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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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The course is set amongst dune land, heath land and woodland in an estate of about 470 acres and is a site of special scientific interest.Members play the course at 6505 yards and championship length is 7028 yards.Accuracy is always required since the indigenous heather protects much of the rough and great caution is required whether this be off the tee, in approach shots, or on the green.Formby Golf Club founded in 1884 will be celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2009 and will also be hosting the Amateur Championshp for the fourth occassion. The superb championship course welcomes visitors by prior arrangement and dormy accommodation is available for up to 10 visitors.Formby Ladies Golf Club, founded in 1896, wholly independent with its own Clubhouse, Course and greenkeeping staff is located on the same links.

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

Extract from the book:

When you stand behind your ball and judge the distance of the putt (both when green-reading and making your preliminary stroke as part of your routine) keep your eye flow-line horizontal to the ground. This is called the binocular position because both eyes are working together and feeding a properly triangulated picture of the putt distance to your brain. This is the position from which you can best estimate distance.

However everything changes as you address your putt holding your head over your Aimline trying to align your putter and body to it. In this case both eyes should be on-line – that is vertically over the Aimline – to help orient your flowlines and putterface to it. Many golfers unknowingly set their eye flow-line so it cuts across their Aimline to the left – because they stand open to the Aimline trying to “see-the-target” better – which ironically makes it more difficult to see their proper setup position correctly (shown in Figure 11.5.9).

During setup and alignment your head should rotate along the vertical plane above your Aimline. It’s best to turn your head this way keeping your eyes in the plane of the Aimline to help orient your shoulder and forearm flow-lines and ultimately your putter path to your Aimline.

238 Establish Your Practice Framework

The Rest Are Less Important

The flow-lines of your hips knees and feet are important only inasmuch as they affect the flow lines of the “big three” – your shoulders forearms and eyes. So it is possible to stand with your stance closed or open and still maintain a properly aligned shoulder flow-line (as shown in Figure 11.5.10). However I prefer to see my students set the flow-lines of their lower body square starting with their toes an equal distance from their Aimline. The stance can have great influence on is possible with closed (left) or open (right) stance. However square stances make such alignment easier – and are recommended

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

Extract from the book:

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.

Rotation isn’t the only lower-body motion to avoid. Some golfers sway back and forth as they putt (Figure 4.10.19). They probably don’t know they’re doing it but the ball doesn’t care what you do or don’t know. One forward inch of sway during a stroke will move your ball about one foot on the green. And that ‘s a foot you probably did not plan on.

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 107

A different kind of move is the “peek ” in which the golfer both turns and looks up in the middle of his stroke in an attempt to see the result. Probably the most famous peek was at the 1970 British Open at St. Andrews when Doug Sanders (Figure 4.10.20) missed a 2½-foot putt to drop into a tie with Jack Nicklaus who then beat him in the playoff.

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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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Hold the club steady with your right hand, and place left hand underneath the club as shown. The first joint of the left forefinger should be directly on the bottom of the handle, as well as the last joint of your left pinky. Once you have placed your palm on top of the club, do the same with your left thumb. Place it directly on top of the handle of the club. Next, interlock the left forefinger, and the right pinky. Nudge your right hand all the way towards the bottom of the grip. Now again, wrap the right palm all the way around the top of the grip. Don’t hold the grip of the club in your right palm. You should be able to cover up your left thumb with your right palm if you’ve done it correctly. You’ll see another V-shape being made where your right thumb and right forefinger meet. As a check, this V should be pointing directly at your right shoulder. If it doesn’t point at your right shoulder, rotate your hand on the grip so that it does. Your fingers should be giving the club most of the support it needs, NOT your palms.

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