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Golf Lessons at Burghill Valley 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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Burghill Valley Golf Club

Situated 4 miles NW of the City of Hereford in beautiful Herefordshire Countryside. The walking is easy on gently rolling fairways around two lakes. There is always a background of hills and woods and in the distance, views of the Welsh mountains. A special feature is playing through mature cider orchards. Golf clubs do not come any friendlier. Visitors are most welcome.

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

Extract from the book:

One more question. You’ve seen that even when the wind is blowing fairly hard balls sitting on the green don’t often get blown into motion or completely off the putting surface. So that must mean the wind won’t blow rolling putts off-line right?

My Answers

We recently purchased some wind velocity measuring equipment and measured average wind profiles which showed that wind speeds do indeed drop as they get closer to the earth’s surface. However we found that they don’t get to zero until they reach absolute ground level. And at the height of a golf ball – 1.68 inches above the ground – the wind can be blowing at a relatively rapid pace. When we saw wind speeds at 1 inch above ground level within 20 to 30 percent of those speeds measured at 6 feet we realized that our pant cuffs and leaves are not moving on their own.

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And yes it’s true balls sitting stationary on the green don’t move even when the greens are pretty fast until wind speeds reach about 25 to 30 mph an inch off the ground at which point you would call it a very windy day. But the force of friction between a green and a ball at rest (static friction) is different from the friction between the same green and a moving ball (rolling friction) by a significant amount with rolling friction being lower.

Armed with these ideas and statistics I decided to look into wind’s effects on rolling putts. The intent was to learn how much the wind has to be blowing before you should be concerned about its effects on your putting.

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

Extract from the book:

Perfectly Square … Never! now be obvious). And if you have some free time Trying to get your putterface square what part of your stroke are you going to practice? at impact with a screen-door stroke is Right again: Spend at least four times more time like trying to be “exactly on-time.”

You can never do it. You’re either working on keeping the face angle square to your early or you’re late by a minute a sec-Aimline than you do on perfecting your stroke ond a millisecond or a nanosecond. If path (details in Chapter 12). your putterface is rotating through impact it’s almost always open or

4.9 The Very Important Impact Point closed and you will be penalized for being either one at impact (it’s just a Putter path is somewhat important to good putt- matter of how much). It will never be ing. Putterface angle is four times more important. square – and certainly never consis-And guess what? Your impact point – where you tently square when you need it! make contact with the ball – is even more important still!

The point of contact between your putter and the ball determines how much energy is transferred to the ball at the moment of impact. And the amount of energy your putts receive determines both how fast and far the balls will roll and how much your putts will break. Most golfers believe the distance their putts roll is determined strictly by the length and force of their swing. That’s true only if they transfer a consistent percentage of energy from putter to ball at impact. And that is seldom the case.

The Sweetspot

A common term in sports is “sweetspot.” Tennis players talk about hitting the sweetspot of the racquet; baseball players like to crack the ball on the sweetspot of the bat. Why? Because when contact is made there it feels good and maximum energy is transferred to the ball. The same is true for a putter in golf: The sweet-spot is that place where contact feels the most solid which eliminates all rotation and wobble of the putterhead at impact (Figure 4.9.1) and which transfers the maximum energy possible from the stroke to the ball. If you do everything correctly your impact point will be the sweetspot of your putter.

It is possible to miss the sweetspot either in the vertical plane (hitting the ball too high or too low on the face) or the horizontal plane (making contact toward the toe or the heel of the putter). Any of these misses by as little as a fraction of an inch results in a mis-hit and a loss of energy. But you don’t need to worry because in Chapter 12 I will show you how to measure and mark your putter sweetspot and then learn to hit the ball there repeatedly and consistently.

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

Extract from the book:

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The completed grip with both “V” shapes pointed toward the right shoulder. Note the “V” shapes are parallel with each other.Hopefully, you already have a grip that closely resembles this one. There are some slight variations, but this grip is standard for the most part. It should produce the best results. However, if you have a different grip than this, and you are more comfortable using it, you may continue using it. A grip is hard to change, and this one may feel really uncomfortable to you; however, benefits will come if you embrace this new grip. The “Simple Golf Swing” will most likely provide to you the desired results, even if you use your current grip. However, if you are still having problems when you get through the system, please incorporate the above grip method into your swing.

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