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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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The George Washington Golf and Country Club, Washington, Tyne and Wear, enjoys the benefits of being the closest golf resort to Newcastle upon Tyne.Ideally located to service the needs of the professional, tours, families and visitors to the thriving cities of Newcastle, Gateshead and Sunderland. Our transport links are fantastic with the A1(M), A19 and Tyne Tunnel less than 2 miles away.

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

Extract from the book:

I’ll say it again: The plumb-bob doesn ‘ t work in putting.

Now here’s the scary part. My measurements show that golfers who plumb-bob don’t read the break any better or worse than golfers who don’t (they still see only about 29 percent; pros see 33 percent of the true break). That should tell you something about the state of green-reading in the world today.

One Thing a Plumb Bob Can Do

Let’s give the plumb bob some credit. It can do one thing that’s productive if you use it properly. Find a putter that truly hangs vertically (so the shaft forms a true vertical plumb line). Then get your eyes close enough to the ground so the round hole looks more like a slit (or line as shown in Figure 7.11.6). To do that you’ll have to crouch way down or lie flat on the green. closer and closer to the green surface (from A to B to C) the hole will look less like a circle and more like a line.

Now when you hang a truly vertical shaft over the hole you can see the slope of the line of the hole relative to vertical (if the green around the hole is sloped as in Figure 7.11.7). Do this from behind the ball on the ball-hole line and you’ll see which way your putt will turn downhill as it dies around the cup. This won’t tell you how much the putt will break along the way just the direction it will turn as it dies near the hole.

Please note: This slope is valid only if your putter shaft is truly vertical and applies only to the slope of the green immediately around the cup. Don’t depend on this read to tell you how the ball will break on its way to the hole. Only the slope of the green along the ball track determines that.

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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

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

Extract from the book:

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Position the golf ball in the manner previously described, then stand straight up. Your knees are not locked, but they are close to locked. Your back is perfectly straight. Your chest should be out. It won’t feel right to have your back straight and chest protruding. It will look and feel “exaggeratedâ€