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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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Flat parkland course, short but tight and challenging. 18 holes, 4351 yards. S.S.S. 61. 12 bay driving range. Founded 1988

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

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Wind Lopsided Balls Dimples Rain Sleet and Snow 205 for this mud-lump ball as we positioned it the worst possible way with its off-balance axis positioned exactly horizontal and perpendicular to the direction of roll. You can see how far off-line several more reasonable but still off-balance putts roll (predicted by our theoretical model) in Figure 9.8.4. To compare the off-balance effects of real halls to the theoretical predictions measured and marked a number of new balls bought off the shelf from local golf shops. Most of these balls rolled within a few inches of straight on nine-foot putts even when positioned for maximum off-line roll. Which means you shouldn’t be too upset by our “mud-ball” results. But how often do you miss a nine-foot putt by less than a few inches? It happens. A lot. center it will roll off-line (off-line values greater then 2.13 inches mean the ball would miss the hole on a straight putt and are shown shaded).

9.9 Measure and Mark Your Balance Line

If you’re not a good putter off-balance balls won’t hurt your putting. In fact they might help by rolling some of your off-line putts back to the hole. But if you start your putts rolling on the correct Aimline then off-balance balls can only hurt you. If you’re likely to be adversely affected there is a way to minimize these effects. You have to measure the Balance-line of your balls mark them and set them on the green so the Balance-line will roll along your Aimline (Figure 9.9.1). Aligning the Balance-line with your Aimline not only eliminates the effect of any ball imbalance it also may help you aim your ball and putterface more accurately marked and set on the intended line of roll (Aimline) off-balance roll effects are eliminated. The Balance-line also may help you aim your putter better.

(as detailed in Chapter 11.7). There are two easy ways to measure golf-ball balance: spinning your balls in a Balance-line machine (Figure 9.9.2) or by floating them in a solution of heavy water. The B-line machine is quick and clean; you set the ball in it attach the cover push a switch the ball spins and you mark it.

If you float your balls in heavy water they must be marked with a permanent marker as they float heavy side down; then you apply your Balance-lines separately (Figure 9.9.3). The heavy-water method makes more of a mess and makes finding and marking your desired Dot-spots and Face-lines (details in Chapter 11.7) a little more difficult but it is significantly less expensive.

Wind Lopsided Balls Dimples Rain Sleet and Snow 207

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

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Methods of Putting 39 doing everything as much as he could the same except bringing both feet to the same side of the target line. Snead continued to putt this way until the end of his competitive career and his creation is I believe the next-easiest way to putt.

Just as with croquet-style Sam found that putting sidesaddle allowed him to bend over slightly and look down the line of his putt. But more important it still did away with the breakdown of his wrists. I’m sure golf’s grand pooh-bahs didn’t like what they saw but either they couldn’t figure out a way to outlaw the sidesaddle technique without getting sued or maybe they didn’t have the heart to drive Sam out of the game. Thank heavens they didn’t because it was wonderful watching him play the game even putting from the side for all those years.

Another Variation on a Theme

Someone else started with Snead’s sidesaddle style and made a modification of his own which produced the best putting I’ve seen to this day. Rather than using a standard-length (roughly 35-inch) putter a fellow came to me putting sidesaddle but with a longer-than-normal (about 42-inch) putter (Figure 3.3.3). He stood beside the putting line facing the hole and swung the putter along a perfect vertical pendulum with his top hand and the top of the putter tucked under his armpit. He leaned over to set his eyes directly over the putting line then balanced his weight by extending one foot away from the line.

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.

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Golf Swing Tips

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

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Really flip your right wrist through the ball. This action will give you a lot more club head speed. It also eliminates any slice that you may have had because your left elbow isn’t flying on the follow through anymore. So, essentially you’re keeping the left elbow close to the body now. Before it was your right, and now it’s your left elbow that you are keeping tight to your body. Keep your left elbow close to your body, and flip the right wrist through the ball at the same time. You should feel the extra power this gives you.

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