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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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Gerrards Cross Golf Club is a members’ club, it is committed to maintaining the traditions and values of the game. Of these, the most important to members and staff alike is ensuring a warm welcome to visitors and guests. Your enjoyment of your day at Gerrards Cross Golf Club is our primary concern. The well appointed clubhouse, excellent catering and a course which offers a challenge to all levels of golfer help ensure a great day out.

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

Extract from the book:

Problems on the Greens 15 some you can’t. That does not mean that all putting is the result of luck or that good putting is just lucky putting. There is no such thing as overall or long-term luck in putting. The good and bad breaks that occur to an individual always balance out over a golf season so in the end the players who make the most good strokes always hole the most putts. There is no net luck good or bad in putting.

So forget about luck both good and bad (which you can’t control anyway) and look for the factors that you can control (or at least influence) to determine results. Also become aware of the influences outside your control that can affect your results. Many of them are visible and therefore easily recognized. Some however are invisible to the human eye and are much more difficult to deal with (see section 2.3).

I don’t mention these outside-influence factors to make the game seem more difficult but to help you recognize and understand them so that when you witness unexpected behavior on the greens you won’t panic. And I mention them now before getting into any mechanics of good putting so you keep things in perspective keeping what you can and can’t control separate. If you can always keep the “big picture” in mind and ignore the short-term statistical uncertainties you can better accomplish your tasks of playing the game and focusing your attention on those things you can control.

We can see – and therefore know about – the obvious imperfections on the surface of a putting green caused by disease spike marks and pitch marks. These often cause balls to go somewhere other than where we wanted them to go:

All of these green imperfections can have a negative effect on putting especially when the ball is moving slowly (as it does near the end of its roll). And you know what? There is nothing you can do about it. But all of these are seeable so golfers understand them and know they are part of the game. If you miss a putt because of one of them you mark it down to a bit of bad luck assume that your good luck will come and don’t worry. But most important you don’t change your stroke because of them.

What about some factors that golfers don’t see? There are many. The length of the grass on a green (determined by the mower that cut it that morning) has a tremendous effect on how fast balls roll and how much putts break that day. The moisture in the surface of the green influences green speed: A light covering of dew water from a recent rain or the irrigation system even the sand content near the surface of the green (which affects water retention) all can change a putt’s roll speed and break. Each of these factors can be measured and known by golfers (in fact I’ll discuss them in Chapter 7) but they rarely are.

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

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I know it took a little time to get through all the possible strokes from the hardest to the easiest. But it is important that you understand the big picture of putting. It will help if you want to putt your best because at some point in your putting practice you’re going to doubt that what you’re doing is right that what you’re doing is working. And that’s when you’re going to fall back on the knowledge imparted here that to putt your best you must commit to the simplest stroke that will work for you and then believe in it. Come hell or high water – or missing 20 putts in a row – you must believe in the stroke you have committed to and stay with it until you groove it and own it. Only then can you ever hope to move toward achieving your personal optimum putting performances.

So let ‘s get into the putting methods techniques and systems most golfers use find out which is best for you and learn how to incorporate them mold them refine them and fit them into a system that will allow you to improve and then optimize your ability to putt.

THE FIFTEEN BUILDING BLOCKS OF PUTTING

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics

4.1 First Some Definitions In this and the next three chapters I will discuss the 15 building blocks of putting what they are how they work and what they mean to your ability to roll your puns into the hole. First I’ll list them all here (Figure 4.1.1) then define a few terms to enable us to keep our communications straight. Then I ‘ll jump in by detailing the seven blocks that deal with putting stroke mechanics.

15 BUILDING BLOCKS OF THE PUTTING GAME

AIM FEEL PUTTER FITTING PATH FACE ANGLE POWER SOURCE TOUCH STABILITY I MPACT PATTERN RHYTHM ATTITUDE FLOW-LINES RITUAL ROUTINE GREEN-READING

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

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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€