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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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The unique 6,509 yard, par 72, Championship Golf Course, winds its way through the ancient woodland of the Hamptworth Estate and over the River Blackwater. The birds and the wildlife will be your companions as you enjoy the beauty and peace of the totally unspoilt countryside.There is a real maturity about the golf course that belies its age; your golfing skills will be tested on a course that has already earned a reputation among golfers, both professional and amateur, for quality and design. It also has a softer side to its nature borne out by the very successful Ladies, Senior and Junior Sections of the ClubThe club welcomes all levels of golfers, members and visitors, from the absolute beginner to the low handicap player, everyone will find a warm welcome on and off the course.

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

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However as soon as they faced any real pressure their adrenaline-strengthened muscles took over and the putts exploded past the hole. As you can imagine it takes only a few explosions to create a fear of the next one so they reverted back to

Stability and Rhythm: Two Artistic Fundamentals 133 decelerating in fact doing so more dramatically than they had been doing in the first place.

So acceleration is out and we are better putters for it. This is because only gentle acceleration is beneficial or required to produce a stable stroke and I have a better way to teach golfers to make such stable putting strokes.

6.2 Stability Is the Real Fundamental

For the moment forget about acceleration and concentrate on stability. First off what does stability mean in putting? Stability relates to the relative success a putter has in retaining its orientation and motion upon encountering outside forces and influences. A little more simply? If your putter is more stable when mis-hit it will stay more nearly on its path twist less feel a little more solid and direct your putts a little closer in the proper direction. Conversely an unstable putter will twist and wobble more when it is mis-hit and will be less effective in starting your putts in the direction or at the speed you want them to go.

Flow can you achieve stability in your stroke? A simple suggestion is to try pulling the putter through impact leading it with your left hand and arm (for right-handed golfers). Be warned however that if you do this with your hand and arm muscles you will become susceptible to adrenaline and this is not good. The better way is to imagine the stroke as a pure pendulum motion devoid of any hand or wrist action with a slightly longer follow-through than backswing. If you think of your forearm and shoulder triangle (Figure 6.2.1) swinging back and through like a pendulum you will instinctively perform a dead-hands stroke and be completely immune to the pressure effects of adrenaline. Once you can make a smoothly swinging pendulum stroke simply position it so your backswing is slightly shorter (10 to 20 percent) than your follow-through (Figure 6.2.2) and you have created an accelerating and stable putter without any hands or wrist muscle control. If you keep this stroke smooth and rhythmic its maximum velocity will occur in the middle between the two extremes (top of backswing and end of follow-through) and your putterhead will be stable through impact (details in section 12.2).

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

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4.12 The Mind’s Role in Putting Stroke Mechanics

There is one last ingredient I ‘ve yet to touch on in this long list of putting factors. And that is the mind. How important is the mind when putting? You can’t move the golf ball even 1/32 of an inch with just your mind. Your mind doesn’t hold the putter. However that doesn’t mean the mind has no power because the mind can stop your body from accomplishing something in a heartbeat. Your mind must believe you can make a putt at least that the possibility exists . . . or you won’t. You must realize that of course you “can” make the putt. It really is possible. Always remember what one of my favorite putters in the whole world (Dave Stockton) said to me: “I never met a putt I couldn’t make.”

Your mind controls your body your body controls your putter and the way you swing your putter controls the starting conditions of your putt. And controlling a putt’s starting conditions is all any golfer can do. None of us can control the conditions on the green the wind footprints or Lady Luck. All we can do is get our mind to let us put the best possible stroke on the ball; then we have to live with whatever happens.

So forget using your conscious mind to help your putting. What you want working for you is your subconscious mind that part that handles images and memories. Of course the first time you try something you need your conscious mind to think about it. But after you’ve made good strokes and holed putts many times it can become a habit totally and completely controlled without any conscious thought. That’s when putting becomes controlled by the subconscious mind.

Now how do you do this? By far the most important thing in your mind prior to the putting stroke should be an image in your mind’s eye of the stroke you want to make. This should he a clear picture – based on your observations reading of the green and knowledge of the conditions – first of what the putt is going to do and then how you are going to stroke it so it does exactly that. The subconscious sees this stroke image and uses it to tell the body what to do. Obviously you want this image to be of a good stroke and to be clear strong and proper so it gets the right idea to the body about executing a good putting stroke.

The importance of this image is something we deal with in depth in our schools. We go to great lengths to get golfers to see and feel in their mind’s eye what their perfect strokes are going to be like before they try to make them. Because once you see and know exactly what you are trying to do and have a clear picture of it in your mind’s eye it is so much easier to do it.

The basic idea is to keep your conscious mind busy seeing your perfect stroke during your practice swings as a way to build your confidence and form a clear picture in your mind’s eye. Once you see and feel how you want to stroke your putt the trick becomes simply keeping your conscious mind busy and out of the way (for example thinking about your preshot ritual) so your subconscious can do its thing. Our procedure for developing this skill and our recommended drills and practice techniques to ingrain it are detailed in Chapters 11 and 13.

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

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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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