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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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The Golf Course at Cowdray Park is set amongst the beautiful South Downs and forms part of The Viscount Cowdray’s 16500 acre Estate. The Golf Course itself overlooks the Ruins of the old Cowdray House.Golf was first played at Cowdray Park in 1904. The original club came into existence in 1921 and is without doubt one of the most beautiful golf courses in England. The Course offers golfers a true test of golf on a Par 70 course measuring 6212 yards. The course, which boasts the very latest in fairway irrigation and sprinkler systems together with a sandy soil, is able to maintain a superb condition even through the wettest winter. Our experienced team of greenkeepers take great pride in maintaining the course to the highest standard.

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

Extract from the book:

One Thing a Plumb Bob Can Do

Let’s give the plumb bob some credit. It can do one thing that’s productive if you use it properly. Find a putter that truly hangs vertically (so the shaft forms a true vertical plumb line). Then get your eyes close enough to the ground so the round hole looks more like a slit (or line as shown in Figure 7.11.6). To do that you’ll have to crouch way down or lie flat on the green. closer and closer to the green surface (from A to B to C) the hole will look less like a circle and more like a line.

Now when you hang a truly vertical shaft over the hole you can see the slope of the line of the hole relative to vertical (if the green around the hole is sloped as in Figure 7.11.7). Do this from behind the ball on the ball-hole line and you’ll see which way your putt will turn downhill as it dies around the cup. This won’t tell you how much the putt will break along the way just the direction it will turn as it dies near the hole.

Please note: This slope is valid only if your putter shaft is truly vertical and applies only to the slope of the green immediately around the cup. Don’t depend on this read to tell you how the ball will break on its way to the hole. Only the slope of the green along the ball track determines that.

Green-Reading the 15th Building Block 177

7.12 The Mind ‘ s Role in Green-Reading most important tool for green-reading is your subconscious mind. I hope by you see that I’m doing everything 1 can to educate and inform your subconu cious so you will not only be ready but also able to learn to read greens by the you get to Chapter 13. Your ability to read greens accurately – to predict re ball tracks and putting speeds before they happen – is a skill that must be developed. It is experiential in nature and requires good feedback a keen mental focus and many repetitions before it becomes accurate and reliable.

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

Extract from the book:

Something else to watch out for in your putting stroke motion is any change in your elbow angles. I am told that early in the career of Arnold Palmer his father

Deacon told him the secret to putting was to keep his putter low going back and low coming through. However the only way you can keep the club low to the ground is to extend and contract your elbows: Extend them during your back- swing contract them as you swing through impact then extend them again on your follow-through. I believe this complex set of motions – plus a propensity to power his putts with a wrist hinge – is what destroyed Arnold’s putting in the latter portion of his career.

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.

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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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Now, you should be standing up straight, with your chest out, and your shoulders back. Your arms should be out in front of you, your elbows locked, and your wrists level with the height of your waist, while holding the club parallel to the ground. Next, bend over AT THE HIPS until the club touches the ground. Move towards or away from the ball according to where the club touches the ground. After some practice, you will be able to judge the distance well enough so that you don’t have to move around to get into position. Keep your chest out and straight while bending over at the hips. It is impossible to overstate the importance of this. You should not be bending with the back at all to reach down to the ball; you should be bending AT THE HIPS. This is one of the most common mistakes made by amateur golfers. If you look at any professional golfer on television, they will ALWAYS have a straight back, and they will ALWAYS bend at the waist to get to the ball. You will feel like your “seat” is protruding backwards more than usual. That is what we want here. Also, it’s okay if the toe of your club is not flush with the ground. It’s should be that way, especially for the long irons.

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