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Golf Lessons at Duddingston Golf Club

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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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Duddingston Golf Club

Duddingston Golf Club, founded in 1895, was designed by three times Open Champion Willie Park. The course was extended in the 1960’s and 1970’s by John Shade and Bill Biggar and, with the addition of the new tee at the 12th hole, now measures 6525 yards. The gently undulating parkland course (in Gaelic Duddingston means ‘sunny side of the hill’) is maintained to a high standard throughout the year. The course is a very good test of golf with the Braid Burn winding through the fairways and challenging the golfer on a number of holes.

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

Extract from the book:

Straight Putts First

Practice only straight putts until you can keep the Putter Straws aligned on the Aimline at the end of your strokes 80 percent of the time. Then try a breaking putt. Start with your Putter Straws set at the standard tolerance until you reach the 80 percent success rate; proceed through the pro level until you get to 80 percent then change to the super-pro spacing. (The improvement process is the same as

290 Improve Your Stroke Mechanics when practicing with a Track Teacher Clips and Putter Rails: The better you get the tighter you make the tolerance for feedback.)

Many golfers are surprised to see that my arms and putterface slay square to the Aimline even on a breaking putt (Figure 12.4.6). But as you know by now if you want your putt to repeatedly start rolling on the Aimline your putterface needs to be accurately aimed there well through impact and beyond.

This drill may look a little odd on a putting green but it gives golfers a clear understanding and feel of what causes their putterface to rotate. Remember in almost every other golf swing your forearms and hands rotate 180 degrees as they pass through impact. In putting just a few degrees rotation may feel like nothing but it’s more than enough to destroy your putting results.

Truthboard

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

Extract from the book:

My tests also show that the long putter hanging vertically (from under the chin) is marginally more effective than the long putter anchored against the chest (right side of Figure 3.5.11) and better than the midlength putter anchored below the chest. But all three of these options because they employ a longer-thannormal-length shaft eliminate the problem of wrist breakdown that hampers many golfers.

The negatives of putting with a long putter are learning to roll putts the right distance (it requires learning new feel and touch for distance) and occasional instability in windy conditions. However both problems can be handled with a little practice leading me to believe they aren’t inherent problems but caused by a lack of experience.

50 Methods of Putting

The Pure Pendulum Stroke And that brings us to the simplest easiest most repeatable most reliable and therefore best way to putt – the pure no-hit pendulum stroke. By this I mean a putter swinging in rhythm with the arms and hands with no power input from the hands and wrists whatsoever. If the pendulum is pure and swings down the line with no face rotation it is as simple a motion as can be made under the Rules of Golf. And that’s why it is the method I recommend most often to my students. And I recommend it to you.

To see it in use watch George Archer on the Senior PGA Tour who has produced the purest and best pendulum stroke for the longest period of time of anyone I’ve ever seen (Figure 3.5.12). Over a 20-year period playing against Nicklaus Palmer Player Watson Crenshaw Ballesteros Faldo and Norman Archer holed a higher percentage of his putts than all the rest.

The list of others who make pure-pendulum strokes reads like a who’s who of great putters including Bob Charles Greg Norman Dave Stockton Andy North Loren Roberts and Phil Mickelson (Figure 3.5.13). Having now looked at these great putters and seeing how simple their strokes are doesn’t it make you want to start putting that way? If it does you are reading the right book because my Putting Bible is mostly about why what and how to do it!

Methods of Putting 51

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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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Here is a view from the front. The goal of this photo is to show that there is no lateral movement. Simply rotating your right shoulder around your spine.*Please note that you should NOT be cocking your wrists at the end of your backswing. While this may add a bit of power, it will totally throw off your timing. The results of a wrist cock are slices, hooks, fat shots, etc.

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