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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 real beauty of golf at Barnham Broom is the contrasting character of the two courses and the challenges they offer. Take the Valley Course, beautifully designed by Frank Pennink, one of Europe’s most respected golf course architects, with abundant water features, blending into the delightful natural landscape.Then there’s the Hill Course, another of Frank’s designs, although, this time, modified by Donald Steel. As its name suggests, golfers can enjoy fine views over the surrounding countryside, while rising to the challenge posed by constant breezes and carefully placed bunkers guarding the greens.A complete golf resort – Barnham Broom’s courses are complemented by the superb practice facilities, including three academy holes and PGA professional tuition from the Golf School.

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

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So just as in Chapter 7 where I encouraged you to look for ball tracks in your green-reading efforts ball tracks again are the answer this time to seeing speed. Because I assure you if you can imagine the ball track you want starting on the Aimline you have chosen your subconscious will include the speed.

8.3 Green Speed Affects Ball Tracks

The speed of the putting surface is something else to consider when seeing a ball track. Green speeds are measured every day around the world with the “Stimpmeter” (see section 4.3 for details). Most greens in the United States roll between 7.0 and 11.0 on the Stimpmeter meaning that balls released down this ramp (Figure 8.3.1) roll on average between 7 and 11 feet on the flat portions of these greens. This measurement is a simple way to approximate the frictional force the green ‘s surface exerts on rolling balls which is what primarily slows them and brings them to a stop.

The faster the green speed (i.e. the higher the Stimp reading) then the less energy or initial speed you have to give to your putts to get them to roll the perfect distance. So putts on a fast green actually will be rolling more slowly giving gravity more time to influence the ball and pull it downhill so it will break more. That’s why it’s important to know the green speed when reading the slope and trying to determine how much a putt will break. Of course the opposite is also true that a slower green speed means more friction so you have to roll the ball faster which decreases how much it will break.

Green Speed Can Be Seen

Unfortunately you don’t see many signs at golf courses that read “Warning: Green Speed 12. Putts Will Be Very Fast and Break Excessively. ” But a trained eye can detect and evaluate green speeds within a very small tolerance. If you don ‘t believe me ask any golf course superintendent or PGA Tour pro. Both make their living knowing how fast their greens roll. How do they know? The superintendent regularly takes measurements with a Stimpmeter and the pros talk to the superintendents then correlate what they’re told with their experience of watching their putts roll.

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

Extract from the book:

It is a fact proven by testing that the better you aim the better you putt. That’s why I say aim is the first fundamental of putting stroke mechanics. Most golfers aim very poorly which is significant because aim can have a direct impact on all the other fundamentals: If you aim poorly something else in your stroke must compensate to correct for the error.

Aim Is Learned

Aiming is easy. Everybody aims. It is aiming precisely where you want to aim that is more elusive. The fact that most golfers do a poor job of aiming is not surprising because there’s no feedback on a putting green to teach golfers how to aim properly. In the absence of feedback golfers use two inputs to guide their attempts to aim: First they use their previous putting results (what I call reaction aiming) and second they use the look of their putter relative to their Aimline (what I call position aiming). Further explanations are in order.

Reaction Aiming

The way most golfers aim is to consider past results and then align themselves and their putter to correct for stroke faults and produce the results they want. For example you miss a putt to the left and think “I pulled it ” or maybe “I aimed too far to the left.” Miss several putts left and you think “I must be aiming too far to the left.” So what do you do? You aim to the right. Pretty soon and without realizing you’ve learned to aim consistently to the right as a way of compensating for a stroke that tends to pull to the left.

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 65

Data taken in my Scoring Game Schools show conclusively that reaction aiming is a learned skill that most golfers develop as a way to compensate for their putting stroke deficiencies. Players who block their strokes to the right of their Aimline learn to aim to the left of the Aimline. Players who pull their putts to the left learn to aim to the right.

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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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Keep focusing on bringing your right shoulder back and around your spine. Some of you may be able to turn about 90 degrees around your spine as shown in the picture on the left. Others may only be able to turn 45 degrees around your spine. Either is okay, but do not start moving other parts of the body to compensate for not being able to make a full shoulder turn. Stop when it gets uncomfortable. The important part is to STAY CONNECTED. When your left arm becomes parallel to the ground, stop your swing.

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