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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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Golfers of all levels of proficiency can enjoy a challenging round on the golden fairways and smooth greens of the full 18 hole golf course. In idyllic and tranquil surroundings, La Grande Mare Golf Club prides itself on having a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. As well as accepting green fees from non-members the Club also holds several open competitions and regular events for members throughout the year.

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

Extract from the book:

256 Establish Your Practice Framework

Putter Grips

The size shape and orientation of the grip on your putter should be appropriate for the size of your hands while allowing repeatable placement of your hands to encourage your best possible stroke (promoting solid contact and a square putter-face through the impact zone). Satisfying these requirements should come before worrying about the factors most golfers look for in a grip – how it looks how it feels and what pros use it.

Appropriate size means allowing for a comfortable hold and a feeling of control. The grip should not be so small that the fingers wrap all the way around to the opposite side and interfere with placement of the hands; nor should it be so large that it cannot be held securely.

Shape is not just a matter of personal preference. The Rules of Golf say that a grip may not aid in the placement of the fingers or hands. They also state that the shape must be symmetrical as it runs down the shaft and that flat areas are allowed as long as they extend along the shaft axis (so there can he no twisting undulating or notches). Many golfers prefer a flat section along the top of the shaft giving them a way to comfortably place their thumbs and position their palms parallel to the face. Such a grip is fine – and this is my rule not the USGA’s – as long as it allows your natural hand position to swing the putter square to the Aimline through impact. In fact testing the Tour pros I ‘ve found that quite a few putted better when the flat side of the grip was rotated 90 degrees (toward the target side) so the flat surface is parallel to the putterface and fits against the palm of the leading hand.

No matter what grip you use it is extremely important that it be installed squarely and correctly not the slightest bit crooked or twisted which would create an incorrect face angle at impact even if your hands were positioned perfectly square to the Aimline. (And if you get used to a crooked grip realize that it’s also almost impossible to replace it in the same crooked position when it wears out.)

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

Extract from the book:

The Sweetspot in Two Dimensions

I mentioned briefly that you can miss the sweetspot both horizontally and vertically. So a word about hitting putts high or low on the face. Most golfers habitually make contact at roughly the same height on their putterface. As long as this height is about four-tenths of an inch above the sole where most putters are designed to be hit this is good.

But some golfers try to hit up on their putts to produce overspin or topspin and in doing so usually contact the ball very low on the putterface near its bottom. This is bad because it causes hand and muscle control of the putter (subjecting you to the effects of adrenaline) and can even result in some putters rotating over the ball if hit hard enough (Figure 4.9.3). Such rotation can actually impart more backspin on a ball than the hitting-up motion removes. (1 prefer backweighted-low putter designs to eliminate this problem.) Hitting up on the ball also raises the effective putter loft which can launch a ball up off the green and produce a bouncing and therefore inconsistent putt.

Having said this there is one situation in which I recommend either hitting up on your putts or using a more-lofted-than-normal putter. When you find yourself putting on soft and severely bumpy greens you might want to try launching your short puns slightly upward to avoid the footprints that would send them squirting left or right. True this is not a great stroke but on truly bad surfaces it may be the least had of your options.

Spinning Puffs

Forget here and now the idea of imparting spin as a way to control your putts. Research has shown that the friction of the green removes all spin from rolling halls

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 93 within about the first 20 percent of their roll. Despite this golfers think that Ben Crenshaw became a good putter by learning to put overspin on his putts and that Bobby Locke put “hook spin” on his putts which made them dive into the hole. Neither of these descriptions is true but amateur golfers believe them because they sound reasonable and give them something new to try in their own putting. (They also give amateurs an excuse for not putting better. Trust me: Most amateurs don’t need any more excuses.)

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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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Notice that the left elbow is still locked at this point. The elbow is just crossing the imaginary line that you have created between your eyes and your belly button. Remember, try to stop your elbow at this point. This is the point where your wrists will start to flip through the ball.Also notice the angle between the left arm and the club shaft is almost the same as it was at setup.

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