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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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The course was originally farmland and with a lot of hard work and tree planting has been transformed into a beautiful parkland course.The front nine holes are a flat walk and cross the river twice including once with a drive. The back nine is hillier and has two ponds that come into play if a less than perfect shot is made.

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

Extract from the book:

ADDITIONAL INFLUENCES I N PUTTING

Speed Is More Important Than Line

8.1 Speed Kills (and Speed Saves)

How important is speed to putting? If you roll your putts at the wrong speed nothing else matters. You won’t make many and you’ll have far too many three-putts. Speed is so important that it could be the foundation the first fundamental of putting. However it is neither a foundation nor a fundamental but rather a characteristic of putting. Speed is not something you buy or own a technique you learn or take out of your bag for use on the course. It is a concept one you need to think about understand and learn to control – because speed has more effect on putting results than most golfers could ever imagine.

As discussed in Chapter 5 feel and touch for distance are the skills you must develop for speed control. But that was just a taste for speed. Now 1’11 give you a much broader perspective along with ideas of how you should think about it and deal with it in putting.

Most golfers don’t think about speed quantitatively – that is how much speed they created – unless they’ve missed a putt so badly (running it far past the hole or leaving it way short) that they are afraid of three-putting. But even then their thoughts are nothing more than assuming that they hit the putt either too hard or too easy: They don’t know why they did it and go only so far as to hope they won’t do it again (Figure 8.1.1). Their mistake is not understanding that controlling speed is a skill just like all the others in golf that can and should be worked on and improved. So rather than think about practicing speed control the next time they’re on the practice green they call themselves stupid give themselves a mental slap on the wrist and go practice their setup alignment or grip.

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

Extract from the book:

Shooting Pool

Not quite as easy as the ‘true Roller but fairly close is rolling the ball as if you are shooting pool. In Figure 3.2.2 I ‘m demonstrating this technique on a practice putting green. l’ve actually putted like this a number of times on a number of dif ferent greens and grass types because it proved to me just how important speed is to good putting. When “pool putting ” starting the ball on the chosen line is sim ple but it doesn’t help you choose the line and giving the ball the proper speed is just as difficult as it is when standing up and using your putter. Again this is not a method I think the USGA should allow. I’m merely explaining that it’s not nearly as easy as you might expect it to be. (If you don ‘t believe me get a pool cue and try using it on some breaking putts on your practice green.) Just as with the True

Roller you have to find the right speed if you hope to make anything.

Both of these methods are easier than other types of putting because they remove or at least reduce the difficulty of starting the ball on the desired line. But the pool method for sure (and to a certain extent the True Roller) is just as difficult as most other methods in transferring the correct speed to the ball.

This is a point worth repeating because most golfers don’t think enough about the speed of their putts. Rather they focus on line. If you are a “line” putter try putting with a pool cue or a True Roller and I promise you’ll learn to appreciate the importance of speed in making putts.

3.3 It Gets More Difficult

So we’ve disposed of two methods that no one can or should be allowed to use. What about some techniques that have been tried and in some cases are still in use?

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

Extract from the book:

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The picture at left shows the correct setup position from above. You can see the correct shoulder turn by looking at this picture in conjunction with the picture directly below. Notice that there is no horizontal movement. There should also be no vertical movement. Everything rotates around the spine. Focus on rotating the right side of your body around your spine. The left side will move into place automatically.

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