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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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Lothianburn Golf Club

Lothianburn Golf Club was established in 1893 and is situated at the foot of the Pentland Hills, just a mile south of Scotland’s Capital City, Edinburgh. As one of the six classic courses on the Lothians James Braid Trail, visitors and guests are assured a warm and friendly welcome. The course enjoys a high reputation across the Lothians for the condition and speed of its superb greens. There are a good variety of holes, including two demanding par 5’s and some tricky short par 4’s. The unique charm of the layout is enhanced by stunning views across Edinburgh and the Firth of Forth.

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

Extract from the book:

Once you become proficient at green-speed and slope recognition and you know what to look for to see the visible break in putts you are ready to begin developing your ability to predict how much putts will truly break. Making these predictions for where to aim so your ball tracks will find the hole is the skill of green-reading. And that means it’s at the heart of becoming a good putter. Of course your future green-reading will improve by knowing and remembering what your putts did on similar greens in the past particularly when you have reference knowledge that helps to compare how similar the conditions were. This is why I try so hard to convince you to work on getting better at seeing green speed slope and true break. But by “seeing” better I don’t mean improving your vision so it is sharper than 20/20.

There is more to seeing than meets the eyeball. While getting new glasses or contact lenses can change the way light is focused in your eyes you also can change the way your brain understands and interprets that light. For example in stead of seeing a large metal box in your kitchen with round circles on the top you want to be seeing an electric range with heating coils used to cook food (and which would burn your hands if touched). Likewise in putting: If you understand more and better interpret the meaning of what your eyeballs take in from the greens the more and better you can see the true break in putting.

For example if instead of seeing a green that slopes to the right you could see a

2-slope green that will make your nine-foot putt break six inches to the right that

Develop Your Artistic Senses (Feel Touch Green-Reading) 335 would be good. If instead of seeing a pretty fast green you could see a 10-speed green just like the one you putted on last week when you ran the ball eight feet past the hole that would be very helpful. And if instead of seeing a putt that looked as if it broke two inches into the cup you’d see a visual break of two inches which you know means you need to start the ball six inches above the hole (because it will truly break six inches) you would be much more likely to make the putt. In all of these cases you would be seeing more and seeing better.

This isn’t as complex or confusing as it sounds. Green-reading isn’t physics: Anyone can learn to do it. You’ve already been looking at and seeing all these things every time you putt. But you’ve been interpreting them incorrectly and making your subconscious deal with trying to make things right. The truth is the better you read (see the break in) greens and the less your subconscious has to compensate the better you will putt. If you take the trouble to improve how you “see” greens and break as I ‘ve outlined above you will begin to read greens better.

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

Extract from the book:

Reaction Aiming

The way most golfers aim is to consider past results and then align themselves and their putter to correct for stroke faults and produce the results they want. For example you miss a putt to the left and think “I pulled it ” or maybe “I aimed too far to the left.” Miss several putts left and you think “I must be aiming too far to the left.” So what do you do? You aim to the right. Pretty soon and without realizing you’ve learned to aim consistently to the right as a way of compensating for a stroke that tends to pull to the left.

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 65

Data taken in my Scoring Game Schools show conclusively that reaction aiming is a learned skill that most golfers develop as a way to compensate for their putting stroke deficiencies. Players who block their strokes to the right of their Aimline learn to aim to the left of the Aimline. Players who pull their putts to the left learn to aim to the right.

Think about it: Have you ever seen golfers who block putts to the right also aim too far to the right? Of course not. They would miss putts so far to the right it would be ridiculous. They learn to aim to the left and they think this is proper because it produces better results. So the overriding influence on how golfers learn to aim is as a reaction to their results. That is reaction aiming.

Position Aiming

Less important to the golfer’s overall aim than reaction aiming position aiming is a golfer’s tendency to modify his or her reaction aim based on the position of the eyes relative to the Aimline . There are valid reasons for this phenomenon.

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Golf Swing Tips

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

Extract from the book:

Golf Tuition Lothianburn Golf Club

The picture at left shows the correct setup position from above. You can see the correct shoulder turn by looking at this picture in conjunction with the picture directly below. Notice that there is no horizontal movement. There should also be no vertical movement. Everything rotates around the spine. Focus on rotating the right side of your body around your spine. The left side will move into place automatically.

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