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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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Copt Heath Golf Club was formed in 1907 and is regarded as one of the finest courses in the Midlands. Reverting to 18 holes after the war, the Club continued to flourish and in 1919 the Clubhouse and Course came on to the market. J. W. Murray, one of the earliest members bought the property and generously gave the Club the option for a term of years, to purchase at the price paid by him. With the generous support of members, the Club was able to accept this offer and the ownership of the Course and buildings is now vested in the Club.

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

Extract from the book:

Face Your Special Problems 359 right. He said his left-to-right putting was so bad he had started trying to play his approach shots to the sides of greens that would leave him right-to-left putts.

Lee’s problem turned out to he a very slight right aim-bias. He eliminated it in one week of hard work with Elevated Aimlines (Figure 14.8.1) and putted like a god the next week to win the U.S. Open at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. Again it was a small error in his putting that was creating a very large consequence. Lee wasn’t missing his left-to-right putts by much but he was missing them all. While I don’t know what caused Lee’s aim to go off in this case it doesn’t take much to cause this kind of a problem. I’ve seen this problem a number of times with good players. (Our school students and most amateurs have much worse aim than this because they use aim to compensate for their stroke errors. See Chapter 11 on learning to aim so this doesn ‘ t happen to you.)

” Facing ” Puffs Here’s another circumstance that can cause problems with breaking putts and lead you to favor one direction of break over the other.

Several years ago PGA Tour pro Tom Sieckmann showed me an interesting problem he had on what we now call “facing” putts. On big-breaking right-to-left putts when Tom looked up from his address position he looked down the Aim-line (which is good). Because Tom is right-handed on these big breakers the hole was slightly behind him out of view and he was never tempted to look at it during the last moments of his preputt ritual. He looked down his Aimline the way he was supposed to and never cheated a peek at the hole.

But the situation was very different on left-to-right putts. When Tom looked

Face Your Special Problems up on these the hole seemed to be right there facing him and he couldn’t help but look at it. Even though he knew that during his preputt ritual he needed to he focused and looking down his Aimline preparing to start his putt rolling there he found himself peeking out to the right at the hole.

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

Extract from the book:

So you can make a large error in your stroke path and see only a small error in the starting line of your putt. Another way to think of it is this: On a dead-straight five-foot putt your path could travel along a line aimed 13 inches left of the hole center and the ball would still hit the left edge (Figure 4.6.2) assuming you hit the sweetspot and everything else about your stroke was perfect.

As you will see in section 4.8 putterface angle has more effect on the line a pull starts on than does the putter path. But golfers practice putter path because

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 73 it’s easier for them to see their friends (from whom they take advice) can see it and they don’t know what else to practice. I guess it’s not too hard to understand why their putting doesn’t improve.

The Screen Door

For many years Harvey Penick one the game’s greatest teachers taught that the putter should swing open on the backswing and swing closed on the follow-through like a screen door as it moved around a player ‘s body (Figure 4.6.3). He believed that the natural stroke path should move to the inside on the backswing (around a motionless body) and back to the inside on the follow-through. He taught many golfers to become great players including my good friends Tom Kite and Ben Crenshaw and his screen-door concept has been the generally accepted way to putt throughout most of the 50 years I’ve been playing this game.

It was how I wanted to putt back when I thought I had a chance to have a playing career. However despite my tremendous admiration for Mr. Penick and his teaching accomplishments (which are legendary) and my own efforts to copy his opening and closing “screen-door” method my more recent research has proven that while this stroke can be effective the screen door is neither the best nor the simplest way to swing a putter.

Three Pendulums

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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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