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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.

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If you are going to do this yourself (which is fine; it can be done) I caution you to be very careful: Make sure your testing and analysis are correct. Because while working hard and properly with good feedback on the right problem will almost always produce improvement working hard on the wrong thing usually makes things worse. If you aren’t 100 percent confident that you are working properly on the right building block then stop practicing and go watch television. At least being a couch potato won ‘t screw up your putting!

Before you conclude your analysis you must form a strong commitment to i mprove and determine how much time you have to spend on it. In figuring the time allow for your level of discipline and faithfulness (to follow the practice regimen you prescribe). And you must decide what kind of a stroke you will commit to developing. Without a commitment to spend time on improvement there will be no long-term success.

I make these points so you understand what you must do to improve from reading this book. And while I don’t want to discourage you I do want you to appreciate that it’s far easier to improve your putting (or any part of your game) if you have a knowledgeable instructor by your side as you practice. Without a trained set of eyes watching you it’s up to you to learn what needs to change and what can be left alone (we usually find that 10 to 12 of the 15 building blocks of each student’s putting are in pretty good shape). Then once you know what to work on you have to work carefully and accurately with feedback. This usually is the most difficult part of learning to putt better – deciding what to leave alone what to improve and how to improve it.

You need realistic expectations for your improvement. It usually doesn’t happen overnight but takes at least three to six months. But once you’ve analyzed the problem learned how to improve and committed to it you can be a better putter for the

The Improvement Process 217 long term. Just be careful and do it right. Don’t get impatient and don’t demand instant gratification. Don’t be worried if you initially putt a little worse before you putt better; it doesn’t usually happen this way but if it does be prepared to stick with it. It’s just a sign that your subconscious compensations need some time to work themselves out after you improve (or remove) what they were compensating for.

And there’s always the easy way out: Come to a Dave Pelz Scoring Game School (Figure 10.3.1). You’ll still have to practice to improve but at least you’ll know you are practicing the right things in the right way.

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

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Green Speed

The speed of the surface of the green or green speed affects a ball’s roll in speed direction and amount of break. I ‘m sure you have heard greens referred to as “fast ” “slow ” “quick ” “slick ” or “sticky.” Technically the speed of the green is determined by the frictional characteristics of the surface of the green which is controlled primarily by the length type density and moisture content of the grass (more on this in Chapter 7). Golf course superintendents traditionally measure the speed characteristics of greens using a device called the Stimpmeter. much speed (left) and perfect speed (right) for two putts rolled on the same starting line.

The Stimpmeter developed years ago by a man named Edward Stimpson is a crude yet simple way to measure how far a ball will roll on a flat portion of a green when it is given a standard starting speed. The USGA-approved version of a

Stimpmeter is a solid straight piece of aluminum extruded at a 30-degree angle with an indentation near the top and a beveled bottom (Figure 4.3.2). The beveled bottom allows the Stimpmeter to sit low to the green surface and reduce the bounce of a ball rolling down the channel when it hits the green.

The Stimpmeter was designed to release balls onto a green surface with constant initial speed (energy).

Measuring Green Speed To use a Stimpmeter a ball is placed in the indentation and the device is raised slowly until the ball rolls free and down the groove onto the green (Figure 4.3.3). Care must he taken to hold the Stimpmeter still as the ball rolls down the ramp to ensure constant release energy and ball speed at the bottom of the ramp.

To measure green speed three balls are rolled in one direction on the green measuring how far each ball rolls (in feet) from the end of the Stimpmeter. The same three balls then are rolled in the opposite direction over the same section of the green and again the distances are measured. The six distances are averaged to produce a quantitative measurement of the average distance a ball rolls on that green called the green speed. A slow green is about a 7 (meaning the balls rolled an average of 7 feet) while a fast green comes in at about a 10. Most PGA tournaments aim for green speeds between 10.5 and 11. When greens start rolling at 12 to 13 they are called “Augusta fast ” because that’s often the speed of the greens at Augusta National Golf Club home of The Masters every spring.

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Golf Swing Tips

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

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Here is a picture at full speed. The wrists have completed their roll through the ball. The left elbow is close to the body, and about ready to break, allowing for follow through.Now, I’ll take you into the follow-through. This will be simple. Basically just keep turning around your spine. If you have flipped your wrists correctly, you won’t have to bother too much with the follow through. However, there is a basic position that you should be in when you finish the swing. You should be facing the target, and your right and left forearms should be crossed. Your right forearm should be closest to you, and the club should be out towards left field.

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