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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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Lying on the western hills of the Pennines where Derbyshire and Cheshire meet, Mellor is an interesting mixture of moorland and parkland golf. Magnificent views across the Cheshire plain and Derbyshire hills serve as a backdrop for a course to test the skills of all golfers at all levels.The opening holes although not long provide an immediate examination of shotmaking ability and are set amongst mixed woodland including oak and elegant silver birch.Holes seven to twelve now assume the true moorland character and the golfer who plays to his handicap on these challenging holes will be well satisfied.

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

Extract from the book:

Finally whenever you work on your aim/alignment don’t forget about keeping your eyes vertically over the Aimline. No matter how well you learn to aim on the LazrAimer or with your Balance and Face-lines if you position your eyes differently for every putt you have no chance of developing consistent alignment. Once again don’t misinterpret what I mean by “eyes above the Aimline”: ‘ibis does not mean exactly over the ball; one or both eyes can be behind the ball as long as they are both still vertically above the Aimline.

In the old days to check your eye position you could either drop a ball from beneath your eye line or have a friend stand behind you and say when a plumb line hanging from a point vertically below your eyes (usually about the tip of your nose – Figure 11.7.8) touched the Aimline. Now however since you know how to ensure your eye line is positioned vertically above your Aimline by measuring your toe-line-to-ball distance (see section 11.5) periodically check that distance during all your subsequent practice sessions. And remember if you don’t address the ball the same way every time and use the same putter from the same posture every time your subconscious can’t learn to repeat let alone submit to subconscious control the habits of good putting.

CHAPTER 12

Improve Your Stroke Mechanics

12.1 Refine Your Path

At last we are ready to work on your stroke mechanics. And work on them we must for they are what cause the ball to move. But instead of heading to the practice green as most golfers do – to putt for hours hoping something good will hap-pen – you now know there are 15 ways (the 15 building blocks) to improve your putting and grooving your stroke path is just one of them. Even more important you know the stroke path you want to groove (pure-in-line) and you are committed to grooving it within a system of feedback rhythm flow lines routine and a ritual that won’t let practicing this one area ruin some other aspect of your putting. You even believe that once you learn this path you will be able to execute it under pressure on the golf course. Good because believing in what you are doing is key to making it happen. So let’s get to it.

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

Extract from the book:

Starting your putts on your chosen initial line is primarily a function of your stroke mechanics specifically aiming your putter properly and striking it with a good path and square face angle. That’s the easy part. Imparting the proper initial speed is significantly more difficult because it involves stroke mechanics (making solid contact on the sweetspot) as well as putting “feel” and “touch” for distance plus your ability to read greens.

Taking a Trip

Stick with me here as I equate the skills of putting touch feel and green-reading on the golf course to what you do when taking a Thanksgiving drive to your parents’ house. First to have a nice trip you need to know how many miles you have to drive and how much of the trip is mountain driving. With that knowledge you can figure out how much gas you need to make it there. This is like having touch in putting which is knowing how long the putt is so you can then figure out how much power will be required in your stroke to get the ball to the hole.

And you’d better know how much gas you need before starting the trip because there are no filling stations (putting stroke adjustments) along the way (after you hit the ball).

Five Nonphysical Building Blocks: Touch Feel Attitude Routine and Ritual 113

Once you know how much gas you need then you have to figure out how hard to step on the gas pedal and when to step on the brakes as you drive on your Thanksgiving trip (something you figure out after you are into the trip) to negotiate the stops and turns in the road along the way. This “knowing how to drive” is analogous to knowing how to feel the proper stroke in putting where you must know in your mind’s eye the required size of the swing (or hardness of the hit) as well as how it will look and feel to impart the power which will provide the proper energy and speed of roll required. So touch is knowing how long the trip is and how much power it will require and feel is knowing how to apply the power (how to drive) to get you there.

Of course good touch and feel also require a proper read of the green knowing what will happen to your putt as it rolls. Think of green-reading as having a good road map for your journey. A good map or good directions can make the trip easy but a bad map with poor directions can turn the simplest trip into a nightmare.

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

Extract from the book:

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The completed grip with both “V” shapes pointed toward the right shoulder. Note the “V” shapes are parallel with each other.Hopefully, you already have a grip that closely resembles this one. There are some slight variations, but this grip is standard for the most part. It should produce the best results. However, if you have a different grip than this, and you are more comfortable using it, you may continue using it. A grip is hard to change, and this one may feel really uncomfortable to you; however, benefits will come if you embrace this new grip. The “Simple Golf Swing” will most likely provide to you the desired results, even if you use your current grip. However, if you are still having problems when you get through the system, please incorporate the above grip method into your swing.

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