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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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You may be forgiven for thinking that Datchet Golf Course is ‘an easy track’. It is 6067 yards long off the medal tees, a par 70, with a standard scratch of 69 – and flat. But for those of us who play it often and who have also played some of its’ more famous neighbouring courses, we can testify that it’s not a course to be taken for granted. Nine greens with fifteen tees (3 holes the 1st, 4th & 5th are repeated on the back nine becoming the 10th, 13th & 14th) and running alongside the River Thames, under the watchful eye of Windsor Castle, Datchet Golf Club is one of the oldest courses in the counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.

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

Extract from the book:

Develop Your Artistic Senses (Feel Touch Green-Reading) 319 hole again and again. Try to stop your putts ever closer to going in without going in while always staying above the ball-hole line. Holding a competition is the best but practicing by yourself is also good since it helps you focus and concentrate on feeling how to produce the floating-in-from-too-high putts.

Safety-Drawback

If you want to work more on feel than touch play Safety-Drawback (see details in section 13.2) to the same two or three holes over and over refining your feel for those distances to the maximum degree possible. After a few cycles around the same three holes you’ll know exactly what is required for each putt (you’ve seen them roll and your touch for what is needed is confirmed) so you can concentrate purely on your feel on feeling the perfect preview stroke for each putt.

Two-Hole Drill

Here is a good way to practice your feel while also refining your rhythm. We call it the “Two-Hole Drill” because you putt back and forth between two holes in line with each other to the beat of a metronome set at your natural body rhythm.

Find two holes on the putting green that you can monopolize without offending anyone. Get behind the closer hole imagine parallel Aimlines that work for both of them and place two balls close together on those lines 21/2 feet from the closer hole (Figure 13.3.7). Turn on your metronome and putt the first ball (the

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

Extract from the book:

A pendulum stroke works under pressure because adrenaline-filled muscles don’t get to determine how far the ball rolls. In this stroke putting speed and roll are determined solely by the length of the stroke motion. As a result if you practice controlling speed this way you can be sure that it will work on the course and under pressure the same way. And that’s what you want.

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 71

4.6 Putter Path Is a Small Factor

I’m fairly sure there are almost as many different putting paths as there are golfers. And it seems there are as many ways to stand over (address) a putt too. Even for the same golfer each day’s stroke path seems to he different from the last with some golfers changing their paths from straight to breaking putts and changing again from a right-to-left breaker to a left-to-right breaker. Common sense should tell you that changing this often can’t be a good idea; my putting mantra – “simpler is better” – guarantees that the more different putting strokes you employ the worse your problems on the green.

The most practiced putting fundamental is the putter path. However my testing shows that path is actually one of the least significant factors in good putting. Yet when I ask golfers on the practice green what they are working on the most common answer is always “the path of my putter.”

The direction that the putter is moving at the moment of impact has very little influence on the starting direction of a putt: Assuming you make contact on the putter’s sweetspot the degree of influence is only about 17 percent (Figure 4.6.1). That means if the putterface is square to the intended starting line and the putter moves across that line at a 10-degree angle as it makes contact the ball will start only 1.7 degrees off-line (17 percent times 10 degrees equals 1.7 degrees).

So you can make a large error in your stroke path and see only a small error in the starting line of your putt. Another way to think of it is this: On a dead-straight five-foot putt your path could travel along a line aimed 13 inches left of the hole center and the ball would still hit the left edge (Figure 4.6.2) assuming you hit the sweetspot and everything else about your stroke was perfect.

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

Extract from the book:

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At this point the right wrist is completely on top of the left wrist. Your hands are “through the ball”. You have continued to rotate around your spine, and you have tried to stop the left elbow on the imaginary line. This is the primary action for amateur golfer to increase power, while reducing slice.

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