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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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Par 72, 6393 yards, SSS72A well-established 18-hole parkland course, built alongside the River Trent. Your round is made all the more testing by the inclusion of water hazards on sixteen of the holes.

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

Extract from the book:

298 Improve Your Stroke Mechanics a period of time (3 times a week for 12 weeks) your lower-body stability on the putting green will be greatly enhanced.

You can make your own balance board by attaching a wooden rod to a wooden platform about 12 inches deep and 18 inches long. But don’t center the rod: Most good putters keep 55 to 60 percent of their weight on their forward foot so attach the rod about 55 percent of the way to one end. Then stand on it with the small side toward your target as you stroke your putts (it takes more weight on the shorter side of the rod to keep in balance).

Eliminate Wrist Collapse

Changing wrist angles through impact (usually referred to as wrist breakdown or collapse) causes face rotation and putts to start left of the intended line (for right-handed golfers). This happens as power is being supplied to the ball by the wrist muscles and happens most severely if the right forearm is overpowering the left arm at the same time (which it often does). As l’ve already said numerous times powering putts with the wrist muscles will get you into trouble when adrenaline kicks in under pressure. Still many golfers continue to control roll distance this way.

It is possible to make a slight hinge of the wrists – as demonstrated by one of the best putters on the PGA Tour D. A. Weibring in Figure 12.5.7 – without affecting either the power (no adrenaline) or roll direction (as long as the hinge and the putterface stay down-the-line). But anything more than that becomes a

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

Extract from the book:

My point is great putters have their putterfaces square to their Aimlines through impact what you see in photographs on TV or in person notwithstanding. That’s one of the reasons they putt so well. If the camera is not on-line or if gridlines aren’t present to reference your vision you can’t believe what you see because of the optical illusions. Even standing face-on watching a player putt at a tournament your eyes (and those of playing and teaching pros) deceive you in the same way. You’ve got to get your eyes (or the camera) either on-line or vertically above a swing motion to see if it’s on-line and rotating or not (as in Figure 4.7.2 where you can accurately compare the rotation of screen-door vs. pits stroke motions).

82 The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics it’s important to realize that the putter shaft is not the pendulum of the stroke and the lie of the putter shaft does not affect the path of your stroke unless it makes you move your hands. Figure 4.7.6 shows the path of a vertical pendulum stroke with two different putters with different shaft angles: You can see that both swing in a pure-in-line-square motion all the way.

Everyone Can Swing On-Line and Square

Away from physics and hack to golf. As long as your putting triangle (Figure 4.7.7) remains intact so the elbow and wrist angles don’t change during the stroke and your forearms don’t rotate there is a position of your hands somewhere under your shoulders that will produce a pure-in-line-square stroke. This stroke is perfectly natural with no involvement of the muscles of your hands wrists or forearms. This lack of hand action is what we call a “dead-hands” stroke. (Note: The perfect vertical pendulum hand position can be influenced by the musculature of your shoulders and arms. Golfers with either very muscular or slender arms may find the spot isn’t precisely under their shoulders – but pretty close – due to the weight balance of the arms hands and putter.)

You’ve now had it proven that it is not only possible but also natural to swing your putter in a pure straight-line motion without any hand or forearm manipulations. And it’s equally possible and natural to swing your putter around or away from your body. Which stroke do you think lets you putt best? To me it’s obvious that the pure-in-line-square (pils) stroke is the simplest and best way to putt.

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It’s Natural

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

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At this point the right wrist is completely on top of the left wrist. Your hands are “through the ball”. You have continued to rotate around your spine, and you have tried to stop the left elbow on the imaginary line. This is the primary action for amateur golfer to increase power, while reducing slice.

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