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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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With an overall area of less than 70 acres, space is at a premium so that accuracy has always been more important than distance from the tee. At 5106 yards for the men, the course is clearly short, but a SSS of 65 gives nothing away. This is clearly demonstrated by the record of 62 for a medal round in 1938 by OJ Llewellyn remaining unbeaten after more than sixty years.There are trees, hills and dales, the excellent greens are neither too large nor too flat. Any two of the eight ‘short’ holes can together demolish the highest of hopes at any one time.At 4808 yards (SSS 69) the ladies’ course might be judged a harder test than the men’s. For 60 years we have hosted County matches and three Kent championships. First registered with the LGU in1899, the ladies’ section maintains a full fixture list and its Open Meeting is always fully subscribed.

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

Extract from the book:

I discussed body motion in Chapters 3 and 4 mentioning that I often see poor putters turning and sliding their bodies during the stroke. Body motion is harmful because (in addition to adding unwanted power) it influences the putter’s face angle. Your upper body shoulders arms hands and putter are all taking a free ride on your lower body so when your hips rotate everything above them rotates too. In Figure 12.5.3 you can see what happens when I lock my arms and putter to

Improve Your Stroke Mechanics 295 will show if your head moves during your stroke. my chest then rotate my hips around the axis of my spine: My arms and hands didn’t do anything yet the putter moved and rotated.

The subconscious very often is aware of body movement so it compensates slowing the hands and arms so the ball won ‘t roll too far. That might he an acceptable compensation except that body motion is neither repeatable nor consistent so the subconscious doesn’t know what to expect from one putt to the next.

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A common result is the unexpectedly weak putt that either doesn’t make it to the hole or breaks dramatically to the low side. If you have this problem or suspect that your hips rotate or slide as you putt practice putting with your hips against a doorjamb (Figure 12.5.4). Just as with the hair drill above it won’t take you long to learn how it feels to not move your hips.

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

Extract from the book:

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).

Many other grips are possible including the “open palm ” “left-hand-low ” “claw ” “fingertip ” and “equal-pressure” grips. How to best use these and other grips will be discussed in section 11.6 along with how you can develop the best grip for your putting stroke.

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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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This is the final setup position. The back is still straight. All you need to do is bend at the waist until the club touches the ground. As you can see, the arms are still stretched out, and the hands are hanging straight down from the shoulders. They seem lower than waist-level, but the relationship between the arms and chest has not changed. Your legs remain in a fixed position, while you move the arms and chest together to the ball. This is the key to a good, simple setup.

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