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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 friendly and busy 9 hole Golf Course, nestling in the heart of the Kent countryside with the addition of a Squash Club, as well as all the facilities normally found at a Golf Club. The Club welcomes Societies who are required to pre-book for a minimum of 12 people and pay a deposit of £50-00 on making the booking. Booking forms are available from the General Manager. Tee reservation will be made once the booking form has been received. All members of the Society are required to partake of the same menu, except for special requirements – see below.

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

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6.5.1 shows the walking rhythms in steps per minute of some of these players as a

Stability and Rhythm: Two Artistic Fundamentals 139 function of their height. These are all averages taken under normal pressure-free playing conditions (like a practice or early tournament round) and represent what I believe to be each player’s natural walking pace.

I also measured these players’ putting stroke rhythms and found a strong correlation between the speeds at which players walk and putt. As there should he. While this makes good sense most golfers have never thought about their putting in these terms. Many golfers amateurs and pros alike have tried to emulate the game’s great putters despite having a different body size metabolism and temperament. So their failures should conic as no surprise. I don ‘t expect anyone can putt like Ben Crenshaw better than Ben Crenshaw can. So try to be the best you that you can be. That starts by learning to putt at your own best rhythm. (I’ll show you how to find yours in section 11.3.)

Once you learn to putt at your own cadence regardless of the length of your putt or stroke you’ll be forced to develop a dead-hands stroke. And if you develop your preshot ritual in the rhythm of this cadence you’ll become more consistent in all aspects of putting. By conforming to your natural putting rhythm you ‘ll have to do less thinking as you putt. So not only is this good for your putting it ‘s probably easier to do than the way you putt now.

6.6 Learn from Perfy

I think at this point after all this talk about pendulum-stroke mechanics and pendulum rhythms we should step back and look at the big picture. Perfy the perfect pendulum putter who uses no muscles and is totally immune to the effects of adrenaline can putt very well. But even his pure-in-line stroke with no putterface rotation and perfect rhythm and timing cannot make putts when he is not set up properly in his address position (Figure 6.6.1).

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

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Every part of Lee’s game is built on aiming to the left then blocking his swing through impact so it’s little surprise he does this when putting too. In my opinion Trevino is another great player who achieved greatness in spite of his putting not because of it. And he agrees: Lee told me that if he had putted as well as Jack Nicklaus you might never have heard of the Golden Bear.

I believe him. He has always been a great ball-striker (the best I ever measured) and he putted reasonably well but never great. He is a very talented player who did well with a somewhat complex putting stroke. But he would have putted better and won more with a better (which to me means simpler) putting stroke.

Next on my list of strokes (still moving toward simplicity) is the “blend” stroke a combination of the power stroke and a pure pendulum stroke usually employing a slight wrist hinge. A number of fine players putt this way including Brad Faxon Lee Janzen D. A. Weibring and Ben Crenshaw (Figure 3.5.9). Every one of these players is a wonderful putter and every one uses a predominantly pendulum motion with just a little bit of power provided by the hand muscles.

The small amount of wrist hinge each employs is done down the line so it doesn’t cause directional difficulty. When I’ve asked them about this motion they all say that their best putting days come when the stroke is more pendulum and less wrist. More proof that simplicity is the key ingredient in good putting.

The “right-hand push ” or “push stroke ” used by Jack Nicklaus has been a repeatable reliable performer for a long time. A friend once told me that Jack really wasn’t that good a player: He was just on a 30-year hot streak! Indeed Jack has putted consistently well throughout most of his career. Even today Jack’s putting remains unshakable perhaps the strongest part of his game.

Look at Figure 3.5.10 and you can see his right arm and hand arc behind the left pushing the putter through impact like a piston firing straight down the line. There is no putter rotation no forearm rotation and no wrist breakdown through the impact zone. The push stroke at its best and Jack at his best are and were almost unbeatable.

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

Extract from the book:

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Now, I’ll take you into the follow-through. This will be simple. Basically just keep turning around your spine. If you have flipped your wrists correctly, you won’t have to bother too much with the follow through. However, there is a basic position that you should be in when you finish the swing. You should be facing the target, and your right and left forearms should be crossed. Your right forearm should be closest to you, and the club should be out towards left field.

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