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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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Chalgrave Manor Golf Club is set in 150 acres of rolling Bedfordshire countryside. At 6,398 yards from the white tees, it is a good club golf course, and with 5 par 5’s (one of which is amongst the longest in the country at 621 yards). The shorter par 3 tenth hole (pictured below) often gives good cause for memories, with the lake stretching from tee to the green. The tricky tenth also has a sloping green which has seen a good golfer 7 putt from less than 12 inches! The Captain’s Charity Fund swells by 50p each time someone goes in the water!!

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

Extract from the book:

The drill is performed by putting three-footers from the four different quadrants around a hole as firmly as possible without the balls popping out of the hole. Make a game of it trying to bounce the ball off the back edge of the hole up into the air without producing lip-outs or flying over the cup (Figure 13.3.10) and don’t worry about your misses. Of course I don’t recommend stroking the ball this hard on the course but if you consistently roll your short putts weakly to the cup you need to experience the other side of the mountain during practice so you can settle in the middle on the course.

Drill 5: 17-Inches-Past Drill Rolling putts 17 inches past the hole makes sense to most golfers until they face a short putt. Then they are surprised when I tell them that the 17-inches-past speed is good for putts of all lengths even the very short

Develop Your Artistic Senses (Feel Touch Green-Reading) 323 over the hole. ones. The hole doesn’t know or care where the putt is coming from; it just cares whether or not the ball hits the hole and if so at what speed.

To establish and maintain your feel for the perfect speed on short putts practice this drill from time to time (10 minutes about once a month will do – it doesn’t take long). This drill is to be done by yourself on the green using the Phony-Hole and a dime placed 17 inches behind it. Take three balls and putt them from different distances trying to roll all of them over the cup. Hold your finish (until each putt stops) and watch carefully how close each ball finishes to the dime. If you don ‘t have a good feel for how far 17 inches is half the length of your putter is close enough.

You’ll probably be surprised how easy this drill is. That ‘s good. It is intended to convince your subconscious that if it will just let you roll your short putts the proper speed you won’t have any trouble making them.

Lag-Putt Drill

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

Extract from the book:

Deacon told him the secret to putting was to keep his putter low going back and low coming through. However the only way you can keep the club low to the ground is to extend and contract your elbows: Extend them during your back- swing contract them as you swing through impact then extend them again on your follow-through. I believe this complex set of motions – plus a propensity to power his putts with a wrist hinge – is what destroyed Arnold’s putting in the latter portion of his career.

I don’t mean to criticize Arnold or Deacon Palmer because Arnold putted well enough to be one of the best players of all time. But I’m convinced that with his fantastic imagination talent and competitive instincts (he certainly never had the best golf swing) he would have been even more dominant and for a longer time if he had used a simpler putting stroke and been a better putter.

The Grip: Light Is Better Than Tight

There are any number of ways to hold a putter. But I think there is only one way to set grip pressure and that is light and unchanging throughout your stroke. Light pressure is better than tight because squeezing your hands and flexing the hand wrist and arm muscles makes them stronger less pliant and less sensitive to delicate feelings. And remember your hands should be dead rather than strong when putting. So the lighter your grip (as long as the putter doesn’t slip out of your hands and your wrists don’t get floppy) the less likely you are to “hit” your putts and the more likely you will “stroke” them. This applies to all putting grips.

The purpose of your grip is to hold on to your putter as you allow it to move along the perfect in-line path with a square face angle through impact. There is no

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 105 right or wrong way to hold a putter for all golfers. But there is a best way for each golfer to hold his or her putter. This best way will lead to making the best stroke the greatest percentage of the time.

The grip that makes it easiest for most people to produce a pure-in-line stroke is the parallel-palms grip (Figure 4.10.15). By parallel I mean the palms and the backs of both hands are parallel to the putterface which means they are perpendicular to the intended putt-line. Most golfers’ arms hang naturally in this parallel position they find it equally natural to swing their arms hack and through perpendicular to their shoulder line (Figure 4.10.16) and this motion is both easy to repeat and promotes a consistent position through impact. However if it proves uncomfortable for you try putting your hands on your putter shaft in the same positions that they hang naturally (without manipulation) under your shoulders (Figure 4.10.17).

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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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Hold the club steady with your right hand, and place left hand underneath the club as shown. The first joint of the left forefinger should be directly on the bottom of the handle, as well as the last joint of your left pinky. Once you have placed your palm on top of the club, do the same with your left thumb. Place it directly on top of the handle of the club. Next, interlock the left forefinger, and the right pinky. Nudge your right hand all the way towards the bottom of the grip. Now again, wrap the right palm all the way around the top of the grip. Don’t hold the grip of the club in your right palm. You should be able to cover up your left thumb with your right palm if you’ve done it correctly. You’ll see another V-shape being made where your right thumb and right forefinger meet. As a check, this V should be pointing directly at your right shoulder. If it doesn’t point at your right shoulder, rotate your hand on the grip so that it does. Your fingers should be giving the club most of the support it needs, NOT your palms.

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