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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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Gainsborough Golf Club, situated in the heart of the Lincolnshire countryside, is a well-established venue with an exceptional warm welcome for members and visitors. Whether your need is for:• A friendly, social golf club to join• A renowned venue to hold your company day• A value for money package for your golfing society• A host of facilities to hold your conference, meeting or weddingGainsborough Golf Club will meet your need and provide you with a great experience. Owned by the world renowned golf club manufacturers, the quality ethic prevalent throughout the company spills over into the operation of the club, which recently achieved the ISO9001 award, the only golf club in the country to receive this recognition. Links with the parent company have other benefits, including the opportunity for exclusive, behind the scenes tours of the factory and fitting centre.

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

Extract from the book:

Practice Tips more important skills.

After learning the benefits of lag putts between 50 and 60 feet) of some Tour pros we

• When you warm up before work with compared to our Scoring Game School play or go to the practice students. You can see that if the amateurs im green for a true practice session practice lag putting proved their lag patterns so they were closer to the first concentrating on stop-hole by a factor of two they would not only reduce ping all putts from more than their number of three-putts significantly but they 35 feet close enough to make also would increase their number of putts holed by the second putt a virtual tap a factor of four. (The percentage area of the hole in. You don’t need to sink relative to the lag pattern area changes by the long putts but you must get square of the lag-area radius.) So better lag putting them close enough so you al- not only reduces the number of three-putts but most never three-putt. also leads to more long putts holed (but still a rela

• Practice putts of intermediate length – 6 to 30 feet – tively small number). second and concentrate on rolling them at a speed that Don’ t Be Discouraged stops any that miss about 17

In mentioning some of the problems inherent in inches past the hole. putting (all of which will be explained in more un

• Finish your practice with putts derstandable detail in later chapters) I’ve thrown a of less than six feet focusing fair amount of information at you and we have yet only on rolling them into the to even begin examining the putting stroke. How- cup at a firm brisk pace. ever please don’t be discouraged about the com plexity of putting or the confusion you might be feeling right now. You need to understand the realities of putting so you’ll be more tolerant when unexplained things happen to you on the greens. You need to believe – no you need to know – that there is no net luck in putting no matter how your putts seem to be rolling bouncing or deflecting that day.

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

Extract from the book:

Next on the “easiness” scale (which means it’s a little more difficult than the techniques above) is standing so you face the putting line and putt croquet-style between your legs. Yes this really has been used. Bob Duden and Bob Shave Jr. two PGA Tour pros who had been struggling with their putting used this technique back in the 1960s. I’ve never been sure whether the USGA banned this method because it was too easy too nontraditional or it just looked bad when viewed from behind. It certainly made putting easier because it gave the golfer the best view of the line before the putt and a clear view of what the ball was doing immediately after it started to roll.

Both of these views provide critically important feedback that golfers generally miss when putting in the conventional style (that is standing to the side of the line). Croquet-style putting has other benefits: It removes all rotational motion of the forearms (which opens and closes the putterface during conventional putting) it forces the wrists to remain solid (no breakdown) and it creates the perfect in-line stroke path straight down the intended putting line.

Croquet putting is so easy that it was used by no less a legend than Sam Snead in the mid-1960s (when he was in his mid-fifties) to counter a case of the yips. Snead actually putted this way (Figure 3.3.1) – with one foot on either side of the target line – during the 1966 PGA Championship where he finished tied for sixth. Perhaps it was seeing the great Samuel Jackson Snead putt from the wrong direction or perhaps it was deemed to reduce the skill required to play the game – in any case croquet-style putting was quickly outlawed by golf’s powers that be.

So Sam modified the method slightly changing to “sidesaddle” (Figure 3.3.2)

Methods of Putting 39 doing everything as much as he could the same except bringing both feet to the same side of the target line. Snead continued to putt this way until the end of his competitive career and his creation is I believe the next-easiest way to putt.

Just as with croquet-style Sam found that putting sidesaddle allowed him to bend over slightly and look down the line of his putt. But more important it still did away with the breakdown of his wrists. I’m sure golf’s grand pooh-bahs didn’t like what they saw but either they couldn’t figure out a way to outlaw the sidesaddle technique without getting sued or maybe they didn’t have the heart to drive Sam out of the game. Thank heavens they didn’t because it was wonderful watching him play the game even putting from the side for all those years.

Another Variation on a Theme

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

Extract from the book:

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At this point the right wrist is completely on top of the left wrist. Your hands are “through the ball”. You have continued to rotate around your spine, and you have tried to stop the left elbow on the imaginary line. This is the primary action for amateur golfer to increase power, while reducing slice.

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