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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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It is claimed that golf was played in the village of Cruden Bay as early as 1791. The original course, on the present site, was commissioned by the Great North of Scotland Railway (GNSR) following the expansion of the railways at the end of the 19th century, designed by Old Tom Morris of St Andrews, and opened in 1899.Cruden Bay offers an internationally famous golfing experience – old fashioned links golf at its best – on one of the best links courses in Scotland, and last year was placed at No 52 in the world by “Golf Magazine”.

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

Extract from the book:

Getting”line-locked” is a serious problem. And the best way I know to correct it is to prove to you that there are always several Aimlines your ball can follow and still find the hole. Why is this true? Because the hole is 4.25 inches wide the ball is only 1.68 inches in diameter (Figure 8.2.2) and different putt speeds will always give you a choice of ball tracks (unless it is one of those few dead-straight putts in

Speed Is More Important Than Line 183 which case it will roll straight at any speed). Because the ball is much less than half the size of the hole even straight putts offer a choice of makable Aimlines since you can aim a little to the left a little to the right or dead in the middle and still find the hole (Figure 8.2.3).

There are even more Aimline choices on breaking putts than on straight putts. As explained in Chapter 7 starting on any Aimline the faster you roll your putt the less it will break; and the slower you roll a putt the more it will break. So you can choose a very high line and roll the ball so slowly that it breaks madly down the slope and just dribbles over the top edge of the cup. Or you can play a low closer-to-straight Aimline and drill your putt into the cup hoping to catch the back edge squarely to avoid the chance of a lip-out (Figure 8.2.4). And then there are countless combinations of Aimlines and speeds in between: a little higher with a little slower roll; a little lower with a little more speed. The choices are almost endless even on a relatively short putt.

So there are choices and lots of them. But what you will learn in section 8.6 is that for every putt there is always one optimum speed and one optimum Aimline (which means one optimum ball track Figure 8.2.5) for holing the maximum percentage of putts from that distance on that green.

Here’s a piece of advice to remember as you keep reading. When you’re looking at a putt which element do you consider first? Line or speed? Since line is the more instinctive it would make sense to choose line first and then determine the correct optimum Aimline and speed that produce the optimum ball track. speed for that line. That’s fine you certainly can do that. But if you do be aware that you have to perform both judgments – first line then speed and you cannot forget to determine the speed (which many golfers don ‘t even know how to do). Having figured your line you must turn your focus to the proper speed for that line. What if the line feels comfortable but the speed doesn’t? Or what if the speed feels good but you know it isn’t right for the line you’ve already picked? There are a lot of opportunities for subconscious conflict. There must be a better way.

Speed Is More Important Than Line 185

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

Extract from the book:

To see it in use watch George Archer on the Senior PGA Tour who has produced the purest and best pendulum stroke for the longest period of time of anyone I’ve ever seen (Figure 3.5.12). Over a 20-year period playing against Nicklaus Palmer Player Watson Crenshaw Ballesteros Faldo and Norman Archer holed a higher percentage of his putts than all the rest.

The list of others who make pure-pendulum strokes reads like a who’s who of great putters including Bob Charles Greg Norman Dave Stockton Andy North Loren Roberts and Phil Mickelson (Figure 3.5.13). Having now looked at these great putters and seeing how simple their strokes are doesn’t it make you want to start putting that way? If it does you are reading the right book because my Putting Bible is mostly about why what and how to do it!

Methods of Putting 51

Back to what 1 said at the beginning of this chapter: Simpler is better. Because the mechanics of a pendulum motion get the job done and because they are the simplest then they must be the best. And they are the best because they are easier to learn and master than any of the more complex motions.

But be careful because there is not just one single pendulum motion. A pendulum stroke can be swung down the line around the body or across the line. It can be swung with the face rotating or with the face kept square. It can be pushed or pulled or allowed to swing in a consistent natural rhythm.

The best of all these is the simplest of the simple the pure-in-line vertically swinging face-always-square natural-rhythm pendulum. It is the way to go if you want to putt your most consistently and most successfully.

I know it took a little time to get through all the possible strokes from the hardest to the easiest. But it is important that you understand the big picture of putting. It will help if you want to putt your best because at some point in your putting practice you’re going to doubt that what you’re doing is right that what you’re doing is working. And that’s when you’re going to fall back on the knowledge imparted here that to putt your best you must commit to the simplest stroke that will work for you and then believe in it. Come hell or high water – or missing 20 putts in a row – you must believe in the stroke you have committed to and stay with it until you groove it and own it. Only then can you ever hope to move toward achieving your personal optimum putting performances.

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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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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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