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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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Beaconsfield Golf Club is a private members club which owes its existence to Colonel William Baring Du Pre. In 1902 Colonel Du Pre founded the 9 hole Wilton Park Golf Club in the grounds of his estate. After the railway was built in 1906, it was decided to abandon the original course and build an 18 hole course all on new ground and to name it Beaconsfield Golf Club.Beaconsfield is an interesting, well-maintained course with each of the holes having different characteristics. The course remains basically the same as when it was originally designed in 1913 by HS “Harry” Colt and it has many of his trademark features. In particular it is very well bunkered and has unusually large greens. Apart from the 8th hole it offers very easy walking. Over the years many trees have been planted, which enhance the beauty of the course and isolate the holes from each other in attractive, tranquil surroundings.

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

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Establish Your Practice Framework 231 and/or body in a series of motions that you can see and feel. If these movements are out of rhythm you can abort the stroke by backing off walking away and starting all over again.

If you can’t execute your preputt ritual with good rhythm and timing you almost certainly won’t be ready to execute a good putting stroke either. I’ve changed my ritual since my last book on putting Putt Like the Pros to make it last less than five seconds. While every golfer’s ritual should be something he feels comfortable doing at a rhythm that fits his personality I’ll show you mine as an example.

My ritual is short and sweet done to a count of five at a cadence of 80 beats per minute. But rather than counting I say the following words to myself: “down look look back through” (moving from left to right in the photographs in Figure 11.4.1). Just before starting my ritual I lift my putter a quarter of an inch off the ground; this is my trigger which tells both my mind and body that I’m ready to go ready to start my ritual and strike my putt. It says that I ‘ve completed my routine committed to my preview stroke moved in from my preview stroke looked at the hole once to make sure I moved in properly and I’m ready to go (the trigger occurs after I’ve moved into my putting setup just before 1 start my five-count ritual).

In the first photograph you can see my putter up off the ground which is my trigger. In the next frame which occurs with the first count of my ritual I tap my putter “down.” Next I look” down my Aimline. Then I look” back down at the ball followed by starting the stroke (moving my putter “back” to the top of the backswing). The final step is “through ” my through-stroke which I hold at its finish until my putt stops rolling. Down look look back through. That’s pretty simple. You should be aware that these two “looks” are not the same kind of looks you make when you want to see how far the hole is. The ritual looks are glances meant to move

232 Establish Your Practice Framework my head in the cadence of my natural rhythm to establish the rhythm for my stroke before I make it. And you should leave room in your ritual to build in one or two personal idiosyncrasies; you’re likely to develop at least one. Most pros do. Nick Price for example sits his putter in front of his ball (luring his preshot ritual.

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

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Standing behind the ball trying to read the green most golfers decide how much they think the putt is going to break and then where they are going to aim. They select a point or a direction where they intend to start their putt and we refer to the line from the ball to that point or direction as the “Aimline ” or desired initial starting line of the putt (Figure 4.1.3). It’s best called the Aimline because it is the line along which you align your body feet and (it’s hoped) your stroke because you want to start the ball rolling along that line. It ‘s where you’re aiming. If everything was figured properly the ball starts on your Aimline and will roll the proper speed and break (because of the slope of the green) gently into the cup.

The entire path that your putt takes is the “ball track” (left side of Figure 4.1.4). It may remind you of the “action track” sometimes used on television to show how a ball has traveled. The distances between the balls on the track indicate how fast (relatively) the putt is traveling: Farther apart means it is rolling faster; closer together and it is rolling slower. A detailed ball track provides an accurate understanding of a putt’s entire motion – both where and how fast it was going – better even than the same putt recorded and played back on videotape.

The amount or size of the “break” played on a putt is a measure of the difference between the direction you aim and start the putt rolling and where you want it to go. We define the amount of break as the distance between the Aimline (up by the hole) and the nearest edge of the hole measured along a line between the two (right side of Figure 4.1.4). The actual amount the ball breaks (curves) is something different because the ball track ideally curves into the center of the hole. But golfers refuse to deal with that detail. When golfers say they are playing one inch of break what they mean is that their Aimline passes one inch outside the edge of the hole as shown in Figure 4.1.5. Technically they expect the putt to break 3¼ inches – one inch plus half the diameter of the hole (2½ inches) – but they insist on thinking and saying that they are playing one inch of break.

Golfers the world over have made a tacit agreement to think of break as measured from the edge of the hole rather than the center. Unless the putt breaks less than half the width of the hole. Then we refer to it as breaking from somewhere inside the cup such as an “inside left edge” or “right center ” to the center of the hole. Only then do we acknowledge that our target is the center of the hole.

Let’s be sure that you understand the terms I’ve defined so far. You’ve cleaned your ball on the green and replaced it in front of your mark. Standing behind your ball on the ball-hole line you realize that if you putt directly along that line it will break to the left and miss below the hole. So you move slightly downhill from the

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 57 ball-hole line and try to imagine how far uphill to the right you must start your putt if you want to make it. You select an Aimline which runs about 28 inches outside the right edge of the hole you walk to the ball set up perfectly along your new Aimline and make practice strokes until ready. You execute the perfect stroke and your ball starts exactly on your Aimline. You guessed the right amount of break (28 inches) and gave your putt the perfect speed so as it rolls it breaks gently to the left and into the center of the cup. Your ball track formed the perfect arc (Figure 4.1.6) the ball entered the exact center of the hole (centered relative to the ball track) and all is right with the world.

4.2 Stroke Definitions

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

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The right elbow should remain locked to your right side throughout the backswing. As you can see, the left arm is still locked as well.This step is included for many reasons. First, it helps you swing around your spine and promotes a correct shoulder turn. It’s really hard to move your body horizontally, while keeping your right elbow locked to your side at the same time. Secondly, it prevents the “flying elbow.” The flying elbow produces everything from a slice to a wicked hook, depending on what you do with your hands in conjunction with it. So, keeping your elbow in contact with your side will help tremendously in assuring that you swing around your body, every single time. Third, it’s a power-producing move because it will put you in a position to easily flip your hands through the ball. Fourth, keeping your right elbow locked to your side will give you a great point of reference. It keeps your swing plane correct, and is a great indicator of when to stop the back swing. Finally, it helps you to “stay connected” throughout the swing. If you have your right elbow locked at your side, it will be hard to swing your arms without rotating your shoulders and visa versa.

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