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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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Hadley Wood Golf Club warmly welcomes visitors to come and enjoy:* The superb course, designed by Dr Alister Mackenzie and used as an Open Regional Qualifier for the South of England from 1999 to 2005.* Our impeccable facilities set in an imposing Georgian Clubhouse built in 1781.* A beautiful and peaceful parkland setting off the beaten track, but still only 11 miles from the centre of London.

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

Extract from the book:

Five Nonphysical Building Blocks: Touch Feel Attitude Routine and Ritual 123 perfect distance and speed – your mind consciously and subconsciously correlates your stroke action with the result it would anticipate it to produce. Then when you putt the ball usually rolls for at least four to six seconds or even longer and you need to retain the feel of each stroke for at least that long to maximize the learning of the correlation between the feel of your stroke motion and the result it produced (the roll of your putt). This is why you must learn to hold your follow-through until the ball has stopped moving: As soon as you drop your putter or move your body in a motion unrelated to putting the feeling of the stroke is replaced by the feeling of that motion. Your mind remembers only the body’s most recent sensations and these too fade by 30 percent every eight seconds.

Hold Your Finish

Greg Norman understands that he must hold his finish when putting (Figure 5.6.2). Just watch him: Whether he is putting to win a tournament or putting on a practice green he always holds his finish as he watches the ball roll. He learns a little hit about his putting his stroke and the green from every putt.

Compare this to the common golfer ‘s reaction to a putt (Figure 5.6.3). The ball is barely struck and he is reacting talking complaining letting go of the putter standing up and turning away. Before the ball has stopped rolling he has lost all feeling for the stroke that moved it and there is nothing left to correlate with the result. Not only hasn’t his putt found the hole (a safe bet) but the golfer hasn’t learned anything from it. By holding his finish and watching his putts Norman learns a lot about his putting. By looking away and complaining while the ball is still rolling most amateurs learn little to nothing about theirs. And by the way if you ever learn as much about your putting as Greg has about his you’ll probably win lots of tournaments too.

You can only practice and learn to improve putting touch in the present in the now. You must be on the green watching the ball roll to a stop while retaining the

Five Nonphysical Building Blocks: Touch Feel Attitude Routine and Ritual 125 feel of the stroke that caused that result. If you think this requires a lot of attention or is difficult to do it is not. Simply by making it a habit to hold the finish of every putting stroke and watching your putts stop you will learn a little about your touch with every putt you make for the rest of your golf career. Then as you putt on the course or on the practice green your touch will become a little bit better with every roll. All it takes is learning what size and feel of stroke make the ball do what you want it to do. And after a few thousand watched strokes and a few thousand little bits of learning the results start to add up and your putting touch begins to show dramatic improvement.

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

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I can’t remember the name of the man who figured this out but I give him credit: He found something that really does work. He started every putt by standing directly behind the ball and pointed from his ball to a spot out in front of it on his intended starting line. Then he addressed the ball and again pointed down the line to make sure he was aligned correctly. Finally he stroked the ball and held his finish pointing at the same spot again exactly down the putt starting line.

This technique produced the consistently best putting I’ve ever seen and it is legal. But I’m certain that if someone switches to this style and starts winning with it the USGA probably will ban it.

One of the tenets of the USGA the ruling body of golf is to protect and maintain the integrity of the game in part by preserving its challenge and difficulty. I support this noble purpose and think most golfers feel the same way. If we lost the challenge in the game it wouldn’t be nearly so much fun. Having said that we all want to make our own putting strokes simpler so we can hole more putts score better and enjoy the game to its fullest.

In keeping with their tradition of maintaining the game’s challenge the USGA would prefer that golfers putt in what they describe as the “traditional style.” While this technique is not as simple or easy as the methods described above it’s not necessarily all that difficult either. Lots of putts have been and will be made the USGA way.

Up to this point I have been going from the easiest to more difficult ways to putt. Now I have to reverse that. In discussing the following ways to putt all of which conform to the Rules I will begin with the most difficult and work down to what I perceive to be the easiest way to putt.

The USGA would be happiest if every golfer would putt like Bobby Jones (Figure 3.4.1) used to putt and would use a putter similar to Jones’s old “Calamity Jane.” Jones putted standing perpendicular to the intended putting line and made what appeared to be a miniature golf swing. While this sounds like it might make putting easy being like all the other swings in golf in reality it makes putting quite a bit more difficult.

If the putting stroke is a miniature chip shot which is a miniature 5-iron swing which is a miniature driver swing it makes down-the-line vision difficult involves a slight rotation of the body and encourages rotation of the forearms. This also encourages rotation of the putterface provides far more power than is needed and brings to bear critical timing requirements all of which make putting so difficult and traumatic to so many golfers.

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

Extract from the book:

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Now just line everything up with that item and fire away. This method won’t cure all of your alignment problems, but it does give you a simple way to assure that you are on the right path. Many students have the habit of lining up way left or way right of the target. When the ball goes where they are “aiming”, they think they have a problem. If your ball consistently goes left or right of target, but flies straight, then your problem is your alignment. Try this simple method before every shot on the course and you’ll definitely drop a few strokes.

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