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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 18 hole pay and play course, which opened in 1992, was originally designed by Peter Allis and Clive Clarke. There are several lakes to negotiate and lots of well placed bunkers – so there’s plenty of challenge for golfers of all standards. We have a PGA Pro shop, and there’s tuition available, equipment hire, practice nets and a putting green. The course is easy to get to – just off the A3 at Hurtmore – so is perfect for an after work round, or corporate and society days too.

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

Extract from the book:

However never putt from a bad lie. If your ball is in high grass or any position where blades of grass will get between your putterface and the ball at impact don’t use your putter (Figure 14.3.1). If your ball is sitting down in a depression bare spot or pocket of any kind don’t use your putter. If the grass is high anywhere be tween your ball and where you want it to roll – and you have the option of pitch ing (flying) it over the grass – don’t putt it. Assume that if your ball can get hung up rolling through such tall grass it probably will. (Consider that Pelz’s Corollary to Murphy’s Law.)

When there’s grass behind the ball the bellied wedge is a much smarter shot than a putt. The head of a wedge is heavy and bottom-weighted so if you swing! with your putting stroke and contact the center of the ball with the leading edge

Face Your Special Problems 349 the face the ball will roll like a putt at about the speed you expect. This shot works because the wedge doesn’t have to go through the grass before hitting the hall while a putter (Figure 14.3.2) must travel down through grass trapping blades of grass between ball and face where grass cushioning can seriously affect the roll.

If your ball is sitting down in tall grass even if it’s close to the edge of the green the putter is the last club you want to use. Among the clubs that will work better are a 5-wood (small head rounded bottom good loft) a 3- or 5-iron even a wedge played well back in your stance. All these shots are shown in my Short Game Bible and all will work better from deep grass than putting.

Finally an important point to remember. For most golfers how you swing is more important than what you swing on shots like these. When Phil Mickelson and Payne Stewart played their off-the-green shots in the 1999 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 with ” back-in-their-stance” wedges – while most of the field played these same shots with 3-woods and putters – the differences were in the players not the clubs. You could have given Payne and Phil woods and putters and they still would have

350 Face Your Special Problems been playing in the last group on Sunday because they had become really good at these shots. They have practiced them over the years with many different clubs and they knew how to hit these shots. You must practice these shots with your putter (or whatever club) to find out when it will and when it won’t work for you. Simply choosing the right club won’t solve this problem if you don’t know how to hit it.

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

Extract from the book:

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 109

My belief is that you need to be fit for a putter before you waste too much time trying to work around a bad one. You may or may not end up changing it later but at least you can make some good improvements until you decide. The details of fitting a putter to your body and stroke will be discussed in section 11.6.

4.12 The Mind’s Role in Putting Stroke Mechanics

There is one last ingredient I ‘ve yet to touch on in this long list of putting factors. And that is the mind. How important is the mind when putting? You can’t move the golf ball even 1/32 of an inch with just your mind. Your mind doesn’t hold the putter. However that doesn’t mean the mind has no power because the mind can stop your body from accomplishing something in a heartbeat. Your mind must believe you can make a putt at least that the possibility exists . . . or you won’t. You must realize that of course you “can” make the putt. It really is possible. Always remember what one of my favorite putters in the whole world (Dave Stockton) said to me: “I never met a putt I couldn’t make.”

Your mind controls your body your body controls your putter and the way you swing your putter controls the starting conditions of your putt. And controlling a putt’s starting conditions is all any golfer can do. None of us can control the conditions on the green the wind footprints or Lady Luck. All we can do is get our mind to let us put the best possible stroke on the ball; then we have to live with whatever happens.

So forget using your conscious mind to help your putting. What you want working for you is your subconscious mind that part that handles images and memories. Of course the first time you try something you need your conscious mind to think about it. But after you’ve made good strokes and holed putts many times it can become a habit totally and completely controlled without any conscious thought. That’s when putting becomes controlled by the subconscious mind.

Now how do you do this? By far the most important thing in your mind prior to the putting stroke should be an image in your mind’s eye of the stroke you want to make. This should he a clear picture – based on your observations reading of the green and knowledge of the conditions – first of what the putt is going to do and then how you are going to stroke it so it does exactly that. The subconscious sees this stroke image and uses it to tell the body what to do. Obviously you want this image to be of a good stroke and to be clear strong and proper so it gets the right idea to the body about executing a good putting stroke.

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Golf Swing Tips

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

Extract from the book:

Golf Tuition Hurtmore Golf Club

The picture at left shows the correct setup position from above. You can see the correct shoulder turn by looking at this picture in conjunction with the picture directly below. Notice that there is no horizontal movement. There should also be no vertical movement. Everything rotates around the spine. Focus on rotating the right side of your body around your spine. The left side will move into place automatically.

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