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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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Recently redesigned under the guidance of Ewan Murray, this 6000 yard par 70 course offers classic parkland golf combined with superb tree lined fairways.Redesigned in 1995, this parkland course offers a superb challenge, balancing testing holes with the more playable, and will appeal to both pros and beginners alike. Water comes into play at various points throughout the course with the 9th, 11th and 18th holes being particularly notable. Gently carving its way through 176 acres of Hampshire countryside, this is a wonderfully relaxing course which has been designed with the golfers enjoyment in mind and is therefore suitable for all levels of ability.

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

Extract from the book:

Wind Lopsided Balls Dimples Rain Sleet and Snow 205 for this mud-lump ball as we positioned it the worst possible way with its off-balance axis positioned exactly horizontal and perpendicular to the direction of roll. You can see how far off-line several more reasonable but still off-balance putts roll (predicted by our theoretical model) in Figure 9.8.4. To compare the off-balance effects of real halls to the theoretical predictions measured and marked a number of new balls bought off the shelf from local golf shops. Most of these balls rolled within a few inches of straight on nine-foot putts even when positioned for maximum off-line roll. Which means you shouldn’t be too upset by our “mud-ball” results. But how often do you miss a nine-foot putt by less than a few inches? It happens. A lot. center it will roll off-line (off-line values greater then 2.13 inches mean the ball would miss the hole on a straight putt and are shown shaded).

9.9 Measure and Mark Your Balance Line

If you’re not a good putter off-balance balls won’t hurt your putting. In fact they might help by rolling some of your off-line putts back to the hole. But if you start your putts rolling on the correct Aimline then off-balance balls can only hurt you. If you’re likely to be adversely affected there is a way to minimize these effects. You have to measure the Balance-line of your balls mark them and set them on the green so the Balance-line will roll along your Aimline (Figure 9.9.1). Aligning the Balance-line with your Aimline not only eliminates the effect of any ball imbalance it also may help you aim your ball and putterface more accurately marked and set on the intended line of roll (Aimline) off-balance roll effects are eliminated. The Balance-line also may help you aim your putter better.

(as detailed in Chapter 11.7). There are two easy ways to measure golf-ball balance: spinning your balls in a Balance-line machine (Figure 9.9.2) or by floating them in a solution of heavy water. The B-line machine is quick and clean; you set the ball in it attach the cover push a switch the ball spins and you mark it.

If you float your balls in heavy water they must be marked with a permanent marker as they float heavy side down; then you apply your Balance-lines separately (Figure 9.9.3). The heavy-water method makes more of a mess and makes finding and marking your desired Dot-spots and Face-lines (details in Chapter 11.7) a little more difficult but it is significantly less expensive.

Wind Lopsided Balls Dimples Rain Sleet and Snow 207

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

Extract from the book:

Look at Figure 3.5.10 and you can see his right arm and hand arc behind the left pushing the putter through impact like a piston firing straight down the line. There is no putter rotation no forearm rotation and no wrist breakdown through the impact zone. The push stroke at its best and Jack at his best are and were almost unbeatable.

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We are nearly at the simple end of the USGA-approved putting techniques. And it’s here that you encounter the long-putter method which is probably one option the ruling body would like to outlaw. But as long as it remains legal I suggest you give it a try (if for no other reason than to experience the feel and vision of a true pendulum motion). Because when done properly the long putter creates a wonderfully simple stroke (as demonstrated by Sam Torrance of the European Tour on the left side of Figure 3.5.1 1).

The solid shaft of the long putter eliminates any chance of wrist hinge or breakdown and minimizes the tendency to rotate the putterface with your forearms. I’ve tested thousands of students in my Scoring Game Schools and found that the majority of them make more putts of six feet or less with a long putter than when putting any other way including the conventional way. It is a very simple way to putt especially on short putts.

My tests also show that the long putter hanging vertically (from under the chin) is marginally more effective than the long putter anchored against the chest (right side of Figure 3.5.11) and better than the midlength putter anchored below the chest. But all three of these options because they employ a longer-thannormal-length shaft eliminate the problem of wrist breakdown that hampers many golfers.

The negatives of putting with a long putter are learning to roll putts the right distance (it requires learning new feel and touch for distance) and occasional instability in windy conditions. However both problems can be handled with a little practice leading me to believe they aren’t inherent problems but caused by a lack of experience.

50 Methods of Putting

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

Extract from the book:

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Imagine the line that has been drawn is your spine (axis). When the backswing is made, just rotate everything around that axis. If you do this properly, you will be on the correct plane. This correct swing plane will help your power, accuracy, and consistency. Keep the left arm locked as shown.

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