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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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A testing 18 hole course set just on the outskirts of Bolton, LancashireAs well as combining a challenging game with excellent views and facilities; our course is steeped in local history, having just celebrated our 75th yearWe are confident that you will find something of interest on our site, no matter whether you have played the course before, thinking of visiting or an established member

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

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How can this imbalance affect your putting? Figure 9.8.3 shows the ball track recorded for the “mud-lump” ball stroked by Perfy with a perfect nine-foot stroke. The green had a Stimpmeter rating of 9.5 and the putt was straight as evidenced by the roll of the perfectly balanced ball beside it. This was the worst-case scenario identical strokes by Perfy the off-balance mud-lump ball (left) rolls well off-line compared to the perfectly balanced ball (right).

Wind Lopsided Balls Dimples Rain Sleet and Snow 205 for this mud-lump ball as we positioned it the worst possible way with its off-balance axis positioned exactly horizontal and perpendicular to the direction of roll. You can see how far off-line several more reasonable but still off-balance putts roll (predicted by our theoretical model) in Figure 9.8.4. To compare the off-balance effects of real halls to the theoretical predictions measured and marked a number of new balls bought off the shelf from local golf shops. Most of these balls rolled within a few inches of straight on nine-foot putts even when positioned for maximum off-line roll. Which means you shouldn’t be too upset by our “mud-ball” results. But how often do you miss a nine-foot putt by less than a few inches? It happens. A lot. center it will roll off-line (off-line values greater then 2.13 inches mean the ball would miss the hole on a straight putt and are shown shaded).

9.9 Measure and Mark Your Balance Line

If you’re not a good putter off-balance balls won’t hurt your putting. In fact they might help by rolling some of your off-line putts back to the hole. But if you start your putts rolling on the correct Aimline then off-balance balls can only hurt you. If you’re likely to be adversely affected there is a way to minimize these effects. You have to measure the Balance-line of your balls mark them and set them on the green so the Balance-line will roll along your Aimline (Figure 9.9.1). Aligning the Balance-line with your Aimline not only eliminates the effect of any ball imbalance it also may help you aim your ball and putterface more accurately marked and set on the intended line of roll (Aimline) off-balance roll effects are eliminated. The Balance-line also may help you aim your putter better.

(as detailed in Chapter 11.7). There are two easy ways to measure golf-ball balance: spinning your balls in a Balance-line machine (Figure 9.9.2) or by floating them in a solution of heavy water. The B-line machine is quick and clean; you set the ball in it attach the cover push a switch the ball spins and you mark it.

If you float your balls in heavy water they must be marked with a permanent marker as they float heavy side down; then you apply your Balance-lines separately (Figure 9.9.3). The heavy-water method makes more of a mess and makes finding and marking your desired Dot-spots and Face-lines (details in Chapter 11.7) a little more difficult but it is significantly less expensive.

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

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Technically when I refer to aim I am referring to a direction. The direction of your aim can be at a place like the edge of the hole or at an object such as a discolored piece of grass a spike mark or anything you can see and define. What you choose to aim at can be anywhere along your Aimline from just in front of the ball to alongside or even past the hole. Your aim can be one inch one ball three balls a foot or even 10 feet outside the right or left edge of the cup or it can be anywhere inside the cup. Only after you determine how much you expect your putt to break and define somewhere or something to aim at can the direction of your aim your Aimline be visualized located or marked on the green.

The track along which your putter travels is your “putter path. ” It can move straight back and straight through in-line with your Aimline it can cut across from outside-to-in or inside-to-out (shown in Figure 4.2.1) or it can loop around your Aimline. Golfers take their putters severely or slightly inside and outside their Aimlines waver along their Aimlines and sometimes incorporate a bit of all of the above into their putting paths. I believe there are almost as many distinct putter paths as there are golfers and I’m sure I haven’t seen them all.

Face Angle

A very important consideration is the putterface angle which we define as the angle between the perpendicular to your putterface and your Aimline (left side

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When your face angle is pointing left of your Aimline it is closed (again for right-handed golfers). The “open” and “closed” terminology reverses for lefthanders. You must understand and remember that your putterface angle and putter path arc completely independent of each other.

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Golf Swing Tips

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

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Imagine the line that has been drawn is your spine (axis). When the backswing is made, just rotate everything around that axis. If you do this properly, you will be on the correct plane. This correct swing plane will help your power, accuracy, and consistency. Keep the left arm locked as shown.

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