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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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Llanwern Golf Club

Llanwern Golf Club: a par 70, 6200 yard parkland course set in a picturesque village conveniently situated 1 mile from M4 junction 24 in South Wales and 1 mile from the CELTIC MANOR RESORT, the RYDER CUP 2010 venue.The club boasts a fully-stocked pro shop, dedicated practice areas, licensed bars and catering facilities.Also, expert tuition is available from the resident professionals.

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

Extract from the book:

Remember? Simpler is better. And simpler tends to be the stroke with the fewest compensations.

7.5 It’s Hard to Believe

Golfers find all of this hard to believe. (I don’t blame you. I also found it hard to believe until 1 proved it scientifically over and over.) Golfers think that if they read a five-inch break and then make the putt the five-inch break is justified. They say ” See I played five inches and it was perfect.”They don’t recognize – and they don’t want to recognize – that although they read five inches of break they set up 12 inches to the left of the hole pulled the ball another four inches to the left and the ball broke 16 inches into the cup.

In my Scoring Game Schools having proven to our students that they are significantly under-reading we measure the true break accurately by rolling putts at the optimum putting speed with a True Roller (Figure 7.5.1). With the True Roller evidence they can see and begin to understand how much true break there is. Then we mark the true-break Aimline and ask the students to actually putt along that line and try to make the putt. What happens? They usually miss high.

The read was perfect; we marked the correct Aimline. How could the students miss high? Blame the subconscious. The player’s subconscious doesn’t trust this new read so it sticks with its habit of pulling or pushing to a spot higher than whatever the player thinks is the proper line. Now our students having missed several putts on the high side say “Sec? I knew that was too much break.” They revert to their old green-reading ways continue to under-read the break and continue to miss 90 percent of their pulls below the hole.

My Frustration

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

Extract from the book:

I’ve seen photographs of Locke from which 1 can imagine that his stroke traveled on an in-to-out path with the putterface slightly closed through impact (Fig

Methods of Putting 45 ure 3.5.5). Such a stroke motion would make one think he was trying to hook puns and he may have actually put a very small amount of initial hook spin on his longer putts (his stroke proved both very consistent and very successful – Locke’s putting prowess was legendary). But I’m sure his putts were not spinning to the left or downward when they found the hole. They rolled in just like other golfers’ putts except they may have done so more consistently than any other player of his time. (In section 4.9 you’ll learn that the surface of the green takes all the spin off a putt within the first 20 percent of its roll.)

Bobby Locke was a great putter but his putts did not hook into the hole. preparing to roll a putt.

The Cut Stroke

While there’s no such thing as hooking putts it is possible to cut across the path of one’s putts which is precisely what Chi Chi Rodriguez did while winning more than 30 tournaments in his career. Chi Chi actually putted fairly well in the early years of his career consistently cutting across the ball by swinging the putterhead outside-to-inside across the line (Figure 3.5.6). But his putting failed him later on because a cut stroke makes putting more complex than it needs to be.

It takes a talented athlete like Chi Chi to swing his putter to the left while holding the face open to the right and successfully make his ball go straight. But even he couldn’t do it all the time which is why I think he would have won quite a few more tournaments had he grooved and owned a simpler stroke. (Don’t think the cut stroke spins putts enough to make them slice across the green. The friction of the grass takes all spin off of putts the same as with hook-stroke putts.)

Another unusual – I wouldn’t go so far as to call it unique – putting style was put to good use for many years by Billy Casper. He locked his arms against his stomach and powered his putts purely by hinging his wrists (Figure 3.5.7). Once again Casper no longer uses this method and steers others away from it saying that it took far more time patience and practice to keep sharp than the pendulum stroke that is now popular among Tour pros.

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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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