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Golf Lessons at Machynys Peninsula Golf And Country Club

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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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A modern links style layout overlooking Carmarthen Bay and the Gower Peninsula and already home to the European Tours ‘Ladies Championship of Europe’, Machynys has already earned itself an enviable reputation as the UK’s best new golf course.

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

Extract from the book:

Establish Your Practice Framework 249 toe of their putter – their impact pattern resembles the one in Figure 11.6.7 – should look for a shaft that connects to the head closer to the mis-hit area that is farther away from the heel of the club. With this toe-impact pattern a heel-shafted putter will twist dramatically at impact feel bad in the golfer’s hands and send putts rolling weakly off-line to the right. Conversely golfers whose misses are toward the heel should use a heel-shafted putter.

The important principle here is to get your mis-hits to occur near the putter sweetspot or between the sweetspot and the shaft axis of rotation of your putter. But never take this to an extreme which would be making contact on the side of the shaft axis opposite the majority of head weight and the sweetspot. This would cause the heavy side of the head to flip over dramatically and produce a terrible putt (which can be done with “almost-center-shafted” putters). Two of the smartest golfers I know Lee Trevino and Jack Nicklaus have used heel-shafted putters throughout their careers. They learned from experience that their best results are with heel-shafted putters because when they make had strokes they not use heel-shafted putters.

250 Establish Your Practice Framework usually miss toward the heel (between the sweetspot and the shaft axis as recommended above).

Head Balance: Heel-Toe Weighting

There’s good news and bad news regarding the balance of a putterhead. The good news is that the more a putterhead is “heel-toe” balanced – more of its weight is placed toward the ends of the head – the less it twists when mis-hit. (In scientific terms such a putter is said to have a higher moment of inertia.) In general this is good and explains why heel-toe-balanced putters have sold well over the years: Putts hit away from the sweetspot roll a little closer to their intended speed and line. Of course no putter can make putts hit away from the sweetspot roll perfectly but the greater the heel-toe weight distribution the more forgiving the putter is on mis-hits.

Now the bad news. The less a putter twists when mis-hit the better it feels. That sounds good right? Well think about it. Using a putter that feels good even on mis-hits lets golfers get sloppy with their impact patterns which leads to long-term degradation of putting performance. I ‘ve seen many Tour players initially putt well with a heel-toe-balanced putter but then later begin to putt poorly and not know why. They were mis-hitting but didn’t realize it because the putter masked the feel of a mis-hit. When this begins they usually switch to a non-heeltoe-weighted putter until their stroke mechanics and results improve.

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

Extract from the book:

4.6 Putter Path Is a Small Factor

I’m fairly sure there are almost as many different putting paths as there are golfers. And it seems there are as many ways to stand over (address) a putt too. Even for the same golfer each day’s stroke path seems to he different from the last with some golfers changing their paths from straight to breaking putts and changing again from a right-to-left breaker to a left-to-right breaker. Common sense should tell you that changing this often can’t be a good idea; my putting mantra – “simpler is better” – guarantees that the more different putting strokes you employ the worse your problems on the green.

The most practiced putting fundamental is the putter path. However my testing shows that path is actually one of the least significant factors in good putting. Yet when I ask golfers on the practice green what they are working on the most common answer is always “the path of my putter.”

The direction that the putter is moving at the moment of impact has very little influence on the starting direction of a putt: Assuming you make contact on the putter’s sweetspot the degree of influence is only about 17 percent (Figure 4.6.1). That means if the putterface is square to the intended starting line and the putter moves across that line at a 10-degree angle as it makes contact the ball will start only 1.7 degrees off-line (17 percent times 10 degrees equals 1.7 degrees).

So you can make a large error in your stroke path and see only a small error in the starting line of your putt. Another way to think of it is this: On a dead-straight five-foot putt your path could travel along a line aimed 13 inches left of the hole center and the ball would still hit the left edge (Figure 4.6.2) assuming you hit the sweetspot and everything else about your stroke was perfect.

As you will see in section 4.8 putterface angle has more effect on the line a pull starts on than does the putter path. But golfers practice putter path because

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 73 it’s easier for them to see their friends (from whom they take advice) can see it and they don’t know what else to practice. I guess it’s not too hard to understand why their putting doesn’t improve.

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Golf Swing Tips

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

Extract from the book:

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Now that you have the proper grip with your left hand, we can focus on the right hand. Wrap your right fingers lightly around the handle of the club as shown to the left.

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