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Golf Lessons at Bidford Grange Hotel & Golf Complex

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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 hotel and conference centre boasts 54 rooms with a resident’s bar, Lounge, function room and dining facility and a self contained conference facility with its own lounge and outdoor patio area. The modern bar and relaxing lounge can accommodate up to 80 people with access to a patio and garden area over looking the river Avon , This area can be booked on its own or in conjunction with the function room which seats 150 people.

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

Extract from the book:

Remember touch is knowing “what” to do while feel is knowing “how” to do it. So when you practice feel you must assume you already know what is needed (the size of the required stroke) and you’re trying to create the how (feel) to do it. Although this assumption isn’t always the case on the course (sometimes your touch gives you its best estimate of what is needed but you doubt its accuracy) you

Develop Your Artistic Senses (Feel Touch Green-Reading) 313 must trust your touch when you practice feel on the putting green. This means feel practice should be very repetitive internalizing the process of producing a given stroke and roll after you know the power and distance needed for that putt.

To practice feel you must practice using your mind’s-eye memories and prior training to visualize how the stroke should look and feel to create optimum distance and speed. Knowing this relationship is your feel in putting. You then can recognize a job well done by the good feeling you get as you swing through impact and reach the end of your follow-through. You’ll know even before looking up to see where the ball has gone: If you feel “Ahhh yes that’s as good as I can stroke it; I made an exact repeat of my preview stroke and that’s the exact stroke I wanted to put on the ball ” then you know you did a good job feeling the putt.

However if you look up and see the ball going nowhere near the hole – that your stroke rolled it way too fast and past the hole – you know your touch failed you. This is a condition you don’ t want in your practice of feel. And that is why you should always practice putting to the same hole over and over again (so your touch of knowing what is needed becomes obviously accurate) when you are working on feel.

There are times when you may have the opposite experience. You’ll strike your pull and before looking up you know that you don’t like it. You know in your mind’s eye that the ball is not going where you planned it to go. The reason will he one (or a combination) of the following:

The first three reasons arc curable or preventable if you follow the teachings in this book for improving your touch feel and ability to read greens. But I’m afraid you’re stuck with the bad stroke-execution problem because sometimes even when we know what to do and how to do it we act human and just plain blow it. If you can’t handle blowing one from time to time then you’d better give up golf and go play tennis or roll over and die because there’s no other way to totally escape the human foibles of the putting game.

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

Extract from the book:

Let’s examine some specifics about the many ways you can putt. First we’ll look at two of the easiest ways which are both illegal according to the USGA. Why? Well for one thing they really aren’t putting at all although they are very effective ways of rolling the ball on the green and into the hole. But they don’t utilize a stroke. Therefore according to the USGA they aren’t putting. And I must agree with them: They aren’t really putting.

The True Roller

After about 24 years of research I’ve determined that the easiest way to putt (notice I say “easiest ” not “easy”) is to roll putts from the True Roller. As shown in Figure 3.2.1 you can see that there’s no stroke at all: Simply aim the True Roller and then release the ball from the height required to provide it with the necessary speed. Looks easy right? The True Roller never pulls or pushes putts its backstroke never moves inside or outside the line so you might think it would he unbelievably easy to make putts using it. But it’s not that easy because you still have to know where to aim it and how fast and how far to roll the ball.

The True Roller is the easiest way to putt because it is as simple as starting the ball on the right line (in the right direction) and at the right speed. But that doesn’t mean it is easy. I know because I use it all the time in my research to determine the right speed and the right line and it can take me many tries to find the perfect release point and direction. But once I’ve got them I can roll the same putt exactly the same way over and over and over again. And ultimately that’s what you want your putting stroke to do. So the True Roller is as close to the ideal as I’ve found.

Shooting Pool

Not quite as easy as the ‘true Roller but fairly close is rolling the ball as if you are shooting pool. In Figure 3.2.2 I ‘m demonstrating this technique on a practice putting green. l’ve actually putted like this a number of times on a number of dif ferent greens and grass types because it proved to me just how important speed is to good putting. When “pool putting ” starting the ball on the chosen line is sim ple but it doesn’t help you choose the line and giving the ball the proper speed is just as difficult as it is when standing up and using your putter. Again this is not a method I think the USGA should allow. I’m merely explaining that it’s not nearly as easy as you might expect it to be. (If you don ‘t believe me get a pool cue and try using it on some breaking putts on your practice green.) Just as with the True

Roller you have to find the right speed if you hope to make anything.

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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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Please start with the three pictures below. Understand that the point of these pictures is to get your arms and chest connected. You should understand the feeling of “being connected” before you try to incorporate this critical step into your golf swing. If you hold the club straight out in front of you, there will be a triangle formed between your arms and chest. Just focus on keeping the triangle between your arms and chest fixed. Just move your arms with your chest. When your chest stops rotating, your arms also stop. Please see the three pictures below and try it out. Turn to your right, then back around to your left, keeping the triangle between your arms and chest constant at all times.

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