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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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Drayton Park Prides Itself On Providing The Best Year Round Playing Environment For All Golfers. Our Large US Style Sand Based Greens, Well Tended Tees & Excellent Fairways Are The Envy Of Many Clubs. We Aim To Give Our Members & Visitors A Great Round Of Golf – Our Course Continues To Develop & Mature Having Been Created In 1992 To A Design By Oxfordshire Based Course Architects Hawtree & Sons.

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

Extract from the book:

Let ‘s look at an extreme wind effect from the PGA Tour. Figure 9.3.1 shows the full-field average scores in The Players Championship at Sawgrass over five years. The scoring average was 71.8 on calm days. But on the infamous “Black Friday” in 1977 when the wind blew at an unprecedented strength scores were significantly higher averaging 78.3. What happened that Friday was this: After missing the greens in regulation the pros couldn’t make their putts to save par either. As you can imagine when wind blows balls away from the greens on the course putting on the greens also suffers dramatically.

Reviewing the highest-scoring rounds on the PGA Tour over the last few years we find that essentially all occurred on high-wind days. That won ‘t come as a surprise to professionals who know that playing in strong winds has a much greater effect on scoring than rain cold long rough or hard greens. But again while golfers assume that most of this difficulty comes from the wind blowing balls in the air leading to missed greens and found hazards the data indicates putting performances also suffer on these windy days.

196 Wind Lopsided Balls Dimples Rain Sleet and Snow

9.4 Simple Experiments Say Perhaps Yes

You probably could he pushed to agree that it is reasonable to expect golf halls rolling on smooth fast low-friction surfaces (such as a desktop) to be blown sideways by wind. Prove it to yourself by running the “desk wind test ” shown in Figure 9.4.1. Roll a golf ball across your desktop five times to get the feel of where the ball rolls on its own. Then roll it five more times blowing on the ball from the side each time as it passes your face. On at least one of the rolls you’ll hit the ball with your exhaled breath (you’ll miss above or below a few times too) and see it pushed off-line. Once you get the hang of hitting the ball with your breath you can prove to yourself that winds with against and quartering across the line of the rolling ball can have an effect too (Figure 9.4.2).

In the examples and figures above my breath wind speed was about 10 miles per hour which shows that even a relatively low-velocity wind influences the roll of the ball dramatically on a low-friction surface. So what does that mean for your putting on fast and slow greens?

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

Extract from the book:

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?

Croquet-Style

Next on the “easiness” scale (which means it’s a little more difficult than the techniques above) is standing so you face the putting line and putt croquet-style between your legs. Yes this really has been used. Bob Duden and Bob Shave Jr. two PGA Tour pros who had been struggling with their putting used this technique back in the 1960s. I’ve never been sure whether the USGA banned this method because it was too easy too nontraditional or it just looked bad when viewed from behind. It certainly made putting easier because it gave the golfer the best view of the line before the putt and a clear view of what the ball was doing immediately after it started to roll.

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

Extract from the book:

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After we get through the remaining sections, you will understand that this will change your swing plane a bit. Your swing plane will become more horizontal, the straighter you stand up. Please realize that nothing else should change. You will swing each of your clubs in exactly the same fashion (found below). This repositioning at setup will have a huge effect on the outcome of your shot, so please take some time to see where you are the most comfortable.

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