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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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Farthingstone Hotel & Golf Course is enfolded deep in the most beautiful countryside in England. Both accomplished and less experienced golfers will relish the pleasures of a mature and satisfying course that abounds in challenging features. Woodland, water, naturally sweeping fairways and carefully crafted greens make for a golfing experience to remember. Tranquil and secluded, but just a few miles from both the M1 and M40. Major towns within easy reach are Milton Keynes, Banbury, Oxford, Rugby and Northampton.

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

Extract from the book:

Having more than one deficiency in your putting game isn’t a life-long sentence. It just means you’ll have to work on more than one correction at a time. And if your improve ments don’t come at the same rate you may putt worse before you putt better. This is why

I often recommend using several practice techniques (and feedback devices) simultaneous ly or in tandem one after the other. The problem and its compensation developed to gether so it’s best to get rid of them together.

I’ve seen too many well-intentioned golfers improve one aspect of their putting game then lose that improvement when their putting results were less than they expected on the course and give up. They reverted to their old ways or went off on a new direction looking for some other improvement (by trying a new putter new grip new stance or new thought) and looking for instant gratification. You must realize and regularly remind yourself that you’re not just removing problems you’re also trying to remove the prob lems caused by those problems (called compensations) so improvement may not come as easily or as quickly as you’d like it to.

If you don’t understand and accept this truth you’re likely to remain very disap pointed in your lack of improvement and stuck at the same handicap for the rest of your golf career.

The Simple Tru-Putt The easiest way to determine whether or not you are habitually making an in-swing face-angle correction during your stroke is with the Tru-Putt (Figure 12.4.1). Position your putter square to the end of the Tru-Putt and make a stroke. If your putter returns to square at impact the way it was at address the Tru-Putt will slide straight across the floor along the line perpendicular to your putterface (your Aimline). If however your stroke comes into impact with a face-angle adjustment relative to the way you aligned it at address the Tru-Putt will tell you by rotating off the putterface and turning to one side or the other.

Because both the ends of the Tru-Putt and your putterface arc flat there’s little room for error at contact. If your putter is closed at impact Tru-Putt spins away with a clockwise rotation; the more the face is closed the quicker the rotation. An open face produces counterclockwise rotation. My recommendation is that you practice with the Tru-Putt between three and five minutes twice a week making your 6- 12- and 18-inch reference backswing strokes until you start producing straight-sliding rather than rotating Tru-Putt motions. Finish each session by stroking a few really long putts (imagine you’re standing over a 70-footer) and a few very short ones (imagine 3-footers). Always leave enough room for the Tru-Putt to slide so you get good feedback on your face-angle performance. This drill

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

Extract from the book:

Now relate these pendulums to putting strokes by attaching putters to the bottom of each pendulum. Pendulum B is what Harvey Penick prescribed: The golfer’s hands hang outside of his shoulder line (the suspension point) at some angle supported by the force B (shown by Justin Leonard in Figure 4.6.7). This puller will describe a curved path around the body like a screen door as long as no hand or arm muscles prevent it from doing so.

In Figure 4.6.8 Fuzzy Zoeller simulates pendulum C by holding his hands inside of his shoulders and at an angle to his suspension point. This putter clearly rotates from outside the Aimline going back to outside the Aimline on the follow-through (the opposite of the screen-door rotation of pendulum B). Again this is a natural pendulum motion but it requires a small force (C) to keep his hands and his I5-degree angle to the vertical below the suspension point.

In these two examples of pendulums B and C it is clear that small side forces are required to make these strokes acceptable for putting and both strokes involve curved paths rotating around the golfer’s body. Now look at pendulum A as a putting stroke which involves no side force or curving path.

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 77

The Simplest Pendulum

To examine the putting stroke of vertical pendulum A look at Figure 4.6.9 where the golfer’s hands hang vertically below his shoulders. On the left of this photo the attached putter hangs vertically below the hands which looks a bit strange. But stay with me. If the golfer now swings his arms straight hack along the line of this intended putt lets them relax and then swings them through – guided simply by the force of gravity – the putterface would swing perfectly along the line of this putt (Figure 4.6.9A’). This path is purely in-line along the Aimline just like pendulum A with no side forces or path curvature.

By starting with the putterface square to the line and using this pure-in-line stroke the ball would have to start rolling on that line. The pendulum swings this way because gravity is the only force acting on the stroke: There are no rotating forces to turn the putterface away from the target line and no side forces to push the putter off the straight Aimline path.

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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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I want you to understand the purpose of this technique before providing the details. It’s an easy technique that will produce fantastic results. You don’t need to have a long and complicated back swing to send the ball a long way down the fairway. Try taking, what you believe to be, a half swing. The ball will go almost as far. It may not leave the clubface with the same speed, but it also will not slice 40 yards to the right. Which shot would you rather have on a golf course? The drill I’m about to teach you will help you consistently keep the ball in the fairway, and give you better accuracy with all of your clubs.

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