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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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Established 25 years ago, Calderfields Golf Academy is fast becoming one of the most popular venues for golfers and non golfers alike.Easily accessible from Birmingham City Centre, The West Midlands and the M6 and M5 motorways, our 18 hole US PGA Championship Golf Course offers a golfing challenge to test players of all ages and ability.The scenic course in peaceful settings is complemented by a 27 bay automatic floodlit driving range, an 18 hole floodlit putting green and practise bunker facility.

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

Extract from the book:

This chapter is a special little place for some special little problems I’ve encountered over the years. It includes problems I’ve seen observations I’ve made and several experiences I’ve had as a teacher. These problems aren’t the fundamentals of putting but the nagging little annoyances every golfer seems to have and isn ‘t sure how to handle. Well if you haven’t heard this before let me be the first to tell you: The secret to golf as to life is how you handle your problems.

Every golfer has problems. Even the best of them the most talented the greatest ball-strikers the game has ever known have problems with their putting. For example Tom Purtzer and Hal Sutton are two of the best ball-strikers I’ve ever seen (Figure 14.1.1). Gifted athletes yet both often aim their flow-lines way to the left and both have struggled with their putting because of it. Or look at Craig

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Stadler a wonderful player now as he has been for many years (Figure 14.1.2). But he sometimes moves his upper body so much during his stroke that he almost can’t find the ball let alone the hole when he putts. Some golfers make way fewer than the average number of 10- to 20-footers while others struggle with short putts. Some can’t make left-to-right-breaking putts and many golfers can’t get the ball to consistently reach the hole. However it’s interesting that few great golfers have trouble lagging their putts close to the hole. I’d say that’s because lag putting isn’t all that difficult (as I discussed in Chapter 13). his wrists to the extreme. His putting has suffered from it too.

Tom Watson Greg Norman David Duval and Tiger Woods may be the best players since Jack Nicklaus but they all have room for improvement in their putting games: Watson has had trouble making the short ones consistently; Norman sometimes loses his tempo becomes too deliberate and his conversion of 6-to 12-footers suffers as a result; Duval occasionally rushes and pushes too many putts; and Tiger keeps trying to keep putts from breaking and blows too many short ones past the hole causing too many lip-outs. Watch the pros and you’ll see that all of them are constantly working on their putting. But they have a lot more to lose than they have to gain when they work on any part of their game so they must be especially careful to pick the right part (building block) of their putting game to work on. Then they must improve in a way that benefits their putting game and allows their improved putting game to fit into their whole game without causing any other problems elsewhere.

My point is that while every golfer has putting problems every one of these problems is fixable. Poor golfers can putt better average golfers can learn to putt great and

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

Extract from the book:

The final power source is the best power source the gentle swinging of the arms (which also involves the shoulders). Think about a grandfather clock in which the pendulum swings back and forth with a gentle constant rhythmic motion. Now imagine your arms are connected at your shoulders at one end and at the putter at the other end forming a triangle as shown in Figure 4.5.3. Imagine letting this triangle become the pendulum of a grandfather clock (Figure 4.5.4) swinging back and forth with the same gentle constant motion. This is what I call a pendulum putting stroke and it’s the best stroke I know because it is the most easily repeatable and predictable (plus additional benefits as you will soon see).

A pendulum stroke works under pressure because adrenaline-filled muscles don’t get to determine how far the ball rolls. In this stroke putting speed and roll are determined solely by the length of the stroke motion. As a result if you practice controlling speed this way you can be sure that it will work on the course and under pressure the same way. And that’s what you want.

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4.6 Putter Path Is a Small Factor

I’m fairly sure there are almost as many different putting paths as there are golfers. And it seems there are as many ways to stand over (address) a putt too. Even for the same golfer each day’s stroke path seems to he different from the last with some golfers changing their paths from straight to breaking putts and changing again from a right-to-left breaker to a left-to-right breaker. Common sense should tell you that changing this often can’t be a good idea; my putting mantra – “simpler is better” – guarantees that the more different putting strokes you employ the worse your problems on the green.

The most practiced putting fundamental is the putter path. However my testing shows that path is actually one of the least significant factors in good putting. Yet when I ask golfers on the practice green what they are working on the most common answer is always “the path of my putter.”

The direction that the putter is moving at the moment of impact has very little influence on the starting direction of a putt: Assuming you make contact on the putter’s sweetspot the degree of influence is only about 17 percent (Figure 4.6.1). That means if the putterface is square to the intended starting line and the putter moves across that line at a 10-degree angle as it makes contact the ball will start only 1.7 degrees off-line (17 percent times 10 degrees equals 1.7 degrees).

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

Extract from the book:

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Focus on using your spine as your axis now. Turn both shoulders and sides directly around your spine. Keep your left arm locked, and your left wrist locked. Although difficult to see from this camera-angle, the triangle is still perfectly in tact.

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