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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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Haddington Golf Club is a long established parkland course incorporated within the boundaries of a former country estate. The course is set in peaceful walled surroundings with the River Tyne on its North Boundary. The course, set in 130 acres, contains many natural features as well as much indigenous wildlife and offers a challenge to golfers of all categories. Haddington Golf Club also boasts an extensive practice area.

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

Extract from the book:

I often recommend using several practice techniques (and feedback devices) simultaneous ly or in tandem one after the other. The problem and its compensation developed to gether so it’s best to get rid of them together.

I’ve seen too many well-intentioned golfers improve one aspect of their putting game then lose that improvement when their putting results were less than they expected on the course and give up. They reverted to their old ways or went off on a new direction looking for some other improvement (by trying a new putter new grip new stance or new thought) and looking for instant gratification. You must realize and regularly remind yourself that you’re not just removing problems you’re also trying to remove the prob lems caused by those problems (called compensations) so improvement may not come as easily or as quickly as you’d like it to.

If you don’t understand and accept this truth you’re likely to remain very disap pointed in your lack of improvement and stuck at the same handicap for the rest of your golf career.

The Simple Tru-Putt The easiest way to determine whether or not you are habitually making an in-swing face-angle correction during your stroke is with the Tru-Putt (Figure 12.4.1). Position your putter square to the end of the Tru-Putt and make a stroke. If your putter returns to square at impact the way it was at address the Tru-Putt will slide straight across the floor along the line perpendicular to your putterface (your Aimline). If however your stroke comes into impact with a face-angle adjustment relative to the way you aligned it at address the Tru-Putt will tell you by rotating off the putterface and turning to one side or the other.

Because both the ends of the Tru-Putt and your putterface arc flat there’s little room for error at contact. If your putter is closed at impact Tru-Putt spins away with a clockwise rotation; the more the face is closed the quicker the rotation. An open face produces counterclockwise rotation. My recommendation is that you practice with the Tru-Putt between three and five minutes twice a week making your 6- 12- and 18-inch reference backswing strokes until you start producing straight-sliding rather than rotating Tru-Putt motions. Finish each session by stroking a few really long putts (imagine you’re standing over a 70-footer) and a few very short ones (imagine 3-footers). Always leave enough room for the Tru-Putt to slide so you get good feedback on your face-angle performance. This drill

286 Improve Your Stroke Mechanics is simple easy and inexpensive but doesn’t do anything for your aim and setup. So periodically intersperse your Tru-Putt sessions with some work with the Putting Track and/or Elk’s Key to check on your stroke path your eye and shoulder alignments and with the LazrAimer to check your aim.

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

Extract from the book:

The easiest way to putt is with the “flow-lines” of your body aligned parallel-left of your Aimline (any line which is parallel to your Aimline and to the left of it is defined as “parallel-left of the Aimline). You’re probably not familiar with the term “flow-lines ” so look at Figure 4.10.7. The lines of flow through my shoulders forearms hips knees and feet are all parallel and to the left of my Aimline which is shown by the shaded white line on the green.

As I mentioned earlier (section 4.7) your putter will tend to swing naturally down the Aimline through impact if your shoulders are aligned parallel to that direction unless you do something to prevent this move with the muscles of your hands and wrists. So it’s very important to start your setup with the flow-line of your shoulders parallel to your Aimline.

To emphasize the power of this concept my “bad-flow-line” setup is shown in Figure 4.10.8. Look at my shoulder flow-line. From this position do you expect my putter to naturally swing (flow) down the Aimline? No way! It doesn’t do it when Perfy sets up and swings this way and it won’t swing down my Aimline either unless 1 compensate and use my muscles to make it do so.

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Once your shoulders are in place your attention should turn to the flow-line through your forearms as they are next most important in determining how your putter will swing through the impact zone. While all of this may sound very simple and in truth it can be for some golfers it does not turn out that way. A sure sign of trouble is the golfer who carries his right (trailing) forearm above and outside the perfect forearm plane as shown in Figure 4.10.9. This is the forearm power position from which it is difficult for the right forearm to not move over and in front of the left forearm through impact. I can assure you that most golfers who putt from this forearm position miss putts to the left when they get excited anxious or scared.

Forearm rotation is probably the most frequent killer of putting strokes I see in my schools. The forearm-power position is easy to get into because it feels natural. Well it is natural but it’s still wrong and it is something you have to resist.

Some golfers even roll the right forearm over after starting with their forearms level (Figure 4.10.10). This happens because they rotate their forearms for every other shot in golf and it feels like the natural thing to do in their putting stroke too. Watch out for this trap! There is absolutely no reason to try to supply power or directional control to your putter from the rotation of your forearms. If you let your forearms swing back and through straight down the line and imagine main taining your forearms ‘ perfect parallel-left alignment you ll feel a perfectly natural putting stroke. And the back of your left hand and your putterface will remain square to your intended line at all times.

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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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The completed grip with both “V” shapes pointed toward the right shoulder. Note the “V” shapes are parallel with each other.Hopefully, you already have a grip that closely resembles this one. There are some slight variations, but this grip is standard for the most part. It should produce the best results. However, if you have a different grip than this, and you are more comfortable using it, you may continue using it. A grip is hard to change, and this one may feel really uncomfortable to you; however, benefits will come if you embrace this new grip. The “Simple Golf Swing” will most likely provide to you the desired results, even if you use your current grip. However, if you are still having problems when you get through the system, please incorporate the above grip method into your swing.

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