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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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Hartsbourne Golf and Country Club is the leading North London golf club based in Bushey, Hertfordshire. With 2 wonderful courses and 27 fantastic holes, the golf and social activity at Hartsbourne is enjoyable and relaxed.The social facilities are also key to creating a friendly and pleasant club. The swimming pool, card rooms, snooker room, restaurant, dining terrace, lounge and bar are just some of the areas where our members meet and socialise.The clubhouse has recently been fully refurbished to a very high standard and the décor and facilities are excellent.

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

Extract from the book:

How to Measure Golf Ball Balance

1 wide-mouth container (8 oz. Cool Whip container works well) 2½ cups lukewarm water 12 tbsp. Epsom salts (available at most grocery stores) 2 drops Jet Dry (a dishwater-despotting agent available at grocery stores) 1 permanent-ink marking pen without spinning. Let ball float to surface. After all motion ceases mark center of exposed ball cover with permanent marker. This mark identifies light side of ball (gravity pulls heavy side down).

9.10 Golf Balls Have Weird Feet

The game of golf was originally played with a smooth ball. However once the old Scots saw that scuffed balls flew farther the dimple race was on. The aerodynamic effects of dimples are well documented. Modern balls fly farther and straighter than ever before in part as a result of the size and patterning of these dimples. However dimples have a downside: They make it a little more difficult to roll short putts straight.

Imagine if a golf ball had feet how off-line it would roll if it were placed and putted as shown in Figure 9.10.1. If your putter hit a foot first the ball would roll very oddly indeed. Now look at a close-up of a modern golf ball (Figure 9.10.2).

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

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As for question 3 – “How good can one get at putting?” – the answer depends on a number of things: the quality of the greens how well a player reads those greens and the quality of the player’s stroke and touch. Although none of these questions can be answered definitively in this book I assure you that all of the above are getting better all the time. As greens improve putting strokes improve and golfers learn to read greens better a higher percentage of putts from every distance will be made in the future.

Finally “Flow good will your putting be in the future?” That depends on your ability to learn the mechanics of a better putting stroke your ability to learn better putting feel and touch your ability to learn to read greens better and your ability to produce the right stroke at the right time. Depending on your lifestyle your determination and intensity your focus your self-discipline and practice habits and your ability to learn only you can provide this answer.

For most golfers to improve their scores it is often easier to reduce their number of three-putts than it is to increase their number of one-putts. This is generally true for golfers with handicaps greater than 20 although it is even true for some very fine lower-handicap players. As you can see in Figure 2.9.1 the length of the most frequent first putt on greens hit from outside 60 yards is 38 feet. (This distance varies a little with the handicap of the players measured but obviously there are many more long first putts than short ones.) This figure also shows that the most frequent first putt to follow shots hit from inside 60 yards is an 18-footer. If you combine these two curves and add in all the second and third putts that become necessary after the first putt is missed you can see a typical value for the number of putts of each length golfers face per round over a season of golf (Figure 2.9.2).

Now look at the conversion curve for this group of 15- to 25-handicap golfers (Figure 2.9.3) and the frequency with which they three-putt versus the putt distance (Figure 2.9.4). By comparing these data you can see the importance of making short putts as well as learning that you can save several strokes per round by eliminating three-putts from outside 30 feet. This means that you shouldn’t practice only short putts; the long ones are also important. And you must stop three-putting those long ones if you want to be a good putter.

For those not familiar with “lag putting ” some explanations:

• To lag a putt is to minimize thoughts of holing it instead concentrating on stopping the ball as close to the proper distance and as close to the hole as possible thus minimizing the possibility of three-putting (which is first priority).

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Golf Swing Tips

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

Extract from the book:

Golf Tuition Hartsbourne Golf & Country Club

Now, you should be standing up straight, with your chest out, and your shoulders back. Your arms should be out in front of you, your elbows locked, and your wrists level with the height of your waist, while holding the club parallel to the ground. Next, bend over AT THE HIPS until the club touches the ground. Move towards or away from the ball according to where the club touches the ground. After some practice, you will be able to judge the distance well enough so that you don’t have to move around to get into position. Keep your chest out and straight while bending over at the hips. It is impossible to overstate the importance of this. You should not be bending with the back at all to reach down to the ball; you should be bending AT THE HIPS. This is one of the most common mistakes made by amateur golfers. If you look at any professional golfer on television, they will ALWAYS have a straight back, and they will ALWAYS bend at the waist to get to the ball. You will feel like your “seat” is protruding backwards more than usual. That is what we want here. Also, it’s okay if the toe of your club is not flush with the ground. It’s should be that way, especially for the long irons.

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