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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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Providing breathtaking views of St. Ouen’s Bay and historic La Rocco Tower, Les Ormes offers a wide range of superb facilities which cater for the whole family. Pay & Play:All facilities at Les Ormes are available on a Pay and Play basis. Just pick up the phone and dial 00 44 (0)1534 497000, or pop in and speak to one of our staff.

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

Extract from the book:

262 Establish Your Practice Framework

The world’s great putters stick with their favorite putting tools over the years. You should too. them hone their good putting habits (such as square face alignment at the moment of impact) to a fine tolerance.

The opposite example is that of Arnold Palmer who late in his career took at least a dozen putters to the course with him every day. During his warm-up if he made a few putts with one it was in the bag for the day. No matter that the shaft and grip were different and the sweetspot was in a different place (relative to his hands) than on the putter he used the day before. I love and have great respect for Arnold Palmer as a person and a player and it took amazing athletic gifts to do what he did (particularly with the putting stroke he had). But I wish Arnold had learned to putt with a simpler stroke and stayed with one putter so he could have putted even better for even longer.

Picking up a new putter every day every week even every month will do you more harm than good. If you think the problem is in the putter have a competent golf professional properly fit the club to you your body and your stroke. Then – and this is key – commit to that club and commit to learning a better stroke with it than you ever had before. Once you learn a better stroke keep your commitment to groove it. And finally once you own it remember that you are only human so you’ll never be perfect which means you’ll have some bad putting days. But the good days will be much better than they used to be and the bad ones won’t be quite so bad. That’s improvement!

11.7 Learn to Aim

If you are unhappy with your ability to align your putter or you are just trying to choose between putters check your alignment with every putter you consider. If by chance you find one that you can aim better than the rest I recommend you use it. Alignment is the first fundamental of putting stroke mechanics; if you can’t

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

Extract from the book:

Many other accuracy-oriented sports have embraced the pure-in-line stroke motion over a screen-door path including basketball bowling croquet and shooting pool (Figure 4.7.8). In all of these skills you could hit or release the ball or object from either a straight in-line or curved (around the body) path. It should come as no surprise that the in-line path is chosen in every case because the curved path demands perfect timing of the release to achieve the desired result.

Look at the two motions for bowling: Both are perfect pendulums formed by the arm swinging from the shoulder. On the top the arm swings along the desired starting line of the ball so whether it is released a little early a little late or at the perfect time it always starts in the proper direction. In the lower figure the arm is swung out and around the body so only a perfectly timed release will start the ball rolling in the desired direction. The same comparison for shot accuracy is valid in croquet basketball pool and putting.

So does any golfer want to move the putter or aim the putterface in any direction other than the desired starting line of the putt at the moment of impact? Of course not! Yet some golfers think they can achieve the perfect path through impact by using a screen-door stroke which rotates around their bodies. They obviously don’t realize that the timing of impact (and ball position) must be perfect every time if they hope to have a chance of holing any putts. And they don’t realize that the in-line-square stroke motion minimizes the effects of inconsistencies in timing and ball position.

One Negative

I’m not trying to sell you an in-line putting stroke. If this pils stroke seems too si mple and you want to make putting more difficult that’s okay by me. I’m just trying to inform you that a pure-in-line stroke is the easiest and best way to putt. But it’s not a panacea and there is one potential drawback to putting with this stroke (it’s the same drawback as for the screen-door stroke too).

To see this drawback look at how Perfy misses a simple three-foot putt with

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 85 his perfect in-line-square stroke (Figure 4.7.9). The problem is obvious: If you don’t align your shoulders parallel to the desired starting line for the putt even the perfect stroke path and a square putter blade won’t start the ball rolling on the right line.

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

Extract from the book:

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At the end of step two, you reached the top of your backswing. As soon, as you get there, start your downswing. As you start the downswing, make sure to remind yourself to keep your arms “connected” to your chest and shoulders. Stay connected all the way through the ball. Your hands and arms only swing as the shoulders rotate. If you start your downswing by rotating your chest, without starting to swing your arms, you will most definitely end up slicing the ball. If you swing your arms before rotating your chest, you will most likely hook the ball. Staying connected will always produce the straightest ball.

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