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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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Guildford Golf Club on the Merrow Downs enjoys a wealth of history and tradition, home to one of the finest all-weather courses in the South of England. A private Members Club, founded in 1886, Guildford is the oldest golf course in Surrey. Guildford Golf Club is pleased to welcome members, new members, societies and visitors.

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

Extract from the book:

How the Trevino Story Unintentionally Hurt Golfers

There was a widely circulated story about Lee Trevino going to a used-club barrel finding a putter he liked and using it to win the 1972 British Open at Muirfield in Scotland. While true the story has probably hurt more amateurs’ putting than you’d ever think possible. Lee credited his win to great putting and his newly found putter. But the press didn’t realize that the putter put his hands in a better position helping him putt better because it helped his already smooth-as-silk stroke. They reported about Lee’s magic putter which sent legions of golfers scurrying to find any and every old cheap putter they could get their hands on. A “found” putter may have worked for Lee but for every such story I’ve heard over the years I know of maybe a thousand cases of my students picking up new putters that ruined (or at least damaged) their putting. A badly fit putter can hurt

Establish Your Practice Framework 245 you while a perfectly fit putter will usually only not hurt you. A perfect putter usually won’t make your stroke better it won’t make your green-reading any better and it certainly won’t knock the putts into the hole for you.

I put the odds at a thousand-to-one that a new questionably fit putter will help you putt better. Every once in a great while a golfer finds a putter with a head he can aim better or that sets him in a better position (like Lee’s hands). But even then it usually doesn’t last because the golfer doesn’t understand what happened moves on to another bad habit and starts putting poorly again. As for that magic putter? Well it must have lost its magic so back into the garage or another barrel it goes.

That’s what putter-fitting can’t do. Let’s see what it can do and what you should do about it.

Lie Angle and Shaft Length

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

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Luckily there is a simple way to control adrenaline when putting. Learn to putt

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 69 in such a way that the adrenaline-affected muscles of your fingers hands and wrists don’t control how far or fast your putts roll. You’ll learn about that in section 13.5.

Forearm Rotation

Just about every shot in golf except putting requires rotation of the forearms through the impact zone. But apply that same rotation to your putting stroke and you’ll produce double trouble. First your putterface will rotate from open to closed so the likelihood that it is square at the moment of impact becomes very small. Second forearm rotation supplies unwanted and unnecessary power and usually a lot of it.

But there’s yet another problem with forearm rotation: it feels natural. Even Tour professionals don’t realize they’re doing it and when I tell them to stop they usually say “What do you mean I’m not rotating my arms! ” But of course they are. And like the pros most golfers don’ t mean to do it and if you ask them don’t think they are. But they are and you probably are too. Which is too bad because forearm rotation makes putting more difficult more inconsistent and less effective.

You’ll have to wait until Chapter 13 to learn how to stop rotating your forearms. For now however make a mental note that you will stop making this destructive motion. It will be one of your challenges in improving your putting and a crucial one.

Body Power

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

Extract from the book:

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I want you to understand the purpose of this technique before providing the details. It’s an easy technique that will produce fantastic results. You don’t need to have a long and complicated back swing to send the ball a long way down the fairway. Try taking, what you believe to be, a half swing. The ball will go almost as far. It may not leave the clubface with the same speed, but it also will not slice 40 yards to the right. Which shot would you rather have on a golf course? The drill I’m about to teach you will help you consistently keep the ball in the fairway, and give you better accuracy with all of your clubs.

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