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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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Gentlemen members and Visitors alike may always play from the medal tees. Only 2 Ball Matches, singles or foursomes are permitted, the aim being for everyone to get round in 3 hours so they can enjoy the informal atmosphere of the Clubhouse, and perhaps have time for another 18 holes. From 1st April 2007 to 30th September 2007, 4 balls are welcome on Tuesdays after 11.00a.m.

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

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Drill 3: Pure-Push Drill A pure-push putting stroke is not legal (it doesn’t conform to USGA rules because it has no backswing) but it is a good way to practice. My friend Peter Jacobsen showed this to me and it helped take his short-putting to the next level. The Pure-Push Drill is designed to help you learn the feel of keeping your putterface square to the Aimline on your follow-through. The drill is the same as the Closed-Eyes Drill above except you don’t make a backswing in your stroke; just push the ball toward the hole (Figure 13.3.9) directly from the address position of your putter. Make 12 push-putts in a row with your eyes open then push in three in a row with your eyes closed. After doing this drill a few times you will begin to notice the similarity in feel between your finishes in the Pure-Push Drill and your other short-putt drills with your putterface staying square to your Aimline.

322 Develop Your Artistic Senses (Feel Touch Green-Reading)

Drill 4: Back-of-Hole Drill Many golfers baby their short putts afraid to roll them firmly to the hole because they worry about not making the putt coming back if they miss. But a short putt is particularly susceptible to the green imperfections you can’t see – footprints the lumpy donut etc. – because in addition to having to roll fairly slowly (it’s close to the hole) through the lumpy donut it’s probably also sitting in a footprint that wants to knock it off-line even before it gets started. If you find it hard to roll your short putt firmly you need to work on this simple drill for 15 minutes once a week until you see improvement.

The drill is performed by putting three-footers from the four different quadrants around a hole as firmly as possible without the balls popping out of the hole. Make a game of it trying to bounce the ball off the back edge of the hole up into the air without producing lip-outs or flying over the cup (Figure 13.3.10) and don’t worry about your misses. Of course I don’t recommend stroking the ball this hard on the course but if you consistently roll your short putts weakly to the cup you need to experience the other side of the mountain during practice so you can settle in the middle on the course.

Drill 5: 17-Inches-Past Drill Rolling putts 17 inches past the hole makes sense to most golfers until they face a short putt. Then they are surprised when I tell them that the 17-inches-past speed is good for putts of all lengths even the very short

Develop Your Artistic Senses (Feel Touch Green-Reading) 323 over the hole. ones. The hole doesn’t know or care where the putt is coming from; it just cares whether or not the ball hits the hole and if so at what speed.

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

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Let’s be sure that you understand the terms I’ve defined so far. You’ve cleaned your ball on the green and replaced it in front of your mark. Standing behind your ball on the ball-hole line you realize that if you putt directly along that line it will break to the left and miss below the hole. So you move slightly downhill from the

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 57 ball-hole line and try to imagine how far uphill to the right you must start your putt if you want to make it. You select an Aimline which runs about 28 inches outside the right edge of the hole you walk to the ball set up perfectly along your new Aimline and make practice strokes until ready. You execute the perfect stroke and your ball starts exactly on your Aimline. You guessed the right amount of break (28 inches) and gave your putt the perfect speed so as it rolls it breaks gently to the left and into the center of the cup. Your ball track formed the perfect arc (Figure 4.1.6) the ball entered the exact center of the hole (centered relative to the ball track) and all is right with the world.

4.2 Stroke Definitions

Where are you aiming? Sooner or later 1 ask that question of every golfer I work with. Aim is a critical aspect of putting (more on that later) and both you and I need to know not only where you are trying to aim (where you think you are aiming) but also where you are actually aiming your putter your stance and your stroke.

Technically when I refer to aim I am referring to a direction. The direction of your aim can be at a place like the edge of the hole or at an object such as a discolored piece of grass a spike mark or anything you can see and define. What you choose to aim at can be anywhere along your Aimline from just in front of the ball to alongside or even past the hole. Your aim can be one inch one ball three balls a foot or even 10 feet outside the right or left edge of the cup or it can be anywhere inside the cup. Only after you determine how much you expect your putt to break and define somewhere or something to aim at can the direction of your aim your Aimline be visualized located or marked on the green.

The track along which your putter travels is your “putter path. ” It can move straight back and straight through in-line with your Aimline it can cut across from outside-to-in or inside-to-out (shown in Figure 4.2.1) or it can loop around your Aimline. Golfers take their putters severely or slightly inside and outside their Aimlines waver along their Aimlines and sometimes incorporate a bit of all of the above into their putting paths. I believe there are almost as many distinct putter paths as there are golfers and I’m sure I haven’t seen them all.

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Golf Swing Tips

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

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Keep focusing on bringing your right shoulder back and around your spine. Some of you may be able to turn about 90 degrees around your spine as shown in the picture on the left. Others may only be able to turn 45 degrees around your spine. Either is okay, but do not start moving other parts of the body to compensate for not being able to make a full shoulder turn. Stop when it gets uncomfortable. The important part is to STAY CONNECTED. When your left arm becomes parallel to the ground, stop your swing.

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