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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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Highgate Golf Club

Highgate is a wonderful friendly members’ club which celebrated its centenary last year. It has 18 holes, runs to just under 6000 yards and is the nearest 18 hole course to the centre of London. It is a hilly parkland course with four par 3s and a single par 5 yielding a total par of 69 (SSS is 69). Included are four of the toughest par 4s you could hope to find in a single course with a course record of 63. There are grand views of the course from the clubhouse; there’s a ready welcome in the bar, a competitive pro’s shop for all your golfing needs and a practice net and putting green to help you warm up before play. Altogether an oasis of calm amidst London’s rat race.

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

Extract from the book:

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

To finish this drill you must roll 10 putts in a row that stop in the Safe-Zone and the 10th must be putted from the opposite side of the hole than the ninth. Remember all putts that fall into the hole count as good (as if they ‘ve stopped in the Safe-Zone).

This drill is great for developing feel because it makes you putt the same two putts over and over after you know what is needed and your touch is no longer in question. Also as you near the last few putts the pressure mounts to not miss which is a good test of how well you focus and concentrate on your feel under pressure.

Put Gloves on and Close Your Eyes

One way golfers can improve their ability to visualize the feel in their mind’s eye is to putt wearing ski gloves on both hands (Figure 13.3.4). Thick padded gloves remove all kinesthetic messages of feel from the shaft and putterhead to the hands. So all they have to determine the size of their stroke (and preview stroke) is their mind’s-eye vision.

When you first try practice putting in ski gloves you’ll be surprised to find that most of your feel actually is in your mind and you’ll probably putt better than you expected. That’s when you realize the physical feel in your hands is “icing on

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

Extract from the book:

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 89

The Quality of Impact

Before we get there however I want you to learn how important your impact point is to your putting. Look at the impact patterns shown on the following two pages (Figure 4.9.2). These patterns are all authentic test results made by golfers on the first day in our Scoring Game Schools. Note they are arranged by handicap with the lowest handicaps at the top left down to the highest handicaps at the bottom right. Also note that the approximate location of the sweetspot of each putter is indicated by the line near the center of each impact tape.

If you study these patterns carefully the results are clear: The lower the handicap the smaller – and closer to the sweetspot – the impact pattern. In other words the better player hits putts closer to the same area of the putterface. And the best players – the Tour pros – have the smallest impact patterns centered on or very near the sweetspot. In fact looking at the consistent correlation between pattern size and handicap on these pages you might think that impact pattern size was the absolute determinant of a player’s ability to score. Of course this is not true but the implications of this data are undeniable.

There’s a very simple message here: The more consistently a player transfers energy to the ball the better his or her putting touch can become. And the better a golfer ‘ s putting touch the more putts he makes and the lower his handicap. Why? Because consistent transfer of energy enhances one’s ability to control the speed that putts roll which controls not only how far and fast the ball travels and how much it breaks but also the probability of its hitting and staying in the hole.

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 91

Proper speed also largely eliminates the chance of three-putting. Above all else good speed control is a requirement for good putting.

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Golf Swing Tips

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

Extract from the book:

Golf Tuition Highgate Golf Club

Notice that the left elbow is still locked at this point. The elbow is just crossing the imaginary line that you have created between your eyes and your belly button. Remember, try to stop your elbow at this point. This is the point where your wrists will start to flip through the ball.Also notice the angle between the left arm and the club shaft is almost the same as it was at setup.

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