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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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Broome Manor Golf Club is a fully affiliated golf club to the English & Wiltshire Golf Union, the English Ladies Golf Association & the Wiltshire Ladies Golf Union. The club has active Mens, Ladies, Seniors and Junior sections and is proud to have 4 international players, one of whom holed the putt that won the Walker Cup in September 1995 and was part of the winning Ryder Cup team 2004.

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

Extract from the book:

When you first try practice putting in ski gloves you’ll be surprised to find that most of your feel actually is in your mind and you’ll probably putt better than you expected. That’s when you realize the physical feel in your hands is “icing on

Develop Your Artistic Senses (Feel Touch Green-Reading) 317 minimizes the kinesthetic side of feel and helps refine one’s mind’s-eye feel for putts. the cake” in putting. It also may be when you finally understand why you don’t want to supply putting power with your hands and wrists: This kind of power overwhelms the small kinesthetic messages of feel that are there and removes your chance of benefiting from that “icing.”

A way to heighten your feel for the physical (kinesthetic) sensations of putting is to make practice strokes with your eyes closed. Begin your usual routine keeping your eyes open for your first practice stroke looking at the hole and seeing the distance. Then close both eyes ending all visual input to your brain. Make a practice stroke and feel what you expect the results of that putt would be. 1)o this several times until you’re comfortable with the feel of your stroke then open your eyes step in perform your ritual and stroke your putt. Creating a preview stroke with your eyes closed is the opposite of putting with gloves on as it forces you to feel through your hands where the sensations are weak. It will also convince you that putting with “dead-hands” (no power supplied by hands) allows you to achieve maximum sensitivity and feel from your hands in the putting stroke.

Too-High Drill “Too High” is a game we use to help our students learn (1) what it feels like to play too much break and (2) how to float putts in from the high side when you want to be sure to avoid a three-putt. You can play Too High by yourself or in competition with any number of players. Find a hole on a pronounced slope and mark the ball-hole line through the center of the hole extending in both directions along the line you intend to putt from (Figure 13.3.5). You can putt from anywhere along or beyond this line with one rule: The ball that stops closest to the hole without going into the hole or below the line wins.

318 Develop Your Artistic Senses (Feel Touch Green-Reading) downhill slider I play nine feet of break trying to stop putts above the ball-hole li ne as close to the hole as possible.

Several winners arc shown in Figure 13.3.6 but any ball that falls in the hole while playing Too High cannot win. (If the ball falls in it wasn ‘t too high was it?) But holing out doesn’t necessarily mean you lose if all the other balls also roll in or below the line.

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

Extract from the book:

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.

So if you are going to make a stroke error of 45 degrees which result would you rather see? A putt off-line by 7 degrees or 37 degrees? I’m sure you now agree with me that if you want to putt consistently along your intended Aimline you’d better learn to keep your putterface angle square to that line (the square face angle advantage of the pils vs. screen-door stroke should

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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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Notice that the left elbow is still locked at this point. The elbow is just crossing the imaginary line that you have created between your eyes and your belly button. Remember, try to stop your elbow at this point. This is the point where your wrists will start to flip through the ball.Also notice the angle between the left arm and the club shaft is almost the same as it was at setup.

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