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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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Set in the picturesque Yorkshire Dales, the course is both challenging to the keen golfer and a pleasure to the casual player. The club prides itself on being one of the friendliest clubs in the country, so feel free to come along and see for yourself…..

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

Extract from the book:

Your framework includes everything that precedes and accompanies your practice sessions (correctly setting Aimlines using a metronome getting the right putter fit holding your finish etc.). You have to get all the ingredients right or else you won’t improve. This may be more than you used to think of as practice but I’m telling you it’s the only way to succeed.

Establish Your Practice Framework 221

If you’re going to spend the time and effort to practice then do it right. Many people – including students in my schools – seem to think they don’t have time to practice properly so they rush through it trying to “just get it done. ” But then they find they have to make time to do it over again later because it has to be done right. Save yourself the time and trouble and do it right from the start. You’ll definitely see an improvement in your putting game.

Establish your ground rules for practice and adhere to them. Promise yourself that you’ll always practice with the intent to improve and with the feedback necessary to provide that improvement however small. The key to adhering to such a commitment is to realize that you don’t have to improve much each time you practice to become very good over the long haul. In fact you shouldn’t expect improvement to come quickly or in big leaps. Golf doesn’t work that way. At best you can expect to move a small (usually imperceptible) amount forward every time you practice. As a measure of success be satisfied by seeing improved scores over time.

It’s important to understand that practice makes permanent. So poor practice will only help you become a permanently poor golfer (and if you practice poorly you deserve it). Only perfect practice helps move you toward perfection. My putting practice guidelines are listed in Figure 11.1.1. 1 hope that they will help you set yours.

These guidelines are the foundation (there ‘s that word again!) for all my prac tice sessions. I follow them no matter what aspect of my putting I’m working on

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

Extract from the book:

So if you are going to take my advice and develop an in-line-square stroke you must be absolutely sure that as you learn this stroke you also learn to address the ball with your shoulders square (parallel-left) to your putting line. And as you will learn in Chapter 11 setting up parallel-left has other benefits as well.

4.8 The Importance of Putterface Angle

While putter path has relatively minor influence on the starting line direction of your putts (only about 17 percent) the putterface angle at the moment of impact (Figure 4.8.1) has a tremendous effect the remaining 83 percent (assuming contact is made on the sweetspot). This means face angle is more than four times as important as putter path. You may find this imbalance in importance surprising (most golfers do) but it’s true.

If you are having a hard time believing this run the following test for yourself. As shown in Figure 4.8.2 aim the edge of a heavy piece of wood to the left edge of a target. Place a ball just outside the wood about the distance from the heel of the

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 87 putter to the sweetspot and hold the putterface open to a 45-degree angle to the target with a piece of cardboard (cut the cardboard with equal-length sides A and B at right angles then cut side C between the end points as shown in the inset). Using both hands to hold the face open at that angle and keeping the heel against the wood slide the putter toward the target to simulate a putting stroke (shown from right to left in figure). If you keep the face 45 degrees open the ball will start to the right almost perpendicular to the open face (actually 45 degrees times .83 = 37 degrees) no matter how hard you hit it.

This should convince you that even with the perfect path poor face angle at the moment of impact will start your putts off-line big-time.

Do you still think putter path is as important as face angle? Reposition the piece of wood to produce a path at 45 degrees to the right of your Aimline and hold the putterface square to the Aimline aiming straight at the hole. Again use both hands to control face angle and path and slide the putterface along the edge of the wood. This stroke – with perfect face angle but 45-degree off-line path (Figure 4.8.3) – starts the ball only about 7 degrees off of the Aimline.

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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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Wrap your right fingers lightly around the handle of the club Alternative to the interlock grip (The overlap grip)

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