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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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Dalmunzie golf course is Britain’s highest golf course and is enveloped by stunning mountain scenery. The course was designed in the 1920’s by Dr Alistair MacKenzie who went on to design many prestigious golf courses in the United States, most notably Augusta National & Huntingdale. Although only 9 holes and par 30 for gents, the course is deceptively difficult.It is sure to satisfy low & high handicappers alike and a small discussion of it’s challenges follows. Serious fun would best describe it and if your round doesn’t go as planned you will be sure to enjoy the views.

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

Extract from the book:

Grain is nothing more than the direction in which grass grows. While you may say “I thought grass grows up ” only rarely does it grow straight up. The roots of grass grow down to their source of nutrition and moisture while the blades grow up and toward their source of moisture and light. Figure 7.10.1 lists the conditions that affect how grass blades grow assuming other surrounding factors are normal.

1) Toward water source

Grass (Grain)

Growth Priority 2) Toward sunlight

3) With predominant wind direction

Grass first seeks out a consistent source of moisture (the most consistent being from a nearby lake pond or ocean). Since most greens are watered by sprinkler systems most grain follows local downhill slopes toward low areas where water will collect. On greens with excellent irrigation systems and drainage (which distribute water equally) the grain tends to follow the direction of the afternoon sun (when it doesn’t pass directly overhead). In locations where there is no moisture or sun-angle bias grass will grow in the direction of the predominant wind providing the wind blows often and strong enough.

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

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I mentioned briefly that you can miss the sweetspot both horizontally and vertically. So a word about hitting putts high or low on the face. Most golfers habitually make contact at roughly the same height on their putterface. As long as this height is about four-tenths of an inch above the sole where most putters are designed to be hit this is good.

But some golfers try to hit up on their putts to produce overspin or topspin and in doing so usually contact the ball very low on the putterface near its bottom. This is bad because it causes hand and muscle control of the putter (subjecting you to the effects of adrenaline) and can even result in some putters rotating over the ball if hit hard enough (Figure 4.9.3). Such rotation can actually impart more backspin on a ball than the hitting-up motion removes. (1 prefer backweighted-low putter designs to eliminate this problem.) Hitting up on the ball also raises the effective putter loft which can launch a ball up off the green and produce a bouncing and therefore inconsistent putt.

Having said this there is one situation in which I recommend either hitting up on your putts or using a more-lofted-than-normal putter. When you find yourself putting on soft and severely bumpy greens you might want to try launching your short puns slightly upward to avoid the footprints that would send them squirting left or right. True this is not a great stroke but on truly bad surfaces it may be the least had of your options.

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.

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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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