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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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Eighteen hole par 69 course, 1 mile north of Tavistock on the Brentor road. Bar and Food available. Societies welcome – minimum 10 Non members, please telephone for all day golf and buffet prices

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

Extract from the book:

What Are They Looking At? So what are golfers who plumb-bob doing? What are they looking at? Do these golfers – and I’m talking about some very good players (Figure 7.11.5) – have any idea what they’re doing?

After questioning several hundred plumb-bobbing golfers and measuring how they read break I’ve determined that they all violate the third rule of plumb-bobbing listed above. They don’t really stand behind the ball exactly on the ball-hole line. They say they do but if you measure where they stand they really don’t. Rather they instinctively stand below (on the low side of) that line. Then when they hold the putter over the ball in front of one eye (and that eye is now on the low side of the ball-hole line) the top of the shaft appears to be on the high side of the hole (giving them the view shown previously in Figure 7.11.2 B and D) confirming a break from the high side down the slope.

All this means is that the subconscious knew where to stand and which way the ball would break before the golfer ever lifted the putter to eye level. So in truth golfers who plumb-bob to read their putts stand (position themselves) so they see what they already (at least subconsciously) know.

Green-Reading the 15th Building Block 175

I’ll say it again: The plumb-bob doesn ‘ t work in putting.

Now here’s the scary part. My measurements show that golfers who plumb-bob don’t read the break any better or worse than golfers who don’t (they still see only about 29 percent; pros see 33 percent of the true break). That should tell you something about the state of green-reading in the world today.

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

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School students turn (top) slide (middle) and reverse (bottom) their bodies during their putting stroke motions.

The final power source is the best power source the gentle swinging of the arms (which also involves the shoulders). Think about a grandfather clock in which the pendulum swings back and forth with a gentle constant rhythmic motion. Now imagine your arms are connected at your shoulders at one end and at the putter at the other end forming a triangle as shown in Figure 4.5.3. Imagine letting this triangle become the pendulum of a grandfather clock (Figure 4.5.4) swinging back and forth with the same gentle constant motion. This is what I call a pendulum putting stroke and it’s the best stroke I know because it is the most easily repeatable and predictable (plus additional benefits as you will soon see).

A pendulum stroke works under pressure because adrenaline-filled muscles don’t get to determine how far the ball rolls. In this stroke putting speed and roll are determined solely by the length of the stroke motion. As a result if you practice controlling speed this way you can be sure that it will work on the course and under pressure the same way. And that’s what you want.

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 71

4.6 Putter Path Is a Small Factor

I’m fairly sure there are almost as many different putting paths as there are golfers. And it seems there are as many ways to stand over (address) a putt too. Even for the same golfer each day’s stroke path seems to he different from the last with some golfers changing their paths from straight to breaking putts and changing again from a right-to-left breaker to a left-to-right breaker. Common sense should tell you that changing this often can’t be a good idea; my putting mantra – “simpler is better” – guarantees that the more different putting strokes you employ the worse your problems on the green.

The most practiced putting fundamental is the putter path. However my testing shows that path is actually one of the least significant factors in good putting. Yet when I ask golfers on the practice green what they are working on the most common answer is always “the path of my putter.”

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

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Here is a picture at full speed. The wrists have completed their roll through the ball. The left elbow is close to the body, and about ready to break, allowing for follow through.Now, I’ll take you into the follow-through. This will be simple. Basically just keep turning around your spine. If you have flipped your wrists correctly, you won’t have to bother too much with the follow through. However, there is a basic position that you should be in when you finish the swing. You should be facing the target, and your right and left forearms should be crossed. Your right forearm should be closest to you, and the club should be out towards left field.

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