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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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We are the oldest club in West Sussex, and are also the only links course and proud to have a long and fascinating history. Without being too severe on the average player, the course offers a true test of ability, and with excellent drainage, remains playable all year round. The welcoming, modern Clubhouse offers friendly hospitality with a wide range of menus, with relaxing bars and lounges catering for the needs of members and visitors alike.

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

Extract from the book:

Problem 2 your inability to make noncompensating strokes comes about simply because it’s very difficult (in putting as in all swing changes) to make two corrections at the same time. When we change golfers’ minds so they begin reading greens perfectly they immediately begin missing putts high. Always. The compensations they’ve been making for under-reading greens over the years don’t disappear right away. This is normal and understandable and we’ve learned it can be handled by some new training techniques (in Chapter 13) developed for just this situation.

Problem 3 missing consistently high has always been difficult to accept especially when you are trying to make yourself play more break (which causes you to miss high again). At this point in the past it was too painful to wait for deeply ingrained subconscious corrections to go away so golfers reverted to their old under-reading ways. But this is no longer going to be a problem. We now understand how to take away the “missing-high” problem and have both the learning tools and a system for staying with them (again in Chapter 13). So this is all very good news. Your green-reading problems are solvable. We have discovered a solution that works for golfers willing to give it a try. However as in most situations we face once you realize you have a problem it helps to understand its “whys” and “bows ” making it easier to internalize your solution to it.

In the remainder of this chapter I will give you the information you need to prepare yourself to learn to read greens better which you will learn how to do in Chapter 13. I advise you not to skip to that chapter immediately however because without this information your chances of success are significantly diminished.

7.7 Visible (and Invisible) Break

For the last two years the Pelz Golf Institute has been using tilt greens (putting greens) on which we can control the surface slope (Figure 7.7.1). By keeping the speed constant and adjusting the slopes we can study and measure how putts break based solely on the slope of a green.

We currently use two greens one indoors (at our headquarters in Austin Texas) the other outside (at our teaching facility in Boca Raton Florida) and both have helped us make a very important discovery that’s relevant to your putting. The discovery is that golfers can’t see either the true break in their putts or their Aimline (the perfect line they’re supposed to start their putts on) because true break is invisible. That sounds silly but it’s true. It’s also important.

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

Extract from the book:

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.

The purpose of your grip is to hold on to your putter as you allow it to move along the perfect in-line path with a square face angle through impact. There is no

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 105 right or wrong way to hold a putter for all golfers. But there is a best way for each golfer to hold his or her putter. This best way will lead to making the best stroke the greatest percentage of the time.

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

Extract from the book:

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Here is a view from the front. The goal of this photo is to show that there is no lateral movement. Simply rotating your right shoulder around your spine.*Please note that you should NOT be cocking your wrists at the end of your backswing. While this may add a bit of power, it will totally throw off your timing. The results of a wrist cock are slices, hooks, fat shots, etc.

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