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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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We want to maintain a long tradition of friendliness and hospitality without too much formality. Our par 66, 9 hole course starts with three well designed holes in an atmosphere of peaceful tranquillity. It then offers six more against a background of spectacular, panoramic views of Cader Idris and the Mawddach estuary. It is hilly but somehow doesn’t feel like it. The serene beauty and grandeur of the varied landscape in this part of Mid-Wales is breathtaking.

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

Extract from the book:

And when 1 say “Do it ” I mean ” Do it properly 20 000 times.” Note that I didn’t say do it quickly and carelessly a few times then hope for improvement. It takes 10 000 proper repetitions to begin to form a proper habit and 20 000 to ingrain and own it.

Ten thousand repetitions is only 100 reps a night for 100 nights. In less than four months of grooving your stroke to be in-line and square through impact you form a habit that can last a lifetime (with a little occasional maintenance). So many golfers hit balls on the putting green for hours and hours without improving anything honestly believing that they’re working on their putting. But bad practice is worse than no practice. Grooving bad strokes ingrains bad putting habits and ensures poor putting over the long haul.

You also must practice in the proper place. Working on your setup alignment aim and stroke mechanics should be done indoors with learning aids and feedback devices. Don’t practice these fundamentals outdoors on real putting greens if there is no feedback for learning about them on these greens (Figure 10.5.1). And when you’re working on a particular aspect of your stroke mechanics seeing the ball roll on an unknown and unknowable surface can be a serious distraction.

As for feel and touch the only place to practice them is on putting greens playing games and competing getting good feedback on your distance control after every stroke. (All the games drills and other methods for practicing and improving your stroke mechanics as well as touch and feel can be found in the next few chapters.)

Schedule your putting practice time so initially you practice about 80 percent of the time indoors with feedback devices 20 percent outdoors on the putting green (Figure 10.5.2). After about three months go 50-50 indoors and outdoors.

As your setup aim alignment and stroke mechanics fall into grooved and habit ual patterns your feel touch and green-reading skills will require as much work as the maintenance of those mechanics.

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

Extract from the book:

The purpose of your grip is to hold on to your putter as you allow it to move along the perfect in-line path with a square face angle through impact. There is no

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 105 right or wrong way to hold a putter for all golfers. But there is a best way for each golfer to hold his or her putter. This best way will lead to making the best stroke the greatest percentage of the time.

The grip that makes it easiest for most people to produce a pure-in-line stroke is the parallel-palms grip (Figure 4.10.15). By parallel I mean the palms and the backs of both hands are parallel to the putterface which means they are perpendicular to the intended putt-line. Most golfers’ arms hang naturally in this parallel position they find it equally natural to swing their arms hack and through perpendicular to their shoulder line (Figure 4.10.16) and this motion is both easy to repeat and promotes a consistent position through impact. However if it proves uncomfortable for you try putting your hands on your putter shaft in the same positions that they hang naturally (without manipulation) under your shoulders (Figure 4.10.17).

Many other grips are possible including the “open palm ” “left-hand-low ” “claw ” “fingertip ” and “equal-pressure” grips. How to best use these and other grips will be discussed in section 11.6 along with how you can develop the best grip for your putting stroke.

Lower-Body Motion and Looking

Almost all golfers unknowingly move their bodies during the putting stroke. Sometimes a lot usually just a little but almost always some which tells me it must be extremely difficult to eliminate (at least without hours and hours of practice). Try rotating your lower body around your spine in your putting address position and you will see it turns your upper body as well (especially your shoulders arms and putter) because your upper body is sitting on the lower (Figure 4.10.18). This also rotates your putterface angle adding an unknown uncontrollable and unwanted variable to the starting line of your putts.

Rotation isn’t the only lower-body motion to avoid. Some golfers sway back and forth as they putt (Figure 4.10.19). They probably don’t know they’re doing it but the ball doesn’t care what you do or don’t know. One forward inch of sway during a stroke will move your ball about one foot on the green. And that ‘s a foot you probably did not plan on.

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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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Now that you have the proper grip with your left hand, we can focus on the right hand. Wrap your right fingers lightly around the handle of the club as shown to the left.

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