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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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You have chosen to visit the website of Surreys most welcoming Golf Club and it’s the only Club situated on an island! The island is formed by The Abbey River (a sidearm of the River Thames) on one side of the course and the Thames on the other. We hope that your next move will be to pay us a visit. However, before you do, have a look around our website to see what will be in store for you.

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

Extract from the book:

Occasionally uninformed golfers mistakenly refer to left-hand-low as “crosshanded” putting but a true crossed-handed grip (which I never recommend to anyone) is shown in Figure 11.6.14. Left-hand-low doesn’t work only for the pros. Only four years after taking up the game a young man named Bob Zeigenfuss (Figure 11.6.15) made the world finals of the 1997 World Putting Championship putting left-hand-low.

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Langer (center) and Fred Couples (right plus inset) demonstrate their “left-hand-low” grips. Annika Sorenstam Vijay Singh Jim Furyk Karrie Webb Bob Estes and Se Ri Pak are among the other great players who putt this way.

My Man Rocky Now if you really want to talk about an unusual putting grip you’ve got to meet my friend Bill Rockwell. Rocky (Figure 11.6.16) is one of the most inspirational people I’ve ever met. He lost his left arm and the use of his right arm in a motor

Establish Your Practice Framework 255 cycle accident a number of years ago. He watched the 1996 WPC competition on ESPN and said “I can do that ” so he bought a putter and tried putting for the first time. In July 1997 he won the putting championship at his local club then qualified regionally for the WPC Finals. He finished 155th (in a field of 308) in the 1997 World Putting Championship beating a number of PGA Tour professionals along the way. Ask him how he does it and Rocky answers “Just like you do: I grab my putter and put the best stroke I can muster on every putt.” I can tell you from studying his stroke that it’s a good one. His “big-toe-right-foot ” grip definitely keeps his putter square through impact!

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

Extract from the book:

My measurements also show that many of the world’s best putters create a stable lower body by placing slightly more than half – 55 to 60 percent – of their weight on their forward foot.

Elbows

Something else to watch out for in your putting stroke motion is any change in your elbow angles. I am told that early in the career of Arnold Palmer his father

Deacon told him the secret to putting was to keep his putter low going back and low coming through. However the only way you can keep the club low to the ground is to extend and contract your elbows: Extend them during your back- swing contract them as you swing through impact then extend them again on your follow-through. I believe this complex set of motions – plus a propensity to power his putts with a wrist hinge – is what destroyed Arnold’s putting in the latter portion of his career.

I don’t mean to criticize Arnold or Deacon Palmer because Arnold putted well enough to be one of the best players of all time. But I’m convinced that with his fantastic imagination talent and competitive instincts (he certainly never had the best golf swing) he would have been even more dominant and for a longer time if he had used a simpler putting stroke and been a better putter.

The Grip: Light Is Better Than Tight

There are any number of ways to hold a putter. But I think there is only one way to set grip pressure and that is light and unchanging throughout your stroke. Light pressure is better than tight because squeezing your hands and flexing the hand wrist and arm muscles makes them stronger less pliant and less sensitive to delicate feelings. And remember your hands should be dead rather than strong when putting. So the lighter your grip (as long as the putter doesn’t slip out of your hands and your wrists don’t get floppy) the less likely you are to “hit” your putts and the more likely you will “stroke” them. This applies to all putting grips.

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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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The chest and shoulders shouldn’t be turning, unless your arms are turning with them. In other words, you want to start your swing with a shoulder turn, but your arms should start swinging at EXACTLY the same time. They are an extension. They are connected. Furthermore, your arms shouldn’t be swinging unless your chest is rotating. Don’t start swinging your arms without starting the shoulder turn. They are connected. Your left elbow remains locked throughout the entire swing. When you complete your shoulder turn, your arms should stop as well. The goal will be to have your left arm exactly parallel to the ground. Your elbow is still locked. When it gets there…STOP. Do not continue to swing your arms.

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