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Golf Lessons at Himley Hall Golf Centre

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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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Himley Hall, situated between Kingswinford and Wombourne, started life in the 18th century when a medieval manor house on the site belonging to the Earl of Dudley was demolished to make way for a great Palladian mansion. The 180 acres of grounds were designed by Capability Brown to include a great lake fed by a series of waterfalls from a higher chain of smaller pools.Today visitors can enjoy a stroll through the fine park land and a lakeside walk. Tours of the hall are also available.

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

Extract from the book:

Because the True Roller is the best tool for learning to read greens I know of I wish every golfer could try putting with one. We expose every student in our three-day Scoring Game Schools to how it works and of course some of our Tour pro students practice with it a lot. You wouldn’t believe how good some of them have gotten with the True Roller. But that just proves that once you know how to read greens putting with the True Roller becomes as simple as starting the ball on the right line at the right speed.

I’m not recommending for you to buy one (they’re expensive and cumbersome) but believe me when I say that rolling and watching putts for just a few minutes from the True Roller will convince you that the true break in putts is much greater than what you used to think it was.

Reading Greens Better

Once you become proficient at green-speed and slope recognition and you know what to look for to see the visible break in putts you are ready to begin developing your ability to predict how much putts will truly break. Making these predictions for where to aim so your ball tracks will find the hole is the skill of green-reading. And that means it’s at the heart of becoming a good putter. Of course your future green-reading will improve by knowing and remembering what your putts did on similar greens in the past particularly when you have reference knowledge that helps to compare how similar the conditions were. This is why I try so hard to convince you to work on getting better at seeing green speed slope and true break. But by “seeing” better I don’t mean improving your vision so it is sharper than 20/20.

There is more to seeing than meets the eyeball. While getting new glasses or contact lenses can change the way light is focused in your eyes you also can change the way your brain understands and interprets that light. For example in stead of seeing a large metal box in your kitchen with round circles on the top you want to be seeing an electric range with heating coils used to cook food (and which would burn your hands if touched). Likewise in putting: If you understand more and better interpret the meaning of what your eyeballs take in from the greens the more and better you can see the true break in putting.

For example if instead of seeing a green that slopes to the right you could see a

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

Extract from the book:

Many other accuracy-oriented sports have embraced the pure-in-line stroke motion over a screen-door path including basketball bowling croquet and shooting pool (Figure 4.7.8). In all of these skills you could hit or release the ball or object from either a straight in-line or curved (around the body) path. It should come as no surprise that the in-line path is chosen in every case because the curved path demands perfect timing of the release to achieve the desired result.

Look at the two motions for bowling: Both are perfect pendulums formed by the arm swinging from the shoulder. On the top the arm swings along the desired starting line of the ball so whether it is released a little early a little late or at the perfect time it always starts in the proper direction. In the lower figure the arm is swung out and around the body so only a perfectly timed release will start the ball rolling in the desired direction. The same comparison for shot accuracy is valid in croquet basketball pool and putting.

So does any golfer want to move the putter or aim the putterface in any direction other than the desired starting line of the putt at the moment of impact? Of course not! Yet some golfers think they can achieve the perfect path through impact by using a screen-door stroke which rotates around their bodies. They obviously don’t realize that the timing of impact (and ball position) must be perfect every time if they hope to have a chance of holing any putts. And they don’t realize that the in-line-square stroke motion minimizes the effects of inconsistencies in timing and ball position.

One Negative

I’m not trying to sell you an in-line putting stroke. If this pils stroke seems too si mple and you want to make putting more difficult that’s okay by me. I’m just trying to inform you that a pure-in-line stroke is the easiest and best way to putt. But it’s not a panacea and there is one potential drawback to putting with this stroke (it’s the same drawback as for the screen-door stroke too).

To see this drawback look at how Perfy misses a simple three-foot putt with

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 85 his perfect in-line-square stroke (Figure 4.7.9). The problem is obvious: If you don’t align your shoulders parallel to the desired starting line for the putt even the perfect stroke path and a square putter blade won’t start the ball rolling on the right line.

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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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Notice that the right elbow becomes locked now as the right arm continues to swing. As you can see the right wrist has started to roll on top of the left wrist. The left elbow is now closer to the body, and is able to bend. The left elbow cannot be completely stopped at the imaginary line, but just a hesitation is enough to let your hands swing through the ball. Notice that the triangle is still present.

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