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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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Basingstoke Golf Club was founded in 1907, moving to its present location in 1928. The course was officially opened on 29th March by the legendary six time Open champion, Harry Vardon and the famous course designer James Braid.The club is a regular host to a number of County amateur and professional events including all the major County Championships.The course itself is set in 110 acres of deer park and features many mature native British trees. The 6.343 yard, par 70, course is synonymous of a ‘Braid’ parkland design, with rolling, undulating tree lined fairways, excellent bunkering and subtly contoured greens.The par 3’s are all of different lengths and the par 4’s range from 250 (Braid always incorporated a ‘driveable’ par 4) up to 470 yards to ensure that golfers skills are tested having to use every club in the bag.

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

Extract from the book:

At the Pelz Golf Institute we have a pet theory (not to be confused with experimental data or proof) that the best putter would have the softest face because it would create the most friction. This theory is based on our knowledge that the ball follows the face-angle direction of the putter at impact more closely than it follows putter-path direction while golfers have more control of the putter path (see Chapter 4 for details). So if softening the face would help the ball follow the putter path more closely then softer faces would give the golfer more control.

The following example is a ridiculous exaggeration but will let you see the basis for our theory. Imagine a putterface made of soft sticky chewing gum. At impact the ball would stick to the face so the player could follow-through to the hole hold the puller over the hole and shake it until the ball fell into the cup (Figure 11.6.19).

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Such a face eliminates the effect of face angle allow-

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About 25 years ago when I got into

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

Extract from the book:

Seven of the 15 building blocks of putting deal with stroke mechanics. By the end of this chapter you should understand them and how they affect your ability to putt. These seven fundamentals (Figure 4.4.1) have the most to do with determining the quality of a putting stroke and its results. They are not the only mechanical factors but they are the primary ones and the ones we are most concerned with in our schools. They are your aim power source putter path putterface angle impact point flow lines and putter fitting. If you understand and improve these seven fundamentals you will roll better putts. If you also can understand how to read greens better and learn to have better putting feel and touch then there is no question but that you will also make more putts.

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.

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

Extract from the book:

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Notice that the right elbow becomes locked now as the right arm continues to swing. As you can see the right wrist has started to roll on top of the left wrist. The left elbow is now closer to the body, and is able to bend. The left elbow cannot be completely stopped at the imaginary line, but just a hesitation is enough to let your hands swing through the ball. Notice that the triangle is still present.

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