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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 setting for Hawkstone Park’s two 18 hole championship golf courses and 6-hole Academy course could hardly be better – Hawkstone Park is an English Heritage Grade I landscape and was recently voted one of the top 20 golf holiday destinations in the world.The three courses were designed in extensive parkland surrounding the ruins of a medieval castle, with the cliffs of the world-famous 18th Century Follies providing a spectacular backdrop.

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

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The learning process to recognize slopes is almost identical to learning green speeds. There are three ways: (1) measure them; (2) learn to recognize them relative to a reference system; and (3) pay attention when you are on the course and hope for the best.

330 Develop Your Artistic Senses (Feel Touch Green-Reading) come recognizable. The key is seeing them often enough to learn what they look like. It’s not difficult it just takes exposure.

An even better way to learn to recognize slopes is by practicing on the Sport Court brand of artificial putting greens made for backyard putting (Figure 13.4.5). After testing to find the best-rolling artificial surface available I went to Sport Court and offered to endorse their product on the condition that they install Dave Pelz Signature Greens with precision 1- 2- and 4-slope areas at all of my teaching facilities. You need to be serious about your putting (or into family involvement and training) to install a putting green in your backyard because they are a bit expensive. But I highly recommend these surfaces because they putt consistently true are virtually maintenance-free and 1 know of no better way to learn to see slopes than by constantly looking at and putting on them in your own backyard. After learning how these known slopes break on your own green you’ll soon begin to recognize these same slopes and breaks on golf courses.

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3. Finally just as with learning green speed you can try to watch and learn as you go noticing how the putts of other golfers break on different slopes as you play. While this won’t ever make you an expert at slope recognition it’s better to develop some awareness of the severity of the slope you arc about to read and putt on than to not think about it at all before you putt.

Seeing True Break

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

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Problems on the Greens 29 rounds (and at least 5 to 10 putts from each distance) you’ll begin to be able to plot your own conversion chart and compare it to those of the pros.

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

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The picture at left shows the correct setup position from above. You can see the correct shoulder turn by looking at this picture in conjunction with the picture directly below. Notice that there is no horizontal movement. There should also be no vertical movement. Everything rotates around the spine. Focus on rotating the right side of your body around your spine. The left side will move into place automatically.

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