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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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Meon Valley Golf & Country Club

Meon valley golf club is situated in 225 acres of beautiful Hampshire countryside.The 18 hole championship Meon course with its outstandingly beautiful natural features of streams and lakes, mature oaks and glorious woodland, is Hampshire’s only PGA European tour venue.The Meon, which successfully hosted the Phillips PFA golf classic in 1998 and1999, offers golfers of all levels the kind of challenges expected from a true championship course.The picturesque 9 hole valley course offers just as challenging a game, but in half the time.Perfect for an early morning, or afternoon round. In addition, there are extensive practice facilities, including a fully automated driving range and tuition academy

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

Extract from the book:

9.5 Detailed Experiments Prove It

We set up our indoor tilt-green for wind testing making it dead level with a Stimp speed of 9.5. We rolled nine-foot putts through a 20-mph crosswind field (left side of Figure 9.5.1). With a near-ground wind speed of 20 mph the putts were moved about 12 inches off-line by the time they reached hole-high. When we rolled putts through the same wind field on the green Stimping at 10.5 putts were blown approximately 38 inches wide of the hole (that’s more than three feet on a nine-foot putt). But you say golfers don’t play in winds this strong. Yes we do because a 20mph wind just above ground level is roughly a 30-mph wind at eye level and we play in gusts that strong frequently.

So why don’t we see our putts blow three feet sideways? Because we don’t get precisely these circumstances very often. Rather than a 20-mph wind blowing constantly for the full roll of the putt what you might encounter on the course is a wind that gusts to 20 mph quartering across your ball track for just a second or two pushing your ball two inches left of the cup. Under this kind of circumstance you probably would never notice the wind effect and blame your left-edge miss on a pulled stroke instead.

That’s what happens in a 20-mph gust. What about a fairly consistent 5-mph wind something you probably play in all the time? It can move the hall 2½ inches off-line on a nine-foot putt (on a green measuring 9.0 on the Stimpmeter) and again that’s enough to miss the hole (Figure 9.5.2). The 5-mph breeze you enjoy so much as it caresses your face and makes you think golf is the greatest game ever is the same SOB that just blew your ball out of the hole and cost you a stroke. Look at one last ball track (Figure 9.5.3) that of a putt on a slight sidehill

Wind Lopsided Balls Dimples Rain Sleet and Snow 199 by the hole can cause your perfectly rolled left-edge putt to lip out. slope. Now wouldn’t that blow your mind to enjoy the light (3-mph) breeze as you prepare to putt and then have that same lovely breeze blow your left-edge putt just enough uphill to keep it outside of the hole after you stroked it perfectly? It would if you knew enough to let it but you probably wouldn’t realize that it was the breeze that was at fault and think you pulled it.

No Doubt Let there be no doubt in your mind that wind can and regularly does affect how balls roll on greens. Like the lumpy donut it ‘s part and parcel of the game we love something we need to he aware of and sometimes even consider in our putting calculations. At what levels do wind’s effects become significant? How do they affect your scores? What can you do about them?

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

Extract from the book:

To emphasize the power of this concept my “bad-flow-line” setup is shown in Figure 4.10.8. Look at my shoulder flow-line. From this position do you expect my putter to naturally swing (flow) down the Aimline? No way! It doesn’t do it when Perfy sets up and swings this way and it won’t swing down my Aimline either unless 1 compensate and use my muscles to make it do so.

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 99

Once your shoulders are in place your attention should turn to the flow-line through your forearms as they are next most important in determining how your putter will swing through the impact zone. While all of this may sound very simple and in truth it can be for some golfers it does not turn out that way. A sure sign of trouble is the golfer who carries his right (trailing) forearm above and outside the perfect forearm plane as shown in Figure 4.10.9. This is the forearm power position from which it is difficult for the right forearm to not move over and in front of the left forearm through impact. I can assure you that most golfers who putt from this forearm position miss putts to the left when they get excited anxious or scared.

Forearm rotation is probably the most frequent killer of putting strokes I see in my schools. The forearm-power position is easy to get into because it feels natural. Well it is natural but it’s still wrong and it is something you have to resist.

Some golfers even roll the right forearm over after starting with their forearms level (Figure 4.10.10). This happens because they rotate their forearms for every other shot in golf and it feels like the natural thing to do in their putting stroke too. Watch out for this trap! There is absolutely no reason to try to supply power or directional control to your putter from the rotation of your forearms. If you let your forearms swing back and through straight down the line and imagine main taining your forearms ‘ perfect parallel-left alignment you ll feel a perfectly natural putting stroke. And the back of your left hand and your putterface will remain square to your intended line at all times.

Eyes Hips Knees and Feet

The alignment of your eyes hips knees and feet flow-lines is important to your putting only in as much as they affect your brain or the orientation of your shoulder and forearm flow-lines. The problem is they can and do affect them for some golfers.

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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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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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