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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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Crane Valley Golf Club

Established in 1992, a 27 hole golf complex, situated a mile from the town of Verwood. Home to a floodlit driving range, a clubhouse and pro shop, Crane Valley provides an enjoyable challenge to both low and high handicappers and the ideal venue for a round of golf with friends.

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

Extract from the book:

Once you see and feel the perfect practice stroke you must believe that if you re peat it exactly you will make the putt. If you don’t believe this make a few more practice swings. Only after you have seen what you believe to be your perfect practice stroke – what I call the “preview stroke” – can your mind’s eye know exactly what you want for your real stroke. This combination of vision feel and belief will give you the confidence to repeat that preview stroke as your real stroke. And that is how you hole putts.

Jack Nicklaus (Figure 5.8.1) once beat Tom Weiskopf in the final round to win a tournament. Although Tom had hit the ball better from tee to green all day Jack had holed an unusually large number of putts including one on the final hole to settle the matter. After it was all over Torn commented to Jack “You knew you were going to make that putt before you putted it didn’t you?”

Jack replied “No I didn’t. But I believed I would. That’s no different than for all the other putts I hit today and every other day though. I don’t putt until I think I’m ready to make it. Do you? And if you don’t then why the hell do you putt it?”

That s classic Jack and dead on target. If you don’ t have a clear idea of the feel and touch of the stroke needed to make the putt then you aren’t ready to putt. It sounds simple and obvious but of the thousands of golfers I ‘ve taught putting to very few stand over the ball fully believing in their ability to hole the putt. Most golfers are thinking about their stroke mechanics thinking negative thoughts about missing or three-putting or doubting their aim. Is it any wonder they miss? Not to me.

5.9 Preparation: The Routine

To get you over any negative or nonproductive thinking and provide a proactive way to approach your putting you should establish both a routine and a ritual for every putt you face. And by every putt 1 mean every one in practice and in play for the rest of your career.

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

Extract from the book:

Putting is a game in which delicate feel and touch create exactly the right speed and break of your putts. When you’re trying to be precise body power causes nothing but trouble.

School students turn (top) slide (middle) and reverse (bottom) their bodies during their putting stroke motions.

The final power source is the best power source the gentle swinging of the arms (which also involves the shoulders). Think about a grandfather clock in which the pendulum swings back and forth with a gentle constant rhythmic motion. Now imagine your arms are connected at your shoulders at one end and at the putter at the other end forming a triangle as shown in Figure 4.5.3. Imagine letting this triangle become the pendulum of a grandfather clock (Figure 4.5.4) swinging back and forth with the same gentle constant motion. This is what I call a pendulum putting stroke and it’s the best stroke I know because it is the most easily repeatable and predictable (plus additional benefits as you will soon see).

A pendulum stroke works under pressure because adrenaline-filled muscles don’t get to determine how far the ball rolls. In this stroke putting speed and roll are determined solely by the length of the stroke motion. As a result if you practice controlling speed this way you can be sure that it will work on the course and under pressure the same way. And that’s what you want.

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 71

4.6 Putter Path Is a Small Factor

I’m fairly sure there are almost as many different putting paths as there are golfers. And it seems there are as many ways to stand over (address) a putt too. Even for the same golfer each day’s stroke path seems to he different from the last with some golfers changing their paths from straight to breaking putts and changing again from a right-to-left breaker to a left-to-right breaker. Common sense should tell you that changing this often can’t be a good idea; my putting mantra – “simpler is better” – guarantees that the more different putting strokes you employ the worse your problems on the green.

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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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At the end of step two, you reached the top of your backswing. As soon, as you get there, start your downswing. As you start the downswing, make sure to remind yourself to keep your arms “connected” to your chest and shoulders. Stay connected all the way through the ball. Your hands and arms only swing as the shoulders rotate. If you start your downswing by rotating your chest, without starting to swing your arms, you will most definitely end up slicing the ball. If you swing your arms before rotating your chest, you will most likely hook the ball. Staying connected will always produce the straightest ball.

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