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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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Aspley Guise & Woburn Sands Golf Club

Established in 1914 and based upon designs by Sandy Herd, the course is a fine undulating challenge that provides a fair test of golf to players of all levels of ability. Complemented by fine views of the surrounding countryside, it is situated in mature parkland a few miles SE of Milton Keynes and just minutes from the M1 and A5. A traditional members club, that welcomes visitors and societies alike.Member of both the English and Bedfordshire County Golf Unions

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

Extract from the book:

If you have a preferred break direction (right-to-left or left-to-right) on makable putts in the 10- to 20-foot range – and many golfers do – there is a reason. It’s probably because you have a bias in your ability to aim your putter. (If you have a preferred break on short putts it could he due to such an aim bias explained below or to the effects detailed in section 14.6 above caused by hitting your putts consistently toward the heel or toe of your putter. If you think it’s the latter reread Chapter 12 and learn to groove your impact pattern on the sweetspot.)

If your tendency is to aim farther than you intend to the right (what I call a “right aim-error”) it effectively increases the amount of break you’re playing on a right-to-left-breaking putt. That may actually help you because as you now know most golfers underread the true break. That little extra aim-error maybe enough to get you closer (after compensations) to playing 100 percent of the true break.

But imagine what happens in the opposite direction a right aim-error on a left-to-right breaking pull. When the break under-read and the aim-bias go the same way it makes things worse. Sometimes a lot worse.

So if you love right-to-left-breaking putts and hate left-to-right breakers you may have a right-bias in your aim. That is you probably aim a little farther right than where you think you’re aiming on all putts. And if you love left-to-right breakers best you may be aiming a little to the left of where you intend.

Here’s a true-life example an experience I had with Lee Janzen in the summer of 1998. Lee had come to my Scoring Game School several years earlier and done very well. To my mind he is one of the world’s great putters. We had worked to gether several times since but he wanted to come in for some work one week before the 1998 U.S. Open and he had a problem. He couldn’ t make a left-to-right break ing putt of any length “to save his life” (his words not mine). As evidence he told me what had happened recently on Tour. One day he shot 62 followed the next by a 78. He said he hit the ball about the same (terrifically well) both rounds but when he shot 62 all the putts broke right-to-left. The next day all his putts broke left-to

Face Your Special Problems 359 right. He said his left-to-right putting was so bad he had started trying to play his approach shots to the sides of greens that would leave him right-to-left putts.

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

Extract from the book:

But some golfers try to hit up on their putts to produce overspin or topspin and in doing so usually contact the ball very low on the putterface near its bottom. This is bad because it causes hand and muscle control of the putter (subjecting you to the effects of adrenaline) and can even result in some putters rotating over the ball if hit hard enough (Figure 4.9.3). Such rotation can actually impart more backspin on a ball than the hitting-up motion removes. (1 prefer backweighted-low putter designs to eliminate this problem.) Hitting up on the ball also raises the effective putter loft which can launch a ball up off the green and produce a bouncing and therefore inconsistent putt.

Having said this there is one situation in which I recommend either hitting up on your putts or using a more-lofted-than-normal putter. When you find yourself putting on soft and severely bumpy greens you might want to try launching your short puns slightly upward to avoid the footprints that would send them squirting left or right. True this is not a great stroke but on truly bad surfaces it may be the least had of your options.

Spinning Puffs

Forget here and now the idea of imparting spin as a way to control your putts. Research has shown that the friction of the green removes all spin from rolling halls

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 93 within about the first 20 percent of their roll. Despite this golfers think that Ben Crenshaw became a good putter by learning to put overspin on his putts and that Bobby Locke put “hook spin” on his putts which made them dive into the hole. Neither of these descriptions is true but amateur golfers believe them because they sound reasonable and give them something new to try in their own putting. (They also give amateurs an excuse for not putting better. Trust me: Most amateurs don’t need any more excuses.)

Still many golfers and even some teaching professionals extol the benefits of “releasing” the putter through impact rotating the face from open to closed to impart hook spin or overspin. Again all reasonably well-stroked putts can be shown to be rolling without any spin whatsoever when they reach the hole. So trying to release the putter makes no sense unless it encourages you to follow through in your stroke and eliminates deceleration and instability. However even in this case releasing the putter will produce more face rotation and give you more inconsistency in directional control due to increased timing problems.

The Razor-Blade Putter

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

Extract from the book:

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Here is a view from the front. The goal of this photo is to show that there is no lateral movement. Simply rotating your right shoulder around your spine.*Please note that you should NOT be cocking your wrists at the end of your backswing. While this may add a bit of power, it will totally throw off your timing. The results of a wrist cock are slices, hooks, fat shots, etc.

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