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Golf Lessons at Atherstone Golf Club

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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 golf course at Atherstone is situated in an elevated position overlooking the town and benefits from some splendid views across the countryside of the four Counties of Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire. The original course was laid out in 1894 on what was described as some of the best natural golfing land in the region and today, it is considered by all categories of players, to be a most enjoyable and exciting test of golf.

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

Extract from the book:

If making solid contact between putter and ball is a problem you can improve if you are willing to do some careful work. I say work because it will take about 20 000 solid practice strokes to make solid contact a habit. And I say careful because many golfers who try to change their stroke in search of more solid contact

Improve Your Stroke Mechanics 279 find themselves missing every putt to the right or left with their new solid stroke (because they practiced carelessly) and you don’t want that.

The program we recommend has worked for almost every golfer we’ve given it to without creating other problems in the process. It involves finding and marking your putter sweetspot documenting your improvement progress and maintaining a good stroke path while you improve your impact pattern.

If your putter has a mark on its top line don’t assume that is where you should address and strike your putts. Many manufacturers place those marks where they look good but don’t do the engineering and quality control necessary to balance the putter weight so the sweetspot is really there.

Finding your putter’s true sweetspot is one of the easiest chores in golf. The mistake to avoid is letting it hang vertically while you are doing it (Figure 12.3.1). You must hold the grip in your fingers so the shaft is angled to the ground the same way it is when you putt with it. This is key because it keeps the putter properly balanced to the way you actually use it. Then tap-tap-tap across the face with a hard metal object such as a car key. When tapping away from the sweetspot the putterhead will wobble and you’ll feel the vibrations in your fingers. There will be only one spot along the horizontal axis of the putterface that will produce zero wobble and the vibrations are minimized. That is your putter’s sweetspot.

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

Extract from the book:

Look at Figure 3.5.10 and you can see his right arm and hand arc behind the left pushing the putter through impact like a piston firing straight down the line. There is no putter rotation no forearm rotation and no wrist breakdown through the impact zone. The push stroke at its best and Jack at his best are and were almost unbeatable.

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We are nearly at the simple end of the USGA-approved putting techniques. And it’s here that you encounter the long-putter method which is probably one option the ruling body would like to outlaw. But as long as it remains legal I suggest you give it a try (if for no other reason than to experience the feel and vision of a true pendulum motion). Because when done properly the long putter creates a wonderfully simple stroke (as demonstrated by Sam Torrance of the European Tour on the left side of Figure 3.5.1 1).

The solid shaft of the long putter eliminates any chance of wrist hinge or breakdown and minimizes the tendency to rotate the putterface with your forearms. I’ve tested thousands of students in my Scoring Game Schools and found that the majority of them make more putts of six feet or less with a long putter than when putting any other way including the conventional way. It is a very simple way to putt especially on short putts.

My tests also show that the long putter hanging vertically (from under the chin) is marginally more effective than the long putter anchored against the chest (right side of Figure 3.5.11) and better than the midlength putter anchored below the chest. But all three of these options because they employ a longer-thannormal-length shaft eliminate the problem of wrist breakdown that hampers many golfers.

The negatives of putting with a long putter are learning to roll putts the right distance (it requires learning new feel and touch for distance) and occasional instability in windy conditions. However both problems can be handled with a little practice leading me to believe they aren’t inherent problems but caused by a lack of experience.

50 Methods of Putting

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Golf Swing Tips

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

Extract from the book:

Golf Tuition Atherstone Golf Club

Please start with the three pictures below. Understand that the point of these pictures is to get your arms and chest connected. You should understand the feeling of “being connected” before you try to incorporate this critical step into your golf swing. If you hold the club straight out in front of you, there will be a triangle formed between your arms and chest. Just focus on keeping the triangle between your arms and chest fixed. Just move your arms with your chest. When your chest stops rotating, your arms also stop. Please see the three pictures below and try it out. Turn to your right, then back around to your left, keeping the triangle between your arms and chest constant at all times.

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