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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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Step out onto the balcony of the welcoming clubhouse and you’re greeted by a scene of utter serenity, with views across to distant hills, great fairways and manicured greens, thickets of trees and tranquil lakes. Ranked amongst the best championship golf courses in the UK, the club is an established venue for the European Challenge Tour and the European Professional Seniors Tour, The English Seniors Open. Many high quality charity and pro-am events are hosted here, drawn by the lure of the distinguished 72-par Old Course, with the enticing prospect of the new 9 hole course now adding to the attraction.

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

Extract from the book:

It should he clear that putting a left-to-right breaking putt exactly across the slope would he putting from 9 o ‘clock while putting right-to-left breaking putts in the opposite direction would be putting from 3 o’clock.

Now look at the ball tracks in Figure 7.9.9 relative to the fall-line and this clock for putts rolled on one of our Boca Scoring Game School greens. You can see that the putt from 10:30 breaks a lot more than the putt from 7:30 even

166 Green-Reading the 15th Building Block though both putts are at a 45-degree angle to the pure downhill direction of the slope. Of course the putts would break from the opposite side of the hole by the same amounts in opposite directions.

Beware of Downhill Sliders

Most real greens have a nearly constant slope near the hole so this clock can be superimposed in your mind almost perfectly over most holes on any golf course. Remember these break relationships (from Figure 7.9.9) the next time you arc trying to read a breaking putt. Don’t expect putts to break exactly these amounts (all breaks are relative to the slope severity and green speeds). But simply by seeing the relative break in these ball tracks you should understand putting and reading breaks better than you did before because it will help both your conscious and subconscious decisions on the greens later on.

In the future using this clock image if you perceive you are above the 9 o’clock or 3 o’clock positions on any green (relative to the downhill direction) be careful because you are looking at what we call the downhill slider the most dangerous putt of all. Most golfers under-read the break on a downhill slider and then subconsciously hit the ball too hard trying to keep it on-line. It should come as no surprise that the most frequent three-putting in golf follows downhill-slider first putts.

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

Extract from the book:

Let’s examine some specifics about the many ways you can putt. First we’ll look at two of the easiest ways which are both illegal according to the USGA. Why? Well for one thing they really aren’t putting at all although they are very effective ways of rolling the ball on the green and into the hole. But they don’t utilize a stroke. Therefore according to the USGA they aren’t putting. And I must agree with them: They aren’t really putting.

The True Roller

After about 24 years of research I’ve determined that the easiest way to putt (notice I say “easiest ” not “easy”) is to roll putts from the True Roller. As shown in Figure 3.2.1 you can see that there’s no stroke at all: Simply aim the True Roller and then release the ball from the height required to provide it with the necessary speed. Looks easy right? The True Roller never pulls or pushes putts its backstroke never moves inside or outside the line so you might think it would he unbelievably easy to make putts using it. But it’s not that easy because you still have to know where to aim it and how fast and how far to roll the ball.

The True Roller is the easiest way to putt because it is as simple as starting the ball on the right line (in the right direction) and at the right speed. But that doesn’t mean it is easy. I know because I use it all the time in my research to determine the right speed and the right line and it can take me many tries to find the perfect release point and direction. But once I’ve got them I can roll the same putt exactly the same way over and over and over again. And ultimately that’s what you want your putting stroke to do. So the True Roller is as close to the ideal as I’ve found.

Shooting Pool

Not quite as easy as the ‘true Roller but fairly close is rolling the ball as if you are shooting pool. In Figure 3.2.2 I ‘m demonstrating this technique on a practice putting green. l’ve actually putted like this a number of times on a number of dif ferent greens and grass types because it proved to me just how important speed is to good putting. When “pool putting ” starting the ball on the chosen line is sim ple but it doesn’t help you choose the line and giving the ball the proper speed is just as difficult as it is when standing up and using your putter. Again this is not a method I think the USGA should allow. I’m merely explaining that it’s not nearly as easy as you might expect it to be. (If you don ‘t believe me get a pool cue and try using it on some breaking putts on your practice green.) Just as with the True

Roller you have to find the right speed if you hope to make anything.

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

Extract from the book:

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The completed grip with both “V” shapes pointed toward the right shoulder. Note the “V” shapes are parallel with each other.Hopefully, you already have a grip that closely resembles this one. There are some slight variations, but this grip is standard for the most part. It should produce the best results. However, if you have a different grip than this, and you are more comfortable using it, you may continue using it. A grip is hard to change, and this one may feel really uncomfortable to you; however, benefits will come if you embrace this new grip. The “Simple Golf Swing” will most likely provide to you the desired results, even if you use your current grip. However, if you are still having problems when you get through the system, please incorporate the above grip method into your swing.

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