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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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Baberton welcomes visitors, whether it is individual visitors or visiting societies. Our aim is to provide a first class golfing experience in a comfortable and relaxing clubhouse, with excellent catering and refreshments, so that our visitors will feel that they have had a memorable day. The Clubhouse offers a welcoming atmosphere with freshly prepared meals, snacks and a comprehensive choice of beers, wines and spirits. The Clubhouse includes secure changing facilities for men and lady golfers and towels are available for showering and washing.

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

Extract from the book:

Develop Your Artistic Senses (Feel Touch Green-Reading) 339 the more boring simple and habitual they become – the key word here being “habitual ” The more of a habit you can make green-reading the less effort and concentration you have to expend doing it. Therefore since we all have only so much capacity and energy to perform the less you extend yourself in the rudiments of reading greens the more you have left to focus on the difficult part the visualization of how much putts will actually break. After studying this for a few years I have come to believe a five-step process for reading greens is about the best you can do in the time available on the golf course. I recommend you learn to do it quickly the same every time without leaving anything out (Figure 13.4.12).

340 Develop Your Artistic Senses (Feel Touch Green-Reading) see the true-break hall track at the perfect “optimum-17-inches-past speed in your mind’s eye.

This establishes your Aimline for the putt. Now you are ready to begin your preshot routine.

Here’s a little more detail on each of these steps:

In step 1 always be sure to stay more than six feet from the hole to avoid creat ing any fresh footprints that you might have to putt through later. Try to position your body directly below (on the downhill side of) the hole: This is easy when the green slopes perceptibly more difficult on nearly level greens. In that case try to imagine the direction water flowing out of the hole would move (Figure 13.4.13). Water always flows downhill.

In step 2 move directly behind the hole on the ball-hole line and imagine what would happen to a ball rolled from the True Roller aimed straight at the hole. If your mind’s eye sees such a putt missing below the hole that verifies your subconscious belief in the downhill direction determined in step 1. This second step should take no longer than 3 or 4 seconds.

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

Extract from the book:

Both of these methods are easier than other types of putting because they remove or at least reduce the difficulty of starting the ball on the desired line. But the pool method for sure (and to a certain extent the True Roller) is just as difficult as most other methods in transferring the correct speed to the ball.

This is a point worth repeating because most golfers don’t think enough about the speed of their putts. Rather they focus on line. If you are a “line” putter try putting with a pool cue or a True Roller and I promise you’ll learn to appreciate the importance of speed in making putts.

3.3 It Gets More Difficult

So we’ve disposed of two methods that no one can or should be allowed to use. What about some techniques that have been tried and in some cases are still in use?

Croquet-Style

Next on the “easiness” scale (which means it’s a little more difficult than the techniques above) is standing so you face the putting line and putt croquet-style between your legs. Yes this really has been used. Bob Duden and Bob Shave Jr. two PGA Tour pros who had been struggling with their putting used this technique back in the 1960s. I’ve never been sure whether the USGA banned this method because it was too easy too nontraditional or it just looked bad when viewed from behind. It certainly made putting easier because it gave the golfer the best view of the line before the putt and a clear view of what the ball was doing immediately after it started to roll.

Both of these views provide critically important feedback that golfers generally miss when putting in the conventional style (that is standing to the side of the line). Croquet-style putting has other benefits: It removes all rotational motion of the forearms (which opens and closes the putterface during conventional putting) it forces the wrists to remain solid (no breakdown) and it creates the perfect in-line stroke path straight down the intended putting line.

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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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The picture at left shows the correct setup position from above. You can see the correct shoulder turn by looking at this picture in conjunction with the picture directly below. Notice that there is no horizontal movement. There should also be no vertical movement. Everything rotates around the spine. Focus on rotating the right side of your body around your spine. The left side will move into place automatically.

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