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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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Blackwell Grange Golf Club welcomes visitors and golfers of all ages and abilities to its 18-hole parkland course, set in the beautiful countryside of the North East – just 2 miles from Darlington town centre. There are countless places of interest to visit in the area and excellent accommodation is readily available.

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

Extract from the book:

Your head should not move during your putting stroke. If it does particularly if it moves in the opposite direction that your putter moves work on the “hair drill.”

Stand facing a wall with the toe of your putter about half an inch from the baseboard and your hair just touching the wall (but don’t rest your head against the wall). Execute your ritual and a putting stroke hitting a ball if you like but it’s not necessary. If your head moves during the stroke you’ll feel your hair brushing the wall (Figure 12.5.1). Spend a few minutes a day for several weeks putting this way and you’ll learn the feeling of not moving your head during the stroke. (If you don’t have enough hair to provide good feedback wear a soft hat.)

You also can get head-motion feedback outdoors by making putting strokes while watching your shadow. Find a reference object that won’t move (like the hole in Figure 12.5.2) and stand so your shadow falls next to it. Then you’ll be able to see any head movement during your stroke.

If you feel your hair brushing against the wall you know your head moved.

Body Motion

I discussed body motion in Chapters 3 and 4 mentioning that I often see poor putters turning and sliding their bodies during the stroke. Body motion is harmful because (in addition to adding unwanted power) it influences the putter’s face angle. Your upper body shoulders arms hands and putter are all taking a free ride on your lower body so when your hips rotate everything above them rotates too. In Figure 12.5.3 you can see what happens when I lock my arms and putter to

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

Extract from the book:

My belief is that you need to be fit for a putter before you waste too much time trying to work around a bad one. You may or may not end up changing it later but at least you can make some good improvements until you decide. The details of fitting a putter to your body and stroke will be discussed in section 11.6.

4.12 The Mind’s Role in Putting Stroke Mechanics

There is one last ingredient I ‘ve yet to touch on in this long list of putting factors. And that is the mind. How important is the mind when putting? You can’t move the golf ball even 1/32 of an inch with just your mind. Your mind doesn’t hold the putter. However that doesn’t mean the mind has no power because the mind can stop your body from accomplishing something in a heartbeat. Your mind must believe you can make a putt at least that the possibility exists . . . or you won’t. You must realize that of course you “can” make the putt. It really is possible. Always remember what one of my favorite putters in the whole world (Dave Stockton) said to me: “I never met a putt I couldn’t make.”

Your mind controls your body your body controls your putter and the way you swing your putter controls the starting conditions of your putt. And controlling a putt’s starting conditions is all any golfer can do. None of us can control the conditions on the green the wind footprints or Lady Luck. All we can do is get our mind to let us put the best possible stroke on the ball; then we have to live with whatever happens.

So forget using your conscious mind to help your putting. What you want working for you is your subconscious mind that part that handles images and memories. Of course the first time you try something you need your conscious mind to think about it. But after you’ve made good strokes and holed putts many times it can become a habit totally and completely controlled without any conscious thought. That’s when putting becomes controlled by the subconscious mind.

Now how do you do this? By far the most important thing in your mind prior to the putting stroke should be an image in your mind’s eye of the stroke you want to make. This should he a clear picture – based on your observations reading of the green and knowledge of the conditions – first of what the putt is going to do and then how you are going to stroke it so it does exactly that. The subconscious sees this stroke image and uses it to tell the body what to do. Obviously you want this image to be of a good stroke and to be clear strong and proper so it gets the right idea to the body about executing a good putting stroke.

The importance of this image is something we deal with in depth in our schools. We go to great lengths to get golfers to see and feel in their mind’s eye what their perfect strokes are going to be like before they try to make them. Because once you see and know exactly what you are trying to do and have a clear picture of it in your mind’s eye it is so much easier to do 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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Position the golf ball in the manner previously described, then stand straight up. Your knees are not locked, but they are close to locked. Your back is perfectly straight. Your chest should be out. It won’t feel right to have your back straight and chest protruding. It will look and feel “exaggeratedâ€