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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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Hurlston Hall Golf and Leisure Club welcomes individuals and groups at all levels of experience to its superb undulating 18-hole, par 72 golf course. Set in 135 acres of beautiful parkland on the outskirts of Southport , the course was designed by Donald Steel and opened in 1994.

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

Extract from the book:

I think at this point after all this talk about pendulum-stroke mechanics and pendulum rhythms we should step back and look at the big picture. Perfy the perfect pendulum putter who uses no muscles and is totally immune to the effects of adrenaline can putt very well. But even his pure-in-line stroke with no putterface rotation and perfect rhythm and timing cannot make putts when he is not set up properly in his address position (Figure 6.6.1).

However set his shoulders square to his Aimline place the ball exactly at the sweetspot of his putter in his address position and give him the proper-length backswing and Perfy can putt as well as any man woman or child alive. In fact he can putt better than any man woman or child.

What I’m trying to do is teach you how to putt as much like Perfy as humanly possible (and “humanly” is key here because you’ll never putt that well at least not time after time after time which Perfy is capable of doing). And in teaching you the key factors of this kind of putting you will be able to become your own teacher watching and monitoring your progress keeping yourself moving forward spotting and correcting mistakes before they become too serious – doing for yourself the things a good teacher would do.

What I’m not trying to do is take all the challenge out of the game and ruin golf. I want to help you learn to putt better to make more putts and to enjoy your golf more by improving your putting skills. If you realize that the pendulum motion illustrated by Perfy is the simplest way to putt mechanically and that the pendulum rhythm is also the greatest (and simplest) rhythm concept in golf then you should he willing to give these concepts a try. Once you have determined your own best body-rhythm cadence and have worked your preputt ritual into that cadence you’ll find yourself automatically staying in rhythm as you execute your real stroke. And there is nothing that will allow you to putt better than staying in this rhythmic repeatable thinking-free system.

Rhythm and Repetition Eliminate Thinking

Watch any good athlete and even more than the skill you can’t help but notice the same attribute over and over: rhythm. It may seem natural – and in some cases I think it is – but it is something they continually must work on (repeat) and something that anybody can develop and make his or her own.

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

Extract from the book:

So if you are going to take my advice and develop an in-line-square stroke you must be absolutely sure that as you learn this stroke you also learn to address the ball with your shoulders square (parallel-left) to your putting line. And as you will learn in Chapter 11 setting up parallel-left has other benefits as well.

4.8 The Importance of Putterface Angle

While putter path has relatively minor influence on the starting line direction of your putts (only about 17 percent) the putterface angle at the moment of impact (Figure 4.8.1) has a tremendous effect the remaining 83 percent (assuming contact is made on the sweetspot). This means face angle is more than four times as important as putter path. You may find this imbalance in importance surprising (most golfers do) but it’s true.

If you are having a hard time believing this run the following test for yourself. As shown in Figure 4.8.2 aim the edge of a heavy piece of wood to the left edge of a target. Place a ball just outside the wood about the distance from the heel of the

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 87 putter to the sweetspot and hold the putterface open to a 45-degree angle to the target with a piece of cardboard (cut the cardboard with equal-length sides A and B at right angles then cut side C between the end points as shown in the inset). Using both hands to hold the face open at that angle and keeping the heel against the wood slide the putter toward the target to simulate a putting stroke (shown from right to left in figure). If you keep the face 45 degrees open the ball will start to the right almost perpendicular to the open face (actually 45 degrees times .83 = 37 degrees) no matter how hard you hit it.

This should convince you that even with the perfect path poor face angle at the moment of impact will start your putts off-line big-time.

Do you still think putter path is as important as face angle? Reposition the piece of wood to produce a path at 45 degrees to the right of your Aimline and hold the putterface square to the Aimline aiming straight at the hole. Again use both hands to control face angle and path and slide the putterface along the edge of the wood. This stroke – with perfect face angle but 45-degree off-line path (Figure 4.8.3) – starts the ball only about 7 degrees off of the Aimline.

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

Extract from the book:

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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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