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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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Active8 Leisure is a non-profit making trust and its rationale is to ensure that any profits are reinvested back into the infrastructure to ensure sustainability of facilities. The Company operates three facilities, EPIC Leisure Centre, Ellesmere Port Golf Centre and Neston Recreation Centre. Active8 Leisure Limited is registered in England and Wales under registration number 4070544. Our registered office is EPIC Leisure Centre, McGarva Way, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 9HH

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

Extract from the book:

Assume you have walked off your putt distance finished reading the green and decided to play your putt dead-straight into the cup. It is now time to start your routine. In position – standing directly behind your ball on your selected Aimline – I recommend you build a routine that includes the following steps:

Step 1. While standing approximately six feet behind your ball in a fairly upright posture with your eyes in a horizontal position imagine your entire ball track from the ball into the hole and as you do so make three preliminary practice swings (Figure 11.2.1). The purpose of these swings is to get a first feel and vision of the stroke length required for this putt. Do this with your head up so your eyes are horizontal providing perfect binocular vision of the distance. Look at the hole as you feel your swing and try to imagine if your swing feels about the correct size

Establish Your Practice Framework 223 to roll the perfect putt on the perfect ball track. Focus on the hole to see and feel the distance to it. Make your second swing while looking down at your stroke. Follow this with another look to the hole again to judge and feel the distance.

Step 2. Walk to your ball along the extension of your Aimline. Try to keep your head and eyes directly above your Aimline (Figure 11.2.2) and internalize the

224 Establish Your Practice Framework direction of the Aimline in your body and your mind’s eye as you walk and feel the slope of the ground under your feet.

Step 3. Set up four inches to the left of your ball and take your putting address position setting your body flow-lines to be aligned parallel-left of your Aimline (Figure 11.2.3).

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

Extract from the book:

There are any number of ways to hold a putter. But I think there is only one way to set grip pressure and that is light and unchanging throughout your stroke. Light pressure is better than tight because squeezing your hands and flexing the hand wrist and arm muscles makes them stronger less pliant and less sensitive to delicate feelings. And remember your hands should be dead rather than strong when putting. So the lighter your grip (as long as the putter doesn’t slip out of your hands and your wrists don’t get floppy) the less likely you are to “hit” your putts and the more likely you will “stroke” them. This applies to all putting grips.

The purpose of your grip is to hold on to your putter as you allow it to move along the perfect in-line path with a square face angle through impact. There is no

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 105 right or wrong way to hold a putter for all golfers. But there is a best way for each golfer to hold his or her putter. This best way will lead to making the best stroke the greatest percentage of the time.

The grip that makes it easiest for most people to produce a pure-in-line stroke is the parallel-palms grip (Figure 4.10.15). By parallel I mean the palms and the backs of both hands are parallel to the putterface which means they are perpendicular to the intended putt-line. Most golfers’ arms hang naturally in this parallel position they find it equally natural to swing their arms hack and through perpendicular to their shoulder line (Figure 4.10.16) and this motion is both easy to repeat and promotes a consistent position through impact. However if it proves uncomfortable for you try putting your hands on your putter shaft in the same positions that they hang naturally (without manipulation) under your shoulders (Figure 4.10.17).

Many other grips are possible including the “open palm ” “left-hand-low ” “claw ” “fingertip ” and “equal-pressure” grips. How to best use these and other grips will be discussed in section 11.6 along with how you can develop the best grip for your putting stroke.

Lower-Body Motion and Looking

Almost all golfers unknowingly move their bodies during the putting stroke. Sometimes a lot usually just a little but almost always some which tells me it must be extremely difficult to eliminate (at least without hours and hours of practice). Try rotating your lower body around your spine in your putting address position and you will see it turns your upper body as well (especially your shoulders arms and putter) because your upper body is sitting on the lower (Figure 4.10.18). This also rotates your putterface angle adding an unknown uncontrollable and unwanted variable to the starting line of your putts.

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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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Wrap your right fingers lightly around the handle of the club Alternative to the interlock grip (The overlap grip)

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