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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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We are a caring and happy community, enjoying 300-acres of Perthshire countryside bounded to the north by the River Almond, at the foot of the Highlands yet close to the city of Perth and only an hour by road from the centres and airports of Edinburgh and Glasgow. Our pupils grow up together in a beautiful, secure and stimulating environment, developing confidence for life beyond school.

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

Extract from the book:

Every golfer should run the “Chiputt Test” to determine the distance at which the chiputt becomes a better choice than putting. The chiputt is a stroke made with a putter but utilizing a chipping grip stance posture swing and follow-through (Figure 13.2.6).

Several years ago I ran a series of tests that showed the longer a putt is the more likely it is to be left short. There are two reasons for this: (1) Bending over in the normal putting posture restricts the power of the putting stroke; and (2) bending over makes it difficult to get a good perspective for distance (Figure 13.2.7). Together these two factors mean amateurs have a hard time giving their putts enough power to roll 80 90 or 100 feet. (This problem is made worse since most golfers seldom practice putts this long.)

So when you have a long putt that you will likely leave short don’t putt it but stand tall and chiputt it. You already know how to chiputt: Just chip the ball using your putter. The only question is at what distance will you chiputt better than you putt? To find out run the Chiputt test:

Walk off distances from 50 to 100 feet and mark them with tees in increments of 10 feet. At 50 feet putt three balls then chiputt three. See which technique rolls

310 Develop Your Artistic Senses (Feel Touch Green-Reading) your balls closer to the hole on average. Move to 60 feet and do the same – three putts and three chiputts. Again evaluate the results for closest average distance to the pin. Repeat from each remaining distance.

At some point chiputting will become easier and produce better results (say on 70-footers and longer) than putting. This becomes your chiputt distance for the day. Repeat the test on several different days finding the average distance from

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

Extract from the book:

Problems on the Greens 31

Lag putters (golfers who always seem to be lagging their putts) usually leave more than half of their putts short which is not good when you are trying to hole the maximum percentage of makable putts (those inside 30 feet). But to be a good lag putter from outside 35 feet is one of putting’s

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

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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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First of all, it’s important that you realize that your grip will affect the results that you get. However, it’s not as complicated as the other systems make it out to be. First, grab the club with your right hand so the face of it is toward the target. Keep the face pointed toward the target, while placing your left hand on the bottom of the grip or handle. At this point you should be holding your left hand out flat, so that it is touching the bottom of the grip. Position the joint where your left pinky meets your palm directly underneath the handle of the club. Keep the pinky there and place the first joint in your left forefinger directly underneath the club. Now, do not lift your fingers up, bringing the grip of the club into your palm; instead, hold the handle steady with your left fingers and wrap your palm around the top of the grip. This is an important distinction. Again, don’t wrap the fingers towards the palm, but instead wrap your palm around the top of the club. Now, you should be able to easily place your left thumb directly on top of the club. This should form a V-shape where your left thumb and left forefinger meet. This V-shape should point directly to your right shoulder when it’s complete.

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