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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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Harpenden Common Golf Club

Harpenden Common is a Standard Scratch 70 6200 yard easy walking course set over Common Heath and Park Land.Harpenden Common Golf Club is situated north of St. Albans on the A1081 and in close proximity to Junction 9 of the M1. Golf has been played on the Common since 1894 and the Harpenden Common Golf Club was founded in 1931 as a private members’ club.The course is easy to walk and is a wonderful mixture of mature trees and gorse. The club has a well deserved reputation for being one of the most friendly in Hertfordshire and we offer a warm welcome to members, visitors societies and corporate clients. Whatever level of golf you want, you will find it here along with a full and varied social calendar. We have a very active membership, competitive and friendly golf takes place every day of the week.

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

Extract from the book:

Remember forming the habits of good putting is what it means to become a good putter. No one thinks his or her way through a good putting stroke so knowing how to make a good stroke is not enough.

And before you work too long on your own get periodic checkups with a knowledgeable professional. He or she can catch bad practice results before they become habit as well as help maintain the interest and intensity needed for your long-term improvement.

CHAPTER 11

Establish Your Practice Framework

11.1 Set Your Ground Rules for Practice

The focus of this chapter isn’t about practicing in the normal sense – that is what most golfers think about when they think “What should I practice?” Because (1) how you practice (2) how you prepare before each practice session and (3) within what framework (or foundation) you perform all of your practice are all more im portant to the long-term success of your putting game than just what you practice.

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

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It is possible to miss the sweetspot either in the vertical plane (hitting the ball too high or too low on the face) or the horizontal plane (making contact toward the toe or the heel of the putter). Any of these misses by as little as a fraction of an inch results in a mis-hit and a loss of energy. But you don’t need to worry because in Chapter 12 I will show you how to measure and mark your putter sweetspot and then learn to hit the ball there repeatedly and consistently.

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 89

The Quality of Impact

Before we get there however I want you to learn how important your impact point is to your putting. Look at the impact patterns shown on the following two pages (Figure 4.9.2). These patterns are all authentic test results made by golfers on the first day in our Scoring Game Schools. Note they are arranged by handicap with the lowest handicaps at the top left down to the highest handicaps at the bottom right. Also note that the approximate location of the sweetspot of each putter is indicated by the line near the center of each impact tape.

If you study these patterns carefully the results are clear: The lower the handicap the smaller – and closer to the sweetspot – the impact pattern. In other words the better player hits putts closer to the same area of the putterface. And the best players – the Tour pros – have the smallest impact patterns centered on or very near the sweetspot. In fact looking at the consistent correlation between pattern size and handicap on these pages you might think that impact pattern size was the absolute determinant of a player’s ability to score. Of course this is not true but the implications of this data are undeniable.

There’s a very simple message here: The more consistently a player transfers energy to the ball the better his or her putting touch can become. And the better a golfer ‘ s putting touch the more putts he makes and the lower his handicap. Why? Because consistent transfer of energy enhances one’s ability to control the speed that putts roll which controls not only how far and fast the ball travels and how much it breaks but also the probability of its hitting and staying in the hole.

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Golf Swing Tips

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

Extract from the book:

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The right elbow should remain locked to your right side throughout the backswing. As you can see, the left arm is still locked as well.This step is included for many reasons. First, it helps you swing around your spine and promotes a correct shoulder turn. It’s really hard to move your body horizontally, while keeping your right elbow locked to your side at the same time. Secondly, it prevents the “flying elbow.” The flying elbow produces everything from a slice to a wicked hook, depending on what you do with your hands in conjunction with it. So, keeping your elbow in contact with your side will help tremendously in assuring that you swing around your body, every single time. Third, it’s a power-producing move because it will put you in a position to easily flip your hands through the ball. Fourth, keeping your right elbow locked to your side will give you a great point of reference. It keeps your swing plane correct, and is a great indicator of when to stop the back swing. Finally, it helps you to “stay connected” throughout the swing. If you have your right elbow locked at your side, it will be hard to swing your arms without rotating your shoulders and visa versa.

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