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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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A prime heathland course of 18 well laid out holes, measuring 6215 yards. Practice ground, nets and putting area.

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

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Now look at the ball tracks in Figure 7.9.9 relative to the fall-line and this clock for putts rolled on one of our Boca Scoring Game School greens. You can see that the putt from 10:30 breaks a lot more than the putt from 7:30 even

166 Green-Reading the 15th Building Block though both putts are at a 45-degree angle to the pure downhill direction of the slope. Of course the putts would break from the opposite side of the hole by the same amounts in opposite directions.

Beware of Downhill Sliders

Most real greens have a nearly constant slope near the hole so this clock can be superimposed in your mind almost perfectly over most holes on any golf course. Remember these break relationships (from Figure 7.9.9) the next time you arc trying to read a breaking putt. Don’t expect putts to break exactly these amounts (all breaks are relative to the slope severity and green speeds). But simply by seeing the relative break in these ball tracks you should understand putting and reading breaks better than you did before because it will help both your conscious and subconscious decisions on the greens later on.

In the future using this clock image if you perceive you are above the 9 o’clock or 3 o’clock positions on any green (relative to the downhill direction) be careful because you are looking at what we call the downhill slider the most dangerous putt of all. Most golfers under-read the break on a downhill slider and then subconsciously hit the ball too hard trying to keep it on-line. It should come as no surprise that the most frequent three-putting in golf follows downhill-slider first putts.

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

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Spinning Puffs

Forget here and now the idea of imparting spin as a way to control your putts. Research has shown that the friction of the green removes all spin from rolling halls

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 93 within about the first 20 percent of their roll. Despite this golfers think that Ben Crenshaw became a good putter by learning to put overspin on his putts and that Bobby Locke put “hook spin” on his putts which made them dive into the hole. Neither of these descriptions is true but amateur golfers believe them because they sound reasonable and give them something new to try in their own putting. (They also give amateurs an excuse for not putting better. Trust me: Most amateurs don’t need any more excuses.)

Still many golfers and even some teaching professionals extol the benefits of “releasing” the putter through impact rotating the face from open to closed to impart hook spin or overspin. Again all reasonably well-stroked putts can be shown to be rolling without any spin whatsoever when they reach the hole. So trying to release the putter makes no sense unless it encourages you to follow through in your stroke and eliminates deceleration and instability. However even in this case releasing the putter will produce more face rotation and give you more inconsistency in directional control due to increased timing problems.

The Razor-Blade Putter

Because so many people assume that putts can spin all the way to the hole and are obsessed with the idea of overspin I built a putter that let me examine and evaluate the benefit of true overspin. I embedded a razor blade just above the center of a putterface (Figure 4.9.4) making sure the sharp edge of the blade would contact the ball above its geometric center and impart true overspin.

I tested the razor-blade putter versus an identical putter with a normal face and counted how many putts each one holed. On very short putts – inside three feet – the razor putter performed pretty well. However on longer putts it created true initial overspin that caused the balls to “grab” on the green and jump forward uncontrollably.

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Golf Swing Tips

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

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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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