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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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Kingsthorpe provides a challenging yet fair test of golf synonymous with the design skills associated with the legendary Harry Colt. Accuracy off the tee is paramount to afford the golfer the opportunity to hit the right part of the small undulating greens. Many birdie opportunities await if you can achieve this, whilst par becomes tough if off line or faced with downhill sloping putts.

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

Extract from the book:

I will devote the remainder of this chapter to showing you first how to see how much putts truly break – that is how to react greens (predict how much putts will truly break). Then 1 will show you how to groove a noncompensating stroke that will start your putts on your Aim line without subconscious compensations. This noncompensating stroke will be the one stroke that works for all your putts from here on out. It will make your putting game simpler and more effective than ever before.

Recognize Green Speed and Slope

Before you can predict how much a putt will break you must recognize the slope of the green and how fast the ball will roll on it. Back in Chapter 7 1 told you that the more a green slopes the more a putt will break. And the faster the green (the lower its surface friction) the slower you must roll a putt and again the more it will break. So it stands to reason that the better you recognize slopes and green speeds the better you will recognize how much putts will break.

First I’ll deal with green speed (Figure 13.4.3). If you can become proficient at knowing how fast greens are you can imagine how fast the ball is going to roll. Without this there is no way to predict how much it is going to break. There are three ways to learn green speeds: (1) measure them exactly; (2) measure them approximately; and (3) observe other golfers’ results over time.

Develop Your Artistic Senses (Feel Touch Green-Reading) 329 inch backswing strokes discussed in section 12.2) on the practice green before you play each round. Make it a habit to roll three balls on a flat part of the putting green one with each reference stroke. Then roll them in the opposite direction to average out any slope or grain effects. Over time you’ll learn what to expect while each day you’ll get a visual judgment of how the greens are rolling. The accuracy of this method depends on the consistency of your reference strokes; therefore this method will never be as accurate as learning the green-speed scale from the superintendent.

3. As usual the easiest way to do something provides the least satisfying results. You can try to get a feel for green speed by watching other golfers putt noticing how much speed their putts seem to have as they roll versus the way the greens look. This is better than being oblivious to green speed but there’s no point of reference and at best it gives you only an approximation of the speed you’ll be dealing with on any given day.

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

Extract from the book:

We are nearly at the simple end of the USGA-approved putting techniques. And it’s here that you encounter the long-putter method which is probably one option the ruling body would like to outlaw. But as long as it remains legal I suggest you give it a try (if for no other reason than to experience the feel and vision of a true pendulum motion). Because when done properly the long putter creates a wonderfully simple stroke (as demonstrated by Sam Torrance of the European Tour on the left side of Figure 3.5.1 1).

The solid shaft of the long putter eliminates any chance of wrist hinge or breakdown and minimizes the tendency to rotate the putterface with your forearms. I’ve tested thousands of students in my Scoring Game Schools and found that the majority of them make more putts of six feet or less with a long putter than when putting any other way including the conventional way. It is a very simple way to putt especially on short putts.

My tests also show that the long putter hanging vertically (from under the chin) is marginally more effective than the long putter anchored against the chest (right side of Figure 3.5.11) and better than the midlength putter anchored below the chest. But all three of these options because they employ a longer-thannormal-length shaft eliminate the problem of wrist breakdown that hampers many golfers.

The negatives of putting with a long putter are learning to roll putts the right distance (it requires learning new feel and touch for distance) and occasional instability in windy conditions. However both problems can be handled with a little practice leading me to believe they aren’t inherent problems but caused by a lack of experience.

50 Methods of Putting

The Pure Pendulum Stroke And that brings us to the simplest easiest most repeatable most reliable and therefore best way to putt – the pure no-hit pendulum stroke. By this I mean a putter swinging in rhythm with the arms and hands with no power input from the hands and wrists whatsoever. If the pendulum is pure and swings down the line with no face rotation it is as simple a motion as can be made under the Rules of Golf. And that’s why it is the method I recommend most often to my students. And I recommend it to you.

To see it in use watch George Archer on the Senior PGA Tour who has produced the purest and best pendulum stroke for the longest period of time of anyone I’ve ever seen (Figure 3.5.12). Over a 20-year period playing against Nicklaus Palmer Player Watson Crenshaw Ballesteros Faldo and Norman Archer holed a higher percentage of his putts than all the rest.

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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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Really flip your right wrist through the ball. This action will give you a lot more club head speed. It also eliminates any slice that you may have had because your left elbow isn’t flying on the follow through anymore. So, essentially you’re keeping the left elbow close to the body now. Before it was your right, and now it’s your left elbow that you are keeping tight to your body. Keep your left elbow close to your body, and flip the right wrist through the ball at the same time. You should feel the extra power this gives you.

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