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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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Evesham Golf Club

This excellently maintained course was founded in 1894 and is located 4 miles west of Evesham town centre on the A44. As you climb the rise in the road after the Wood Norton / BBC hotel, the course and clubhouse are 200 metres on the left, BUT the carpark is on the righthand side.We are a 9 hole course with 18 tees, par 72 (CSS 71) and is considered by many players as one of the finest tests of golf within the Midlands, with the club regularly hosting Worcestershire County PGA events.The layout of the course is essentially parkland and 2 of the holes run parallel with the River Avon giving superb views to the Bredon and Malvern escarpments.The mens course is 6400 yards in length off the white tees and 6178 from the yellow tees. Ladies play 5697 yards with a par of 74.

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

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The speed of the putting surface is something else to consider when seeing a ball track. Green speeds are measured every day around the world with the “Stimpmeter” (see section 4.3 for details). Most greens in the United States roll between 7.0 and 11.0 on the Stimpmeter meaning that balls released down this ramp (Figure 8.3.1) roll on average between 7 and 11 feet on the flat portions of these greens. This measurement is a simple way to approximate the frictional force the green ‘s surface exerts on rolling balls which is what primarily slows them and brings them to a stop.

The faster the green speed (i.e. the higher the Stimp reading) then the less energy or initial speed you have to give to your putts to get them to roll the perfect distance. So putts on a fast green actually will be rolling more slowly giving gravity more time to influence the ball and pull it downhill so it will break more. That’s why it’s important to know the green speed when reading the slope and trying to determine how much a putt will break. Of course the opposite is also true that a slower green speed means more friction so you have to roll the ball faster which decreases how much it will break.

Green Speed Can Be Seen

Unfortunately you don’t see many signs at golf courses that read “Warning: Green Speed 12. Putts Will Be Very Fast and Break Excessively. ” But a trained eye can detect and evaluate green speeds within a very small tolerance. If you don ‘t believe me ask any golf course superintendent or PGA Tour pro. Both make their living knowing how fast their greens roll. How do they know? The superintendent regularly takes measurements with a Stimpmeter and the pros talk to the superintendents then correlate what they’re told with their experience of watching their putts roll.

But don’t think you can ask your superintendent the green speed at your course and automatically be an expert. Appearances can be deceiving. Fast greens usually look brownish with short grass and firm surfaces. Most slow greens have long dark green grass and tend to be softer (Figure 8.3.2). Also the thicker the grass even when cut short the slower and greener it looks. So you always should roll a few putts at any new course to check the green speed because a green that looks slow can be “sneaky fast ” and vice versa.

Grain (see section 7.10 for details) also affects a green’s speed. Because Stimpmeter ratings are taken in more than one direction grain is averaged into the green-speed reading. But grain still can have a dramatic effect on how putts roll and break. I’ve measured grain’s effect on numerous occasions: On a 40-foot putt putting against the grain can mean a difference of 10 feet versus the same putt rolled with the grain (Figure 8.3.3). So you must learn to recognize green speed in the direction you are putting.

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

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The Hit Stroke

Let me explain what this “dead-hands” stroke is not. It is not your natural stroke because most golfers’ natural instinct is to “hit” a putt with the muscles of the fingers hands and wrists. Our instincts are developed in our childhood when we play games that involve hitting things turning knobs and manipulating pushing and controlling the objects in our lives with our fingers hands and wrists. This also is the way most people putt because they consider it to be natural. But just because it’s natural does not make it either the right way or the best way.

But golfers hit their putts (Figure 5.3.1). And when a ball is hit the distance it rolls depends on how hard it is hit. The power of the putt depends on the energy or effort put into the stroke. And therein lies the problem: You can’t see or feel the power of a hit before it happens. No matter how much a golfer practices hitting putts the right distance and speed when he or she gets under pressure and tries to apply the same hit to the ball with adrenaline-filled muscles the results will be wrong. Once again as the muscles get stronger the same feel that produced good results in practice produces a more powerful hit under pressure.

Many low-handicap amateurs fall into this trap. They practice with the belief that the harder and longer they work the better they’ll putt under pressure. They believe that putting well under pressure involves courage strength of conviction or some other inner quality of the heart. I suppose these character traits are admirable but they have nothing to do with how far the ball rolls in good putting. If you insist on hitting your putts and controlling your putt distance with your muscles then the only way to practice feel and touch is under pressure. The good player can accomplish this by playing in tournaments in which he is likely to face many pressure putts. Do enough of that – and enough is a lot – and you begin preparing yourself for future pressure situations. Higher-handicap golfers have a slightly different problem. Because hitting

Five Nonphysical Building Blocks: Touch Feel Attitude Routine and Ritual 117 with the hands is the natural way to putt most golfers begin by doing just that. The results won’t be very good but because the golfer is still new to the game poor putting will seem acceptable. It’s later as these golfers improve their ball-striking and short games and work on bringing their handicaps down that their natural (hand-muscle-controlled) putting stroke limits their ability to score.

The Amateurs Proved It

Let me give you one more problem with “hitting” your putts: It’s an inaccurate way to control the power transmitted to the ball. We measured this (Figure 5.3.2) when we tested the putting strokes of some 150 amateurs at the DuPont World Amateur tournament by measuring the length of their strokes when they putted. The averaged results show (Figure 5.3.3) that the length of their backswings varied only about 6 inches while the length of the putts produced varied from 6 to 30 feet (on a flat putting surface of 9.0 green speed). This means their backswing the power generator of the pulling stroke varied only 6 inches for 24 feet or about one-quarter inch per foot.

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Golf Swing Tips

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

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Golf Tuition Evesham Golf Club

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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