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Golf Lessons at Brancepeth Golf Club

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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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elcome to Brancepeth Castle Golf Club. We are situated in the historic village of Brancepeth, four miles south-west of the Cathedral City of Durham on the A690 to Crook. We have been host to some of the most prestigious competitions in recent years including the English Golf Union and the Mens and Ladies Champions Club Tournament.The course was designed by Harry Colt and presently measures 6400 yards and its par and SSS of 70 prove a sound test to many of the countries leading amateurs who meet annually to compete in the Club’s open amateur 36-hole stroke play Championship for the Leonard Crawley Medal.

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

Extract from the book:

Even putting which is the simplest swing in the game has 15 building blocks. Ignore any one of them at your own peril. While it is not difficult to putt there are many factors vital to putting success and you have to have a handle on all of them to be consistently successful.

The complexity of putting is one of its greatest aspects. The motion is simple enough that anyone can do it and a few do it surprisingly well without knowing quite how. But much of putting is very subtle so much so that it slips past most golfers by masquerading as art God-given talent or luck. Figure 15.6.2 shows four

U.S. Open champions I have been fortunate enough to work with all of whom have been referred to as “gifted putters.” While each one of them putts great I know from personal experience how hard they worked to putt that well and it was no gift. They earned it!

The more you understand simplify and habitualize your stroke the more you can concentrate on the right things at the right time. For example a “look” (with focus and attention) is better than a glance when you want to see and feel how far away the hole appears to be. A focused look is a vital ingredient to getting your feel and touch for distance.

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But sometimes a glance is better than a look. When you are in your putting ritual trying to create your perfect-rhythm prestroke motions and don’t want to think or engage the brain in anything other than the feel of repeating your preview stroke a quick glance is better than a focused look. Knowing such differences will advance your putting skills.

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

Extract from the book:

After learning the benefits of lag putts between 50 and 60 feet) of some Tour pros we

• When you warm up before work with compared to our Scoring Game School play or go to the practice students. You can see that if the amateurs im green for a true practice session practice lag putting proved their lag patterns so they were closer to the first concentrating on stop-hole by a factor of two they would not only reduce ping all putts from more than their number of three-putts significantly but they 35 feet close enough to make also would increase their number of putts holed by the second putt a virtual tap a factor of four. (The percentage area of the hole in. You don’t need to sink relative to the lag pattern area changes by the long putts but you must get square of the lag-area radius.) So better lag putting them close enough so you al- not only reduces the number of three-putts but most never three-putt. also leads to more long putts holed (but still a rela

• Practice putts of intermediate length – 6 to 30 feet – tively small number). second and concentrate on rolling them at a speed that Don’ t Be Discouraged stops any that miss about 17

In mentioning some of the problems inherent in inches past the hole. putting (all of which will be explained in more un

• Finish your practice with putts derstandable detail in later chapters) I’ve thrown a of less than six feet focusing fair amount of information at you and we have yet only on rolling them into the to even begin examining the putting stroke. How- cup at a firm brisk pace. ever please don’t be discouraged about the com plexity of putting or the confusion you might be feeling right now. You need to understand the realities of putting so you’ll be more tolerant when unexplained things happen to you on the greens. You need to believe – no you need to know – that there is no net luck in putting no matter how your putts seem to be rolling bouncing or deflecting that day.

Once you understand the reality of the problems of the game and the often cruel statistical nature of its results you will be better prepared to proceed with your learning program which will lead to your improved putting. Always remain alert to the importance of immediate accurate reliable feedback and what it can do for your practice and on-course putting. So take heart and realize your better scores will come from more areas than simply improving your stroke mechanics. There’s much more to good putting than that physical stroke motion of yours.

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Golf Swing Tips

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

Extract from the book:

Golf Tuition Brancepeth Golf Club

Here is a picture at full speed. The wrists have completed their roll through the ball. The left elbow is close to the body, and about ready to break, allowing for follow through.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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