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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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Visitors and Societies are very welcome to play our course by arrangement, except when the course is reserved for matches etc. – please phone the Secretary’s office on 0115 9258958 to arrange a tee time

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

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Establish Your Practice Framework 235 struggles with getting his shoulder flow-line parallel to his Aimline. Elk’s Key is set up to aim exactly on the Aimline; in your address position you can see when your putterface is square and your eye and shoulder flow-lines are parallel to the Aim-line (Figure 11.5.5). I think practicing with this device has helped Elk win more tournaments in the last three years than he had in the previous 10.

Vertical Shoulder Rotation

When you putt with a vertical pendulum (hands vertically below your shoulders) your shoulders should rotate in a vertical plane (moving up and down not around). But many golfers (out of habit) rotate their shoulders around their spines horizontally because that’s what they do in their other golf swings. If this is your problem it’s a habit you really should break.

Learning vertical shoulder rotation is easy. Get your putter and something light and about 36 inches long (a golf shaft a wooden metal or plastic rod). Stand in a doorway (Figure 11.5.6) and connect the rod to your shoulders with rubber bands or hold it against your shoulders. Make sure the rod is tight to your shoulder line and that it’s about one inch away from the wall on both sides when you take your putting address position. Stroke putts along an imaginary Aimline that is parallel to the doorway wall. If your shoulders try to move around horizontally the shaft will hit the wall. Learning to make a pure vertical swing with your hands and shoulders won ‘t take much time. If you do this drill for five minutes a night for a couple of weeks you’ll probably never have to do it again.

236 Establish Your Practice Framework

Forearms Are Number Two

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

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Also my data on the percentage of putts holed from different distances shows that the PGA Tour players lead all other groups. Don’t think that you can look at the statistics quoted in the newspapers and find this information because the number that the papers publish (provided by the Tour) simply show how many putts the players average on greens hit in regulation which is affected by the quality of their iron shots (the better the iron play the shorter their putts). And these are the new putting stats. Years ago the Tour’s statistics measured putts taken per green which was influenced by how many greens players missed and how consistently they chipped close to the hole (again leaving them shorter putts). Neither of these statistics measures the quality of a player’s putting because both are strongly influenced by the quality of different shots (approaches and chips).

The true measure of the Tour pros’ putting is indicated by the percentage of putts they make (“convert”) based solely on the length of the putts (shown in Figure 1.4.1 page 7). The shaded curve is data on PGA Tour players taken between the years 1977 and 1992 and shows the spread between the best and worst conversion percentages. It has now been almost 10 years since we measured how well the pros putt and the Pelz Golf Institute is in the process of repeating this test. We hope we’ll find that the percentages have changed in recent years (they remained fairly consistent in the period from ’87 to ’92) as the conditions of greens improve and as players improve their skills (and perhaps as some of our teaching is taking effect).

If you want an answer to question 2 – “How well do you putt?” – you must measure your percentage of putts holed from each distance. You can do this but it will take some effort. You have to record the distance of each putt on your scorecard as you move around the course and indicate those you hole. After 10 to 15

Problems on the Greens 29 rounds (and at least 5 to 10 putts from each distance) you’ll begin to be able to plot your own conversion chart and compare it to those of the pros.

As for question 3 – “How good can one get at putting?” – the answer depends on a number of things: the quality of the greens how well a player reads those greens and the quality of the player’s stroke and touch. Although none of these questions can be answered definitively in this book I assure you that all of the above are getting better all the time. As greens improve putting strokes improve and golfers learn to read greens better a higher percentage of putts from every distance will be made in the future.

Finally “Flow good will your putting be in the future?” That depends on your ability to learn the mechanics of a better putting stroke your ability to learn better putting feel and touch your ability to learn to read greens better and your ability to produce the right stroke at the right time. Depending on your lifestyle your determination and intensity your focus your self-discipline and practice habits and your ability to learn only you can provide this answer.

For most golfers to improve their scores it is often easier to reduce their number of three-putts than it is to increase their number of one-putts. This is generally true for golfers with handicaps greater than 20 although it is even true for some very fine lower-handicap players. As you can see in Figure 2.9.1 the length of the most frequent first putt on greens hit from outside 60 yards is 38 feet. (This distance varies a little with the handicap of the players measured but obviously there are many more long first putts than short ones.) This figure also shows that the most frequent first putt to follow shots hit from inside 60 yards is an 18-footer. If you combine these two curves and add in all the second and third putts that become necessary after the first putt is missed you can see a typical value for the number of putts of each length golfers face per round over a season of golf (Figure 2.9.2).

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Golf Swing Tips

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

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Really flip your right wrist through the ball. This action will give you a lot more club head speed. It also eliminates any slice that you may have had because your left elbow isn’t flying on the follow through anymore. So, essentially you’re keeping the left elbow close to the body now. Before it was your right, and now it’s your left elbow that you are keeping tight to your body. Keep your left elbow close to your body, and flip the right wrist through the ball at the same time. You should feel the extra power this gives you.

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