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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 Golf Course which is the second highest in England, offers a good heath land challenge for all levels of golfer, made more interesting by the prevailing wind when it blows. The natural layout with crevasses and rocks is enhanced by the heather rough and strategically placed bunkers. The fairways and greens are maintained in excellent condition, and the course consistently receives compliments from visitors playing it.

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

Extract from the book:

That was one of what I consider the critical “learning moments” I’ve had in golf. Looking closely at that green from ground level I decided to measure the severity of this effect on the entire course. I got up early the next morning and followed the first group while the greens were still covered with dew. This allowed me to actually see and count the individual footprints. I learned that a foursome often makes more than 500 footprints on each green it plays. Even worse these footprints were not evenly distributed: Most were within six feet of the hole because half of all putts were from less than six feet away. They created a trampled-down area between 6 feet and 6 inches away from the hole (no one was so inconsiderate as to step within 6 inches of the cup) and 360 degrees around it. I began referring to this area as the “lumpy donut” (see Figure 2.4.1).

There’s no way a golfer can know how many footprints are between his ball and the hole before a putt. That’s true even if you are in the first group to tee off when the greens are in the best possible condition to allow putts to roll straight and true. Because even then one of the men who cut the grass on the green or cut the cup into the green earlier that morning may have left one footprint dead in the path of your putt as it slows near the hole. And if this one footprint turns your putt away from the hole you’re going to get disgusted and assume it just isn’t your day (or worse think you made a had stroke). If however this footprint turns your ball into the hole you do a little dance (making more footprints!) and assume you hit a great putt. Again this is one more example of the unpredictable and statistical nature of putting. You can’t do much about it but you should be aware of it because you’ll never detect or be absolutely sure about these invisible land mines that lie in wait on the greens.

The Ramp

There was something else I noticed while collecting my lumpy-donut data. On greens where the traffic was particularly intense there was a ramp – a raised area – all around and leading up to the hole. The golfers had trampled near the cup but they were very careful not to step inside the six inches immediately around it so that area was elevated inside the center of the lumpy donut (Figure 2.4.2). These ramps I learned cause many putts that are slowing down and dying as they near the hole to be stopped short or turned away. I measured and found that if those same slow-rolling putts were hit at the same speed on a perfect surface they should have and would have fallen into the hole. So because numerous golfers before you were respectful of the hole your putt missed.

Wind

Here’s a factor that you can’t see but you can feel. Of course if the wind is blowing 50 miles an hour you might see it blow your ball off-line as it rolls to the hole. But what about a light breeze? Does it affect your puns? In Chapter 9 I’ve quantified what wind can do to a putt. It’s just one more unknowable factor that you might want to be aware of so you can play your best golf.

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

Extract from the book:

Again there is one exception to this and again as mentioned earlier with respect to the sweetspot’s two dimensions it is when the greens are very bumpy and soft. In these conditions I sometimes recommend that players use a more lofted putter move the ball slightly forward in their stance (increasing the effective loft at impact by catching the putt more on the upstroke) or both. You can see this every year at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am which is held in late winter. The greens are always soft and bumpy due to rain and the large field of amateurs and pros filling three courses every day. By the time our team gets to Pebble for the third round of the tournament the footprints are really bad.

Despite these conditions using slightly more loft might help explain why my man Jack Lemmon (the “human hinge”) always putts so well in that tournament (Figure 4.10.3). (Peter Jacobsen eat your heart out!)

The angle between your back and your hips should be great enough to provide room for your arms to swing with your hands vertically below your shoulders but small enough to let you comfortably practice putting at least 10 or 15 minutes at a time (Figure 4.10.4 middle photograph). Your knees should be slightly flexed enough to give you stability on windy days without making you feel crouched or uncomfortable.

The most comfortable and solid putting posture sets your center of mass (the center of your weight) over a spot between the balls of your feet as shown in Figure 4.10.5. Leaning too far forward so your weight gets out over your toes can cause severe inconsistencies in the impact point of your putts. Leaning too far back away from the ball places too much weight on your heels which leads to instability particularly in windy conditions again hindering solid and repeatable impact.

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 97

Eye Position

Once your posture is correct as described above position your eyes somewhere directly over the Aimline of your putt as discussed in section 4.4. Accomplish this by moving closer to or farther away from the ball – not by changing your back angle or leaning over or hack. Remember the Aimline extends behind the hall so it’s okay to set your eyes slightly behind the ball Jack Nicklaus – style (Figure 4.10.6).

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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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This is a different view of the complete follow through. Your forearms are crossed, and that is the sign that you have completed the follow-through correctly Keep your head perfectly still during the entire swing This is the last crucial step that you must master. It’s by far the easiest step, but ironically it will produce the most results. The biggest problem is that you don’t always know when you are moving your head. You may find that swinging easier helps keep the head still, but other than that it is just something that you will have to really concentrate on.

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