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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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Masham Golf Club, situated in North Yorkshire, was founded in 1895. It has become renowned throughout the north for its hospitality and friendliness and is open to both members and visitors. The golf course has changed considerably in the last 25 years. The current layout was last amended in 1995 with the extension of the fifth hole and creation of the new sixth. These two holes have lengthened the golf course significantly, creating a tougher test for the modern golfer.

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

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However if you look up and see the ball going nowhere near the hole – that your stroke rolled it way too fast and past the hole – you know your touch failed you. This is a condition you don’ t want in your practice of feel. And that is why you should always practice putting to the same hole over and over again (so your touch of knowing what is needed becomes obviously accurate) when you are working on feel.

There are times when you may have the opposite experience. You’ll strike your pull and before looking up you know that you don’t like it. You know in your mind’s eye that the ball is not going where you planned it to go. The reason will he one (or a combination) of the following:

The first three reasons arc curable or preventable if you follow the teachings in this book for improving your touch feel and ability to read greens. But I’m afraid you’re stuck with the bad stroke-execution problem because sometimes even when we know what to do and how to do it we act human and just plain blow it. If you can’t handle blowing one from time to time then you’d better give up golf and go play tennis or roll over and die because there’s no other way to totally escape the human foibles of the putting game.

Feel Practice

You develop and refine your feel for a putt during your preparation routine. When you make a practice stroke you evaluate the physical sensation and vision of the

314 Develop Your Artistic Senses (Feel Touch Green-Reading) stroke against your mind’s-eye image of what you think you’ll need to feel and see during the real stroke. So practicing feel must include (1) performing your routine and ritual (2) executing your stroke (3) seeing your results and (4) comparing what actually happened with what was supposed to happen (Figure 13.3.1).

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

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

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Now just line everything up with that item and fire away. This method won’t cure all of your alignment problems, but it does give you a simple way to assure that you are on the right path. Many students have the habit of lining up way left or way right of the target. When the ball goes where they are “aiming”, they think they have a problem. If your ball consistently goes left or right of target, but flies straight, then your problem is your alignment. Try this simple method before every shot on the course and you’ll definitely drop a few strokes.

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