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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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Kingsknowe Golf Club

Situated to the west of Edinburgh, Kingsknowe golf club is within easy reach of all Scotland via the Edinburgh City Bypass. Originally designed by Alec Herd, the 1902 Open champion, the course was later redesigned by James Braid. The parkland golf course in Edinburgh is laid out over and through the valleys of gently rolling hills on which Oliver Cromwells army gathered to bombard Redhall Castle in 1650. The hills now define the picturesque cherry tree-lined fairways from which the mindful golfer must propel his ball to the well-guarded and relatively small greens.

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

Extract from the book:

Stop and increase the cadence of the metronome five beats per minute (for example if your preliminary setting was 80 beats per minute set it to 85). Execute the touch-touch drill again at the faster heat with your eyes closed. Feel if this rhythm is easier or takes more energy than the first rhythm. (When you first run this drill it may take several minutes to get the feel of energy required to swing your putter at each rhythm. But you’ll quickly begin to recognize when a new rhythm takes more or less energy.)

If the higher cadence is easier then adjust your metronome five beats higher and try again. But if the new cadence was more difficult drop down by five beats per minute and it should feel easier. The goal is to find the precise cadence to within one beat per minute at which you swing your putter with the least amount of effort or energy. This is your natural body rhythm the cadence at which your body moves most efficiently (using the least amount of energy).

After you find the most comfortable rhythm for the 12-inch swing run the test again with the pillows first 18 inches then two feet (24 inches) apart (Figure 11.3.3). If the rhythm is right it will feel right on all putts regardless of length. This entire test usually takes about 30 minutes but it is time well spent because all your putting from here on (in practice and on the course) will be at this natural body (and putting) rhythm the rhythm at which you will putt your best especially under pressure.

Your natural body rhythm and putting stroke cadence should feel best at all stroke lengths.

230 Establish Your Practice Framework

Just as when you established a putting routine finding your natural body rhythm doesn’t have much to do with stroke mechanics. But the sooner you find your natural rhythm the better because it tells your mind that you’ll always putt at this pace. It will keep you consistent as you develop the other parts of your stroke and setup. And most important it will keep you from wasting time with any bit of stroke mechanics that won’t hold up in the heat of competition.

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

Extract from the book:

Don ‘t Fight Your Flow-Lines

The easiest way to putt is with the “flow-lines” of your body aligned parallel-left of your Aimline (any line which is parallel to your Aimline and to the left of it is defined as “parallel-left of the Aimline). You’re probably not familiar with the term “flow-lines ” so look at Figure 4.10.7. The lines of flow through my shoulders forearms hips knees and feet are all parallel and to the left of my Aimline which is shown by the shaded white line on the green.

As I mentioned earlier (section 4.7) your putter will tend to swing naturally down the Aimline through impact if your shoulders are aligned parallel to that direction unless you do something to prevent this move with the muscles of your hands and wrists. So it’s very important to start your setup with the flow-line of your shoulders parallel to your Aimline.

To emphasize the power of this concept my “bad-flow-line” setup is shown in Figure 4.10.8. Look at my shoulder flow-line. From this position do you expect my putter to naturally swing (flow) down the Aimline? No way! It doesn’t do it when Perfy sets up and swings this way and it won’t swing down my Aimline either unless 1 compensate and use my muscles to make it do so.

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 99

Once your shoulders are in place your attention should turn to the flow-line through your forearms as they are next most important in determining how your putter will swing through the impact zone. While all of this may sound very simple and in truth it can be for some golfers it does not turn out that way. A sure sign of trouble is the golfer who carries his right (trailing) forearm above and outside the perfect forearm plane as shown in Figure 4.10.9. This is the forearm power position from which it is difficult for the right forearm to not move over and in front of the left forearm through impact. I can assure you that most golfers who putt from this forearm position miss putts to the left when they get excited anxious or scared.

Forearm rotation is probably the most frequent killer of putting strokes I see in my schools. The forearm-power position is easy to get into because it feels natural. Well it is natural but it’s still wrong and it is something you have to resist.

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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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At this point the right wrist is completely on top of the left wrist. Your hands are “through the ball”. You have continued to rotate around your spine, and you have tried to stop the left elbow on the imaginary line. This is the primary action for amateur golfer to increase power, while reducing slice.

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