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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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Welcome to the website for Craigmillar Park Golf Club. We are developing this site on an ongoing basis and hope that you find it informative. As Captain for 2007, may I extend a sincere Scottish welcome to you. I hope that you will visit us when in Edinburgh and sample our course and clubhouse hospitality. I am confident that our Club Manager, Alan Crabbe and our Club Professional, Scott Gourlay will be able to accommodate your requirements.You can contact them on the numbers shown on the Contacts link.

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

Extract from the book:

You do this by practicing breaking putts with your Elevated Aimline marked and guarded on the high side. How to set up this condition is shown in Figure 13.4.10.

The Elevated Aimline stakes are connected by elastic thread which is suspended nine inches above the Aimline of your putt. The blocking plate (a book soda

1) read putt; 2) mark your ball spot; 3) place Elevated Aimline stake where you read true-break point; 4) install Elevated Aimline precisely over ball by placing second stake two feet behind ball; 5) locate blocking plate 1/4 inch above second ball which is 17 inches ahead of ball spot under Elevated Aimline.

Develop Your Artistic Senses (Feel Touch Green-Reading) 337 can or almost anything else) is positioned just above your starting line (Aimline) to prevent your subconscious from pulling or pushing your putts uphill.

If you set up to putt as in the example above your first few putts probably will hit the blocking plate as shown in Figure 13.4.11. (I’ve seen thousands of golfers do this) so don’t think you’re the only one.) The subconscious of most golfers reverts to habit and pushes the first few putts a little uphill into the blocking plate (shown on the left). Then when you finally get your first putt to roll past the blocking plate without hitting it (shown on right) the ball will probably miss the hole on the low side of the cup if your speed was anywhere near the optimum (17 inches past the cup). The low miss happens because the Aimline most golfers choose initially is too low and doesn’t allow for enough break once their normal compensation uphill is blocked.

If this happens to you reset the Elevated Aimline higher move the blocking plate to again guard the high side of the new Aimline and putt again. Repeat this re-aiming re-setting and putting until you can make the putt by starting it along your Aimline rolling at the optimum speed.

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

Extract from the book:

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

In my first book on putting Putt Like the Pros which was published about 10 years ago I pointed out that a pure-in-line stroke path along the Aimline was the easiest most natural and best putter path to use (Figure 4.6.4). However it turns out that many golfers including some golf professionals never read or understood the concepts that determined this to be a natural motion and continue to believe and teach that the putter should swing around the body in the screen-door semicircular motion as shown in Figure 4.6.5. To understand why the in-line stroke motion is the simplest way to putt you must first understand the mechanics of the way pendulums swing. Three pendu

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The “Simple Golf” Swing: “Golf for the Rest of Us”

Extract from the book:

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After we get through the remaining sections, you will understand that this will change your swing plane a bit. Your swing plane will become more horizontal, the straighter you stand up. Please realize that nothing else should change. You will swing each of your clubs in exactly the same fashion (found below). This repositioning at setup will have a huge effect on the outcome of your shot, so please take some time to see where you are the most comfortable.

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