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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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Founded in 1925, the Clubhouse is a picturesque old Coach House, which offers a wide range of facilities and services based around an 18-hole course. The 18 holes are all individually designed and set in 145 acres of mature woodland on the borders of Hertfordshire and North London, just a couple of par fours away from Apex Corner and the M25, the gateway to the metropolis of London.

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

Extract from the book:

We can see – and therefore know about – the obvious imperfections on the surface of a putting green caused by disease spike marks and pitch marks. These often cause balls to go somewhere other than where we wanted them to go:

All of these green imperfections can have a negative effect on putting especially when the ball is moving slowly (as it does near the end of its roll). And you know what? There is nothing you can do about it. But all of these are seeable so golfers understand them and know they are part of the game. If you miss a putt because of one of them you mark it down to a bit of bad luck assume that your good luck will come and don’t worry. But most important you don’t change your stroke because of them.

What about some factors that golfers don’t see? There are many. The length of the grass on a green (determined by the mower that cut it that morning) has a tremendous effect on how fast balls roll and how much putts break that day. The moisture in the surface of the green influences green speed: A light covering of dew water from a recent rain or the irrigation system even the sand content near the surface of the green (which affects water retention) all can change a putt’s roll speed and break. Each of these factors can be measured and known by golfers (in fact I’ll discuss them in Chapter 7) but they rarely are.

What about grain the direction the grass grows (Figure 2.3.1)? The stronger the grass blades and the stronger the forces of nature (such as nearby water sun angle and wind all of which cause grass to grow in certain directions) the greater the likelihood that the grain will influence your putting. Again grain can be accurately measured and known but not in the time a golfer has while sizing up his next putt. (For a more detailed look at grain see section 7.10.)

Here’s one few golfers consider: the ball’s balance. Most golfers assume that all golf balls are perfectly balanced but I assure you they are not. In many balls the center of gravity (CG) or mass (the center of weight distribution) is not exactly at its geometric center. To understand this imagine a golf ball as shown in Figure 2.3.2 which is perfectly balanced except for a small mass of lead positioned horizontally from its center. Such an imbalance could he caused by a bad operation in the construction of (or mud on) a ball. Imagine if such a ball was rolled perfectly side by side with a perfectly balanced ball on a perfect green. Due to the imbalance of weight rather than rolling in the desired direction (Figure 2.3.3 right) the ball would roll off to the side (Figure 2.3.3 left) and miss the hole. Worse than the lost stroke the golfer probably would think he had just blown a short putt that he should have made leading him to change his stroke to fix a problem that didn’t exist. The problem which the golfer never knew of or even suspected was the ball (see sections 9.8 and 9.9).

Getting a little scared? Don’t be. True putting can appear to be very complex. And things at times will get still worse believe me. But believe this too: It’s no problem. Because in the end once you learn to not be bothered by all these “nitnoy” problems the more good strokes you make and the better you read the greens the more of your putts that will find the hole.

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

Extract from the book:

Standing behind the ball trying to read the green most golfers decide how much they think the putt is going to break and then where they are going to aim. They select a point or a direction where they intend to start their putt and we refer to the line from the ball to that point or direction as the “Aimline ” or desired initial starting line of the putt (Figure 4.1.3). It’s best called the Aimline because it is the line along which you align your body feet and (it’s hoped) your stroke because you want to start the ball rolling along that line. It ‘s where you’re aiming. If everything was figured properly the ball starts on your Aimline and will roll the proper speed and break (because of the slope of the green) gently into the cup.

The entire path that your putt takes is the “ball track” (left side of Figure 4.1.4). It may remind you of the “action track” sometimes used on television to show how a ball has traveled. The distances between the balls on the track indicate how fast (relatively) the putt is traveling: Farther apart means it is rolling faster; closer together and it is rolling slower. A detailed ball track provides an accurate understanding of a putt’s entire motion – both where and how fast it was going – better even than the same putt recorded and played back on videotape.

The amount or size of the “break” played on a putt is a measure of the difference between the direction you aim and start the putt rolling and where you want it to go. We define the amount of break as the distance between the Aimline (up by the hole) and the nearest edge of the hole measured along a line between the two (right side of Figure 4.1.4). The actual amount the ball breaks (curves) is something different because the ball track ideally curves into the center of the hole. But golfers refuse to deal with that detail. When golfers say they are playing one inch of break what they mean is that their Aimline passes one inch outside the edge of the hole as shown in Figure 4.1.5. Technically they expect the putt to break 3¼ inches – one inch plus half the diameter of the hole (2½ inches) – but they insist on thinking and saying that they are playing one inch of break.

Golfers the world over have made a tacit agreement to think of break as measured from the edge of the hole rather than the center. Unless the putt breaks less than half the width of the hole. Then we refer to it as breaking from somewhere inside the cup such as an “inside left edge” or “right center ” to the center of the hole. Only then do we acknowledge that our target is the center of the hole.

Let’s be sure that you understand the terms I’ve defined so far. You’ve cleaned your ball on the green and replaced it in front of your mark. Standing behind your ball on the ball-hole line you realize that if you putt directly along that line it will break to the left and miss below the hole. So you move slightly downhill from the

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 57 ball-hole line and try to imagine how far uphill to the right you must start your putt if you want to make it. You select an Aimline which runs about 28 inches outside the right edge of the hole you walk to the ball set up perfectly along your new Aimline and make practice strokes until ready. You execute the perfect stroke and your ball starts exactly on your Aimline. You guessed the right amount of break (28 inches) and gave your putt the perfect speed so as it rolls it breaks gently to the left and into the center of the cup. Your ball track formed the perfect arc (Figure 4.1.6) the ball entered the exact center of the hole (centered relative to the ball track) and all is right with the world.

4.2 Stroke Definitions

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

Extract from the book:

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After we get through the remaining sections, you will understand that this will change your swing plane a bit. Your swing plane will become more horizontal, the straighter you stand up. Please realize that nothing else should change. You will swing each of your clubs in exactly the same fashion (found below). This repositioning at setup will have a huge effect on the outcome of your shot, so please take some time to see where you are the most comfortable.

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