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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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An 18-hole (6,259 yds) heathland layout, Alyth Golf Club was established in 1894. The original 9 holes were designed by the master Old Tom Morris of St Andrews with James Braid completing the extension in 1934. Playing the course demands constant attention as a combination of tree lined fairways and diverse rolling terrain make the emphasis on precision golf rather than distance, although both are required.

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

Extract from the book:

Up until now I’ve talked a great deal about visible break true break Aimlines and peen speeds. Those have all been terms referring to the conditions found on the green you’re playing. Now that you understand those concepts I want to give you another one that applies to all putts and does not change from green to green.

There is an optimum speed that applies to every putt in golf. By optimum speed I mean the best speed for rolling a putt that will optimize its chances of coming to rest in the bottom of the hole. I first reported this finding years ago after extensive testing with the True Roller and I wrote about it in my first book Pun Like the Pros. It is such an important concept that I must discuss it here again.

Section 8.2 says that there are many possible Aimlines for every putt many starting lines on which you can roll a putt and still find the hole. And for each of these Aimlines there is one best putting speed as well as many that are a little too fast or too slow (but that will still allow the ball to hit the hole). If you were to take every makable Aimline and roll 1 000 putts on each one at its best speed one

Aim- line would stand out as the one on which you holed the greatest number of putts.

That would be the optimum Aimline for that putt and the best speed for that op timum Aimline would he the optimum speed.

Because speed and line are intertwined you can look at this situation in the opposite way. There are many speeds at which any given putt can be made and for each of those speeds there is a most desirable or optimum Aimline. By rolling thousands of putts one speed would prove to have the greatest rate of success and that would be the optimum speed for that putt. The Aimline associated with it would be the optimum Aimline. Just as important as knowing that there are many makable Aimline/speed combinations realize that there are many more combinations that have no chance of finding the hole. For example any line/speed combination that leaves a putt short is no good. And any combination that had enough speed to roll the ball more than approximately eight feet past the hole is similarly out of the question. (The exact distance varies due to the green speed the condition of the back edge of the hole and the slope.) Suffice it to say eight feet past is roughly the maximum speed at which any Aimline can work.

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

Extract from the book:

80 The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics

Great Putters Are Square

Do great putters rotate their putterfaces or do they keep them square through impact?

Because I have advocated the pure-in-line-square (pils) stroke for many years I have often heard from both playing and teaching professionals “But Jack Nicklaus Loren Roberts George Archer Dave Stockton and Ben Crenshaw rotate (screen-door) their putters through impact. Just look at this photograph. See you can see the putterface rotating!”

Then they show me a photo like Figure 4.7.3. Now I want to show you something. Look at the photographs in Figure 4.7.4. On the left you see Perfy my putting robot making a pure-in-line-square stroke with his hands vertically under his shoulders. In the center photograph the perpendicular gridlines show that his putterface stays perfectly square all the way down the line and the right side of the figure shows an incoming view of the same stroke (with different lines to show how perfectly on-line his stroke stays). Okay? You agree Perfy makes a pils stroke from this hands-under-shoulders (vertical pendulum) set-up?

In Figure 4.7.5 I put the camera perfectly face-on to Perfy as he makes the same pils stroke but this time I moved in a little closer and removed the gridlines to emphasize the effect. Now doesn’t that putterface look like it’s rotating screen-dooring through impact? I promise you it is not! Perfy’s swing was no different; it’s only the appearance (an optical illusion) that has changed.

My point is great putters have their putterfaces square to their Aimlines through impact what you see in photographs on TV or in person notwithstanding. That’s one of the reasons they putt so well. If the camera is not on-line or if gridlines aren’t present to reference your vision you can’t believe what you see because of the optical illusions. Even standing face-on watching a player putt at a tournament your eyes (and those of playing and teaching pros) deceive you in the same way. You’ve got to get your eyes (or the camera) either on-line or vertically above a swing motion to see if it’s on-line and rotating or not (as in Figure 4.7.2 where you can accurately compare the rotation of screen-door vs. pits stroke motions).

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Golf Swing Tips

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

Extract from the book:

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Focus on using your spine as your axis now. Turn both shoulders and sides directly around your spine. Keep your left arm locked, and your left wrist locked. Although difficult to see from this camera-angle, the triangle is still perfectly in tact.

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