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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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Chorlton-cum-Hardy Golf Club is an 18-hole parkland course located in the Mersey Valley, 4 miles south of Manchester city centre. Thirteenth century Barlow Hall provides the setting for our clubhouse which is fully equipped with a well stocked bar and reasonably priced catering facilities.A challenging 18-hole parkland course, set in the grounds of historic Barlow Hall. Par 70 with a standard scratch score of 69.

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

Extract from the book:

So acceleration is out and we are better putters for it. This is because only gentle acceleration is beneficial or required to produce a stable stroke and I have a better way to teach golfers to make such stable putting strokes.

6.2 Stability Is the Real Fundamental

For the moment forget about acceleration and concentrate on stability. First off what does stability mean in putting? Stability relates to the relative success a putter has in retaining its orientation and motion upon encountering outside forces and influences. A little more simply? If your putter is more stable when mis-hit it will stay more nearly on its path twist less feel a little more solid and direct your putts a little closer in the proper direction. Conversely an unstable putter will twist and wobble more when it is mis-hit and will be less effective in starting your putts in the direction or at the speed you want them to go.

Flow can you achieve stability in your stroke? A simple suggestion is to try pulling the putter through impact leading it with your left hand and arm (for right-handed golfers). Be warned however that if you do this with your hand and arm muscles you will become susceptible to adrenaline and this is not good. The better way is to imagine the stroke as a pure pendulum motion devoid of any hand or wrist action with a slightly longer follow-through than backswing. If you think of your forearm and shoulder triangle (Figure 6.2.1) swinging back and through like a pendulum you will instinctively perform a dead-hands stroke and be completely immune to the pressure effects of adrenaline. Once you can make a smoothly swinging pendulum stroke simply position it so your backswing is slightly shorter (10 to 20 percent) than your follow-through (Figure 6.2.2) and you have created an accelerating and stable putter without any hands or wrist muscle control. If you keep this stroke smooth and rhythmic its maximum velocity will occur in the middle between the two extremes (top of backswing and end of follow-through) and your putterhead will be stable through impact (details in section 12.2).

6.3 Perfy Has Rhythm

Near the end of the preceding paragraph I mentioned rhythm. It’s crucial that you understand the importance of rhythm to your putting game. Back in Chapter 4 I discussed how Perfy my putting robot can make a pure-in-line stroke and always keep the putterface square to the Aimline. In Chapter 3

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

Extract from the book:

Of course where your putter contacts the ball also depends on the effective loft of the putterface at the moment of impact. In Figure 4.10.2 the center ball is being struck slightly on the upswing by a putter with a small amount of loft so it starts on top of the grass with almost no spin. This is the ideal situation. The other

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 95 balls in this illustration also are struck at the same point in the stroke but are launched upward or down and receive more spin because there is more or less loft on the putterface. Since true overspin backspin and bouncing do nothing but make putts roll less consistently and spin effects are long gone before the ball reaches the hole there is no reason to try for anything other than rolling the ball on top of the grass with minimum spin.

Again there is one exception to this and again as mentioned earlier with respect to the sweetspot’s two dimensions it is when the greens are very bumpy and soft. In these conditions I sometimes recommend that players use a more lofted putter move the ball slightly forward in their stance (increasing the effective loft at impact by catching the putt more on the upstroke) or both. You can see this every year at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am which is held in late winter. The greens are always soft and bumpy due to rain and the large field of amateurs and pros filling three courses every day. By the time our team gets to Pebble for the third round of the tournament the footprints are really bad.

Despite these conditions using slightly more loft might help explain why my man Jack Lemmon (the “human hinge”) always putts so well in that tournament (Figure 4.10.3). (Peter Jacobsen eat your heart out!)

The angle between your back and your hips should be great enough to provide room for your arms to swing with your hands vertically below your shoulders but small enough to let you comfortably practice putting at least 10 or 15 minutes at a time (Figure 4.10.4 middle photograph). Your knees should be slightly flexed enough to give you stability on windy days without making you feel crouched or uncomfortable.

The most comfortable and solid putting posture sets your center of mass (the center of your weight) over a spot between the balls of your feet as shown in Figure 4.10.5. Leaning too far forward so your weight gets out over your toes can cause severe inconsistencies in the impact point of your putts. Leaning too far back away from the ball places too much weight on your heels which leads to instability particularly in windy conditions again hindering solid and repeatable impact.

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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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Notice that the left elbow is still locked at this point. The elbow is just crossing the imaginary line that you have created between your eyes and your belly button. Remember, try to stop your elbow at this point. This is the point where your wrists will start to flip through the ball.Also notice the angle between the left arm and the club shaft is almost the same as it was at setup.

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