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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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Blackburn Golf Club is a parkland course with superb views of the Lancashire coast and Pennine Hills. The club was founded in 1894 at the height of Blackburn’s power as a cotton and engineering town. The driving force was Walter Stirrup. The Parkland course, set amongst rolling hills, has superb views of the Lancashire coast and the Pennies and, with its lush greens and fairways, offers an excellent test for any golfer.

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

Extract from the book:

276 Improve Your Stroke Mechanics give their players accurate practice-round feedback on their stroke paths. The Pathfinder is easy to use: After asking the player where his Aimline is pointing the caddie places the ball in the lower circle and positions the upper circle on the Aimline (directly at the hole on a straight putt). The Pathfinder shows if the putter path moves along the Aimline or off-line.

12.2 Create Stability

For a stable stroke to be consistent (especially under pressure) it must accelerate through impact without the hands providing acceleration. It took me a few years to find a way to teach this before I realized that a smooth pendulum stroke moving at a consistent rhythm accelerates (and is stable) to the midpoint of its swing (that’s the physics of pendulums). So when you create a perfect pendulum stroke motion at your natural body rhythm and contact the ball slightly before the halfway point of that stroke you’ve naturally produced stability through impact. This means that if you centered your stroke motion ahead of the ball your follow-through will be longer than your backswing and acceleration through impact will he assured. And as long as your follow-through is longer than your backswing and your rhythm is smooth your putter will always be stable at impact as shown in Figure 12.2.1. (You ‘ ll still make a slight upward strike by positioning the ball just inside the instep of your lead foot so it is ahead of the bottom of your swing arc.)

I mprove Your Stroke Mechanics 277

Knowing that you should always putt with a stable stroke motion and actually doing it are two very different things. I want to show you how to learn to practice making stable swings so stability will become a habit and stay with you when you go to the course. To accomplish this I first want you to learn three stable “reference” strokes (these will become your 6-inch 12-inch and 18-inch reference back-swing strokes). Don’t worry about what these strokes do how they work or what they are for. Just learn to make them and I’ll explain them later. You need some thin strips of foam rubber that will fit across the width of your Putting Track and some tape to attach the foam strips temporarily to the track. Don’t use a ball.

Step 1. Stick two pieces of foam rubber across the side rails of the track one each at 12 inches behind and 14 inches ahead of the ball spot (Figure 12.2.2). Step 2. Place a dot sticker in the track between the black diamonds on the rails where the ball would normally be.

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

Extract from the book:

Supplying the power which determines how fast and how far your putts will roll from the muscles of your wrists hands and fingers (Figure 4.5.1) is bad. Wrist motion (hinging) causes putterface angle variations and hand and wrist muscles lend to tighten up and not work well under even slight pressure. But powering your putts with these muscles also brings an added complication: It’s not had all the time.

You can practice putting this way for years and as long as you putt on the course exactly the way you do in practice – relaxed and calm – things will be reasonably okay. But wait until you get really excited. When your heart begins to beat faster because a putt really matters your body naturally produces adrenaline which makes all of your muscles stronger. Then all your practice goes out the window because the muscles that control your putting power are now stronger than they ever were on the putting green. Even if your stroke feels the way it did in practice the adrenaline-induced extra power will cause it to provide the wrong amount of energy to your putts and produce bad results on the course.

You Can’t Avoid Adrenaline Everybody gets to experience excitement and adrenaline in golf. It’s part of why we love the game and if you want to become a better player you must learn to deal with it. You must learn to play well when adrenaline is in your system. This is easy in the power game when you want to hit the ball as far you can with whatever club is in your hands. Adrenaline in your system helps you to do this. But putting is altogether different. You can’t take one less club on the green when you’re pumped up. And you certainly don ‘t want to putt the ball as far as you can.

Luckily there is a simple way to control adrenaline when putting. Learn to putt

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 69 in such a way that the adrenaline-affected muscles of your fingers hands and wrists don’t control how far or fast your putts roll. You’ll learn about that in section 13.5.

Forearm Rotation

Just about every shot in golf except putting requires rotation of the forearms through the impact zone. But apply that same rotation to your putting stroke and you’ll produce double trouble. First your putterface will rotate from open to closed so the likelihood that it is square at the moment of impact becomes very small. Second forearm rotation supplies unwanted and unnecessary power and usually a lot of it.

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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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Focus on using your spine as your axis now. Turn both shoulders and sides directly around your spine. Keep your left arm locked, and your left wrist locked. Although difficult to see from this camera-angle, the triangle is still perfectly in tact.

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