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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 course, built in the early 1900s, lies on chalk downlands and winds through undulating parkland. It features some of the finest holes in Buckinghamshire and is a tricky yet fair test of golf which both low and high handicap golfers will find challenging and memorable

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

Extract from the book:

How does this relate to your putting? Simple. Your stroke should always take the same amount of time and should always move at the same rhythm for all putts regardless of putt length (Figure 6.3.2) or the length of your stroke. as you look at all of the pendulum swings and putting strokes in this figure. That’s right they all take exactly the same amount of time to swing from one extreme to the other.

6.4 Rhythm Has Benefits

Imagine that your putting stroke always moved at the same rhythm out of habit so you never had to think of it. Now the relationship of feel and touch to distance becomes simple. If your stroke always takes the same amount of time the only way to cover longer stroke lengths in that time would be to move your putter faster. Therefore longer swing lengths produce faster motions which roll putts farther. In other words the longer you swing your putter the longer your putts roll. There is never any thought of how “hard” to hit your putts or how “easy” to roll them. The only judgment required during your practice and preview swings is to judge the length of your stroke as it compares to the length of your putt.

Look at my two putting strokes in Figure 6.4.1. If you imagine the actual motion of these strokes can’t you just see each stroke rolling the ball distinctly different distances? I assure you both strokes took exactly the same amount of time. That time is based on my rhythm and if you measured it – from the top of my backswing to the end of my follow-through – you would find it swings at a

Stability and Rhythm: Two Artistic Fundamentals 137 cadence of 80 beats per minute or three-quarters of a second per through-stroke.

The results of this system – vertical-pendulum stroke mechanics swinging in a pendulum rhythm – are staggering in the simplicity they bring to putting. They reduce the complexity of calculations to judge the feel and touch for distance and completely eliminate the need to guess how hard or fast a stroke is necessary to roll your putt the perfect speed. They eliminate the forces required to keep the putter blade square to the Aimline. And perhaps best of all they eliminate the need for golfers to think about their strokes about what they should and shouldn’t be doing. Learning the mechanics of a vertical-pendulum motion then learning to use that motion at a rhythm compatible with your body eliminates most of the variables that screw up most golfers’ strokes.

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

Extract from the book:

Bobby Locke was a great putter but his putts did not hook into the hole. preparing to roll a putt.

The Cut Stroke

While there’s no such thing as hooking putts it is possible to cut across the path of one’s putts which is precisely what Chi Chi Rodriguez did while winning more than 30 tournaments in his career. Chi Chi actually putted fairly well in the early years of his career consistently cutting across the ball by swinging the putterhead outside-to-inside across the line (Figure 3.5.6). But his putting failed him later on because a cut stroke makes putting more complex than it needs to be.

It takes a talented athlete like Chi Chi to swing his putter to the left while holding the face open to the right and successfully make his ball go straight. But even he couldn’t do it all the time which is why I think he would have won quite a few more tournaments had he grooved and owned a simpler stroke. (Don’t think the cut stroke spins putts enough to make them slice across the green. The friction of the grass takes all spin off of putts the same as with hook-stroke putts.)

Another unusual – I wouldn’t go so far as to call it unique – putting style was put to good use for many years by Billy Casper. He locked his arms against his stomach and powered his putts purely by hinging his wrists (Figure 3.5.7). Once again Casper no longer uses this method and steers others away from it saying that it took far more time patience and practice to keep sharp than the pendulum stroke that is now popular among Tour pros.

However in his behalf I have to say that Billy won a lot of tournaments putting with his wrists so you know it can be done. I caution you though that you will have to devote yourself to hours and hours of practice for years and years and also play under enough pressure to learn how to handle the effects of adrenaline the way he did.

The Block Stroke Here’s a method that sounds almost ridiculous: Aim the putterface a foot to the left of your target on a straight putt then block the ball toward the hole. That’s what Lee Trevino has done throughout his career (Figure 3.5.8).

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Golf Swing Tips

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

Extract from the book:

Golf Tuition Harewood Downs Golf Club

The picture at left shows the correct setup position from above. You can see the correct shoulder turn by looking at this picture in conjunction with the picture directly below. Notice that there is no horizontal movement. There should also be no vertical movement. Everything rotates around the spine. Focus on rotating the right side of your body around your spine. The left side will move into place automatically.

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