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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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Minchinhampton Golf Club, which was founded in 1889, comprises three golf courses, each of quite different character. The Old Course, on Minchinhampton Common, provides a good test, with some particularly excellent par 3s, and is situated on common land between Stroud and Minchinhampton. The Old Course offers traditional golf with a newly refurbished modern clubhouse, and is run separately from the New Courses.

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

Extract from the book:

Shoulders Are Number One

The most important flow-line is that of the shoulders the line running through your shoulder sockets. If your shoulder flow-line is aiming to the left as shown in Figure 11.5.2 there’s no way the putterhead can travel down your Aimline unless the muscles in your hands and arms get into the act compensate against the natural flow direction and push the putter and ball back toward the Aimline.

234 Establish Your Practice Framework

You can see most of your flow-lines by positioning your hands under your shoulders (relax and let gravity do the work – Figure 11.5.3) and pointing your index fingers toward each other. Assuming you’ve put something on the ground to indicate the Aimline this “finger line” makes it easy to see when your hips knees feet and shoulders are parallel-left of the Aimline. Once both your hands and shoulders are in this perfect position simply swinging them back and through will create the ideal pure-in-line and square (pils) putting stroke.

The best learning aid for shoulder flow-line alignment is Elk’s Key (Figure 11.5.4). “Elk” is Steve Elkington who helped me design this device during our

Establish Your Practice Framework 235 struggles with getting his shoulder flow-line parallel to his Aimline. Elk’s Key is set up to aim exactly on the Aimline; in your address position you can see when your putterface is square and your eye and shoulder flow-lines are parallel to the Aim-line (Figure 11.5.5). I think practicing with this device has helped Elk win more tournaments in the last three years than he had in the previous 10.

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

Extract from the book:

Look at the two motions for bowling: Both are perfect pendulums formed by the arm swinging from the shoulder. On the top the arm swings along the desired starting line of the ball so whether it is released a little early a little late or at the perfect time it always starts in the proper direction. In the lower figure the arm is swung out and around the body so only a perfectly timed release will start the ball rolling in the desired direction. The same comparison for shot accuracy is valid in croquet basketball pool and putting.

So does any golfer want to move the putter or aim the putterface in any direction other than the desired starting line of the putt at the moment of impact? Of course not! Yet some golfers think they can achieve the perfect path through impact by using a screen-door stroke which rotates around their bodies. They obviously don’t realize that the timing of impact (and ball position) must be perfect every time if they hope to have a chance of holing any putts. And they don’t realize that the in-line-square stroke motion minimizes the effects of inconsistencies in timing and ball position.

One Negative

I’m not trying to sell you an in-line putting stroke. If this pils stroke seems too si mple and you want to make putting more difficult that’s okay by me. I’m just trying to inform you that a pure-in-line stroke is the easiest and best way to putt. But it’s not a panacea and there is one potential drawback to putting with this stroke (it’s the same drawback as for the screen-door stroke too).

To see this drawback look at how Perfy misses a simple three-foot putt with

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 85 his perfect in-line-square stroke (Figure 4.7.9). The problem is obvious: If you don’t align your shoulders parallel to the desired starting line for the putt even the perfect stroke path and a square putter blade won’t start the ball rolling on the right line.

So if you are going to take my advice and develop an in-line-square stroke you must be absolutely sure that as you learn this stroke you also learn to address the ball with your shoulders square (parallel-left) to your putting line. And as you will learn in Chapter 11 setting up parallel-left has other benefits as well.

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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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Now that you have the proper grip with your left hand, we can focus on the right hand. Wrap your right fingers lightly around the handle of the club as shown to the left.

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