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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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This is a picturesque, parkland course which is always to be found in immaculate condition throughout the Summer playing season. The layout is flat and easy walking, with no hills to speak of, and boasts a plethora of water hazards to snare the errant shot. The signature par three sixteenth hole, some 179 yards off the back tee, ‘asks the question’ late in the round with water lurking along and on both sides of the green. The small, undulating putting surfaces will test the very best exponents of the art of putting but the principal challenge at Creigiau is to be found off the tee – hitting the beautifully manicured and mown fairways will surely hold the key to having a good score here.

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

Extract from the book:

232 Establish Your Practice Framework my head in the cadence of my natural rhythm to establish the rhythm for my stroke before I make it. And you should leave room in your ritual to build in one or two personal idiosyncrasies; you’re likely to develop at least one. Most pros do. Nick Price for example sits his putter in front of his ball (luring his preshot ritual.

Practice the Way You Intend to Play

Always use your preputt routine your natural putting rhythm and your ritual during your practice sessions so you practice the way you want to make the most important putt of your life. Then when that crucial pressure-packed putt comes along your stroke can be controlled by your subconscious a natural reaction to your ritual a simple repetition of the preview stroke you’ve just seen and felt.

To make your rhythm routine and ritual a habit you need to have repeated them many times over and over the same way every time. And there’s no better time or place to make these repetitions than when you’re building and grooving your putting stroke mechanics. If you create your rhythm routine and ritual first then use them throughout all training and practice periods the powerful putting game you develop will be pressure-proof on the course.

Many golfers spend years developing their stroke mechanics only to putt miserably whenever they face pressure. This happens because pressure shuts down the conscious mind forcing the subconscious to revert to whatever feels natural. If you practice and build a putting game as I’ve described – starting with rhythm routine and ritual – the stroke that your subconscious reverts to under pressure will be your natural stroke the one you built your best stroke.

Now you’re ready to begin improving the more traditional parts of your putting game. But a last word about ritual and routine. Yours need to work for you and no one else. Don’t copy mine or think anyone else’s will work for you. Get on the practice putting green and think about what you’d like to do before facing the most important putts in your future. Without thinking about stroke mechanics find a rhythm routine and ritual that work for you. None of the Tour professionals I work with use my ritual or routine. That may be where they start but they modify them to fit their personalities and rhythms. You should – actually you must – do the same. The rest of your putting life depends on it.

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

Extract from the book:

And that is what you see if you look at many putting greens today. Golfers practicing practicing and practicing – who knows what they are practicing? – all hoping their putting will improve. Some of them practice a different thing every day and use a different stroke in every round. Some golfers even use several differ ent strokes during one round. Yes sir-ee they remind me of a bunch of pigeons!

Something else you need to think about before actually beginning to work on your stroke are the answers to a few questions. They are important questions but only if you want to know just how good your putting can get: (1) How good are the world’s best putters? (2) How well do you putt now? (3) How good can one get at putting? (4) How good will your putting be in the future?

Let me answer these as best I can:

I believe the best putters in the world are playing on the PGA Tour. My proof is the results of the first two World Putting Championships where the Tour pros were seriously challenged by some Senior Tour players several LPGA Tour players and a number of amateurs both young and old. However the PGA Tour players placed higher as a group than any other.

Also my data on the percentage of putts holed from different distances shows that the PGA Tour players lead all other groups. Don’t think that you can look at the statistics quoted in the newspapers and find this information because the number that the papers publish (provided by the Tour) simply show how many putts the players average on greens hit in regulation which is affected by the quality of their iron shots (the better the iron play the shorter their putts). And these are the new putting stats. Years ago the Tour’s statistics measured putts taken per green which was influenced by how many greens players missed and how consistently they chipped close to the hole (again leaving them shorter putts). Neither of these statistics measures the quality of a player’s putting because both are strongly influenced by the quality of different shots (approaches and chips).

The true measure of the Tour pros’ putting is indicated by the percentage of putts they make (“convert”) based solely on the length of the putts (shown in Figure 1.4.1 page 7). The shaded curve is data on PGA Tour players taken between the years 1977 and 1992 and shows the spread between the best and worst conversion percentages. It has now been almost 10 years since we measured how well the pros putt and the Pelz Golf Institute is in the process of repeating this test. We hope we’ll find that the percentages have changed in recent years (they remained fairly consistent in the period from ’87 to ’92) as the conditions of greens improve and as players improve their skills (and perhaps as some of our teaching is taking effect).

If you want an answer to question 2 – “How well do you putt?” – you must measure your percentage of putts holed from each distance. You can do this but it will take some effort. You have to record the distance of each putt on your scorecard as you move around the course and indicate those you hole. After 10 to 15

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

Extract from the book:

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The completed grip with both “V” shapes pointed toward the right shoulder. Note the “V” shapes are parallel with each other.Hopefully, you already have a grip that closely resembles this one. There are some slight variations, but this grip is standard for the most part. It should produce the best results. However, if you have a different grip than this, and you are more comfortable using it, you may continue using it. A grip is hard to change, and this one may feel really uncomfortable to you; however, benefits will come if you embrace this new grip. The “Simple Golf Swing” will most likely provide to you the desired results, even if you use your current grip. However, if you are still having problems when you get through the system, please incorporate the above grip method into your swing.

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