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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.

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Face Your Special Problems 347 that of the higher-handicapper’s pattern. This improvement while only by a factor of two drastically reduces the frequency of three-putting for these players.

How great is this improvement? It ‘s between three and five shots per round. And there is an additional benefit too. If you can decrease the size of your lag-putt pattern by a factor of two you’ll make four times as many of those putts. Decrease the pattern size by a factor of three and you’ll hole nine times more putts. (The probability of lag putts finding the hole is proportional to the ratio of the hole radius to the radius of your lag-putt pattern squared.) Although this won’t change your score as much as eliminating your three-putts (because the probability of making these long putts is small to begin with) it ‘s always nice to hole a long one now and then.

As I have asked you to do several times in this book it’s time again to measure something about your game. The question is: Do you have a three-putting problem? Do you three-putt on average more than once per round? If you do that qualifies as a problem. Keep track of your three-putts on your scorecard at the same time you mark your above (A) and below (B) putting misses. Count up your total number of three-putts over 10 rounds add them all together divide by 10 and come up with your average number of three-puns per round. Compare this number with one three-putt every four rounds of golf which is what the touring professionals average.

You don’t have to three-putt often. I’ve worked with PGA Tour players who ( when putting well) three-putt only five to 10 times all year while playing 72 holes almost every week on some of the most difficult courses and greens in the world. How do you think they do it? They practice hard hit their puns consistently solidly on the sweetspot and convert their short putts. If they can do it you can too.

348 Face Your Special Problems

The lag-putt drills in section 13.2 can take care of your three-putt problems specifically (1) Stepping Off Distances (page 304); (2) the Triangle Drill (page 306); (3) Edge-of-Green Drill (page 306); (4) Playing Draw-Back for putts over 35 feet (page 307); (5) Chiputting (page 309); and (6) Playing the Phony-Hole Drill over level changes (page 311). If you spend enough practice time playing or executing these drills 1 assure you this will at least minimize and maybe even eliminate your three-putt problem.

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

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5.2 Touch and Feel Are in the Mind’s Eye

The skill bases for your touch and feel (green-reading will be discussed in Chapter 7) are intermingled in your mind. They are also intermingled in that they have a combined effect on putting results. But each is a separate skill which can be learned and developed over time.

Touch is in your head but it begins with knowing what your putt looks like and remembering (knowing based on past experience) how much power (the size or intensity of stroke) was required in the past for similar putts. Touch is an acquired skill based on past experiences. It resides in your memory bank and plays a part in creating the mind’s-eye picture of the size of stroke you need.

Before you can develop a good feel for a putt you need to have a good idea for how long it is and how much power will be required to roll it the proper speed and distance: In other words you need to have touch. Given that feel for the putt involves having a good idea of how to apply the power which will be needed to roll the ball at the optimum speed along that line to allow it to break into the hole. Having good feel for a putt is having the idea or picture in your mind’s eye of how the stroke will look and feel in both rhythm and intensity as it rolls the ball to the hole. So a part of feel is in your head. Feel also involves a kinesthetic awareness for the violence (or nonviolence) of your swing and knowing the physical sensation to expect at impact including the vibrations that will travel up the shaft after the putter strikes the ball. It is based on the feel of your collected experience from thousands of swings you’ve made on previous putts and the results they produced. This feel is produced in your nerve endings fingers arms and shoulders in the muscles of all of these entities as well as in your brain and memory.

Is one part of feel more important than any other? I don’t know. But more to the point I’m not sure I care. Because I do know that all these factors are necessary for good putting and the end result feel ultimately is experiential. You’ve got to do it lots of times to learn it and know it.

Feel is knowing how to do it touch is knowing what to do. A golfer with good touch can have a had day physically when his body simply can ‘t execute what his brain knows he should do. On a day like this we’d say his feel is off. This golfer will be frustrated because he doesn’t seem to be able to do what he knows he can and needs to do. Compare that to a golfer with poor touch: He can have great feel and still never make a putt because if you choose the wrong speed yet roll it perfectly at that speed the results still won ‘t be very good. So poor-touch golfers are more likely to get bewildered than frustrated (Figure 5.2.1).

Five Nonphysical Building Blocks: Touch Feel Attitude Routine and Ritual 115

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

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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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