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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 Ampfield Par Three Golf Club came into being in the early 1960’s, the result of the inspiration of Alan Baker and Sir Henry Cotton, one of the legendary golf players of his era. At that time the number of golf clubs was quite limited, and Ampfield was described by Sir Henry Cotton as “Probably the best short course of its type in Europe!” Everyone who has played at Ampfield admires the course which is just as good today as it was over 40 years ago, continuing to provide excellent golf for players of all ages. My family bought the course from the previous owner and we have set about restoring the clubhouse and buildings, making sweeping improvements which we hope will attract back old and new members alike. We want to make Ampfield Golf Club a desirable venue for all occasions making Ampfield a happy and inviting place for all of its members and visitors. We would recommend you visit us, try the challenging course, the club facilities and become part of the happy family of golfers who make Ampfield unique. We look forward to meeting you, or welcoming you back.

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

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Improve Your Stroke Mechanics 297 in a barrel of hardened cement will keep your lower body still. balance board is fun. It overstresses your balance muscles and improves your lower-body stability on the greens. anced so neither end hits the floor. I recommend this device because it’s fun and it gets the golfer to focus on his or her body motion and balance.

The balance board doesn’t teach a motionless lower body but it strengthens the muscles that influence balance. Stepping off the board after just five minutes’ work the balance muscles in your legs will be quivering and tired but your lower body will feel solid as you stand on the ground. If you use the balance board over

298 Improve Your Stroke Mechanics a period of time (3 times a week for 12 weeks) your lower-body stability on the putting green will be greatly enhanced.

You can make your own balance board by attaching a wooden rod to a wooden platform about 12 inches deep and 18 inches long. But don’t center the rod: Most good putters keep 55 to 60 percent of their weight on their forward foot so attach the rod about 55 percent of the way to one end. Then stand on it with the small side toward your target as you stroke your putts (it takes more weight on the shorter side of the rod to keep in balance).

Eliminate Wrist Collapse

Changing wrist angles through impact (usually referred to as wrist breakdown or collapse) causes face rotation and putts to start left of the intended line (for right-handed golfers). This happens as power is being supplied to the ball by the wrist muscles and happens most severely if the right forearm is overpowering the left arm at the same time (which it often does). As l’ve already said numerous times powering putts with the wrist muscles will get you into trouble when adrenaline kicks in under pressure. Still many golfers continue to control roll distance this way.

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

Extract from the book:

The Simplest Pendulum

To examine the putting stroke of vertical pendulum A look at Figure 4.6.9 where the golfer’s hands hang vertically below his shoulders. On the left of this photo the attached putter hangs vertically below the hands which looks a bit strange. But stay with me. If the golfer now swings his arms straight hack along the line of this intended putt lets them relax and then swings them through – guided simply by the force of gravity – the putterface would swing perfectly along the line of this putt (Figure 4.6.9A’). This path is purely in-line along the Aimline just like pendulum A with no side forces or path curvature.

By starting with the putterface square to the line and using this pure-in-line stroke the ball would have to start rolling on that line. The pendulum swings this way because gravity is the only force acting on the stroke: There are no rotating forces to turn the putterface away from the target line and no side forces to push the putter off the straight Aimline path.

Now imagine a minor modification to this putter a lightweight but much longer face (Figure 4.6.9A`’). With this change the putter would still swing perfectly in-line beneath the shoulders and there still is nothing to cause rotation or circular motion in the stroke. In Figure 4.6.9A’ we’ve added a lightweight but rigid connection from the grip to the putterface near its toe. Assuming this connection is truly lightweight and doesn’t change the putter’s balance the swing path still would not change still would not rotate and would naturally continue to swing in-line along the straight line path beneath the shoulders.

Finally having seen how this putter swings with both shafts now look what happens when the vertical part of the shaft is removed in Figure 4.6.9A”. By removing the original vertical shaft (which hung under the hands) and the back of the putterface we have turned this into a normal-looking putter which still swings in a pure-in-line path as before. This face (again assuming the putter was balanced perfectly) will not rotate open or closed and will not swing or curve around the body. The natural swinging motion of this putter will be purely in-line along a line exactly parallel to his shoulder line. In other words this putter path will track right down the Aimline the intended line of the putt.

4.7 A Pure-In-Line Stroke Keeps the Putterface Square

Section 4.6 should prove to you that a pure simple pendulum can swing in three different motions all of which can relate to a putting stroke. The pendulum of a putting stroke (assuming the golfer has a pendulum and doesn ‘t hit with his hands or wrists or move his body) is the pendulum formed between his suspension point (between his shoulders) and his hands (Figure 4.7.1). And it is this position of a golfer’s hands the angle of his pendulum relative to vertical that determines not only the natural swing path of his putterhead but also the behavior of the putterface angle relative to the Aimline. (Note: your elbows and forearms don’t have to be under your shoulders just your hands.)

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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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