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Golf Swing Tips

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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Fingle Glen Golf Club

Fingle Glen was built as a nine hole course in 1989 and then extended in 2002 to a full 18 hole course. In 2004 a further extension was made to allow the course to be improved and lengthened. Fingle Glen now offers a near 6000 yard course with a par of 70 for men and 72 for ladies. The course offers a good test of golf for players of all standards. Along with some shorter par 4’s that offer birdie opportunities there are some very challenging par 3’s & 4’s that are a test to make par for any player. The par 5’s, one on each nine, give balance to the course.We hope you enjoy your round and that you come and visit us regularly – as a member or a visitor.

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

Extract from the book:

A common result is the unexpectedly weak putt that either doesn’t make it to the hole or breaks dramatically to the low side. If you have this problem or suspect that your hips rotate or slide as you putt practice putting with your hips against a doorjamb (Figure 12.5.4). Just as with the hair drill above it won’t take you long to learn how it feels to not move your hips.

Stand in Cement

Here’s a way to solve all of your lower-body motion problems but it will work only if you have a good imagination and react to visualization. Stand over a putt and imagine that your lower body – from feet to hips – is inside a barrel filled with cement. Then imagine that the cement has hardened solid as a rock. If this image is vivid enough you won’t be able to move your lower body (Figure 12.5.5) when you putt. Try this on a practice green and I’ll bet you leave the first putt short. (I accomplish the same effect in our schools by holding the student’s body still.) Keeping the lower body still robs golfers of power they never knew they were giving to their putts so they leave them short until they learn to putt without the extra motion.

Balance Board if your hips slide forward or away from the hole during the stroke try making putting strokes while standing on a balance board (Figure 12.5.6) keeping it bal

Improve Your Stroke Mechanics 297 in a barrel of hardened cement will keep your lower body still. balance board is fun. It overstresses your balance muscles and improves your lower-body stability on the greens. anced so neither end hits the floor. I recommend this device because it’s fun and it gets the golfer to focus on his or her body motion and balance.

The balance board doesn’t teach a motionless lower body but it strengthens the muscles that influence balance. Stepping off the board after just five minutes’ work the balance muscles in your legs will be quivering and tired but your lower body will feel solid as you stand on the ground. If you use the balance board over

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

Extract from the book:

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.

Now imagine a minor modification to this putter a lightweight but much longer face (Figure 4.6.9A`’). With this change the putter would still swing perfectly in-line beneath the shoulders and there still is nothing to cause rotation or circular motion in the stroke. In Figure 4.6.9A’ we’ve added a lightweight but rigid connection from the grip to the putterface near its toe. Assuming this connection is truly lightweight and doesn’t change the putter’s balance the swing path still would not change still would not rotate and would naturally continue to swing in-line along the straight line path beneath the shoulders.

Finally having seen how this putter swings with both shafts now look what happens when the vertical part of the shaft is removed in Figure 4.6.9A”. By removing the original vertical shaft (which hung under the hands) and the back of the putterface we have turned this into a normal-looking putter which still swings in a pure-in-line path as before. This face (again assuming the putter was balanced perfectly) will not rotate open or closed and will not swing or curve around the body. The natural swinging motion of this putter will be purely in-line along a line exactly parallel to his shoulder line. In other words this putter path will track right down the Aimline the intended line of the putt.

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.)

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Golf Swing Tips

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

Extract from the book:

Golf Tuition Fingle Glen Golf Club

Really flip your right wrist through the ball. This action will give you a lot more club head speed. It also eliminates any slice that you may have had because your left elbow isn’t flying on the follow through anymore. So, essentially you’re keeping the left elbow close to the body now. Before it was your right, and now it’s your left elbow that you are keeping tight to your body. Keep your left elbow close to your body, and flip the right wrist through the ball at the same time. You should feel the extra power this gives you.

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