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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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This club can claim a proud place among the pioneers of the game of golf in the South of England, having been formed as long ago as 1885. It was originally formed under the name of the United Services Golf Club to provide a Golfing facility for Officers in the Army and Navy stationed in Portsmouth. It continued to flourish under that name for more than half a Century. However just prior to WW11 the name was changed to its current name as it began to loose its exclusively military character.

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

Extract from the book:

Choose the Correct-Size Clip

After you’ve been practicing for 5 or 10 sessions (over a period of a few weeks) count the number of solid versus pronged putts in one session. For the most efficient learning adjust to a Teacher Putting Clip tolerance so your putts are approximately half solid and half pronged. When you begin making about 80 percent

I mprove Your Stroke Mechanics 283 solid contact move to the next-smaller clip which should reduce your solid contacts back to about 50 percent.

Itmay sound strange to hear me say this but don’t overdo this drill. One session every other day 30 solid putts per session is perfect. On the days between clip sessions practice with your Putting Track to keep grooving your pure-in-line stroke path. This will prevent your subconscious from creating solid contact with the clips by making an unacceptable correction to your stroke path (and messing up your putting on the course as alluded to earlier).

When practicing with Teacher Putting Clips (or doing any of the learning-aid drills in this book) keep a rational perspective on the point of your practice. Don ‘t get discouraged when you prong five consecutive putts (which everyone does sometimes) and don’t try to force or guide your puller to make solid contact. Always try to make good putting strokes in your natural body rhythm. You are trying to develop subconscious control of a solid-contact stroke that won’t require thinking on the golf course. What you should think about is getting into a good setup with a perfect shoulder flow line position standing a perfect distance from the ball with perfect alignment to your Aimline (as shown by Elk’s Key). Once in this start ing position don’t think your way through the putting stroke just let it swing back and through to the beat of your metronome then hold your finish squarely down the Aimline for five counts. The rest will come with time and practice.

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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.

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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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At this point the right wrist is completely on top of the left wrist. Your hands are “through the ball”. You have continued to rotate around your spine, and you have tried to stop the left elbow on the imaginary line. This is the primary action for amateur golfer to increase power, while reducing slice.

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