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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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Merlin Golf Course is a beautiful hilltop heathland course set on the North Cornish Coast, enjoying amazing views towards the sea. Close to Mawgan Porth and only a short drive from Padstow, the course is easily accessible from the A30 and only 5 mins from Newquay’s international airport. The course is designed for beginners and the more experienced golfer who wants to enjoy a relaxed game and take in the fresh coastal air.

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

Extract from the book:

I talked so much about earlier in the book – the pure-in-line-square stroke: the best easiest and most reliable way to putt. It will work for you now because when you read the true break in putts you no longer need had setup positions and in- stroke compensations to have a chance to make them.

The key then is to learn to read greens more accurately to see the true amount of break your putts will take and at the same time improve your putting stroke mechanics to allow you to make noncompensating strokes on the greens. Throw in developing better touch and feel and all this starts to get really exciting.

My Five-Step Green-Reading Procedure

1 have one more concept essential for improving your ability to read greens. It’s basis is that the more consistent and repeatable you are at performing tasks

Develop Your Artistic Senses (Feel Touch Green-Reading) 339 the more boring simple and habitual they become – the key word here being “habitual ” The more of a habit you can make green-reading the less effort and concentration you have to expend doing it. Therefore since we all have only so much capacity and energy to perform the less you extend yourself in the rudiments of reading greens the more you have left to focus on the difficult part the visualization of how much putts will actually break. After studying this for a few years I have come to believe a five-step process for reading greens is about the best you can do in the time available on the golf course. I recommend you learn to do it quickly the same every time without leaving anything out (Figure 13.4.12).

340 Develop Your Artistic Senses (Feel Touch Green-Reading) see the true-break hall track at the perfect “optimum-17-inches-past speed in your mind’s eye.

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

Extract from the book:

Deacon told him the secret to putting was to keep his putter low going back and low coming through. However the only way you can keep the club low to the ground is to extend and contract your elbows: Extend them during your back- swing contract them as you swing through impact then extend them again on your follow-through. I believe this complex set of motions – plus a propensity to power his putts with a wrist hinge – is what destroyed Arnold’s putting in the latter portion of his career.

I don’t mean to criticize Arnold or Deacon Palmer because Arnold putted well enough to be one of the best players of all time. But I’m convinced that with his fantastic imagination talent and competitive instincts (he certainly never had the best golf swing) he would have been even more dominant and for a longer time if he had used a simpler putting stroke and been a better putter.

The Grip: Light Is Better Than Tight

There are any number of ways to hold a putter. But I think there is only one way to set grip pressure and that is light and unchanging throughout your stroke. Light pressure is better than tight because squeezing your hands and flexing the hand wrist and arm muscles makes them stronger less pliant and less sensitive to delicate feelings. And remember your hands should be dead rather than strong when putting. So the lighter your grip (as long as the putter doesn’t slip out of your hands and your wrists don’t get floppy) the less likely you are to “hit” your putts and the more likely you will “stroke” them. This applies to all putting grips.

The purpose of your grip is to hold on to your putter as you allow it to move along the perfect in-line path with a square face angle through impact. There is no

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 105 right or wrong way to hold a putter for all golfers. But there is a best way for each golfer to hold his or her putter. This best way will lead to making the best stroke the greatest percentage of the time.

The grip that makes it easiest for most people to produce a pure-in-line stroke is the parallel-palms grip (Figure 4.10.15). By parallel I mean the palms and the backs of both hands are parallel to the putterface which means they are perpendicular to the intended putt-line. Most golfers’ arms hang naturally in this parallel position they find it equally natural to swing their arms hack and through perpendicular to their shoulder line (Figure 4.10.16) and this motion is both easy to repeat and promotes a consistent position through impact. However if it proves uncomfortable for you try putting your hands on your putter shaft in the same positions that they hang naturally (without manipulation) under your shoulders (Figure 4.10.17).

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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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Notice that the right elbow becomes locked now as the right arm continues to swing. As you can see the right wrist has started to roll on top of the left wrist. The left elbow is now closer to the body, and is able to bend. The left elbow cannot be completely stopped at the imaginary line, but just a hesitation is enough to let your hands swing through the ball. Notice that the triangle is still present.

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