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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 committee is concerned at the lack of participation, in our Open day competitions, from our members. One Open so far has had to be cancelled due to lack of entrants, the other two Opens have been nowhere near full, unlike the past. If anyone could tell us why then we would be only too happy to hear from them to try and recoup the falling numbers.

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

Extract from the book:

When the world-famous phrase “Houston – We have a problem” was transmitted from the Apollo 13 spacecraft back to earth it signified one of the most profound understatements of all time. It came as a calm voice from a spacecraft on its way to the moon to the Houston ground-control command center from an astronaut who while petrified with fear understood that he had a real problem (there had been an explosion on board his spacecraft; Figure 7.1.1). However no one on Earth understood the magnitude of the problem. Ground control had lost all normal monitor and status signals and nothing they saw on their control-system panels made any sense. They were sure the crazy array of warning signals and lights out-of-tolerance levels and emergency-warning systems had to be some malfunction of their ground-control systems. The ground controllers thought “This can’t be real because for these readings to be correct the spacecraft would have to explode.”

I’m not an astronaut but I did work for NASA during the years of the Mercury

Apollo 13 crippled the spacecraft halfway to the moon almost costing the lives of three astronauts.

Green-Reading the 15th Building Block 143 and Apollo space missions. I was a research scientist at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland studying the aeronomy (physics and chemistry) of Earth and our near planetary atmospheres involved in launching satellites and then trying to figure out what the returning data meant (Figure 7.L2). In 1975 I turned the focus of my research from outer space to golf and I have been studying testing and teaching the game ever since. Today as founder of the Pelz Golf Institute which is designed to study and understand the game so we may teach golfers to play better and enjoy it more I say “Golfers – We have a problem.”

All right maybe this isn’t quite as serious as a crippled space capsule halfway to the moon. But for the 27 million golfers in this country (and the millions more worldwide) the problem is very real. I feel like the astronaut who knows there’s a serious problem but nobody believes. So I’ll say it with details. “Golfers – We have a problem because you don’t know how to read greens you are consistently under-reading the break this is causing you to miss many putts you could otherwise make and it’s screwing up your putting strokes too.”

This is not the first time I’ve said this. After researching this problem for five years I reported the problem to the World Scientific Congress of Golf in St. Andrews Scotland in July 1994 then published a 1995 cover story in GOLF MAGAZINE titled “The Amazing Truth About Putting” relating some details. But the golfing public has neither understood nor solved the problem. Only the PGA and LPGA Tour professionals and some of our school students have fully understood the problem learned how to get around it and improved their putting as a result.

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

Extract from the book:

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

Problems on the Greens 29 rounds (and at least 5 to 10 putts from each distance) you’ll begin to be able to plot your own conversion chart and compare it to those of the pros.

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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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Wrap your right fingers lightly around the handle of the club Alternative to the interlock grip (The overlap grip)

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