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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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Filton Golf Club is a private member’s club that welcomes non-members to experience the challenge of the course and pleasant ambience of the clubhouse. Societies are welcome on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Play for non-members at weekends is only possible as a guest of a member. We ask for the sight of a current handicap certificate or evidence of golfing ability and expect all golfers to conform to the normal standards of dress and conduct. We accept county cards and 2Fore1 vouchers subject to times of time events, competitions and matches.

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

Extract from the book:

In Figure 9.6.1 Eddie my oldest son (J.D). was not available for a photograph) is releasing grass clippings from about three feet off the ground (the length of a standard putter) and watching not only the direction they blow but also the distance. For every putter length the grass clippings land away from the bottom of the putter J.D. calculated the wind speed will he about 10 mph. So if the grass lands nine feet away the wind at knee height is blowing 25 to 30 mph.

Wind Lopsided Balls Dimples Rain Sleet and Snow 201

The Short-Game Advantage

If you’re smart you will accept the wind rather than fight it. Tom Kite used a smart wind strategy to win the 1992 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. The wind gusted to 40 to 50 mph the entire final round and no one could hit the greens in regulation. Kite tried to keep his shots low and safe up to the greens then used his exceptional short-game skills (14 wedge shots to 14 different greens) to shoot even par. He played strategically getting himself into positions from which he could hit relatively easy short-game shots that would leave very short putts.

As is the case in all weather conditions what is fair for one is fair for all. In high winds rather than try to fly shots onto the green and stop them take the smarter “low road” approach. Bump-and-run your shots to the fronts of the greens. A good chip shot and short putt can save par from there.

And yes I realize this is a putting book but understand that nothing sets up an easy putt like a good finesse shot.

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

Extract from the book:

4.7 A Pure-In-Line Stroke Keeps the Putterface Square

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

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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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At the end of step two, you reached the top of your backswing. As soon, as you get there, start your downswing. As you start the downswing, make sure to remind yourself to keep your arms “connected” to your chest and shoulders. Stay connected all the way through the ball. Your hands and arms only swing as the shoulders rotate. If you start your downswing by rotating your chest, without starting to swing your arms, you will most definitely end up slicing the ball. If you swing your arms before rotating your chest, you will most likely hook the ball. Staying connected will always produce the straightest ball.

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