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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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Carluke Golf Club, is situated in a rural setting above the Clyde Valley rich in history. Carluke is a long established Parkland Course within the boundaries of a former country estate. The course has had considerable improvements over the past few years, challenging the low handicapper, while being fair to the less gifted player. Although, good course management would be beneficial.Many of the holes demand a great deal of respect, “Glenburn” the 11th, a par 3, and “Hill of Hope” the 12th, a par 4, have been left in many golfers minds for one reason or another.Hopefully, you will have survived and you can look forward to completing an excellent round with the final hole in sight of the 19th hole where an excellent bar and catering facilities are available to you and where our members and staff are keen to make your visit to Carluke a memorable one.

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

Extract from the book:

“Draw-Back” is the best game of all for developing and refining touch for putts longer than 35 feet. Because the odds of making long putts are so poor the real skill in lag putting is rolling your putts consistently close to the hole taking the pressure off your short putting and eliminating any chance of three-putting. And Draw-Back is designed to develop exactly that skill. (The rules are listed in Figure 13.2.5.)

The reward in Draw-Back comes in lagging your first putt close enough to the hole so that after drawing it back 34 inches the next putt is significantly less than six feet so the probability of making it is great. You can play Draw-Back by yourself but you will learn far more quickly if you play nine-hole games in competition with good lag putters and with something at stake. (1 don’t want to encourage gambling for money you might not have but you need to care about winning each hole and each game if you are to see maximum improvement.)

Never play Draw-Back on putts of less than 35 feet. If you do the training to your subconscious is to lag those close rather than trying to maximize your make-percentage by rolling them 17 inches past the hole.

308 Develop Your Artistic Senses (Feel Touch Green-Reading)

Safety-Drawback

“Safety-Drawback” (rules in Figure 13.2.5) is a drill that you can play as a game designed to sharpen your touch on putts of less than 35 feet. The purpose is to exercise the ability of your mind’s eye to recognize the stroke needed to produce the perfect putting speed and distance to optimize your chances of holing putts in this range. To develop your touch on these “makable” putts you want to play Safety-

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

Extract from the book:

The Screen Door

For many years Harvey Penick one the game’s greatest teachers taught that the putter should swing open on the backswing and swing closed on the follow-through like a screen door as it moved around a player ‘s body (Figure 4.6.3). He believed that the natural stroke path should move to the inside on the backswing (around a motionless body) and back to the inside on the follow-through. He taught many golfers to become great players including my good friends Tom Kite and Ben Crenshaw and his screen-door concept has been the generally accepted way to putt throughout most of the 50 years I’ve been playing this game.

It was how I wanted to putt back when I thought I had a chance to have a playing career. However despite my tremendous admiration for Mr. Penick and his teaching accomplishments (which are legendary) and my own efforts to copy his opening and closing “screen-door” method my more recent research has proven that while this stroke can be effective the screen door is neither the best nor the simplest way to swing a putter.

Three Pendulums

In my first book on putting Putt Like the Pros which was published about 10 years ago I pointed out that a pure-in-line stroke path along the Aimline was the easiest most natural and best putter path to use (Figure 4.6.4). However it turns out that many golfers including some golf professionals never read or understood the concepts that determined this to be a natural motion and continue to believe and teach that the putter should swing around the body in the screen-door semicircular motion as shown in Figure 4.6.5. To understand why the in-line stroke motion is the simplest way to putt you must first understand the mechanics of the way pendulums swing. Three pendu

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 75 lums are illustrated in Figure 4.6.6. Each is swinging from a fixed point with pendulum A swinging vertically below its suspension point describing a back-andforth in-line path along a straight line. Pendulum B is swinging at a 20-degree angle to the vertical supported by a small force shown by arrow B and describing a curved path around the spot directly below its suspension point. Pendulum C is swinging at the opposite 20-degree angle supported by arrow C in a curved motion in the opposite direction around the spot below its suspension point.

All three pendulums are describing pure pendulum motions (the pendulum rhythm will be discussed in section 6.3) which occur in a gravitational field such as that found on Earth. But only pendulum A swings with gravity helping to determine its straight in-line path without any rotation or curvature of the swing path. As you can see both pendulums B and C require outside forces to keep them moving in circular motions.

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Golf Swing Tips

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

Extract from the book:

Golf Tuition Carluke Golf Club

The picture at left shows the correct setup position from above. You can see the correct shoulder turn by looking at this picture in conjunction with the picture directly below. Notice that there is no horizontal movement. There should also be no vertical movement. Everything rotates around the spine. Focus on rotating the right side of your body around your spine. The left side will move into place automatically.

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