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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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Welcome to Ilkley Golf Club. One of the finest golf clubs in Yorkshire, both in terms of beauty and as a test of golf. Ilkley Golf Club is where honorary life member Colin Montgomerie learnt his golf. It is also proud to have Mark James as an honorary life member. The website contains all you need to know about the club, If you would like to experience the real thing, then please fill in the booking form. We hope you enjoy your visit.

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

Extract from the book:

You’ll notice I’ve used the term “learn” a number of times. Learning is what improving is all about. Many golfers want to change and improve their putting but they don’t realize that to change successfully and reliably they need to learn

Wrap-Up 375 how and what to change. It ‘s either that or hope for long-term good luck which isn’t likely to happen too often.

Don’t think learning is difficult. Learning how to aim is entirely instinctive once the golfer receives proper feedback (and he or she stops aiming based on where putts are missed). Learning how to make a pure-in-line-square stroke isn’t difficult. Nor is learning to keep the putterface from rotating open and closed. Becoming aware of how putts break isn’t difficult. Something many people never realize (and not just in golf but in school at work in life) is that learning often doesn’t involve much thinking. If you are exposed to the right information (feedback) you can’t help but learn. It’s automatic – your subconscious does it for you.

Speaking of the subconscious realize that it is a very powerful force that can be used to help you improve or if you don’t use it correctly will keep you from improving. The subconscious will take over if given half a chance so you want the “habits” that it reverts to (under pressure when you’re nervous when you’re scared) to be good ones. And the way to get good habits into your subconscious is to understand what they are and then practice them – properly.

Indoor Learning

Putting stroke mechanics are best learned indoors (away from the practice putting green) with immediate accurate and reliable feedback from appropriate learning-aid devices (for details see Chapters 11 12 and 13). Elimination of the hole and where the ball is going to roll is a major benefit to such practice. By eliminating the distraction of making or missing putts you can focus on what you are trying to learn get feedback on how you’re doing and learn faster and more efficiently (Figure I5.3.1).

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

Extract from the book:

For example I estimate that for every inch the body moves toward the target during the putting stroke the ball moves an additional foot on the green. And rotating the lower body not only adds power it also causes the putterface to rotate from open to closed.

Putting is a game in which delicate feel and touch create exactly the right speed and break of your putts. When you’re trying to be precise body power causes nothing but trouble.

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

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

Extract from the book:

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Now just line everything up with that item and fire away. This method won’t cure all of your alignment problems, but it does give you a simple way to assure that you are on the right path. Many students have the habit of lining up way left or way right of the target. When the ball goes where they are “aiming”, they think they have a problem. If your ball consistently goes left or right of target, but flies straight, then your problem is your alignment. Try this simple method before every shot on the course and you’ll definitely drop a few strokes.

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