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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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This beautiful 18 hole, par 72, parkland course was founded in 1973 by Michael Cross and has for many years been considered to be one of the best pay and play courses in the South East of England. It is set in gently undulating, picturesque countryside in an ‘area of outstanding natural beauty’ and offers a challenge to all standards of golfers.Our comfortable Clubhouse offers a wide range of facilities for both golfers, function organisers and their guests.

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

Extract from the book:

14.8 Your Preferred Break

If you have a preferred break direction (right-to-left or left-to-right) on makable putts in the 10- to 20-foot range – and many golfers do – there is a reason. It’s probably because you have a bias in your ability to aim your putter. (If you have a preferred break on short putts it could he due to such an aim bias explained below or to the effects detailed in section 14.6 above caused by hitting your putts consistently toward the heel or toe of your putter. If you think it’s the latter reread Chapter 12 and learn to groove your impact pattern on the sweetspot.)

If your tendency is to aim farther than you intend to the right (what I call a “right aim-error”) it effectively increases the amount of break you’re playing on a right-to-left-breaking putt. That may actually help you because as you now know most golfers underread the true break. That little extra aim-error maybe enough to get you closer (after compensations) to playing 100 percent of the true break.

But imagine what happens in the opposite direction a right aim-error on a left-to-right breaking pull. When the break under-read and the aim-bias go the same way it makes things worse. Sometimes a lot worse.

So if you love right-to-left-breaking putts and hate left-to-right breakers you may have a right-bias in your aim. That is you probably aim a little farther right than where you think you’re aiming on all putts. And if you love left-to-right breakers best you may be aiming a little to the left of where you intend.

Here’s a true-life example an experience I had with Lee Janzen in the summer of 1998. Lee had come to my Scoring Game School several years earlier and done very well. To my mind he is one of the world’s great putters. We had worked to gether several times since but he wanted to come in for some work one week before the 1998 U.S. Open and he had a problem. He couldn’ t make a left-to-right break ing putt of any length “to save his life” (his words not mine). As evidence he told me what had happened recently on Tour. One day he shot 62 followed the next by a 78. He said he hit the ball about the same (terrifically well) both rounds but when he shot 62 all the putts broke right-to-left. The next day all his putts broke left-to

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

Extract from the book:

Standing behind the ball trying to read the green most golfers decide how much they think the putt is going to break and then where they are going to aim. They select a point or a direction where they intend to start their putt and we refer to the line from the ball to that point or direction as the “Aimline ” or desired initial starting line of the putt (Figure 4.1.3). It’s best called the Aimline because it is the line along which you align your body feet and (it’s hoped) your stroke because you want to start the ball rolling along that line. It ‘s where you’re aiming. If everything was figured properly the ball starts on your Aimline and will roll the proper speed and break (because of the slope of the green) gently into the cup.

The entire path that your putt takes is the “ball track” (left side of Figure 4.1.4). It may remind you of the “action track” sometimes used on television to show how a ball has traveled. The distances between the balls on the track indicate how fast (relatively) the putt is traveling: Farther apart means it is rolling faster; closer together and it is rolling slower. A detailed ball track provides an accurate understanding of a putt’s entire motion – both where and how fast it was going – better even than the same putt recorded and played back on videotape.

The amount or size of the “break” played on a putt is a measure of the difference between the direction you aim and start the putt rolling and where you want it to go. We define the amount of break as the distance between the Aimline (up by the hole) and the nearest edge of the hole measured along a line between the two (right side of Figure 4.1.4). The actual amount the ball breaks (curves) is something different because the ball track ideally curves into the center of the hole. But golfers refuse to deal with that detail. When golfers say they are playing one inch of break what they mean is that their Aimline passes one inch outside the edge of the hole as shown in Figure 4.1.5. Technically they expect the putt to break 3¼ inches – one inch plus half the diameter of the hole (2½ inches) – but they insist on thinking and saying that they are playing one inch of break.

Golfers the world over have made a tacit agreement to think of break as measured from the edge of the hole rather than the center. Unless the putt breaks less than half the width of the hole. Then we refer to it as breaking from somewhere inside the cup such as an “inside left edge” or “right center ” to the center of the hole. Only then do we acknowledge that our target is the center of the hole.

Let’s be sure that you understand the terms I’ve defined so far. You’ve cleaned your ball on the green and replaced it in front of your mark. Standing behind your ball on the ball-hole line you realize that if you putt directly along that line it will break to the left and miss below the hole. So you move slightly downhill from the

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 57 ball-hole line and try to imagine how far uphill to the right you must start your putt if you want to make it. You select an Aimline which runs about 28 inches outside the right edge of the hole you walk to the ball set up perfectly along your new Aimline and make practice strokes until ready. You execute the perfect stroke and your ball starts exactly on your Aimline. You guessed the right amount of break (28 inches) and gave your putt the perfect speed so as it rolls it breaks gently to the left and into the center of the cup. Your ball track formed the perfect arc (Figure 4.1.6) the ball entered the exact center of the hole (centered relative to the ball track) and all is right with the world.

4.2 Stroke Definitions

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

Extract from the book:

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The wrists have completed their roll, and the left elbow is close the body.Swinging around the spine. The wrists have completed the roll and now the forearms are crossing. The follow through is almost complete. If you notice, the triangle is still in place, proving that you are connected throughout the entire swing.

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