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Golf Lessons at Chipping Norton Golf Club

Golf Swing Tips

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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We are proud of our scenic parkland course, which is set in glorious countryside just outside the market town of Chipping Norton, itself the ‘Gateway to the Cotswolds’This 6271 yard 18 hole course provides a constant challenge for golfers of all ages and abilities, and because it drains so well, is playable throughout the year. As a members club we are able to offer both competitive and social golf for all sections.

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

Extract from the book:

Putter Straws are a feedback mechanism we developed to convince golfers of the relationship between their putterface angle and their hands and forearms. With one straw on the back of my left hand and two straws on my putterface it’s easy to see this relationship when I look down and rotate my left forearm (Figure 12.4.4). Unless you let go of the grip there will always be a consistent relationship between your left hand and forearm and your putterface. But golfers don’t really understand and internalize this relationship until we make them look at what happens to the straws during a real stroke.

Watch my stroke (both the putterface and back-left-hand straws) on a straight-in six-foot putt (Figure 12.4.5). In my pure-in-line-square stroke my putterface stays square to the Aimline because my forearms never rotate around my body. Most golfers understand this after they see it but they’ve never understood before

Improve Your Stroke Mechanics 289 why their putterfaces turned left after impact in their own strokes. The following drill helps them to both see and feel it:

Straight Putts First

Practice only straight putts until you can keep the Putter Straws aligned on the Aimline at the end of your strokes 80 percent of the time. Then try a breaking putt. Start with your Putter Straws set at the standard tolerance until you reach the 80 percent success rate; proceed through the pro level until you get to 80 percent then change to the super-pro spacing. (The improvement process is the same as

290 Improve Your Stroke Mechanics when practicing with a Track Teacher Clips and Putter Rails: The better you get the tighter you make the tolerance for feedback.)

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

Extract from the book:

Everyone Can Swing On-Line and Square

Away from physics and hack to golf. As long as your putting triangle (Figure 4.7.7) remains intact so the elbow and wrist angles don’t change during the stroke and your forearms don’t rotate there is a position of your hands somewhere under your shoulders that will produce a pure-in-line-square stroke. This stroke is perfectly natural with no involvement of the muscles of your hands wrists or forearms. This lack of hand action is what we call a “dead-hands” stroke. (Note: The perfect vertical pendulum hand position can be influenced by the musculature of your shoulders and arms. Golfers with either very muscular or slender arms may find the spot isn’t precisely under their shoulders – but pretty close – due to the weight balance of the arms hands and putter.)

You’ve now had it proven that it is not only possible but also natural to swing your putter in a pure straight-line motion without any hand or forearm manipulations. And it’s equally possible and natural to swing your putter around or away from your body. Which stroke do you think lets you putt best? To me it’s obvious that the pure-in-line-square (pils) stroke is the simplest and best way to putt.

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 83

It’s Natural

Many other accuracy-oriented sports have embraced the pure-in-line stroke motion over a screen-door path including basketball bowling croquet and shooting pool (Figure 4.7.8). In all of these skills you could hit or release the ball or object from either a straight in-line or curved (around the body) path. It should come as no surprise that the in-line path is chosen in every case because the curved path demands perfect timing of the release to achieve the desired result.

Look at the two motions for bowling: Both are perfect pendulums formed by the arm swinging from the shoulder. On the top the arm swings along the desired starting line of the ball so whether it is released a little early a little late or at the perfect time it always starts in the proper direction. In the lower figure the arm is swung out and around the body so only a perfectly timed release will start the ball rolling in the desired direction. The same comparison for shot accuracy is valid in croquet basketball pool and putting.

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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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Start your backswing. Focus on keeping your back straight, and your chest out. To help you swing directly around your spine, try focusing on rotating your right shoulder back and around your spine. If you focus on the right shoulder, your left shoulder will be in the correct position automatically. Simple. Keep your left elbow locked.

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