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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 Club was officially opened in 1932 and has regularly featured in the top 100 golf courses in the UK. We are very pleased to announce that starting in 2003 and for a period of six years, Ashridge will host an ‘Open Championship ‘ Regional Qualifying Competition. We are naturally delighted to have been selected by theR & A as a ‘qualifying’ course and of having the privilege of being associated with the ‘Championship’.

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

Extract from the book:

More important is condition 3 which is almost never true. On sloping ground humans tend to stand with one knee bent (Figure 7.11.3 A and C) subconsciously correcting for the slope to hold their bodies vertical. Standing vertically eliminates any chance for the plumb line theory to work for putting.

The plumb-bob technique that most golfers use simply does not work. It never has and never will. n fact if a golfer stands exactly vertical with his eye on the ball-hole line and holds a true vertical plumb line in front of his eye so it passes over the ball then all putts no matter how the green slopes between the ball and the hole will appear to be straight (Figure 7.11.3 B and D).

Condition 4 is similarly seldom true. Golfers use putters which seldom hang

174 Green-Reading the 15th Building Block vertically (Figure 7.11.4 shows how several popular putter models hang at angles to a true plumb line).

What Are They Looking At? So what are golfers who plumb-bob doing? What are they looking at? Do these golfers – and I’m talking about some very good players (Figure 7.11.5) – have any idea what they’re doing?

After questioning several hundred plumb-bobbing golfers and measuring how they read break I’ve determined that they all violate the third rule of plumb-bobbing listed above. They don’t really stand behind the ball exactly on the ball-hole line. They say they do but if you measure where they stand they really don’t. Rather they instinctively stand below (on the low side of) that line. Then when they hold the putter over the ball in front of one eye (and that eye is now on the low side of the ball-hole line) the top of the shaft appears to be on the high side of the hole (giving them the view shown previously in Figure 7.11.2 B and D) confirming a break from the high side down the slope.

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

Extract from the book:

As shown on the bottom in Figure 4.7.2 when the golfer’s hands (pendulum

(A) = no rotation; Inclined (B) and (C) = screen-door rotations.

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 79 balls in illustration) are outside his shoulders the screen-door stroke produces both a curved path around the golfer’s body and significant putterface angle rotation relative to the Aimline. This is where the in-line stroke shines as shown in the top figure: When the golfer’s hands (pendulum balls) are vertically under his shoulders his stroke path is not only naturally in-line with his Aimline his putter-face also stays square to the Aimline at all times. As you will see in section 4.8 this is an incredible advantage because the face angle is very influential in determining what line the ball starts rolling on in putting.

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!”

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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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Really flip your right wrist through the ball. This action will give you a lot more club head speed. It also eliminates any slice that you may have had because your left elbow isn’t flying on the follow through anymore. So, essentially you’re keeping the left elbow close to the body now. Before it was your right, and now it’s your left elbow that you are keeping tight to your body. Keep your left elbow close to your body, and flip the right wrist through the ball at the same time. You should feel the extra power this gives you.

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