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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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Knowle is a traditional members club which enjoys a reputation for it’s fine greens and friendly welcoming atmosphere in the club house. A good test of golf, Knowle is a mature parkland course with two contrasting halves and the benefit of two starting points. The club has played host to many county and professional events over the last 100 years

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

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Improve Your Stroke Mechanics 285

A Hard Truth About Compensations

Having more than one deficiency in your putting game isn’t a life-long sentence. It just means you’ll have to work on more than one correction at a time. And if your improve ments don’t come at the same rate you may putt worse before you putt better. This is why

I often recommend using several practice techniques (and feedback devices) simultaneous ly or in tandem one after the other. The problem and its compensation developed to gether so it’s best to get rid of them together.

I’ve seen too many well-intentioned golfers improve one aspect of their putting game then lose that improvement when their putting results were less than they expected on the course and give up. They reverted to their old ways or went off on a new direction looking for some other improvement (by trying a new putter new grip new stance or new thought) and looking for instant gratification. You must realize and regularly remind yourself that you’re not just removing problems you’re also trying to remove the prob lems caused by those problems (called compensations) so improvement may not come as easily or as quickly as you’d like it to.

If you don’t understand and accept this truth you’re likely to remain very disap pointed in your lack of improvement and stuck at the same handicap for the rest of your golf career.

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

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Technically the speed of a putt can be described and measured in quantitative terms as the velocity of motion (in units of inches or feet per second) in a given direction and the decay or decrease of velocity (the velocity profile) as the ball rolls to a stop. However since most golfers don’t think in technical terms on or off the course the actual velocity of a putt at any instant is neither very meaningful nor useful. As a result golfers talk about the speed of their putts as being too fast too slow or just about right as they approach the hole.

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 61

But if you want to learn more about controlling your putting speed and making more putts you need to know more about speed than that. In fact you need to know how the rolling speed of your putts compares to their perfect or optimum speed around the hole. The speed of a putt depends on its length how fast it started where it is along its ball track how fast the green surface is and the slope (up down or sidehill) it is rolling on. For every putt there is an optimum speed that will optimize the percentage of putts that would both hit and stay in the hole. Therefore in this book as in my Scoring Game Schools we refer to a putt’s speed (while imagining its ball track) as how it relates to the optimum speed it should or could be rolling. For example as you can see in Figure 4.3.1 the left putt’s speed was too much as compared to the right putt’s speed which was virtually perfect. A detailed discussion of putting speed and optimum-speed ball tracks is in Chapter 7.

Green Speed

The speed of the surface of the green or green speed affects a ball’s roll in speed direction and amount of break. I ‘m sure you have heard greens referred to as “fast ” “slow ” “quick ” “slick ” or “sticky.” Technically the speed of the green is determined by the frictional characteristics of the surface of the green which is controlled primarily by the length type density and moisture content of the grass (more on this in Chapter 7). Golf course superintendents traditionally measure the speed characteristics of greens using a device called the Stimpmeter. much speed (left) and perfect speed (right) for two putts rolled on the same starting line.

The Stimpmeter developed years ago by a man named Edward Stimpson is a crude yet simple way to measure how far a ball will roll on a flat portion of a green when it is given a standard starting speed. The USGA-approved version of a

Stimpmeter is a solid straight piece of aluminum extruded at a 30-degree angle with an indentation near the top and a beveled bottom (Figure 4.3.2). The beveled bottom allows the Stimpmeter to sit low to the green surface and reduce the bounce of a ball rolling down the channel when it hits the green.

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Golf Swing Tips

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

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Golf Tuition Knowle Golf Club

Please start with the three pictures below. Understand that the point of these pictures is to get your arms and chest connected. You should understand the feeling of “being connected” before you try to incorporate this critical step into your golf swing. If you hold the club straight out in front of you, there will be a triangle formed between your arms and chest. Just focus on keeping the triangle between your arms and chest fixed. Just move your arms with your chest. When your chest stops rotating, your arms also stop. Please see the three pictures below and try it out. Turn to your right, then back around to your left, keeping the triangle between your arms and chest constant at all times.

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