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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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First established in 1928, and extensively redesigned in 1973, Bala Golf Course is a very challenging 10-hole course looking over Bala Lake or Llyn Tegid – at over three miles long the largest natural lake in Wales. Designed by the renowned Llandudno pro, Syd Collins, the course has given nature a free hand in providing the necessary hazards required for a great round of golf. The first hole on a steep upward slope is described as probably the most challenging par 3 in the world where even the greatest of hitters would find it difficult to reach the green in one. Whether you are a Tiger Woods or merely a beginner, you will find the test of skill at Bala intriguing without being too exacting. The clean Bala air also imparts wonderful vigour to a great day’s golfing.

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

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Now playing 70 percent of the break is much better than playing 30 percent but it still isn’t enough. Yes the subconscious compensation corrects for a major portion of most players’ inability to read greens but even correcting to 70 percent means most golfers still should miss their putts on the low side of the hole.

But again this is not the end of the story.

7.4 The In-Stroke Correction Now take a look at what happened when these golfers actually made their strokes. Remember they professed to playing less than a third of the true-break then stood over their putts and aimed for 65 to 75 percent of the true-break value. Then believe it or not as they swung their putters they subconsciously made in-stroke compensations to pull or push their putts onto a starting line at between 85 and 95 percent of the true break (Figure 7.4.1). It was amazing but it happened almost every time and still happens whenever I run the test. When I first started researching this behavior I thought “How could golfers not know they are doing this?” I’ve since learned a very important lesson: In golf the subconscious always wins. Golfers do many things they are not aware of. They don’t swing the way they think they swing (for proof watch some one’s face the first time he sees his swing on video) and they don’t play anywhere near the same break they think they’re playing when they putt.

It Is Amazing

Take a look at the in-stroke compensations. If you tried to think about them consciously trying to turn or correct your putterface angle and path during your stroke I don’t think you could do it. Yet there’s absolutely no question that your subconscious can and does do it all the time. And actually does it pretty well all things considered rerouting the putter so the starting line of your putt is almost (hut not quite) on the 100 percent correct line.

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

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The True Roller

After about 24 years of research I’ve determined that the easiest way to putt (notice I say “easiest ” not “easy”) is to roll putts from the True Roller. As shown in Figure 3.2.1 you can see that there’s no stroke at all: Simply aim the True Roller and then release the ball from the height required to provide it with the necessary speed. Looks easy right? The True Roller never pulls or pushes putts its backstroke never moves inside or outside the line so you might think it would he unbelievably easy to make putts using it. But it’s not that easy because you still have to know where to aim it and how fast and how far to roll the ball.

The True Roller is the easiest way to putt because it is as simple as starting the ball on the right line (in the right direction) and at the right speed. But that doesn’t mean it is easy. I know because I use it all the time in my research to determine the right speed and the right line and it can take me many tries to find the perfect release point and direction. But once I’ve got them I can roll the same putt exactly the same way over and over and over again. And ultimately that’s what you want your putting stroke to do. So the True Roller is as close to the ideal as I’ve found.

Shooting Pool

Not quite as easy as the ‘true Roller but fairly close is rolling the ball as if you are shooting pool. In Figure 3.2.2 I ‘m demonstrating this technique on a practice putting green. l’ve actually putted like this a number of times on a number of dif ferent greens and grass types because it proved to me just how important speed is to good putting. When “pool putting ” starting the ball on the chosen line is sim ple but it doesn’t help you choose the line and giving the ball the proper speed is just as difficult as it is when standing up and using your putter. Again this is not a method I think the USGA should allow. I’m merely explaining that it’s not nearly as easy as you might expect it to be. (If you don ‘t believe me get a pool cue and try using it on some breaking putts on your practice green.) Just as with the True

Roller you have to find the right speed if you hope to make anything.

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.

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Golf Swing Tips

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

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Golf Tuition Bala Golf Club

As you can see in the image to the left, the back remains straight while bending over to the ball. All of the bending is done at the hips. Bending at the waist and keeping a straight back will promote great ball flight and consistency. The relationship between the arms and chest has not changed.

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