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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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Evidence of early human occupation has been found in the form of two Neolithic arrowheads discovered at Tongham and a Bronze Age cemetery at Yateley. There are two Iron Age hill forts in the Valley which are prominent features of the heathlands. The two sites, confusingly both known as Caesar’s Camp, can be found on Aldershot Common and at Nine Mile Ride Bracknell.

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

Extract from the book:

Stage 4: Add super-pro hole reducers making the hole smaller still. When you make 30 in a row half with your eyes closed your three-foot stroke will be PGA Tour-quality. Once you achieve Stage 4 super-pro ability only periodic maintenance will be required thereafter.

292 Improve Your Stroke Mechanics

Some Are Slower Than Others

Don ‘ t gel discouraged if it takes you some time to improve with any of the face-angle drills discussed so far. Remember all golfers including you have developed compensations for setup and aim errors forearm rotation loopy paths and other mistakes. But of all the setup aim path and flow-line errors I’ve been discussing in this and the previous chapter face-angle error compensations take the longest to correct. And for that you can blame your subconscious which has been controlling your face angle since you first picked up a putter. Your subconscious is accustomed to doing whatever it takes to get your putts to go toward the hole but we’re now Telling it to do nothing and as I said early on the subconscious can be very powerful and very stubborn. So these drills can take some time to take hold.

Be patient and let your subconscious come along at its own pace. If you use some or all of the face-angle learning devices I’ve mentioned in this chapter you will quickly become accustomed to practicing with feedback. And when you see how much feedback helps you may wonder why you were wasting your time in the past practicing on a putting green without really knowing what was wrong or how to fix it. By seeing and internalizing feedback as you practice you are moving toward a wonderful place – being able to practice all parts of your putting game with feedback and depending on improving from it.

A Great Practice Session

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

Extract from the book:

The Stimpmeter was designed to release balls onto a green surface with constant initial speed (energy).

Measuring Green Speed To use a Stimpmeter a ball is placed in the indentation and the device is raised slowly until the ball rolls free and down the groove onto the green (Figure 4.3.3). Care must he taken to hold the Stimpmeter still as the ball rolls down the ramp to ensure constant release energy and ball speed at the bottom of the ramp.

To measure green speed three balls are rolled in one direction on the green measuring how far each ball rolls (in feet) from the end of the Stimpmeter. The same three balls then are rolled in the opposite direction over the same section of the green and again the distances are measured. The six distances are averaged to produce a quantitative measurement of the average distance a ball rolls on that green called the green speed. A slow green is about a 7 (meaning the balls rolled an average of 7 feet) while a fast green comes in at about a 10. Most PGA tournaments aim for green speeds between 10.5 and 11. When greens start rolling at 12 to 13 they are called “Augusta fast ” because that’s often the speed of the greens at Augusta National Golf Club home of The Masters every spring.

Longer rolls (from higher green speeds) for longer times mean the friction of

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 63 the green surface is low letting balls roll farther and longer. A rapidly slowing and short roll off a Stimpmeter means the friction of the green surface is high and the green speed is very slow.

Green speed always affects a putt’s speed and direction of roll (except on dead flat greens where direction is straight no matter what the speed). And the combination of green speed the amount of energy transferred to a putt and the influence of contours and slopes on the greens determines the results of your putts based on how much the putt truly breaks your putt’s initial Aimline and starting speed.

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics

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

Extract from the book:

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This is a different view of the complete follow through. Your forearms are crossed, and that is the sign that you have completed the follow-through correctly Keep your head perfectly still during the entire swing This is the last crucial step that you must master. It’s by far the easiest step, but ironically it will produce the most results. The biggest problem is that you don’t always know when you are moving your head. You may find that swinging easier helps keep the head still, but other than that it is just something that you will have to really concentrate on.

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