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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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This stunning 18 hole championship course was designed by John Bealey and modified by ex-Ryder Cup player and top international course designer Dave Thomas to follow the picturesque contours of the natural landscape you would expect in Cheshire. He achieved this so successfully that today the Club is proud to be considered one of the most beautiful in the North West of the UK.Yet despite its rural location, Dunham Forest Golf & Country Club is far from being out of reach. Conveniently situated between the M6 and the M56, it is close to Manchester International Airport and within 30 minutes drive of both Manchester and Liverpool city centres.

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

Extract from the book:

However never putt from a bad lie. If your ball is in high grass or any position where blades of grass will get between your putterface and the ball at impact don’t use your putter (Figure 14.3.1). If your ball is sitting down in a depression bare spot or pocket of any kind don’t use your putter. If the grass is high anywhere be tween your ball and where you want it to roll – and you have the option of pitch ing (flying) it over the grass – don’t putt it. Assume that if your ball can get hung up rolling through such tall grass it probably will. (Consider that Pelz’s Corollary to Murphy’s Law.)

When there’s grass behind the ball the bellied wedge is a much smarter shot than a putt. The head of a wedge is heavy and bottom-weighted so if you swing! with your putting stroke and contact the center of the ball with the leading edge

Face Your Special Problems 349 the face the ball will roll like a putt at about the speed you expect. This shot works because the wedge doesn’t have to go through the grass before hitting the hall while a putter (Figure 14.3.2) must travel down through grass trapping blades of grass between ball and face where grass cushioning can seriously affect the roll.

If your ball is sitting down in tall grass even if it’s close to the edge of the green the putter is the last club you want to use. Among the clubs that will work better are a 5-wood (small head rounded bottom good loft) a 3- or 5-iron even a wedge played well back in your stance. All these shots are shown in my Short Game Bible and all will work better from deep grass than putting.

Finally an important point to remember. For most golfers how you swing is more important than what you swing on shots like these. When Phil Mickelson and Payne Stewart played their off-the-green shots in the 1999 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 with ” back-in-their-stance” wedges – while most of the field played these same shots with 3-woods and putters – the differences were in the players not the clubs. You could have given Payne and Phil woods and putters and they still would have

350 Face Your Special Problems been playing in the last group on Sunday because they had become really good at these shots. They have practiced them over the years with many different clubs and they knew how to hit these shots. You must practice these shots with your putter (or whatever club) to find out when it will and when it won’t work for you. Simply choosing the right club won’t solve this problem if you don’t know how to hit it.

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

Extract from the book:

The angle between your back and your hips should be great enough to provide room for your arms to swing with your hands vertically below your shoulders but small enough to let you comfortably practice putting at least 10 or 15 minutes at a time (Figure 4.10.4 middle photograph). Your knees should be slightly flexed enough to give you stability on windy days without making you feel crouched or uncomfortable.

The most comfortable and solid putting posture sets your center of mass (the center of your weight) over a spot between the balls of your feet as shown in Figure 4.10.5. Leaning too far forward so your weight gets out over your toes can cause severe inconsistencies in the impact point of your putts. Leaning too far back away from the ball places too much weight on your heels which leads to instability particularly in windy conditions again hindering solid and repeatable impact.

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Eye Position

Once your posture is correct as described above position your eyes somewhere directly over the Aimline of your putt as discussed in section 4.4. Accomplish this by moving closer to or farther away from the ball – not by changing your back angle or leaning over or hack. Remember the Aimline extends behind the hall so it’s okay to set your eyes slightly behind the ball Jack Nicklaus – style (Figure 4.10.6).

One word of realism here: Positioning your eyes over your Aimline won’t make you aim perfectly but it will allow you to aim consistently. If you learn how to aim perfectly (in Chapter 11) by eliminating compensations for your stroke faults then consistently perfect aim will become automatic.

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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 picture at full speed. The wrists have completed their roll through the ball. The left elbow is close to the body, and about ready to break, allowing for follow through.Now, I’ll take you into the follow-through. This will be simple. Basically just keep turning around your spine. If you have flipped your wrists correctly, you won’t have to bother too much with the follow through. However, there is a basic position that you should be in when you finish the swing. You should be facing the target, and your right and left forearms should be crossed. Your right forearm should be closest to you, and the club should be out towards left field.

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