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Golf Lessons at Carlyon Bay 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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The Championship golf course on the cliffs at Carlyon Bay is at once beautiful, dramatic and challenging. Stretching along the coastline towards the port of Par, the course offers 6,500 yards of the most stimulating golf in Cornwall, a comfortable club house and an extensive pro shop. Golf holidays and golf breaks in Cornwall are a speciality of the club, with 3 and 5 day golf school breaks offering the chance to combine a stay at the luxury Carlyon Bay Hotel with instruction at our golf academy, where PGA professional Mark Rowe gives expert golf tuition.

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

Extract from the book:

Steve Elkington (Figure 15.6.1) is one of the best players I’ve ever worked with. He knows how to hit all the shots and that includes putting. But as talented as he is athletically he still practices his putting stroke and he still hits all the other shots four to six hours a day six days a week and he plays 18 holes almost every day.

Do you really think you can do your job – sitting behind a desk or behind the wheel of a car – for most of your life and expect to repeat those motions as well as Elk can? Sorry but it’s not going to happen. I teach my schools and have written this book staying loyal to my belief that dealing with the realities of the game is the best way to improve. This means having realistic expectations about your game and your possible improvement. Without question you can putt as well as Steve Elkington. But you’ve got to be willing to do what it takes to get there before you do.

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Once you learn how to putt you must groove your stroke work on your feel and touch and read lots of greens before any of it will become a habit. Great put ters build great strokes out of habit. Nobody who is any good at putting thinks his way through his putting strokes.

Attention to Detail

Even putting which is the simplest swing in the game has 15 building blocks. Ignore any one of them at your own peril. While it is not difficult to putt there are many factors vital to putting success and you have to have a handle on all of them to be consistently successful.

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

Extract from the book:

Look next at the top of Figure 2.6.5 which shows how far the same five balls will roll on an uphill putt (released from the True Roller each with the same energy as before). The uphill putts stop closer together (the distance between the longest and shortest balls is 7.5 feet) indicating that on uphill putts balls tend to roll closer to the same distance. This means the roll of an uphill putt is less sensitive to the length of the stroke than putts on a level surface. The lesson is that even if you don’t hit all of your uphill putts the right speed be sure to get them past the hole.

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That gives them a chance to go in and the longest ones will probably stop near enough to the hole to leave no-brainers coming back.

Now look at the bottom of Figure 2.6.5 to see how far these same putts roll given the same amount of starting energy on a straight downhill putt. There ‘s a big difference from the level and uphill putts. Of course each downhill putt rolls farther but more important the spread of distances between balls has increased meaning the roll distance is more sensitive to energy input. Now the distance between the longest and shortest balls is 18 feet. So your downhill stroke has to be about three times more precise than your uphill stroke to stop a putt at the right distance. When putting downhill make a stroke of the wrong speed and you’ll have trouble making your next putt.

I’m not saying that understanding putting like this will make you a great putter. But I am saying that understanding nature’s rules and where the dangers lie in putting can help you be a better putter. And not understanding what putting is all about will make it even more difficult for you to learn to putt well.

So if you don’t know that downhill putts break more than uphill putts on the same slope (covered in Chapter 7) then you won’t be making many downhill-breaking putts. Or if you believe that Bobby Locke and Ben Crenshaw struck their putts with overspin to make them dive into the hole then it’s unlikely that you’ll work on those aspects of your putting that actually can help you putt better (see section 4.9).

It might seem about now that I’m being very negative about putting that I’m pointing out how hard it is how much you don’t know and how much you have to learn to be a good putter. I’m not trying to he negative but I am trying to point out how much you have to learn. Learning is what good putting is all about: It’s not hard to putt well; it is hard to learn how to putt well. And the difference is crucial. I place much of the blame for the difficulty in learning squarely on the putting green. The green provides a very poor environment in which to learn.

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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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After we get through the remaining sections, you will understand that this will change your swing plane a bit. Your swing plane will become more horizontal, the straighter you stand up. Please realize that nothing else should change. You will swing each of your clubs in exactly the same fashion (found below). This repositioning at setup will have a huge effect on the outcome of your shot, so please take some time to see where you are the most comfortable.

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