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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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Hendon Golf Club located just 9 miles from the centre of London, offers first class golfing facilities to members, societies and visitors.The beautiful parkland course provides a challenging test to golfers of all levels, with its tight, tree-lined fairways and small, well-manicured greens.The clubhouse has recently been completely refurbished, providing excellent facilities for the casual golfer, societies and functions.We are keen to attract new members to the club – both established and newer players. We offer a flexible range of membership options. We have a wide range of options for societies and green fee visitors, including both golf and catering.

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

Extract from the book:

What follows are my five favorite short-putt drills which will help you learn the proper feel to make these putts while rolling them at the right speed.

Develop Your Artistic Senses (Feel Touch Green-Reading) 321

Drill 1: Closed-Eyes Drill The purpose of this drill is to learn the feel of the three-foot-putt stroke which supplies optimum power to roll putts consistently through the lumpy donut without producing lip-outs. Drop three balls three feet from the hole and putt them in. Then move 90 degrees around the hole and do it

If again and again and again until you’ve circled the hole and made 12 in a row. you miss any putt start over until you hole all 12 consecutively.

Next choose one of the four positions you putted from before and starting there roll three putts in from three feet but this time with your eyes closed. If you miss one with your eyes closed putt three more with your eyes open to reestablish your feel then repeat three with your eyes closed again. If you miss one again repeat the cycle of six putts until you make them all. (A note for when you miss: It’s always good to notice if your misses roll 17 inches past the back edge of the cup to ensure you are rolling your putts at or at least near the optimum putting speed.)

Drill 2: Getting-Longer Drill To start place four balls three feet from a hole one at each of the 3:00 6:00 9:00 and 12:00 o ‘clock positions and putt them in. Every time you make all four putts move a foot farther away and putt them all again. Each time you putt this drill try to improve on your previous record for how far away from the hole you can get without missing. Always begin at three feel and move progressively outward and always use your rhythm routine and ritual on each putt. As always notice how far past the hole your misses roll. By doing so the Getting-Longer Drill will quickly teach you that dying putts to the hole is as had as jamming them too hard and causing lip-outs. Again the goal is to groove a feel for the optimum speed for holing putts.

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

Extract from the book:

Of course where your putter contacts the ball also depends on the effective loft of the putterface at the moment of impact. In Figure 4.10.2 the center ball is being struck slightly on the upswing by a putter with a small amount of loft so it starts on top of the grass with almost no spin. This is the ideal situation. The other

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 95 balls in this illustration also are struck at the same point in the stroke but are launched upward or down and receive more spin because there is more or less loft on the putterface. Since true overspin backspin and bouncing do nothing but make putts roll less consistently and spin effects are long gone before the ball reaches the hole there is no reason to try for anything other than rolling the ball on top of the grass with minimum spin.

Again there is one exception to this and again as mentioned earlier with respect to the sweetspot’s two dimensions it is when the greens are very bumpy and soft. In these conditions I sometimes recommend that players use a more lofted putter move the ball slightly forward in their stance (increasing the effective loft at impact by catching the putt more on the upstroke) or both. You can see this every year at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am which is held in late winter. The greens are always soft and bumpy due to rain and the large field of amateurs and pros filling three courses every day. By the time our team gets to Pebble for the third round of the tournament the footprints are really bad.

Despite these conditions using slightly more loft might help explain why my man Jack Lemmon (the “human hinge”) always putts so well in that tournament (Figure 4.10.3). (Peter Jacobsen eat your heart out!)

The angle between your back and your hips should be great enough to provide room for your arms to swing with your hands vertically below your shoulders but small enough to let you comfortably practice putting at least 10 or 15 minutes at a time (Figure 4.10.4 middle photograph). Your knees should be slightly flexed enough to give you stability on windy days without making you feel crouched or uncomfortable.

The most comfortable and solid putting posture sets your center of mass (the center of your weight) over a spot between the balls of your feet as shown in Figure 4.10.5. Leaning too far forward so your weight gets out over your toes can cause severe inconsistencies in the impact point of your putts. Leaning too far back away from the ball places too much weight on your heels which leads to instability particularly in windy conditions again hindering solid and repeatable impact.

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 97

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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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The wrists have completed their roll, and the left elbow is close the body.Swinging around the spine. The wrists have completed the roll and now the forearms are crossing. The follow through is almost complete. If you notice, the triangle is still in place, proving that you are connected throughout the entire swing.

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