Frinton Golf Club

Golf Lessons at Frinton Golf Club

About Frinton Golf Club

Golf Lessons at Frinton Golf Club

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?

Visit Frinton Golf Club for golf lessons and other info. on golf.

Frinton Golf Club

A seaside course that provides a fine test of golf. At 6,265 yards, Frinton is not excessively long by modern standards and, at first glance, the open fairways with their lack of trees may seem unchallenging. But this is certainly not the whole story. The fast, firm, undulating greens test the best putters. Tidal ditches cross many fairways requiring accurately placed shots. The trademark of the links course, the ever-changing sea breeze, demands careful club selection on every hole. Its greens are probably the best all year round greens in the region, especially as there are never any temporary tees or greens in the winter months.

Frinton Golf Club

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

Extract from the book:

Establish Your Practice Framework 261 don’t have to be comfortable with a putter’s looks or be comfortable standing over it when you begin practicing with it. But it doesn’t lake a degree in physics to know that your comfort level will increase once you start holing more putts.

Years ago I had dinner with Raymond Floyd who is definitely in my top 10 list of great “career putters ” especially under pressure. Ray told me that he thought his best results came with a putter that was shorter than standard length but it hurt his back to practice with it. So despite his own evidence he committed to and always used a longer-than-normal (38-inch) putter (Figure 11.6.20). He explained that the additional length let him stand up straighter taking some strain off his back muscles so he could practice for hours on end. The ability to practice longer translated into more trust in his putting under pressure.

Ray’s experience is a good lesson to all golfers: If you can’t practice with a putter don’t even think about using it when the heat is on. So while comfort isn’t everything especially when you first try a putter it ‘s not something to be ignored.

Commitment

Something else you can learn from Raymond Floyd’s experience is that you must commit to practice with and stay with a putter for an extended period of time before it can become your best friend. I don’t have proof of this but I have enough circumstantial evidence that it’s something golfers should consider. The great putters stick with their putters for a reason. George Archer Ben Crenshaw Loren Roberts and Bob Charles always seem to use their old favorite putters (Figure 11.6.21). Why? Results. These old reliables fit them let them make repeatable strokes and let

262 Establish Your Practice Framework

Frinton Golf Club

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

Extract from the book:

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 91

Proper speed also largely eliminates the chance of three-putting. Above all else good speed control is a requirement for good putting.

The Sweetspot in Two Dimensions

I mentioned briefly that you can miss the sweetspot both horizontally and vertically. So a word about hitting putts high or low on the face. Most golfers habitually make contact at roughly the same height on their putterface. As long as this height is about four-tenths of an inch above the sole where most putters are designed to be hit this is good.

But some golfers try to hit up on their putts to produce overspin or topspin and in doing so usually contact the ball very low on the putterface near its bottom. This is bad because it causes hand and muscle control of the putter (subjecting you to the effects of adrenaline) and can even result in some putters rotating over the ball if hit hard enough (Figure 4.9.3). Such rotation can actually impart more backspin on a ball than the hitting-up motion removes. (1 prefer backweighted-low putter designs to eliminate this problem.) Hitting up on the ball also raises the effective putter loft which can launch a ball up off the green and produce a bouncing and therefore inconsistent putt.

Having said this there is one situation in which I recommend either hitting up on your putts or using a more-lofted-than-normal putter. When you find yourself putting on soft and severely bumpy greens you might want to try launching your short puns slightly upward to avoid the footprints that would send them squirting left or right. True this is not a great stroke but on truly bad surfaces it may be the least had of your options.

Spinning Puffs

Frinton Golf Club

Golf Swing Tips

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

Extract from the book:

Golf Tuition Frinton Golf Club

First of all, it’s important that you realize that your grip will affect the results that you get. However, it’s not as complicated as the other systems make it out to be. First, grab the club with your right hand so the face of it is toward the target. Keep the face pointed toward the target, while placing your left hand on the bottom of the grip or handle. At this point you should be holding your left hand out flat, so that it is touching the bottom of the grip. Position the joint where your left pinky meets your palm directly underneath the handle of the club. Keep the pinky there and place the first joint in your left forefinger directly underneath the club. Now, do not lift your fingers up, bringing the grip of the club into your palm; instead, hold the handle steady with your left fingers and wrap your palm around the top of the grip. This is an important distinction. Again, don’t wrap the fingers towards the palm, but instead wrap your palm around the top of the club. Now, you should be able to easily place your left thumb directly on top of the club. This should form a V-shape where your left thumb and left forefinger meet. This V-shape should point directly to your right shoulder when it’s complete.

Frinton Golf Club