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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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Carnwath Golf Club was founded in 1907 on a piece of land called Gallow Hill, situated to the west of the village of Carnwath. The 9 hole course was laid out by Mr W, Auchterlonie of St Andrew’s and opened by Lady Lockhart, the wife of Sir Simon M Lockhart, Honorary President of the club and laird of the estates, on 29th June 1907.The course was extended to 18 holes in May 1922 and by 1936 was visited by more than 3000 golfers annually. With the acquisition of a further 20 acres south of the course, it’s layout was again redesigned by G M Clark, club champion, and the new layout opened in July 1963.The club crest bears a motif of Carnwath Motte, a defensive ditch built in the 12th century, still a visible feature of the course, located behind the first green.The rural setting of the Golf Club, is easily accessible from both Glasgow and Edinburgh, making it a popular venue for visitors. Renowned for their local hospitality the members and the residents of the town will make your visit both, pleasant and enjoyable.

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

Extract from the book:

The alternative to “hitting”your putts is to”stroke” them. And the ultimate stroke is a pendulum stroke which requires “dead hands” to make it a pure pendulum. A pure pendulum stroke is the weakest least powerful swing in golf. When you first try it you will probably feel insecure as if you can’t get the ball to the hole so you’ll probably leave every putt short. You also will feel as if you don’t have control of the ball. Of course no golfer truly ever has total control of the ball: You can only start a putt on the proper line at the proper speed. Thinking you can do anything else classifies you as a dreamer.

So not being able to control the putt is not a negative; rather it is a truth of the game. Trying to control your putts with a hitting action may make you feel good in the short run but ultimately it degrades your putting. On the other hand not trying to control your putting – using a dead-hands stroke – is a positive action because it is pressure-proof. No matter how strong the muscles of your fingers hands and wrist become due to adrenaline if you don’t use them they won’t hurt your putting feel or touch. If you let the length of your swing starting with the length of your backswing determine the length of the roll of your putts and you perform your stroke in

Five Nonphysical Building Blocks: Touch Feel Attitude Routine and Ritual 119 your personal body rhythm (more on this in section 6.5) then you can learn excellent putting touch and control of your putts’ speed and distance. Look at the putting stroke of Senior Tour player George Archer (Figure 5.4.1). George not only produces a nearly perfect pendulum stroke – as you can see in the consistency of the arm-to-wrists angle in three positions of the stroke (backswing impact and end of follow-through) – but he also uses a pendulum rhythm. George’s pure-in-line-square putting stroke is one of the best you’ll ever see.

The major advantage of the dead-hands stroke is the elimination of the hand and wrist muscles which leads to the subsequent absence of any adrenaline effects. But there are two more reasons to recommend it. Because it is the weakest swing in golf it requires much longer strokes for longer putts than the hit stroke. That means it will be easier to learn to control the length of the roll by the length of the stroke. And since the wrist muscles aren’t used for power they become more sensitive to the feel (kinesthetics) of the stroke.

A Dead-Hands Advantage

Notice the backswing lengths I use to hit putts compared to the hit strokes measured for amateurs in Figure 5.3.3 (page 118). As you can see there are substantially larger differences in the lengths of my backstrokes using the dead-hands action. This means that there is more room for adjustments when producing putts of different lengths with this stroke because the roll is a pure product of my backstroke length and not any hard-to-regulate “hit instinct” of the muscles. You know that if you take the putter hack so far it will produce the same-distance putt (assuming you make the same stroke time and again); take it back a little longer and the putt will roll a little farther. This also means assuming you put in the same amount of practice time for both strokes that you’ll develop better feel and distance control using the dead-hands stroke than using the hit stroke. And with the dead-hands stroke what you practice is what you do under pressure with no deviation.

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

Extract from the book:

Forearm rotation is probably the most frequent killer of putting strokes I see in my schools. The forearm-power position is easy to get into because it feels natural. Well it is natural but it’s still wrong and it is something you have to resist.

Some golfers even roll the right forearm over after starting with their forearms level (Figure 4.10.10). This happens because they rotate their forearms for every other shot in golf and it feels like the natural thing to do in their putting stroke too. Watch out for this trap! There is absolutely no reason to try to supply power or directional control to your putter from the rotation of your forearms. If you let your forearms swing back and through straight down the line and imagine main taining your forearms ‘ perfect parallel-left alignment you ll feel a perfectly natural putting stroke. And the back of your left hand and your putterface will remain square to your intended line at all times.

Eyes Hips Knees and Feet

The alignment of your eyes hips knees and feet flow-lines is important to your putting only in as much as they affect your brain or the orientation of your shoulder and forearm flow-lines. The problem is they can and do affect them for some golfers.

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 101

I say affect your brain because your eyes process information and feed it to your brain at all times. If you perceive that you need to push your putt out to the right because your eye flow-line is aimed too far left then your brain will make your body do it. When you are trying to perceive distance your eye-line should he horizontal in the binocular position (the way we usually look at things with our head up) to enhance depth perception (left side of Figure 4.10.H). However when you are looking along your Aimline to perceive the flow motion of your putter and ball along it your eye-line should he parallel-left (Figure 4.10.11 right).

As for your hip knee and feet flow-lines there is no reason I know of to have them aligned in any direction other than the intended flow direction of your putts. Some golfers tell me they see the line better when they stand open to their putts but when I test how well they are seeing the line it is usually pretty poorly. Look at Figure 4.10.12 and decide for yourself: Which setup do you think will produce better and more consistent putter flow down the Aimline?

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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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