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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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Lobden is a 9 hole moorland course with superb views of the surrounding countryside and although it may not be long by today’s standards, at 5697 yds, it is without doubt a challenge for all golfers. When the wind blows, and it often does, you will do well to play to your handicap.

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

Extract from the book:

2.13 inches in shaded boxes) only on short or downhill putts on fast greens. line just before it stops there’s nothing you can do about that except to keep the ball moving more briskly as it nears the front edge of the cup. In other words don’t die your putts to the front edge and expect to get a dimple-free last turn; roll your putts at the optimum speed (the 17-inch-past speed) which is fast enough to eliminate wobble near the hole.

Mark Your Dot-Spot Too

Yes dimples can affect putting. Or more precisely making contact on the edges of dimples can affect your putting. It’s not a large effect and it’s even less significant the harder you strike your putts. Also the effect doesn’t occur every time because if you place your ball down on the green in random orientations you’re more likely to strike the ball somewhere that won’t have an effect – on the spherical

212 Wind Lopsided Balls Dimples Rain Sleet and Snow surface across the flat of a dimple or close to the flat of the dimple. Still the possibility does exist and there is a simple way to avoid it altogether.

Having marked your ball with its Balance-line (see section 9.9) rotate it until you locate the largest spherical surface (non-dimple) area on the Balance-line then circle it: This becomes your Dot-Spot (Figure 9.10.7). Set your ball so the Dot-Spot is at the back of the ball (away from the hole where it will be struck by the putter) when your Balance-line is aimed precisely along your Aimline. That way when you make contact there will never be a dimple effect.

9.11 Rain Sleet and Snow: Are We Having Fun Yet?

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

Extract from the book:

The amount or size of the “break” played on a putt is a measure of the difference between the direction you aim and start the putt rolling and where you want it to go. We define the amount of break as the distance between the Aimline (up by the hole) and the nearest edge of the hole measured along a line between the two (right side of Figure 4.1.4). The actual amount the ball breaks (curves) is something different because the ball track ideally curves into the center of the hole. But golfers refuse to deal with that detail. When golfers say they are playing one inch of break what they mean is that their Aimline passes one inch outside the edge of the hole as shown in Figure 4.1.5. Technically they expect the putt to break 3¼ inches – one inch plus half the diameter of the hole (2½ inches) – but they insist on thinking and saying that they are playing one inch of break.

Golfers the world over have made a tacit agreement to think of break as measured from the edge of the hole rather than the center. Unless the putt breaks less than half the width of the hole. Then we refer to it as breaking from somewhere inside the cup such as an “inside left edge” or “right center ” to the center of the hole. Only then do we acknowledge that our target is the center of the hole.

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.

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Golf Swing Tips

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

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Now that you have the proper grip with your left hand, we can focus on the right hand. Take your right hand and place it underneath the handle of the club. Lift up your left forefinger from underneath the club so it can move freely. Interlock your right picky with your left forefinger.

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