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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 Heworth Golf Club is one of the most popular golf clubs in the North East of England. Whether you have played Golf in the Gateshead area or the North East of England before, or if this is your first visit, Heworth is a golfing venue not to be missed. This Tyneside course is situated on the South Eastern border of Gateshead, Tyne and Wear and will provide a fair test of golf for players of all abilities.

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

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I have simplified my own putting ritual since I wrote Putt Like the Pros 10 years ago. It is now slightly shorter and more repeatable taking only a five-count to execute. This means I can strike my putts within six seconds after committing to my preview stroke.

1 haven’t changed this new ritual in seven years and it’s not going to change in the future. All of my stroke mechanics have been grooved to this rhythm and I have committed them to habit. I don ‘ t have to think about the mechanics when I putt so I can concentrate on the feel and touch of my preview stroke. And if I can concentrate fully enough to create a good preview stroke (which can be difficult at times) I can putt every time with the full belief and confidence that I have made the best stroke I can. So 1 honestly feel that on most putts with any luck at all 1’11 probably make it. That’s a great feeling to have.

5.11 Creating the Best Feel for Touch

In building a putting game things must happen in order. You cannot develop good putting feel and touch if your stroke mechanics are poor. Without consistently good mechanics which transfer a consistent percentage of energy to the ball learning to roll a ball the proper speed and distance is impossible. Poor aim or a poor face angle through impact also will prevent the golfer from learning good touch. Because when a putt appears to be off-line it is so distracting that most golfers cannot hold their finish and focus on how far they rolled the ball. As a result they don’t learn anything from that putt regardless of how good or had it may have been.

When you miss a three-foot putt to the right and you know you pushed it badly do you really think about whether or not you rolled it at the optimum speed? I doubt it. In my teaching I have found that a good setup good alignment and reasonably good stroke mechanics and execution are prerequisites for allowing the brain to move its focus to touch feel and the proper control of speed. Also if you cannot read greens reasonably well in terms of how fast the ball will roll and how much it will break then you have little chance of developing your putting feel or touch to anywhere near its ultimate level.

So developing good stroke mechanics comes first. Once that’s done learning good feel comes before touch. Golfers must learn the look and feel of executing good strokes and what results they produce before they can focus on reversing that process and learning what kind of putt is required in the various situations they face. Remember touch is knowing what is required while feel is knowing how to produce it.

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

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Putt Speed

The velocity with which a ball moves along the green can be referred to in several ways. Some golfers refer to this as the rolling speed or speed of the putt. Some golfers talk about the pace of a putt while others talk about how fast a putt is moving. It would be nice if we all could mean and understand the same thing when referring to speed.

Technically the speed of a putt can be described and measured in quantitative terms as the velocity of motion (in units of inches or feet per second) in a given direction and the decay or decrease of velocity (the velocity profile) as the ball rolls to a stop. However since most golfers don’t think in technical terms on or off the course the actual velocity of a putt at any instant is neither very meaningful nor useful. As a result golfers talk about the speed of their putts as being too fast too slow or just about right as they approach the hole.

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 61

But if you want to learn more about controlling your putting speed and making more putts you need to know more about speed than that. In fact you need to know how the rolling speed of your putts compares to their perfect or optimum speed around the hole. The speed of a putt depends on its length how fast it started where it is along its ball track how fast the green surface is and the slope (up down or sidehill) it is rolling on. For every putt there is an optimum speed that will optimize the percentage of putts that would both hit and stay in the hole. Therefore in this book as in my Scoring Game Schools we refer to a putt’s speed (while imagining its ball track) as how it relates to the optimum speed it should or could be rolling. For example as you can see in Figure 4.3.1 the left putt’s speed was too much as compared to the right putt’s speed which was virtually perfect. A detailed discussion of putting speed and optimum-speed ball tracks is in Chapter 7.

Green Speed

The speed of the surface of the green or green speed affects a ball’s roll in speed direction and amount of break. I ‘m sure you have heard greens referred to as “fast ” “slow ” “quick ” “slick ” or “sticky.” Technically the speed of the green is determined by the frictional characteristics of the surface of the green which is controlled primarily by the length type density and moisture content of the grass (more on this in Chapter 7). Golf course superintendents traditionally measure the speed characteristics of greens using a device called the Stimpmeter. much speed (left) and perfect speed (right) for two putts rolled on the same starting line.

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

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Here is a view from the front. The goal of this photo is to show that there is no lateral movement. Simply rotating your right shoulder around your spine.*Please note that you should NOT be cocking your wrists at the end of your backswing. While this may add a bit of power, it will totally throw off your timing. The results of a wrist cock are slices, hooks, fat shots, etc.

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