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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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Nesting in the foothills of the Southern Pennines, Davenport Golf Club offers a warm and friendly reception to golfers of all ages and abilities.Characterised by small, built up greens, the course rewards accuracy from tee to green. Consisting of 2 par 5’s, 11 par 4’s and 5 par 3’s together with a practice range and practice putting area, its a club where every aspect of your game can be improved.

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

Extract from the book:

You can see most of your flow-lines by positioning your hands under your shoulders (relax and let gravity do the work – Figure 11.5.3) and pointing your index fingers toward each other. Assuming you’ve put something on the ground to indicate the Aimline this “finger line” makes it easy to see when your hips knees feet and shoulders are parallel-left of the Aimline. Once both your hands and shoulders are in this perfect position simply swinging them back and through will create the ideal pure-in-line and square (pils) putting stroke.

The best learning aid for shoulder flow-line alignment is Elk’s Key (Figure 11.5.4). “Elk” is Steve Elkington who helped me design this device during our

Establish Your Practice Framework 235 struggles with getting his shoulder flow-line parallel to his Aimline. Elk’s Key is set up to aim exactly on the Aimline; in your address position you can see when your putterface is square and your eye and shoulder flow-lines are parallel to the Aim-line (Figure 11.5.5). I think practicing with this device has helped Elk win more tournaments in the last three years than he had in the previous 10.

Vertical Shoulder Rotation

When you putt with a vertical pendulum (hands vertically below your shoulders) your shoulders should rotate in a vertical plane (moving up and down not around). But many golfers (out of habit) rotate their shoulders around their spines horizontally because that’s what they do in their other golf swings. If this is your problem it’s a habit you really should break.

Learning vertical shoulder rotation is easy. Get your putter and something light and about 36 inches long (a golf shaft a wooden metal or plastic rod). Stand in a doorway (Figure 11.5.6) and connect the rod to your shoulders with rubber bands or hold it against your shoulders. Make sure the rod is tight to your shoulder line and that it’s about one inch away from the wall on both sides when you take your putting address position. Stroke putts along an imaginary Aimline that is parallel to the doorway wall. If your shoulders try to move around horizontally the shaft will hit the wall. Learning to make a pure vertical swing with your hands and shoulders won ‘t take much time. If you do this drill for five minutes a night for a couple of weeks you’ll probably never have to do it again.

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

Extract from the book:

Position Aiming

Less important to the golfer’s overall aim than reaction aiming position aiming is a golfer’s tendency to modify his or her reaction aim based on the position of the eyes relative to the Aimline . There are valid reasons for this phenomenon.

Aimline then he is sure to misalign his putter (and likely miss the putt) because now his view has changed to alignment angle B. The mind can ‘t keep everything properly aimed if it has to deal with constantly changing views of alignment.

Any golfer whose eyes are not consistently vertically above his Aimline will have to change his view of alignment due to the changing angles he sees for putts of different lengths. The result is inconsistent alignment. The only way to align the putterface properly time after time is by positioning both eyes exactly vertically above the Aimline so the alignment angle is always zero degrees for all putts re gardless of length (Figure 4.4.3 C and D).

Detailed procedures for learning how to aim properly will be discussed in sec tion 12.6 where I’ll show you how to improve and even perfect your ability to aim. But for now realize that aim is an essential fundamental of putting a learned skill you have probably learned incorrectly (without knowing it) based on the results of past putting strokes and the positioning of your eyes (which you should keep vertically above the Aimline Figure 4.4.4).

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 67

If you don ‘t learn to aim correctly then no one (myself and my Scoring Game Schools included) will ever be able to teach you a good putting stroke. A good putting stroke with bad aim will miss every time and your subconscious will never let you learn a stroke that it knows will miss every time. Instead you ‘ll begin compensating. However once you learn to aim accurately along the Aimline you choose your putting instincts will lead you to make better less compensating strokes and that leads to holing more putts.

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

Extract from the book:

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The follow through is now complete. The forearms are completely crossed, showing that you have gotten your hands through the ball. It may take a few days to get used to this new “left elbow close-to-side, forearms crossed-at-finish” concept. It will come though. It’s one of the best things you can do for your golf swing. No more blocking to the right or uncontrollably slicing the ball!

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