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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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An attractive, tree-lined course that rewards careful preparation and thoughtful attention during the round. Deep undulations provide often challenging lies and a good physical workout.Greens of varying profile ensure that today’s pin positions command very different approaches than did yesterday’s. Play to your handicap here and you’ll be delighted!

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

Extract from the book:

Do It Again Sam

Now repeat this entire sequence 19 more times the last 5 with your eyes shut. That’s the entire stability drill for the 12-inch backswing stroke and it should take less than five minutes. 1)o it again a few days later except this time with the foam taped six inches behind the ball spot and seven inches ahead; this is the six-inch backswing stability drill which rolls the ball about the perfect speed for a two-foot putt on most greens. The third reference stroke drill is for a 25-footer and for this the foam should he placed at 18 inches behind the ball spot and 21 inches ahead.

These three stable reference strokes are typical of strokes you need on the course in every round. But by practicing with no ball no pressure on results and no distractions you can focus solely on rhythm and feel. Doing these drills over a period of time (say a few nights a week for six months) will embed the feel for stable (properly accelerating) strokes into your subconscious and you’ll begin using and feeling them on the course out of habit (an occasional repeat of these drills over the years will help keep bad habits away). Of course you will use the 12-inch backswing stroke on longer and shorter putts because green speeds vary and the putts may be running up- or downhill. But the rhythm and stability will be there. You’ll feel them sense them and be able to call up these strokes from your subconscious simply by closing your eyes and searching for that feel as you are creating your preview stroke.

Everybody can benefit from the stability drills but they are especially helpful to golfers who make good mechanical strokes yet decelerate into impact. If you’re not stable (accelerating) through impact every error you make is maximized in your results. Simply by making a tiny change from your present putting rhythm you may be able to change your unstable stroke to a stable one. And if you do your results will improve significantly even dramatically in pressure situations.

12.3 Groove Your Impact Point

If making solid contact between putter and ball is a problem you can improve if you are willing to do some careful work. I say work because it will take about 20 000 solid practice strokes to make solid contact a habit. And I say careful because many golfers who try to change their stroke in search of more solid contact

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

Extract from the book:

While there’s no such thing as hooking putts it is possible to cut across the path of one’s putts which is precisely what Chi Chi Rodriguez did while winning more than 30 tournaments in his career. Chi Chi actually putted fairly well in the early years of his career consistently cutting across the ball by swinging the putterhead outside-to-inside across the line (Figure 3.5.6). But his putting failed him later on because a cut stroke makes putting more complex than it needs to be.

It takes a talented athlete like Chi Chi to swing his putter to the left while holding the face open to the right and successfully make his ball go straight. But even he couldn’t do it all the time which is why I think he would have won quite a few more tournaments had he grooved and owned a simpler stroke. (Don’t think the cut stroke spins putts enough to make them slice across the green. The friction of the grass takes all spin off of putts the same as with hook-stroke putts.)

Another unusual – I wouldn’t go so far as to call it unique – putting style was put to good use for many years by Billy Casper. He locked his arms against his stomach and powered his putts purely by hinging his wrists (Figure 3.5.7). Once again Casper no longer uses this method and steers others away from it saying that it took far more time patience and practice to keep sharp than the pendulum stroke that is now popular among Tour pros.

However in his behalf I have to say that Billy won a lot of tournaments putting with his wrists so you know it can be done. I caution you though that you will have to devote yourself to hours and hours of practice for years and years and also play under enough pressure to learn how to handle the effects of adrenaline the way he did.

The Block Stroke Here’s a method that sounds almost ridiculous: Aim the putterface a foot to the left of your target on a straight putt then block the ball toward the hole. That’s what Lee Trevino has done throughout his career (Figure 3.5.8).

Methods of Putting 47 “block-strokes” better than Lee Trevino.

Every part of Lee’s game is built on aiming to the left then blocking his swing through impact so it’s little surprise he does this when putting too. In my opinion Trevino is another great player who achieved greatness in spite of his putting not because of it. And he agrees: Lee told me that if he had putted as well as Jack Nicklaus you might never have heard of the Golden Bear.

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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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Start your backswing. Focus on keeping your back straight, and your chest out. To help you swing directly around your spine, try focusing on rotating your right shoulder back and around your spine. If you focus on the right shoulder, your left shoulder will be in the correct position automatically. Simple. Keep your left elbow locked.

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