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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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Brampton Heath is located on undulating heathland, sitting on very free draining soil. This allows play all year round, always with trolleys and never on tee mats. The greens play very true at all times and the fairways are arguably considered the best in the County. The course is constantly improved every season through the construction of new tees, hazards such as ditches and mounds, and an extensive tree planting programme. The course provides a fair test for players of all abilities – any visitor is welcome to play the course off the competition tees at any time.

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

Extract from the book:

Speed Is More Important Than Line

8.1 Speed Kills (and Speed Saves)

How important is speed to putting? If you roll your putts at the wrong speed nothing else matters. You won’t make many and you’ll have far too many three-putts. Speed is so important that it could be the foundation the first fundamental of putting. However it is neither a foundation nor a fundamental but rather a characteristic of putting. Speed is not something you buy or own a technique you learn or take out of your bag for use on the course. It is a concept one you need to think about understand and learn to control – because speed has more effect on putting results than most golfers could ever imagine.

As discussed in Chapter 5 feel and touch for distance are the skills you must develop for speed control. But that was just a taste for speed. Now 1’11 give you a much broader perspective along with ideas of how you should think about it and deal with it in putting.

Most golfers don’t think about speed quantitatively – that is how much speed they created – unless they’ve missed a putt so badly (running it far past the hole or leaving it way short) that they are afraid of three-putting. But even then their thoughts are nothing more than assuming that they hit the putt either too hard or too easy: They don’t know why they did it and go only so far as to hope they won’t do it again (Figure 8.1.1). Their mistake is not understanding that controlling speed is a skill just like all the others in golf that can and should be worked on and improved. So rather than think about practicing speed control the next time they’re on the practice green they call themselves stupid give themselves a mental slap on the wrist and go practice their setup alignment or grip.

That’s what most golfers think about instead of thinking about speed. They think about controlling the line (what we now refer to as the ball track) of their putts. However this doesn’t mean their aim setup posture or the orientation of their flow-lines. It means that they think about “making” their ball roll on the proper ball track to the hole. While this may not sound bad it really is a way to ensure that your putting never improves. It goes back to what I said at the very beginning of this book: ‘Frying to “make” a ball do anything usually involves a mechanical response of the hands fingers and forearms none of which arc helpful in executing rhythmic repeatable putting strokes.

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

Extract from the book:

Bobby Locke was a great putter but his putts did not hook into the hole. preparing to roll a putt.

The Cut Stroke

While there’s no such thing as hooking putts it is possible to cut across the path of one’s putts which is precisely what Chi Chi Rodriguez did while winning more than 30 tournaments in his career. Chi Chi actually putted fairly well in the early years of his career consistently cutting across the ball by swinging the putterhead outside-to-inside across the line (Figure 3.5.6). But his putting failed him later on because a cut stroke makes putting more complex than it needs to be.

It takes a talented athlete like Chi Chi to swing his putter to the left while holding the face open to the right and successfully make his ball go straight. But even he couldn’t do it all the time which is why I think he would have won quite a few more tournaments had he grooved and owned a simpler stroke. (Don’t think the cut stroke spins putts enough to make them slice across the green. The friction of the grass takes all spin off of putts the same as with hook-stroke putts.)

Another unusual – I wouldn’t go so far as to call it unique – putting style was put to good use for many years by Billy Casper. He locked his arms against his stomach and powered his putts purely by hinging his wrists (Figure 3.5.7). Once again Casper no longer uses this method and steers others away from it saying that it took far more time patience and practice to keep sharp than the pendulum stroke that is now popular among Tour pros.

However in his behalf I have to say that Billy won a lot of tournaments putting with his wrists so you know it can be done. I caution you though that you will have to devote yourself to hours and hours of practice for years and years and also play under enough pressure to learn how to handle the effects of adrenaline the way he did.

The Block Stroke Here’s a method that sounds almost ridiculous: Aim the putterface a foot to the left of your target on a straight putt then block the ball toward the hole. That’s what Lee Trevino has done throughout his career (Figure 3.5.8).

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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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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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