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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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Broughton Heath Golf Course is an 18 hole, par 3, golf course. First established in 1998, we are one of (if not the) longest par 3 course in the country.Broughton Heath fills the gap between a regular pitch and putt course, and a full size par 72 course. At 3,087 yards long off the back tees, the average hole length is 172 yards.The course is very demanding, and set over 42 acres of land, incorporating lakes, trees, ditches and many other hazards.OUR FACILITIESBroughton Heath facilities include18 hole, par 54 (57 ladies) golf courseUndercover Driving RangePractice putting greenFully stocked professional shopClubhouse with changing / shower facilitiesLicenced bar / restaurant

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

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This is very different from practice for the full swing where hitting balls at a driving range can provide benefits intuitively (when you make a good driver swing you see a good drive; when you make a good 8-iron swing you see a good 8-iron shot; when you make bad swings you see bad shots). A driving range is a relatively good learning environment for the full swing. However practicing putting is nothing like that. Most golfers miss putts when they’re “practicing” on a putting green and have no idea why. The reason is they ‘re not getting reliable helpful feedback and more practice doesn’t help the situation.

Outdoor Learning

Touch feel and green-reading must be learned outdoors on putting greens (real or artificial). Again good feedback is beneficial and you must get into the habit of

376 Wrap-Up evaluating the proper aspect of your results to provide it (Chapters 12 and 13 detail the drills and games to play).

It has been both interesting and informative to watch and experience how the staff at the Pelz Golf Institute learns what to expect balls to do on sloping greens. The more we test measure and identify slopes the easier it becomes for us to recognize them in our mind’s eye the next time we see them (before we even measure them). The more we measure and quantify green speeds the better we get at estimating how fast they are and how much putts will break on them before we actually roll any putts (Figure 15.3.2).

Spending time in this environment has not only improved my green-reading skills it has convinced me that all golfers can learn to read greens more accurately given a little time feedback and reference information. While my staff is constantly refining and learning about how golfers play the game we also see our concepts constantly being proven in our schools. As they work more and more with the tilt-greens True Rollers and other feedback devices they have begun to see and feel in their subconscious minds that reference slopes speed evaluations and focusing on visible break really does take hold and work. Even some of our nongolfing personnel have learned to read greens pretty well.

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

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If you want an answer to question 2 – “How well do you putt?” – you must measure your percentage of putts holed from each distance. You can do this but it will take some effort. You have to record the distance of each putt on your scorecard as you move around the course and indicate those you hole. After 10 to 15

Problems on the Greens 29 rounds (and at least 5 to 10 putts from each distance) you’ll begin to be able to plot your own conversion chart and compare it to those of the pros.

As for question 3 – “How good can one get at putting?” – the answer depends on a number of things: the quality of the greens how well a player reads those greens and the quality of the player’s stroke and touch. Although none of these questions can be answered definitively in this book I assure you that all of the above are getting better all the time. As greens improve putting strokes improve and golfers learn to read greens better a higher percentage of putts from every distance will be made in the future.

Finally “Flow good will your putting be in the future?” That depends on your ability to learn the mechanics of a better putting stroke your ability to learn better putting feel and touch your ability to learn to read greens better and your ability to produce the right stroke at the right time. Depending on your lifestyle your determination and intensity your focus your self-discipline and practice habits and your ability to learn only you can provide this answer.

For most golfers to improve their scores it is often easier to reduce their number of three-putts than it is to increase their number of one-putts. This is generally true for golfers with handicaps greater than 20 although it is even true for some very fine lower-handicap players. As you can see in Figure 2.9.1 the length of the most frequent first putt on greens hit from outside 60 yards is 38 feet. (This distance varies a little with the handicap of the players measured but obviously there are many more long first putts than short ones.) This figure also shows that the most frequent first putt to follow shots hit from inside 60 yards is an 18-footer. If you combine these two curves and add in all the second and third putts that become necessary after the first putt is missed you can see a typical value for the number of putts of each length golfers face per round over a season of golf (Figure 2.9.2).

Now look at the conversion curve for this group of 15- to 25-handicap golfers (Figure 2.9.3) and the frequency with which they three-putt versus the putt distance (Figure 2.9.4). By comparing these data you can see the importance of making short putts as well as learning that you can save several strokes per round by eliminating three-putts from outside 30 feet. This means that you shouldn’t practice only short putts; the long ones are also important. And you must stop three-putting those long ones if you want to be a good putter.

For those not familiar with “lag putting ” some explanations:

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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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This is the final setup position. The back is still straight. All you need to do is bend at the waist until the club touches the ground. As you can see, the arms are still stretched out, and the hands are hanging straight down from the shoulders. They seem lower than waist-level, but the relationship between the arms and chest has not changed. Your legs remain in a fixed position, while you move the arms and chest together to the ball. This is the key to a good, simple setup.

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