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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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Harborne is a delightful parkland course that was founded in 1893. It is just 3 miles South West of Birmingham City Centre and less than 5 miles from either junction 2 or junction 3 of the M5. A 6210 yard course and a par 70, whose landscape offers a challenge to both high and low handicap golfers. Visitors, members and prospective members are all welcome. Having a membership of less than 600 means that in the main, the course from Monday to Friday is readily accessible.

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

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Practicing this way does take more time than beating balls. However it is infinitely more valuable and productive. And it’s also more fun because it always ends with a strong feeling of accomplishment which is justified every time I go to the course and see good results.

11.2 Build Your Routine

To hit golf shots consistently you must be consistent in what you do before you hit your shots. This is especially true in putting where the margins of error for accuracy and precision are so very small.

The preshot routine for putting is the procedure you go through before every putt to properly prepare yourself to execute the perfect ritual and stroke. This routine of preparation starts immediately after you have decided what you are going to do (by reading the green) and prepares both your mind and body for how you are going to do it. Please note: Don’t confuse the term “routine” (which refers to preparing to stroke a putt) with the term “ritual” (which when talking about your preshot procedure is actually part of the execution of your putting stroke as you’ll see later in this chapter).

The putting routine is different from the routine I recommend for the short game which includes decisions relating to the lie of the ball in the grass green conditions hazards and the management decisions made while weighing one shot against another. In putting everything that precedes the preparation routine is included in your green-reading process which I will deal with in section 13.3.

A Five-Step Routine

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

Extract from the book:

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.

Eyes Hips Knees and Feet

The alignment of your eyes hips knees and feet flow-lines is important to your putting only in as much as they affect your brain or the orientation of your shoulder and forearm flow-lines. The problem is they can and do affect them for some golfers.

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I say affect your brain because your eyes process information and feed it to your brain at all times. If you perceive that you need to push your putt out to the right because your eye flow-line is aimed too far left then your brain will make your body do it. When you are trying to perceive distance your eye-line should he horizontal in the binocular position (the way we usually look at things with our head up) to enhance depth perception (left side of Figure 4.10.H). However when you are looking along your Aimline to perceive the flow motion of your putter and ball along it your eye-line should he parallel-left (Figure 4.10.11 right).

As for your hip knee and feet flow-lines there is no reason I know of to have them aligned in any direction other than the intended flow direction of your putts. Some golfers tell me they see the line better when they stand open to their putts but when I test how well they are seeing the line it is usually pretty poorly. Look at Figure 4.10.12 and decide for yourself: Which setup do you think will produce better and more consistent putter flow down the Aimline?

The Stance

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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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