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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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Founded in 1905, the course was set out and built by a number of local gentlemen on Forestry land and is a typical heathland course that has remained almost unchanged in its 100 years existence. Natural forest grass gives. Burley Golf club is a 9 hole course, but has 18 tees and is quite different second time around due to the different tee positions.

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

Extract from the book:

Stand facing a wall with the toe of your putter about half an inch from the baseboard and your hair just touching the wall (but don’t rest your head against the wall). Execute your ritual and a putting stroke hitting a ball if you like but it’s not necessary. If your head moves during the stroke you’ll feel your hair brushing the wall (Figure 12.5.1). Spend a few minutes a day for several weeks putting this way and you’ll learn the feeling of not moving your head during the stroke. (If you don’t have enough hair to provide good feedback wear a soft hat.)

You also can get head-motion feedback outdoors by making putting strokes while watching your shadow. Find a reference object that won’t move (like the hole in Figure 12.5.2) and stand so your shadow falls next to it. Then you’ll be able to see any head movement during your stroke.

If you feel your hair brushing against the wall you know your head moved.

Body Motion

I discussed body motion in Chapters 3 and 4 mentioning that I often see poor putters turning and sliding their bodies during the stroke. Body motion is harmful because (in addition to adding unwanted power) it influences the putter’s face angle. Your upper body shoulders arms hands and putter are all taking a free ride on your lower body so when your hips rotate everything above them rotates too. In Figure 12.5.3 you can see what happens when I lock my arms and putter to

Improve Your Stroke Mechanics 295 will show if your head moves during your stroke. my chest then rotate my hips around the axis of my spine: My arms and hands didn’t do anything yet the putter moved and rotated.

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

Extract from the book:

The entire path that your putt takes is the “ball track” (left side of Figure 4.1.4). It may remind you of the “action track” sometimes used on television to show how a ball has traveled. The distances between the balls on the track indicate how fast (relatively) the putt is traveling: Farther apart means it is rolling faster; closer together and it is rolling slower. A detailed ball track provides an accurate understanding of a putt’s entire motion – both where and how fast it was going – better even than the same putt recorded and played back on videotape.

The amount or size of the “break” played on a putt is a measure of the difference between the direction you aim and start the putt rolling and where you want it to go. We define the amount of break as the distance between the Aimline (up by the hole) and the nearest edge of the hole measured along a line between the two (right side of Figure 4.1.4). The actual amount the ball breaks (curves) is something different because the ball track ideally curves into the center of the hole. But golfers refuse to deal with that detail. When golfers say they are playing one inch of break what they mean is that their Aimline passes one inch outside the edge of the hole as shown in Figure 4.1.5. Technically they expect the putt to break 3¼ inches – one inch plus half the diameter of the hole (2½ inches) – but they insist on thinking and saying that they are playing one inch of break.

Golfers the world over have made a tacit agreement to think of break as measured from the edge of the hole rather than the center. Unless the putt breaks less than half the width of the hole. Then we refer to it as breaking from somewhere inside the cup such as an “inside left edge” or “right center ” to the center of the hole. Only then do we acknowledge that our target is the center of the hole.

Let’s be sure that you understand the terms I’ve defined so far. You’ve cleaned your ball on the green and replaced it in front of your mark. Standing behind your ball on the ball-hole line you realize that if you putt directly along that line it will break to the left and miss below the hole. So you move slightly downhill from the

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 57 ball-hole line and try to imagine how far uphill to the right you must start your putt if you want to make it. You select an Aimline which runs about 28 inches outside the right edge of the hole you walk to the ball set up perfectly along your new Aimline and make practice strokes until ready. You execute the perfect stroke and your ball starts exactly on your Aimline. You guessed the right amount of break (28 inches) and gave your putt the perfect speed so as it rolls it breaks gently to the left and into the center of the cup. Your ball track formed the perfect arc (Figure 4.1.6) the ball entered the exact center of the hole (centered relative to the ball track) and all is right with the world.

4.2 Stroke Definitions

Where are you aiming? Sooner or later 1 ask that question of every golfer I work with. Aim is a critical aspect of putting (more on that later) and both you and I need to know not only where you are trying to aim (where you think you are aiming) but also where you are actually aiming your putter your stance and your stroke.

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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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As you can see in the image to the left, the back remains straight while bending over to the ball. All of the bending is done at the hips. Bending at the waist and keeping a straight back will promote great ball flight and consistency. The relationship between the arms and chest has not changed.

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