Glynneath Golf Club

Golf Lessons at Glynneath Golf Club

About Glynneath Golf Club

Golf Lessons at Glynneath Golf Club

Golf Swing Tips

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?

Visit Glynneath Golf Club for golf lessons and other info. on golf.

Glynneath Golf Club

We are conveniently located just 15 minutes from the M4 within the splendid surroundings of the Brecon Beacon’s National Park. We offer excellent golf and social facilities all year round and provide a warm welcome to all our guests, whether it be a large society group or an individual who wants to escape for a quiet round of golf on their own.

Glynneath Golf Club

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

Extract from the book:

How to Measure Golf Ball Balance

1 wide-mouth container (8 oz. Cool Whip container works well) 2½ cups lukewarm water 12 tbsp. Epsom salts (available at most grocery stores) 2 drops Jet Dry (a dishwater-despotting agent available at grocery stores) 1 permanent-ink marking pen without spinning. Let ball float to surface. After all motion ceases mark center of exposed ball cover with permanent marker. This mark identifies light side of ball (gravity pulls heavy side down).

9.10 Golf Balls Have Weird Feet

The game of golf was originally played with a smooth ball. However once the old Scots saw that scuffed balls flew farther the dimple race was on. The aerodynamic effects of dimples are well documented. Modern balls fly farther and straighter than ever before in part as a result of the size and patterning of these dimples. However dimples have a downside: They make it a little more difficult to roll short putts straight.

Imagine if a golf ball had feet how off-line it would roll if it were placed and putted as shown in Figure 9.10.1. If your putter hit a foot first the ball would roll very oddly indeed. Now look at a close-up of a modern golf ball (Figure 9.10.2).

Wind Lopsided Balls Dimples Rain Sleet and Snow 209

Glynneath Golf Club

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

Extract from the book:

That gives them a chance to go in and the longest ones will probably stop near enough to the hole to leave no-brainers coming back.

Now look at the bottom of Figure 2.6.5 to see how far these same putts roll given the same amount of starting energy on a straight downhill putt. There ‘s a big difference from the level and uphill putts. Of course each downhill putt rolls farther but more important the spread of distances between balls has increased meaning the roll distance is more sensitive to energy input. Now the distance between the longest and shortest balls is 18 feet. So your downhill stroke has to be about three times more precise than your uphill stroke to stop a putt at the right distance. When putting downhill make a stroke of the wrong speed and you’ll have trouble making your next putt.

I’m not saying that understanding putting like this will make you a great putter. But I am saying that understanding nature’s rules and where the dangers lie in putting can help you be a better putter. And not understanding what putting is all about will make it even more difficult for you to learn to putt well.

So if you don’t know that downhill putts break more than uphill putts on the same slope (covered in Chapter 7) then you won’t be making many downhill-breaking putts. Or if you believe that Bobby Locke and Ben Crenshaw struck their putts with overspin to make them dive into the hole then it’s unlikely that you’ll work on those aspects of your putting that actually can help you putt better (see section 4.9).

It might seem about now that I’m being very negative about putting that I’m pointing out how hard it is how much you don’t know and how much you have to learn to be a good putter. I’m not trying to he negative but I am trying to point out how much you have to learn. Learning is what good putting is all about: It’s not hard to putt well; it is hard to learn how to putt well. And the difference is crucial. I place much of the blame for the difficulty in learning squarely on the putting green. The green provides a very poor environment in which to learn.

Standing on the putting green golfers have no idea why they miss putts or why they make them. After missing a putt (even on the practice green) most golfers assume their stroke mechanics were to blame. However they may have stroked a perfect putt but it hit a hard-to-see footprint which caused the putt to miss the hole. Or they might make a putt and assume they stroked it perfectly when they actually hit a terrible putt but misread it just the right amount to compensate and – only luck can explain it – roll it into the hole.

I learned a long time ago that if you learn from your mistakes things usually get better. But if you continue to repeat the same mistakes over and over again things get pretty bad. Then I read a book on learning theory and learned that immediate accurate reliable feedback is the key to efficient learning (Figure 2.7.1). This in fact has become the basis of all my teaching (I wrote about it at great length in my Short Game Bible). The basic notion is that if you don’t know right from wrong in practice there is no way you can improve. If you don’t know a good stroke from a bad stroke in practice you are just as likely to groove the bad one as the better one. If you make a perfect putting stroke from a bad setup position and then blame your miss on stroke path you’ll never learn to set up perfectly. Or if you blame your heart your courage or your self-worth when you miss putts then you’ll never fix your aim your path or the impact problems that truly are at fault.

Glynneath Golf Club

Golf Swing Tips

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

Extract from the book:

Golf Tuition Glynneath Golf Club

Keep focusing on bringing your right shoulder back and around your spine. Some of you may be able to turn about 90 degrees around your spine as shown in the picture on the left. Others may only be able to turn 45 degrees around your spine. Either is okay, but do not start moving other parts of the body to compensate for not being able to make a full shoulder turn. Stop when it gets uncomfortable. The important part is to STAY CONNECTED. When your left arm becomes parallel to the ground, stop your swing.

Glynneath Golf Club