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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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Ballards Gore Golf & Country Club, Canewdone is an 18 hole Golf Club situated 2 miles from Rochford and is set in 100 acres of countryside. We are one of the longest courses in Essex, 6974 yard with a par of 73 and is set between the historic village of Canewdone which was renowned for its witchcraft and Stambridge near Rochford in South East Essex.

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

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Think of the pressure that puts on every pull. These amateurs must be able to sense and feel a difference of less than one inch – between a 9- and 9 3/4-inch backswing – to produce putts of 12 and 15 feet respectively. And that’s not all. They also have to accurately feel the differences in the strength of the hits that produce these two putts of different lengths. As these examples prove there is not much margin for error when you’re trying to control the distance your putts roll with a hit. There is a better way.

5.4 The Dead-Hands Stroke

The alternative to “hitting”your putts is to”stroke” them. And the ultimate stroke is a pendulum stroke which requires “dead hands” to make it a pure pendulum. A pure pendulum stroke is the weakest least powerful swing in golf. When you first try it you will probably feel insecure as if you can’t get the ball to the hole so you’ll probably leave every putt short. You also will feel as if you don’t have control of the ball. Of course no golfer truly ever has total control of the ball: You can only start a putt on the proper line at the proper speed. Thinking you can do anything else classifies you as a dreamer.

So not being able to control the putt is not a negative; rather it is a truth of the game. Trying to control your putts with a hitting action may make you feel good in the short run but ultimately it degrades your putting. On the other hand not trying to control your putting – using a dead-hands stroke – is a positive action because it is pressure-proof. No matter how strong the muscles of your fingers hands and wrist become due to adrenaline if you don’t use them they won’t hurt your putting feel or touch. If you let the length of your swing starting with the length of your backswing determine the length of the roll of your putts and you perform your stroke in

Five Nonphysical Building Blocks: Touch Feel Attitude Routine and Ritual 119 your personal body rhythm (more on this in section 6.5) then you can learn excellent putting touch and control of your putts’ speed and distance. Look at the putting stroke of Senior Tour player George Archer (Figure 5.4.1). George not only produces a nearly perfect pendulum stroke – as you can see in the consistency of the arm-to-wrists angle in three positions of the stroke (backswing impact and end of follow-through) – but he also uses a pendulum rhythm. George’s pure-in-line-square putting stroke is one of the best you’ll ever see.

The major advantage of the dead-hands stroke is the elimination of the hand and wrist muscles which leads to the subsequent absence of any adrenaline effects. But there are two more reasons to recommend it. Because it is the weakest swing in golf it requires much longer strokes for longer putts than the hit stroke. That means it will be easier to learn to control the length of the roll by the length of the stroke. And since the wrist muscles aren’t used for power they become more sensitive to the feel (kinesthetics) of the stroke.

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

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4.13 The Best Way to Putt

A quick review. The easiest way to roll balls at controlled speeds on your intended line is to use a True Roller. Mechanically the simplest way to swing a putter along your Aimline is to straddle the line and use a croquet-style putting stroke.

But the best legal way to putt is to take a perfectly fit putter and aim it accurately from a square setup with your feet knees hips shoulder and eye flow-lines aligned parallel-left of your Aimline; put your eyes vertically over the line and your hands vertically under your shoulders; then stroke your putt solidly on the sweetspot with a dead-hands pure-in-line stroke keeping your putterface square to the Aimline (Figure 4.13.1). In the next few chapters you ‘ll learn that if you

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 111 make this stroke in your own body rhythm following a perfect routine and ritual sequence with good touch and feel and play the correct amount of break then you’ve got it.

This pure-in-line-square putting stroke is natural works under pressure minimizes the critical nature of timing and hall position conforms 100 percent to the USGA Rules of Golf and is fundamentally simple to do. I highly recommend it!

CHAPTER 5 Five Nonphysical Building Blocks: Touch Feel Attitude Routine and Ritual

5.1 Controlling the Ball

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

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The wrists have completed their roll, and the left elbow is close the body.Swinging around the spine. The wrists have completed the roll and now the forearms are crossing. The follow through is almost complete. If you notice, the triangle is still in place, proving that you are connected throughout the entire swing.

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