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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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Belton Park Golf Club

Situated in Grantham, Lincolnshire, Belton Park aims to provide the very best golfing experience. The Club has existed for more than 100 years and has over 800 members. With 27 holes in three sets of nine, each starting and finishing close to the Clubhouse, our course proves remarkably convenient to play. Set in historic parkland, it provides a rewarding round for the handicap player while its skilful design embodies many challenging situations for the expert golfer.

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

Extract from the book:

Are You Limited to One Putter?

I am frequently asked if I think it is smart and/or acceptable to carry more than one putter at a time. My answer is always the same: “Only if you will putt better and score lower by doing so.”

In all honesty I’d carry five putters if I thought they would help my putting and lower my scores. 1 think carrying 11 clubs for the power game (about 35 percent of your shots) two clubs for the short game (about 20 percent of your shots) and one club for the putting game (43 percent of your shots) is a pretty poor distribution.

Shouldn’t you choose the tools that will help you shoot the lowest scores?

If you putt better with a long putter on short putts then you definitely should carry one for handling short putts (remember short putts – under 6 feet – com prise one-half of all putts). If at the same time you lag your long putts closer to the hole with a short putter then carry one of those too. The USGA is very fair in this regard: They say you can’t carry more than 14 clubs but they don’t specify which 14 they must be. So if for some bizarre reason you found you could make more 10- to 15-foot putts with a six-inch-long putter then I would recommend you carry one of those as well. 1 kid you not. If you want to carry two putters more power to you. Quite a few students leave our Scoring Game Schools carrying two putters and four wedges and play the best golf of their lives (Figure 11.6.6).

But be sure to test for distance efficiency and then commit to a particular putter for putts of a particular length before you play. You don’t want to be deciding on the course which putter to use.

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

Extract from the book:

One putting method you rarely hear about is “body putting.” As shown in Figure 3.5.1 the arms wrists and hands arc locked onto the body so the putter is swung by the rotation of the body around the spine. One reason it’s rarely mentioned is that you’ve never seen a Tour professional putt this way for any length of time and with any measure of success. I have tried it and yes putts can be made with this stroke. But that doesn’t mean you should do it.

Body putting does help eliminate the wrist collapse and forearm rotation problems so many golfers suffer from. However the body turn is so powerful it doesn’t allow golfers to develop the delicate touch for dealing with fast greens. Body putting also relies on the very thing that most golfers want to avoid on the green and that is unwanted body motion. Watch golfers particularly amateurs and you’ll see them unknowingly make all manner of body movements when they putt particularly swaying back and forth which puts them out of sync with their stroke. Because it destroys timing body motion is one of the leading causes of inconsistency and havoc in traditional putting.

The Power Stroke

A number of very fine players putt with what I call the “power stroke ” by which I mean a stroke in which the power comes from the muscles of the hands wrists or forearms. Some power-strokers use their wrist muscles hinging their wrists the way Arnold Palmer did very successfully in the early part of his career (Figure 3.5.2). Another power-stroker Tiger Woods doesn’t break his wrists but supplies power with his arm muscles (Figure 3.5.3).

Both Arnold and Tiger like to force things to happen to control their putts and make them do what they want them to do. And we all know that they both have so much talent they perform this way very well. I think however they would both putt better if they used less hit and more stroke in their putting motions. (What do I mean? Have you ever seen Arnold or Tiger blow a short putt four feet past the hole? That’s what I mean.)

No matter what provides the power there are two big drawbacks to a power stroke. First is the likelihood of a “power surge ” which can be caused by adrenaline resulting from anxiety or excitement; this significantly degrades the touch of most players under pressure. Second is the uncertainty of controlling the wrist hinge if there is one when the muscles are tight under pressure. Either way consistency usually suffers.

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

Extract from the book:

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The chest and shoulders shouldn’t be turning, unless your arms are turning with them. In other words, you want to start your swing with a shoulder turn, but your arms should start swinging at EXACTLY the same time. They are an extension. They are connected. Furthermore, your arms shouldn’t be swinging unless your chest is rotating. Don’t start swinging your arms without starting the shoulder turn. They are connected. Your left elbow remains locked throughout the entire swing. When you complete your shoulder turn, your arms should stop as well. The goal will be to have your left arm exactly parallel to the ground. Your elbow is still locked. When it gets there…STOP. Do not continue to swing your arms.

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