But even his pure-in-line stroke with no putterface rotation and perfect rhythm and timing cannot make putts when he is not set up properly in his address position (Figure 6.6.1).

However set his shoulders square to his Aimline place the ball exactly at the sweetspot of his putter in his address position and give him the proper-length backswing and Perfy can putt as well as any man woman or child alive. In fact he can putt better than any man woman or child.

What I’m trying to do is teach you how to putt as much like Perfy as humanly possible (and “humanly” is key here because you’ll never putt that well at least not time after time after time which Perfy is capable of doing). And in teaching you the key factors of this kind of putting you will be able to become your own teacher watching and monitoring your progress keeping yourself moving forward spotting and correcting mistakes before they become too serious – doing for yourself the things a good teacher would do.

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

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So if you don’t know that downhill putts break more than uphill putts on the same slope (covered in Chapter 7) then you won’t be making many downhill-breaking putts. Or if you believe that Bobby Locke and Ben Crenshaw struck their putts with overspin to make them dive into the hole then it’s unlikely that you’ll work on those aspects of your putting that actually can help you putt better (see section 4.9).

It might seem about now that I’m being very negative about putting that I’m pointing out how hard it is how much you don’t know and how much you have to learn to be a good putter. I’m not trying to he negative but I am trying to point out how much you have to learn. Learning is what good putting is all about: It’s not hard to putt well; it is hard to learn how to putt well. And the difference is crucial. I place much of the blame for the difficulty in learning squarely on the putting green. The green provides a very poor environment in which to learn.

Standing on the putting green golfers have no idea why they miss putts or why they make them. After missing a putt (even on the practice green) most golfers assume their stroke mechanics were to blame. However they may have stroked a perfect putt but it hit a hard-to-see footprint which caused the putt to miss the hole. Or they might make a putt and assume they stroked it perfectly when they actually hit a terrible putt but misread it just the right amount to compensate and – only luck can explain it – roll it into the hole.

I learned a long time ago that if you learn from your mistakes things usually get better. But if you continue to repeat the same mistakes over and over again things get pretty bad. Then I read a book on learning theory and learned that immediate accurate reliable feedback is the key to efficient learning (Figure 2.7.1). This in fact has become the basis of all my teaching (I wrote about it at great length in my Short Game Bible). The basic notion is that if you don’t know right from wrong in practice there is no way you can improve. If you don’t know a good stroke from a bad stroke in practice you are just as likely to groove the bad one as the better one. If you make a perfect putting stroke from a bad setup position and then blame your miss on stroke path you’ll never learn to set up perfectly. Or if you blame your heart your courage or your self-worth when you miss putts then you’ll never fix your aim your path or the impact problems that truly are at fault.

A student in one of our Scoring Game Schools told me a story. In a laboratory devoted to the methodology of learning scientists were studying how pigeons learn to feed themselves from pellet dispensers. In one cage of pigeons they placed a number of dispensers all of which released one pellet every time a pigeon bumped or stepped on the release lever. Every time the lever was hit a pellet fell out. It took just two days for every pigeon in that cage to learn how to feed itself: hit the lever get a pellet.

There was another cage of pigeons which had the same number of identical-looking pellet dispensers. But these dispensers worked differently. They released pellets randomly. Sometimes pellets were released without the levers being touched. Sometimes they were released when the lever was touched once. And sometimes when the lever was touched nothing would happen. In time some of the pigeons thought that when they lifted their right wing a pellet was released. Some of the pigeons thought that if they chirped they would get a pellet. And some of the pigeons believed that if they turned in circles in front of the dispenser they would get a pellet. In two months none of the pigeons learned to feed themselves. In fact it was humorous watching the second cage: every pigeon practicing a different move hoping to release a pellet.

It reminds me of a practice putting green filled with golfers. One golfer is prac ticing a new grip. Another has widened his stance and is bending over more than he used to while his friend is trying the split-hand grip he saw on television. An other golfer is trying to learn a short backswing and “pop” stroke. All these golfers practicing something that they actually did just before they happened to make a putt hoping it will help them make another one.

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

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This is a different view of the complete follow through. Your forearms are crossed, and that is the sign that you have completed the follow-through correctly Keep your head perfectly still during the entire swing This is the last crucial step that you must master. It’s by far the easiest step, but ironically it will produce the most results. The biggest problem is that you don’t always know when you are moving your head. You may find that swinging easier helps keep the head still, but other than that it is just something that you will have to really concentrate on.

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