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Golf Lessons at Little Lakes Golf Club

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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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Little Lakes Golf Club

Originally formed in 1975 as a 9 hole course, Little Lakes Golf Club has received substantial investment and remodelling to create what is today one of the most popular golf clubs in the county. The current 18 hole layout opened in 2000 to much acclaim and has rapidly established itself as a popular venue for many society, corporate and county union events.

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

Extract from the book:

This Makes Big-Breakers Tough to Make

This domino effect of mistakes has many consequences. One of the most prevalent is the serious problem many golfers have putting on very sloping and undulating greens. As the amount of true break increases the amount of “net underread” (the 10 percent of the true break that is never compensated for; see Figure 7.4.2) becomes so large that the only chance of a putt finding the hole comes from hit ting it much too hard (because a footprint providing a slight nudge from the lumpy donut is no longer enough to knock it in). After a while the subconscious thinks that it needs to hit all big-breaking putts too hard and so begins doing it all the time. This is why golfers have so many three-putts on undulating greens especially on downhill putts when rolling the ball just a little too fast can have disastrous results.

Let’s Ignore It

It sometimes amazes me that golfers make as many putts as they do. Even though most golfers see or read less than 30 percent of a putt’s true break they never miss by the other 70 percent. n fact most golfers come pretty close to making most of their putts. Their compensations therefore are very good and since they are subconsciously controlled seem very easy.

Which explains the response I often get from the golfer who is beginning to understand the problem which is “I don’t want to deal with it.” He says “If I’m compensating so well and my subconscious is doing such a good job why not let it be?”

The answer is simple. If you learned to read the proper (true) amount of break you’d make more putts. You could use the same noncompensating stroke for all your putts. And learning to repeat one stroke 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

Extract from the book:

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.

I believe him. He has always been a great ball-striker (the best I ever measured) and he putted reasonably well but never great. He is a very talented player who did well with a somewhat complex putting stroke. But he would have putted better and won more with a better (which to me means simpler) putting stroke.

Next on my list of strokes (still moving toward simplicity) is the “blend” stroke a combination of the power stroke and a pure pendulum stroke usually employing a slight wrist hinge. A number of fine players putt this way including Brad Faxon Lee Janzen D. A. Weibring and Ben Crenshaw (Figure 3.5.9). Every one of these players is a wonderful putter and every one uses a predominantly pendulum motion with just a little bit of power provided by the hand muscles.

The small amount of wrist hinge each employs is done down the line so it doesn’t cause directional difficulty. When I’ve asked them about this motion they all say that their best putting days come when the stroke is more pendulum and less wrist. More proof that simplicity is the key ingredient in good putting.

The “right-hand push ” or “push stroke ” used by Jack Nicklaus has been a repeatable reliable performer for a long time. A friend once told me that Jack really wasn’t that good a player: He was just on a 30-year hot streak! Indeed Jack has putted consistently well throughout most of his career. Even today Jack’s putting remains unshakable perhaps the strongest part of his game.

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Golf Swing Tips

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

Extract from the book:

Golf Tuition Little Lakes Golf Club

Now, you should be standing up straight, with your chest out, and your shoulders back. Your arms should be out in front of you, your elbows locked, and your wrists level with the height of your waist, while holding the club parallel to the ground. Next, bend over AT THE HIPS until the club touches the ground. Move towards or away from the ball according to where the club touches the ground. After some practice, you will be able to judge the distance well enough so that you don’t have to move around to get into position. Keep your chest out and straight while bending over at the hips. It is impossible to overstate the importance of this. You should not be bending with the back at all to reach down to the ball; you should be bending AT THE HIPS. This is one of the most common mistakes made by amateur golfers. If you look at any professional golfer on television, they will ALWAYS have a straight back, and they will ALWAYS bend at the waist to get to the ball. You will feel like your “seat” is protruding backwards more than usual. That is what we want here. Also, it’s okay if the toe of your club is not flush with the ground. It’s should be that way, especially for the long irons.

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