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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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Birch Grove is a friendly club and with competitions every week it is an ideal way to meet new people. We have excellent drainage on the course and it is very rarely closed due to bad weather. Durign the very wet months of January and February this year the course was only closed twice. Therefore you get good value for your membership and are not frustrated by paying membership to find your course unplayale for long periods.

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

Extract from the book:

Once you learn how to putt you must groove your stroke work on your feel and touch and read lots of greens before any of it will become a habit. Great put ters build great strokes out of habit. Nobody who is any good at putting thinks his way through his putting strokes.

Attention to Detail

Even putting which is the simplest swing in the game has 15 building blocks. Ignore any one of them at your own peril. While it is not difficult to putt there are many factors vital to putting success and you have to have a handle on all of them to be consistently successful.

The complexity of putting is one of its greatest aspects. The motion is simple enough that anyone can do it and a few do it surprisingly well without knowing quite how. But much of putting is very subtle so much so that it slips past most golfers by masquerading as art God-given talent or luck. Figure 15.6.2 shows four

U.S. Open champions I have been fortunate enough to work with all of whom have been referred to as “gifted putters.” While each one of them putts great I know from personal experience how hard they worked to putt that well and it was no gift. They earned it!

The more you understand simplify and habitualize your stroke the more you can concentrate on the right things at the right time. For example a “look” (with focus and attention) is better than a glance when you want to see and feel how far away the hole appears to be. A focused look is a vital ingredient to getting your feel and touch for distance.

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

Extract from the book:

Many other grips are possible including the “open palm ” “left-hand-low ” “claw ” “fingertip ” and “equal-pressure” grips. How to best use these and other grips will be discussed in section 11.6 along with how you can develop the best grip for your putting stroke.

Lower-Body Motion and Looking

Almost all golfers unknowingly move their bodies during the putting stroke. Sometimes a lot usually just a little but almost always some which tells me it must be extremely difficult to eliminate (at least without hours and hours of practice). Try rotating your lower body around your spine in your putting address position and you will see it turns your upper body as well (especially your shoulders arms and putter) because your upper body is sitting on the lower (Figure 4.10.18). This also rotates your putterface angle adding an unknown uncontrollable and unwanted variable to the starting line of your putts.

Rotation isn’t the only lower-body motion to avoid. Some golfers sway back and forth as they putt (Figure 4.10.19). They probably don’t know they’re doing it but the ball doesn’t care what you do or don’t know. One forward inch of sway during a stroke will move your ball about one foot on the green. And that ‘s a foot you probably did not plan on.

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 107

A different kind of move is the “peek ” in which the golfer both turns and looks up in the middle of his stroke in an attempt to see the result. Probably the most famous peek was at the 1970 British Open at St. Andrews when Doug Sanders (Figure 4.10.20) missed a 2½-foot putt to drop into a tie with Jack Nicklaus who then beat him in the playoff.

4.11 Putter Fitting

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

Extract from the book:

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Now, I’ll take you into the follow-through. This will be simple. Basically just keep turning around your spine. If you have flipped your wrists correctly, you won’t have to bother too much with the follow through. However, there is a basic position that you should be in when you finish the swing. You should be facing the target, and your right and left forearms should be crossed. Your right forearm should be closest to you, and the club should be out towards left field.

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