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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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Lydd Golf Course, set on the Romney Marsh, is located approximately 45 minutes drive southeast of London and within easy commuting distance of Ashford, Kent. No expense has been spared in creating this beautiful 18-hole course. A tactical blend of bunkering, strategically placed lakes, wispy rough and wind makes this course a real challenge. Combine that with its natural beauty and you will be playing a course you will never forget.

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

Extract from the book:

If you are willing to practice your stroke for a few minutes every few days in a Putting Track your pure-in-line path will improve (Figure 12.1.2). How quickly is up to you: The faster you want to improve the more often you practice and the more time you spend during each practice session (in that order because frequent

Improve Your Stroke Mechanics 271 short sessions are more beneficial than infrequent long sessions).

The Putting Track is the king of stroke-path feedback devices because it defines the perfect path for your stroke and never lies about how you are doing: You’ll hear and feel when you make a bad stroke while you’ll hear nothing and feel pure “nothingness” when you make a good one. The Track is inexpensive easy to set up and use and you can take it with you when you travel. It works at home in your office

272 Improve Your Stroke Mechanics anywhere you have even a few minutes of free time (many Tour pros work with it at night in their hotel rooms). But it’s crucial that you set it up properly and practice carefully. Some tracks don’t have lines to show when your putter is square; others don’t curve upward to follow your stroke all the way back and through. Use only ones with both because practice without feedback is a waste of time.

Always aim the track carefully standing behind it to ensure it is aligned precisely at your target soda can (when you sight with one eye your putter shaft should run exactly through the middle of the track and the can as shown in Figure 12.1.3). Use a book to keep balls from actually hitting and moving the can. (You don ‘t need to see where the balls roll – who cares how the carpet breaks?) This drill isn’t about the ball but about improving the “in-line-ness” of your stroke path so keep your focus on making good strokes that don’t make noise by touching the rails of the track at any time.

High-Intensity Feedback

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

Extract from the book:

Finally having seen how this putter swings with both shafts now look what happens when the vertical part of the shaft is removed in Figure 4.6.9A”. By removing the original vertical shaft (which hung under the hands) and the back of the putterface we have turned this into a normal-looking putter which still swings in a pure-in-line path as before. This face (again assuming the putter was balanced perfectly) will not rotate open or closed and will not swing or curve around the body. The natural swinging motion of this putter will be purely in-line along a line exactly parallel to his shoulder line. In other words this putter path will track right down the Aimline the intended line of the putt.

4.7 A Pure-In-Line Stroke Keeps the Putterface Square

Section 4.6 should prove to you that a pure simple pendulum can swing in three different motions all of which can relate to a putting stroke. The pendulum of a putting stroke (assuming the golfer has a pendulum and doesn ‘t hit with his hands or wrists or move his body) is the pendulum formed between his suspension point (between his shoulders) and his hands (Figure 4.7.1). And it is this position of a golfer’s hands the angle of his pendulum relative to vertical that determines not only the natural swing path of his putterhead but also the behavior of the putterface angle relative to the Aimline. (Note: your elbows and forearms don’t have to be under your shoulders just your hands.)

As shown on the bottom in Figure 4.7.2 when the golfer’s hands (pendulum

(A) = no rotation; Inclined (B) and (C) = screen-door rotations.

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 79 balls in illustration) are outside his shoulders the screen-door stroke produces both a curved path around the golfer’s body and significant putterface angle rotation relative to the Aimline. This is where the in-line stroke shines as shown in the top figure: When the golfer’s hands (pendulum balls) are vertically under his shoulders his stroke path is not only naturally in-line with his Aimline his putter-face also stays square to the Aimline at all times. As you will see in section 4.8 this is an incredible advantage because the face angle is very influential in determining what line the ball starts rolling on in putting.

80 The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics

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Golf Swing Tips

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

Extract from the book:

Golf Tuition Lydd Golf Club

Please start with the three pictures below. Understand that the point of these pictures is to get your arms and chest connected. You should understand the feeling of “being connected” before you try to incorporate this critical step into your golf swing. If you hold the club straight out in front of you, there will be a triangle formed between your arms and chest. Just focus on keeping the triangle between your arms and chest fixed. Just move your arms with your chest. When your chest stops rotating, your arms also stop. Please see the three pictures below and try it out. Turn to your right, then back around to your left, keeping the triangle between your arms and chest constant at all times.

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