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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 Club was founded in 1912 by a few Gentlemen of the village. It was started with 9 holes on the old vale course, but after a short while it moved to South Boldon. It remained a 9-hole course until 1926, when it was expanded to 18 holes with over 100 acres, laid out to the design of Mr Harry Vardon.

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

Extract from the book:

Loft Angle

The loft of a putterface can he defined several ways but only one matters to you. You need only care about its effective loft – that is the loft angle relative to the surface of the green at the moment of impact (Figure 11.6.17). This is not necessarily the loft of the face relative to the shaft and it certainly is not the loft of the face relative to the sole of the club. The effective loft of your putter is what determines

258 Establish Your Practice Framework where your putter makes contact – above on or below the ball’s center of mass.

This point of contact combines with the angle of approach of the putter to determine the initial launch conditions of your putt. And yes putts do “launch”: Depending on how they are struck they can launch down into the surface of the green skid horizontally across the green surface or launch upward – and do any of those with backspin overspin or no spin at all.

I recommend that you launch your putts ever so slightly upward to get them on top of the grass as quickly as possible without giving them so much loft that they bounce on the green. Because balls tend to sit down in the grass and footprints this slight upward launch helps prevent them from having to start their roll through these potential hazards. One or two degrees of loft – relative to the surface of the green through impact – is usually enough. (If you’re putting on grass with very strong grain or on very bumpy surfaces use a few more degrees of loft to get the ball on top of the blades more quickly.) As I mentioned earlier about ball position (section 11.5) the best results occur when impact is made with your putter traveling slightly up and away from the bottom of your stroke arc.

Offset and Onset

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

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Because so many people assume that putts can spin all the way to the hole and are obsessed with the idea of overspin I built a putter that let me examine and evaluate the benefit of true overspin. I embedded a razor blade just above the center of a putterface (Figure 4.9.4) making sure the sharp edge of the blade would contact the ball above its geometric center and impart true overspin.

I tested the razor-blade putter versus an identical putter with a normal face and counted how many putts each one holed. On very short putts – inside three feet – the razor putter performed pretty well. However on longer putts it created true initial overspin that caused the balls to “grab” on the green and jump forward uncontrollably.

But there was more. If the grass was damp or I was putting against the grain the overspin didn’t take and the ball didn’t travel as far; when the grass was dry or when putting with the grain the spinning ball grabbed and jumped forward to roll widely divergent distances. So overspin if you could create it causes inconsistency. Which is why I say “Forget about it!”

Physical and Mental Factors

4.10 Ball Position Posture and Flow-Lines

In sections 4.4 through 4.9 the factors discussed are the building blocks involved with the swinging action of your putting stroke mechanics. From here on in this chapter the factors I’ll explain will be ones relating to your body mind and equipment. While all of these are less familiar and less popular to work on than the other fundamentals of stroke mechanics that doesn’t mean they won’t be important to your success on the greens.

For example say you employ a very unusual putting posture but it’s one you like and lets you execute a perfect stroke consistently and repeatedly. Then I say it’s absolutely acceptable. If it works and you like it it’s okay with me no matter how odd or unconventional it seems. However if anything about your unusual posture adversely affects one or more of the fundamentals of stroke mechanics then you should change it. So all of the following are important only in how they influence your stroke.

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

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Golf Tuition Boldon Golf Club

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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