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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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Henley Golf & Country Club is located only 2 miles from Jn 16 of the M40, just outside the ancient market town of Henley-in-Arden in Warwickshire. This picturesque course is situated on a hillside overlooking the historic town of Henley-in-Arden and provides a fair test to all handicappers.

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

Extract from the book:

Before you buy bend or cut any putter look at the shape of the putterhead to be sure you can accurately see where it is aimed. I also recommend stroking a few putts with any new putter so you know if you like its feel of solid impact. If you can’t aim a putter and you can’t feel when it makes solid contact it will require a lot more learning before you fall in love with it. And I say “learning” because you can learn to love a putter even if you hated its looks when you first picked it up. I can testify to this as I have experienced success with some awful-looking putters that “putted themselves pretty.”

So one more time before we get into the details you should understand the primary purposes of putter-fitting: (1) to allow you to set up properly as you learn stroke mechanics; (2) to not screw up your already established stroke mechanics (assuming they are good); and (3) to help you aim better.

How the Trevino Story Unintentionally Hurt Golfers

There was a widely circulated story about Lee Trevino going to a used-club barrel finding a putter he liked and using it to win the 1972 British Open at Muirfield in Scotland. While true the story has probably hurt more amateurs’ putting than you’d ever think possible. Lee credited his win to great putting and his newly found putter. But the press didn’t realize that the putter put his hands in a better position helping him putt better because it helped his already smooth-as-silk stroke. They reported about Lee’s magic putter which sent legions of golfers scurrying to find any and every old cheap putter they could get their hands on. A “found” putter may have worked for Lee but for every such story I’ve heard over the years I know of maybe a thousand cases of my students picking up new putters that ruined (or at least damaged) their putting. A badly fit putter can hurt

Establish Your Practice Framework 245 you while a perfectly fit putter will usually only not hurt you. A perfect putter usually won’t make your stroke better it won’t make your green-reading any better and it certainly won’t knock the putts into the hole for you.

I put the odds at a thousand-to-one that a new questionably fit putter will help you putt better. Every once in a great while a golfer finds a putter with a head he can aim better or that sets him in a better position (like Lee’s hands). But even then it usually doesn’t last because the golfer doesn’t understand what happened moves on to another bad habit and starts putting poorly again. As for that magic putter? Well it must have lost its magic so back into the garage or another barrel it goes.

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

Extract from the book:

And that is what you see if you look at many putting greens today. Golfers practicing practicing and practicing – who knows what they are practicing? – all hoping their putting will improve. Some of them practice a different thing every day and use a different stroke in every round. Some golfers even use several differ ent strokes during one round. Yes sir-ee they remind me of a bunch of pigeons!

Something else you need to think about before actually beginning to work on your stroke are the answers to a few questions. They are important questions but only if you want to know just how good your putting can get: (1) How good are the world’s best putters? (2) How well do you putt now? (3) How good can one get at putting? (4) How good will your putting be in the future?

Let me answer these as best I can:

I believe the best putters in the world are playing on the PGA Tour. My proof is the results of the first two World Putting Championships where the Tour pros were seriously challenged by some Senior Tour players several LPGA Tour players and a number of amateurs both young and old. However the PGA Tour players placed higher as a group than any other.

Also my data on the percentage of putts holed from different distances shows that the PGA Tour players lead all other groups. Don’t think that you can look at the statistics quoted in the newspapers and find this information because the number that the papers publish (provided by the Tour) simply show how many putts the players average on greens hit in regulation which is affected by the quality of their iron shots (the better the iron play the shorter their putts). And these are the new putting stats. Years ago the Tour’s statistics measured putts taken per green which was influenced by how many greens players missed and how consistently they chipped close to the hole (again leaving them shorter putts). Neither of these statistics measures the quality of a player’s putting because both are strongly influenced by the quality of different shots (approaches and chips).

The true measure of the Tour pros’ putting is indicated by the percentage of putts they make (“convert”) based solely on the length of the putts (shown in Figure 1.4.1 page 7). The shaded curve is data on PGA Tour players taken between the years 1977 and 1992 and shows the spread between the best and worst conversion percentages. It has now been almost 10 years since we measured how well the pros putt and the Pelz Golf Institute is in the process of repeating this test. We hope we’ll find that the percentages have changed in recent years (they remained fairly consistent in the period from ’87 to ’92) as the conditions of greens improve and as players improve their skills (and perhaps as some of our teaching is taking effect).

If you want an answer to question 2 – “How well do you putt?” – you must measure your percentage of putts holed from each distance. You can do this but it will take some effort. You have to record the distance of each putt on your scorecard as you move around the course and indicate those you hole. After 10 to 15

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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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First of all, it’s important that you realize that your grip will affect the results that you get. However, it’s not as complicated as the other systems make it out to be. First, grab the club with your right hand so the face of it is toward the target. Keep the face pointed toward the target, while placing your left hand on the bottom of the grip or handle. At this point you should be holding your left hand out flat, so that it is touching the bottom of the grip. Position the joint where your left pinky meets your palm directly underneath the handle of the club. Keep the pinky there and place the first joint in your left forefinger directly underneath the club. Now, do not lift your fingers up, bringing the grip of the club into your palm; instead, hold the handle steady with your left fingers and wrap your palm around the top of the grip. This is an important distinction. Again, don’t wrap the fingers towards the palm, but instead wrap your palm around the top of the club. Now, you should be able to easily place your left thumb directly on top of the club. This should form a V-shape where your left thumb and left forefinger meet. This V-shape should point directly to your right shoulder when it’s complete.

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