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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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Visitors and Societies Visitors are welcome at Dunstable Downs Golf Club through the week. At weekends visitors must be introduced by and play with a member. Society days are weekdays with the exception of Wednesday and on Friday there is a limit of 20 players. Our fees are available upon request:

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

Extract from the book:

An often overlooked component of a putter’s construction is where the shaft con nects to the head. It’s important because it helps determine the axis around which the putterhead rotates which can help minimize head rotation on mis-hit putts.

As discussed in section 4.9 it ‘s important to make consistent contact on or as near as possible to the sweetspot. (Review that section if you don’t remember how impact patterns correlate with handicaps.) Golfers who tend to mis-hit toward the

Establish Your Practice Framework 249 toe of their putter – their impact pattern resembles the one in Figure 11.6.7 – should look for a shaft that connects to the head closer to the mis-hit area that is farther away from the heel of the club. With this toe-impact pattern a heel-shafted putter will twist dramatically at impact feel bad in the golfer’s hands and send putts rolling weakly off-line to the right. Conversely golfers whose misses are toward the heel should use a heel-shafted putter.

The important principle here is to get your mis-hits to occur near the putter sweetspot or between the sweetspot and the shaft axis of rotation of your putter. But never take this to an extreme which would be making contact on the side of the shaft axis opposite the majority of head weight and the sweetspot. This would cause the heavy side of the head to flip over dramatically and produce a terrible putt (which can be done with “almost-center-shafted” putters). Two of the smartest golfers I know Lee Trevino and Jack Nicklaus have used heel-shafted putters throughout their careers. They learned from experience that their best results are with heel-shafted putters because when they make had strokes they not use heel-shafted putters.

250 Establish Your Practice Framework usually miss toward the heel (between the sweetspot and the shaft axis as recommended above).

Head Balance: Heel-Toe Weighting

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

Extract from the book:

Section 4.6 should prove to you that a pure simple pendulum can swing in three different motions all of which can relate to a putting stroke. The pendulum of a putting stroke (assuming the golfer has a pendulum and doesn ‘t hit with his hands or wrists or move his body) is the pendulum formed between his suspension point (between his shoulders) and his hands (Figure 4.7.1). And it is this position of a golfer’s hands the angle of his pendulum relative to vertical that determines not only the natural swing path of his putterhead but also the behavior of the putterface angle relative to the Aimline. (Note: your elbows and forearms don’t have to be under your shoulders just your hands.)

As shown on the bottom in Figure 4.7.2 when the golfer’s hands (pendulum

(A) = no rotation; Inclined (B) and (C) = screen-door rotations.

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 79 balls in illustration) are outside his shoulders the screen-door stroke produces both a curved path around the golfer’s body and significant putterface angle rotation relative to the Aimline. This is where the in-line stroke shines as shown in the top figure: When the golfer’s hands (pendulum balls) are vertically under his shoulders his stroke path is not only naturally in-line with his Aimline his putter-face also stays square to the Aimline at all times. As you will see in section 4.8 this is an incredible advantage because the face angle is very influential in determining what line the ball starts rolling on in putting.

80 The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics

Great Putters Are Square

Do great putters rotate their putterfaces or do they keep them square through impact?

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

Extract from the book:

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The follow through is now complete. The forearms are completely crossed, showing that you have gotten your hands through the ball. It may take a few days to get used to this new “left elbow close-to-side, forearms crossed-at-finish” concept. It will come though. It’s one of the best things you can do for your golf swing. No more blocking to the right or uncontrollably slicing the ball!

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