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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 club is only an hour’s drive from Edinburgh and Glasgow; yet, situated at the ‘Gateway to the Highlands’ and surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of rural Perthshire, it provides a feeling of escape. With Gleneagles only ten minutes away and St. Andrews, Carnoustie and Blairgowrie only an hour, Crieff is an ideal base for a golfing tour. Our reputation for excellent playing conditions and friendly reception to visitors led to the club being voted as one of the top 30 UK golf courses by readers of Golf World.

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

Extract from the book:

Even on your had days – and you’re going to have them – you need to keep the faith in your new stroke and your ability to hole putts. Because all you have to do is hole the next few and your average isn’t any worse than anyone else ‘s (or what you were doing with your old stroke). But very soon when your improved putting abilities start taking hold and your feel green-reading pure-in-line-square stroke and confidence all start paying dividends you will start to putt better. Really better. Measurably better. Lower scores better. But only if you keep on grooving and improving and polishing those building blocks of your putting game. I’ve discovered a telltale sign of a Tour pro in putting trouble. I ask “How’s your stroke? ” and he (or she) answers “Which one? “

Great putters don’t give up and change strokes every time they miss a few putts. Great putters almost make every putt even though they (like the rest of us) miss a lot more than they make. But all great putters have a stroke that they are committed to perfecting and they spend their careers working on it to make it better. I can’t think of a better example of this than Loren Roberts the “Boss of the Moss” on the PGA Tour (Figure 13.4.14). If you’ve seen him putt once you’ve seen him putt every time because that’s his stroke (it’s a great one) and will continue to he for as long as he plays.

Build Confidence

Success breeds success. That does not mean that if you make 6 billion one-foot putts in a row your confidence will soar and you’ll become a great putter. To build true confidence in putting you need to learn the feel of a great stroke practice making lots of putts with that stroke then experience making lots of putts on the

Develop Your Artistic Senses (Feel Touch Green-Reading) 343 golf course with that stroke. Then and only then after you’ve made hundreds of them over at least a few months does it become easy to believe that you are going to make the ones that follow.

So what does it take to be a great putter? You have to build a great putting stroke. And you also must understand the putting game as well as develop great feel great touch and great green-reading abilities. You have to learn to read the true break in putts and then learn to set up and use a noncompensating pils stroke along that Aimline … both at the same time. For most golfers improving the 15 building blocks of putting comes one step at a time. But believe me with smart practice they do come. And when they come together you are on track to being a truly great putter.

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

Extract from the book:

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.

The grip that makes it easiest for most people to produce a pure-in-line stroke is the parallel-palms grip (Figure 4.10.15). By parallel I mean the palms and the backs of both hands are parallel to the putterface which means they are perpendicular to the intended putt-line. Most golfers’ arms hang naturally in this parallel position they find it equally natural to swing their arms hack and through perpendicular to their shoulder line (Figure 4.10.16) and this motion is both easy to repeat and promotes a consistent position through impact. However if it proves uncomfortable for you try putting your hands on your putter shaft in the same positions that they hang naturally (without manipulation) under your shoulders (Figure 4.10.17).

Many other grips are possible including the “open palm ” “left-hand-low ” “claw ” “fingertip ” and “equal-pressure” grips. How to best use these and other grips will be discussed in section 11.6 along with how you can develop the best grip for your putting stroke.

Lower-Body Motion and Looking

Almost all golfers unknowingly move their bodies during the putting stroke. Sometimes a lot usually just a little but almost always some which tells me it must be extremely difficult to eliminate (at least without hours and hours of practice). Try rotating your lower body around your spine in your putting address position and you will see it turns your upper body as well (especially your shoulders arms and putter) because your upper body is sitting on the lower (Figure 4.10.18). This also rotates your putterface angle adding an unknown uncontrollable and unwanted variable to the starting line of your putts.

Rotation isn’t the only lower-body motion to avoid. Some golfers sway back and forth as they putt (Figure 4.10.19). They probably don’t know they’re doing it but the ball doesn’t care what you do or don’t know. One forward inch of sway during a stroke will move your ball about one foot on the green. And that ‘s a foot you probably did not plan on.

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 107

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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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Wrap your right fingers lightly around the handle of the club Alternative to the interlock grip (The overlap grip)

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