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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 “Horsforth Golf Club” was formed by a number of residents on 8th November, 1906. Funds were immediately raised by eighteen gentlemen promising Life Membership for themselves and their wives. It was soon decided to form a Company limited by guarantee and take lease of land on the Rawdon Estate from W.E.J. Green-Emmott embracing about 80 acres situate near Rawdon Billing.So quickly did the membership grow that the erection of the present Clubhouse was soon warranted, the necessary funds being raised by the issue of Debentures amongst the members and on 10th August, 1907 the Links and Clubhouse were officially opened.

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

Extract from the book:

Step 1. Stick two pieces of foam rubber across the side rails of the track one each at 12 inches behind and 14 inches ahead of the ball spot (Figure 12.2.2). Step 2. Place a dot sticker in the track between the black diamonds on the rails where the ball would normally be.

Step 3. With your metronome beeping at your natural body rhythm address the dot as if it were a hall. Now execute your ritual and stroke to the beat just as if you were putting. Make sure you touch the putter shaft to each piece of foam back then through on a beat.

Step 4. Hold your finish (shaft against forward foam) for five beats.

That completes one stable putting stroke (with a 12-inch backswing and a 14inch follow-through) about what you would make for a 10-foot putt on the course. Your putter would have been stable at the point of contact with the ball and would have rolled a putt at about the optimum 17-inches-past speed for the average 10-footer. If you set up properly to the track your shoulder flow-line was

278 Improve Your Stroke Mechanics parallel to your Aimline your stroke was in perfect rhythm you achieved stability without any hit or muscle power (because your stroke moved in sync with your natural rhythm) and you just saw and felt a reference 12-inch backswing putting stroke worth memorizing.

Do It Again Sam

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

Extract from the book:

Still many golfers and even some teaching professionals extol the benefits of “releasing” the putter through impact rotating the face from open to closed to impart hook spin or overspin. Again all reasonably well-stroked putts can be shown to be rolling without any spin whatsoever when they reach the hole. So trying to release the putter makes no sense unless it encourages you to follow through in your stroke and eliminates deceleration and instability. However even in this case releasing the putter will produce more face rotation and give you more inconsistency in directional control due to increased timing problems.

The Razor-Blade Putter

Because so many people assume that putts can spin all the way to the hole and are obsessed with the idea of overspin I built a putter that let me examine and evaluate the benefit of true overspin. I embedded a razor blade just above the center of a putterface (Figure 4.9.4) making sure the sharp edge of the blade would contact the ball above its geometric center and impart true overspin.

I tested the razor-blade putter versus an identical putter with a normal face and counted how many putts each one holed. On very short putts – inside three feet – the razor putter performed pretty well. However on longer putts it created true initial overspin that caused the balls to “grab” on the green and jump forward uncontrollably.

But there was more. If the grass was damp or I was putting against the grain the overspin didn’t take and the ball didn’t travel as far; when the grass was dry or when putting with the grain the spinning ball grabbed and jumped forward to roll widely divergent distances. So overspin if you could create it causes inconsistency. Which is why I say “Forget about it!”

Physical and Mental Factors

4.10 Ball Position Posture and Flow-Lines

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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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Now, you should be standing up straight, with your chest out, and your shoulders back. Your arms should be out in front of you, your elbows locked, and your wrists level with the height of your waist, while holding the club parallel to the ground. Next, bend over AT THE HIPS until the club touches the ground. Move towards or away from the ball according to where the club touches the ground. After some practice, you will be able to judge the distance well enough so that you don’t have to move around to get into position. Keep your chest out and straight while bending over at the hips. It is impossible to overstate the importance of this. You should not be bending with the back at all to reach down to the ball; you should be bending AT THE HIPS. This is one of the most common mistakes made by amateur golfers. If you look at any professional golfer on television, they will ALWAYS have a straight back, and they will ALWAYS bend at the waist to get to the ball. You will feel like your “seat” is protruding backwards more than usual. That is what we want here. Also, it’s okay if the toe of your club is not flush with the ground. It’s should be that way, especially for the long irons.

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