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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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Croham Hurst Golf Club is a friendly and welcoming club that was founded in 1911. The 18 hole, par 70, parkland course was designed by Fred Hawtree and five times Open Champion, James Braid. Whether on the course or in the clubhouse, there is a sense of history, and a wonderfully warm sensation of being completely at home. It is a very special corner of Surrey, close to London and Croydon, boasting the outstanding natural beauty that once adorned most of the county.

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

Extract from the book:

Stability and Rhythm: Two Artistic Fundamentals 135

I explained how the stroke mechanics of a pendulum motion are simple and well adapted to a putting stroke. However there is an additional benefit to Perfy ‘s pendulum motion something that makes Perfy’s stroke the one to emulate. That would be its rhythm.

Look at the three strokes Perfy is making in Figure 6.3.1. Obviously each stroke is a different length and if you imagine Perfy putting you can also imagine that the putts rolled farther as his stroke motion got longer. As I’ve mentioned several times already this is a fundamental principle of a smooth rhythmic putting stroke: The longer the length of the stroke the longer the roll of the ball.

There’s nothing new about this concept: Golfers expect a longer stroke to produce a longer roll. But what golfers don’t expect is that all three of Perfy’s strokes – regardless of their length – take the same time from beginning to end. From the top of the backswing to the end of the follow-through all three strokes took exactly 0.70 seconds.

If you’re surprised you either don’t understand putting or you don’t understand physics. The rhythm of a pendulum – or the length of time needed for each complete swinging motion – is the same regardless of its swing length. That’s why we use grandfather clocks to tell time because as the lengths of their swings decay the timing of their swing motions remains constant. If it were possible to produce a pendulum motion swinging from a friction-free suspension point in a perfect vacuum (no air to create resistance) it would swing in the same rhythm (take the same amount of time) forever no matter how long the swing.

How does this relate to your putting? Simple. Your stroke should always take the same amount of time and should always move at the same rhythm for all putts regardless of putt length (Figure 6.3.2) or the length of your stroke. as you look at all of the pendulum swings and putting strokes in this figure. That’s right they all take exactly the same amount of time to swing from one extreme to the other.

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

Extract from the book:

4.8 The Importance of Putterface Angle

While putter path has relatively minor influence on the starting line direction of your putts (only about 17 percent) the putterface angle at the moment of impact (Figure 4.8.1) has a tremendous effect the remaining 83 percent (assuming contact is made on the sweetspot). This means face angle is more than four times as important as putter path. You may find this imbalance in importance surprising (most golfers do) but it’s true.

If you are having a hard time believing this run the following test for yourself. As shown in Figure 4.8.2 aim the edge of a heavy piece of wood to the left edge of a target. Place a ball just outside the wood about the distance from the heel of the

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 87 putter to the sweetspot and hold the putterface open to a 45-degree angle to the target with a piece of cardboard (cut the cardboard with equal-length sides A and B at right angles then cut side C between the end points as shown in the inset). Using both hands to hold the face open at that angle and keeping the heel against the wood slide the putter toward the target to simulate a putting stroke (shown from right to left in figure). If you keep the face 45 degrees open the ball will start to the right almost perpendicular to the open face (actually 45 degrees times .83 = 37 degrees) no matter how hard you hit it.

This should convince you that even with the perfect path poor face angle at the moment of impact will start your putts off-line big-time.

Do you still think putter path is as important as face angle? Reposition the piece of wood to produce a path at 45 degrees to the right of your Aimline and hold the putterface square to the Aimline aiming straight at the hole. Again use both hands to control face angle and path and slide the putterface along the edge of the wood. This stroke – with perfect face angle but 45-degree off-line path (Figure 4.8.3) – starts the ball only about 7 degrees off of the Aimline.

So if you are going to make a stroke error of 45 degrees which result would you rather see? A putt off-line by 7 degrees or 37 degrees? I’m sure you now agree with me that if you want to putt consistently along your intended Aimline you’d better learn to keep your putterface angle square to that line (the square face angle advantage of the pils vs. screen-door stroke should

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

Extract from the book:

Golf Tuition Croham Hurst Golf Club

This is the final setup position. The back is still straight. All you need to do is bend at the waist until the club touches the ground. As you can see, the arms are still stretched out, and the hands are hanging straight down from the shoulders. They seem lower than waist-level, but the relationship between the arms and chest has not changed. Your legs remain in a fixed position, while you move the arms and chest together to the ball. This is the key to a good, simple setup.

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