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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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Braemar is the highest 18 hole golf course in Britain at around 1,200 feet above sea level. The greens are amongst the finest in the area and the course is very popular with holiday makers and golfing societies. The course is relatively short, measuring 4,935 off the medal tees, but it will test golfers of any standard. Braemar Golf Club was founded in March 1902, during the latter part of the golfing boom in Scotland. Inititally a nine hole course was created and over the years this was developed into the wonderful eighteen hole course and clubhouse with full facilities.

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

Extract from the book:

To have good putting touch you first must know how long your putts are. When I began playing the game no one worried about how long a putt was or for that matter the distances of shots coming into greens. No one had yet thought of using a yardage book on the golf course and no one walked off distances from sprinkler heads. (Of course they weren’t marked with distances.) Veteran players said knowing the actual yardage would hurt your game because it removed feel. They said they could see the distance. However things have changed with the times.

Today there isn’t one player on the PGA or LPGA Tour who doesn’t use yardage books (as well as pin sheets) to know the absolutely precise distances of the game. It has been proven that it’s better for your game to know your distances than it is to see and guess them.

This also holds true for the length of your putts although few realize this (yet!). While you can be fairly accurate (to within a few feet) just by looking at and guessing the length of a putt your subconscious needs much more accurate information than that if it is going to consistently roll your putts to within a few inches of 17 inches past the hole. And there are times when your eyes can deceive you times when things appear to be different from reality.

Optical illusions do exist and on occasion putts appear to be longer or shorter than they are. These “tricks” are caused by the way light bounces off the grass the shape of a green or hillside a green’s surroundings even the position of someone else’s ball on the putting surface.

Learn a Metric

You need to learn to recognize your putt distances accurately and more important how to incorporate that knowledge into your touch before stroking a putt. It doesn’t matter if you learn to recognize your putt distances in feet steps yards or aardvarks (which are generally about four feet long). Any measuring system (what scientists call a “metric”) that lets you accurately judge and differentiate lengths consistently from one putt to another from practice green to golf course and from one year to the next will do.

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

Extract from the book:

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 71

4.6 Putter Path Is a Small Factor

I’m fairly sure there are almost as many different putting paths as there are golfers. And it seems there are as many ways to stand over (address) a putt too. Even for the same golfer each day’s stroke path seems to he different from the last with some golfers changing their paths from straight to breaking putts and changing again from a right-to-left breaker to a left-to-right breaker. Common sense should tell you that changing this often can’t be a good idea; my putting mantra – “simpler is better” – guarantees that the more different putting strokes you employ the worse your problems on the green.

The most practiced putting fundamental is the putter path. However my testing shows that path is actually one of the least significant factors in good putting. Yet when I ask golfers on the practice green what they are working on the most common answer is always “the path of my putter.”

The direction that the putter is moving at the moment of impact has very little influence on the starting direction of a putt: Assuming you make contact on the putter’s sweetspot the degree of influence is only about 17 percent (Figure 4.6.1). That means if the putterface is square to the intended starting line and the putter moves across that line at a 10-degree angle as it makes contact the ball will start only 1.7 degrees off-line (17 percent times 10 degrees equals 1.7 degrees).

So you can make a large error in your stroke path and see only a small error in the starting line of your putt. Another way to think of it is this: On a dead-straight five-foot putt your path could travel along a line aimed 13 inches left of the hole center and the ball would still hit the left edge (Figure 4.6.2) assuming you hit the sweetspot and everything else about your stroke was perfect.

As you will see in section 4.8 putterface angle has more effect on the line a pull starts on than does the putter path. But golfers practice putter path because

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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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Really flip your right wrist through the ball. This action will give you a lot more club head speed. It also eliminates any slice that you may have had because your left elbow isn’t flying on the follow through anymore. So, essentially you’re keeping the left elbow close to the body now. Before it was your right, and now it’s your left elbow that you are keeping tight to your body. Keep your left elbow close to your body, and flip the right wrist through the ball at the same time. You should feel the extra power this gives you.

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