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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 picturesque par 70, 18 hole golf course of nearly 6,000 yards with extensive water hazards offers good sport for golfers of every skill level including beginners. The course is gently sloping – no hills.No handicap certificates requiredNo requirement to book tee times, except for Golf Societies.Available for hire: golf clubs, trolleys and buggies. 18 holes, 9 holes, all day.There is no golf shop or teaching professional, however balls and tees may be purchased from reception.

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

Extract from the book:

For a stable stroke to be consistent (especially under pressure) it must accelerate through impact without the hands providing acceleration. It took me a few years to find a way to teach this before I realized that a smooth pendulum stroke moving at a consistent rhythm accelerates (and is stable) to the midpoint of its swing (that’s the physics of pendulums). So when you create a perfect pendulum stroke motion at your natural body rhythm and contact the ball slightly before the halfway point of that stroke you’ve naturally produced stability through impact. This means that if you centered your stroke motion ahead of the ball your follow-through will be longer than your backswing and acceleration through impact will he assured. And as long as your follow-through is longer than your backswing and your rhythm is smooth your putter will always be stable at impact as shown in Figure 12.2.1. (You ‘ ll still make a slight upward strike by positioning the ball just inside the instep of your lead foot so it is ahead of the bottom of your swing arc.)

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Knowing that you should always putt with a stable stroke motion and actually doing it are two very different things. I want to show you how to learn to practice making stable swings so stability will become a habit and stay with you when you go to the course. To accomplish this I first want you to learn three stable “reference” strokes (these will become your 6-inch 12-inch and 18-inch reference back-swing strokes). Don’t worry about what these strokes do how they work or what they are for. Just learn to make them and I’ll explain them later. You need some thin strips of foam rubber that will fit across the width of your Putting Track and some tape to attach the foam strips temporarily to the track. Don’t use a ball.

Step 1. Stick two pieces of foam rubber across the side rails of the track one each at 12 inches behind and 14 inches ahead of the ball spot (Figure 12.2.2). Step 2. Place a dot sticker in the track between the black diamonds on the rails where the ball would normally be.

Step 3. With your metronome beeping at your natural body rhythm address the dot as if it were a hall. Now execute your ritual and stroke to the beat just as if you were putting. Make sure you touch the putter shaft to each piece of foam back then through on a beat.

Step 4. Hold your finish (shaft against forward foam) for five beats.

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

Extract from the book:

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 105 right or wrong way to hold a putter for all golfers. But there is a best way for each golfer to hold his or her putter. This best way will lead to making the best stroke the greatest percentage of the time.

The grip that makes it easiest for most people to produce a pure-in-line stroke is the parallel-palms grip (Figure 4.10.15). By parallel I mean the palms and the backs of both hands are parallel to the putterface which means they are perpendicular to the intended putt-line. Most golfers’ arms hang naturally in this parallel position they find it equally natural to swing their arms hack and through perpendicular to their shoulder line (Figure 4.10.16) and this motion is both easy to repeat and promotes a consistent position through impact. However if it proves uncomfortable for you try putting your hands on your putter shaft in the same positions that they hang naturally (without manipulation) under your shoulders (Figure 4.10.17).

Many other grips are possible including the “open palm ” “left-hand-low ” “claw ” “fingertip ” and “equal-pressure” grips. How to best use these and other grips will be discussed in section 11.6 along with how you can develop the best grip for your putting stroke.

Lower-Body Motion and Looking

Almost all golfers unknowingly move their bodies during the putting stroke. Sometimes a lot usually just a little but almost always some which tells me it must be extremely difficult to eliminate (at least without hours and hours of practice). Try rotating your lower body around your spine in your putting address position and you will see it turns your upper body as well (especially your shoulders arms and putter) because your upper body is sitting on the lower (Figure 4.10.18). This also rotates your putterface angle adding an unknown uncontrollable and unwanted variable to the starting line of your putts.

Rotation isn’t the only lower-body motion to avoid. Some golfers sway back and forth as they putt (Figure 4.10.19). They probably don’t know they’re doing it but the ball doesn’t care what you do or don’t know. One forward inch of sway during a stroke will move your ball about one foot on the green. And that ‘s a foot you probably did not plan on.

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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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Position the golf ball in the manner previously described, then stand straight up. Your knees are not locked, but they are close to locked. Your back is perfectly straight. Your chest should be out. It won’t feel right to have your back straight and chest protruding. It will look and feel “exaggeratedâ€