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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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Set in 200 acres of tranquil, scenic but remote Surrey countryside, Gatton Manor offers a retreat from life’s pressure. Gatton Manor is a complete golf, business and leisure venue. Whilst it offers a perfect retreat, the hotel and golf club is only one hour from London, close to the West Sussex towns of Horsham and Crawley and the Surrey towns of Dorking, Cranleigh and Guildford. Even Gatwick Airport is only 20 minutes away!

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

Extract from the book:

I recommend that you launch your putts ever so slightly upward to get them on top of the grass as quickly as possible without giving them so much loft that they bounce on the green. Because balls tend to sit down in the grass and footprints this slight upward launch helps prevent them from having to start their roll through these potential hazards. One or two degrees of loft – relative to the surface of the green through impact – is usually enough. (If you’re putting on grass with very strong grain or on very bumpy surfaces use a few more degrees of loft to get the ball on top of the blades more quickly.) As I mentioned earlier about ball position (section 11.5) the best results occur when impact is made with your putter traveling slightly up and away from the bottom of your stroke arc.

Offset and Onset

Distance between shaft axis and face determines offset

(left) or onset (right) of a putter.

Establish Your Practice Framework 259

What do these designs do? Many manufacturers say that offset helps get the face square at impact and encourages crisp contact but I know of no data that proves these claims. And I doubt their validity since most of our students come to the schools using such putters but very few have their clubfaces square at impact.

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

Extract from the book:

4.5 Power Source

Your power source is the part of your body that supplies the power to control and move the putter through the impact zone of your stroke. The muscles you use to control your putter determine your putting power source. The three most common power sources used in putting are: (1) the small muscles of the fingers hands wrists and forearms; (2) the arms and shoulders; and (3) body motion.

Fingers Hands and Wrists

Most golfers control their putting with the small muscles of their hands wrists and forearms. These are the muscles that control most of the things we do in life – hitting things twisting things moving things – so using our hands and forearms in golf is instinctive and therefore feels natural to us. But instinct and natu

68 The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics ralness don’ t necessarily mean correct. And in fact trying to find a way to putt that is both initially comfortable and natural usually leads to disaster.

Supplying the power which determines how fast and how far your putts will roll from the muscles of your wrists hands and fingers (Figure 4.5.1) is bad. Wrist motion (hinging) causes putterface angle variations and hand and wrist muscles lend to tighten up and not work well under even slight pressure. But powering your putts with these muscles also brings an added complication: It’s not had all the time.

You can practice putting this way for years and as long as you putt on the course exactly the way you do in practice – relaxed and calm – things will be reasonably okay. But wait until you get really excited. When your heart begins to beat faster because a putt really matters your body naturally produces adrenaline which makes all of your muscles stronger. Then all your practice goes out the window because the muscles that control your putting power are now stronger than they ever were on the putting green. Even if your stroke feels the way it did in practice the adrenaline-induced extra power will cause it to provide the wrong amount of energy to your putts and produce bad results on the course.

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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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The right elbow should remain locked to your right side throughout the backswing. As you can see, the left arm is still locked as well.This step is included for many reasons. First, it helps you swing around your spine and promotes a correct shoulder turn. It’s really hard to move your body horizontally, while keeping your right elbow locked to your side at the same time. Secondly, it prevents the “flying elbow.” The flying elbow produces everything from a slice to a wicked hook, depending on what you do with your hands in conjunction with it. So, keeping your elbow in contact with your side will help tremendously in assuring that you swing around your body, every single time. Third, it’s a power-producing move because it will put you in a position to easily flip your hands through the ball. Fourth, keeping your right elbow locked to your side will give you a great point of reference. It keeps your swing plane correct, and is a great indicator of when to stop the back swing. Finally, it helps you to “stay connected” throughout the swing. If you have your right elbow locked at your side, it will be hard to swing your arms without rotating your shoulders and visa versa.

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