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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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Designed by J. H. Turner, the then professional at Frilford Heath Golf Club, the first nine holes of Burford course were opened for play in May of 1936.

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

Extract from the book:

Choose the Correct-Size Clip

After you’ve been practicing for 5 or 10 sessions (over a period of a few weeks) count the number of solid versus pronged putts in one session. For the most efficient learning adjust to a Teacher Putting Clip tolerance so your putts are approximately half solid and half pronged. When you begin making about 80 percent

I mprove Your Stroke Mechanics 283 solid contact move to the next-smaller clip which should reduce your solid contacts back to about 50 percent.

Itmay sound strange to hear me say this but don’t overdo this drill. One session every other day 30 solid putts per session is perfect. On the days between clip sessions practice with your Putting Track to keep grooving your pure-in-line stroke path. This will prevent your subconscious from creating solid contact with the clips by making an unacceptable correction to your stroke path (and messing up your putting on the course as alluded to earlier).

When practicing with Teacher Putting Clips (or doing any of the learning-aid drills in this book) keep a rational perspective on the point of your practice. Don ‘t get discouraged when you prong five consecutive putts (which everyone does sometimes) and don’t try to force or guide your puller to make solid contact. Always try to make good putting strokes in your natural body rhythm. You are trying to develop subconscious control of a solid-contact stroke that won’t require thinking on the golf course. What you should think about is getting into a good setup with a perfect shoulder flow line position standing a perfect distance from the ball with perfect alignment to your Aimline (as shown by Elk’s Key). Once in this start ing position don’t think your way through the putting stroke just let it swing back and through to the beat of your metronome then hold your finish squarely down the Aimline for five counts. The rest will come with time and practice.

284 Improve Your Stroke Mechanics

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

Extract from the book:

Something else to watch out for in your putting stroke motion is any change in your elbow angles. I am told that early in the career of Arnold Palmer his father

Deacon told him the secret to putting was to keep his putter low going back and low coming through. However the only way you can keep the club low to the ground is to extend and contract your elbows: Extend them during your back- swing contract them as you swing through impact then extend them again on your follow-through. I believe this complex set of motions – plus a propensity to power his putts with a wrist hinge – is what destroyed Arnold’s putting in the latter portion of his career.

I don’t mean to criticize Arnold or Deacon Palmer because Arnold putted well enough to be one of the best players of all time. But I’m convinced that with his fantastic imagination talent and competitive instincts (he certainly never had the best golf swing) he would have been even more dominant and for a longer time if he had used a simpler putting stroke and been a better putter.

The Grip: Light Is Better Than Tight

There are any number of ways to hold a putter. But I think there is only one way to set grip pressure and that is light and unchanging throughout your stroke. Light pressure is better than tight because squeezing your hands and flexing the hand wrist and arm muscles makes them stronger less pliant and less sensitive to delicate feelings. And remember your hands should be dead rather than strong when putting. So the lighter your grip (as long as the putter doesn’t slip out of your hands and your wrists don’t get floppy) the less likely you are to “hit” your putts and the more likely you will “stroke” them. This applies to all putting grips.

The purpose of your grip is to hold on to your putter as you allow it to move along the perfect in-line path with a square face angle through impact. There is no

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 105 right or wrong way to hold a putter for all golfers. But there is a best way for each golfer to hold his or her putter. This best way will lead to making the best stroke the greatest percentage of the time.

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Golf Swing Tips

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

Extract from the book:

Golf Tuition Burford Golf Club

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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