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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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Mitcham Golf Club

Originally founded in 1891, the course was “laid out” by the legendary Tom Morris, who won four Open Championships. 18 challenging holes, this parkland course is 5935 yards in length, with a par of 69.The course itself is slightly different to the one envisaged in late Victorian times, but down the years Mitcham has maintained a reputation for having some of the finest greens in Surrey – and that is some boast when you consider the competition. Green Fees start from just £9.00.

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

Extract from the book:

I put the odds at a thousand-to-one that a new questionably fit putter will help you putt better. Every once in a great while a golfer finds a putter with a head he can aim better or that sets him in a better position (like Lee’s hands). But even then it usually doesn’t last because the golfer doesn’t understand what happened moves on to another bad habit and starts putting poorly again. As for that magic putter? Well it must have lost its magic so back into the garage or another barrel it goes.

That’s what putter-fitting can’t do. Let’s see what it can do and what you should do about it.

Lie Angle and Shaft Length

These are the two specifications you should get fit first. Starting in a perfect setup position – eyes vertically above the Aimline hands vertically under the shoulders shoulder and forearm flow-lines parallel to the Aimline posture and back-to-hip angles comfortable – there is only one lie angle and one shaft length that will position the ball exactly at the sweetspot of the putter (Figure 11.6.3) while connecting the putterhead to your hands.

By the way the shaft can be a little long without hurting the overall balance. As long as you can move your hands down the grip you’re fine. But don’t let it get so long that it gets caught in your clothing especially in any rain gear or other weather wear. Unfortunately that’s a mistake most golfers don’t realize they’ve made until too late.

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

Extract from the book:

Your impact point refers to the center of the contact area between your ball and putter on the putterface (Figure 4.2.3). For each and every putt there is one unique impact point which sometimes centers on a single dimple but more often several dimples plus an edge of one or more dimples. After many putts your many impact points will form your impact pattern (Figure 4.2.4) which is very important to the success of your putting. Aim path face angle and impact pattern are four of the 15 building blocks fundamental to your putting stroke mechanics. They describe and define how you move your putterhead and how your putterhead moves through the impact zone determines how well you roll your ball relative to your Aimline.

4.3 Defining Speed

Putt Speed

The velocity with which a ball moves along the green can be referred to in several ways. Some golfers refer to this as the rolling speed or speed of the putt. Some golfers talk about the pace of a putt while others talk about how fast a putt is moving. It would be nice if we all could mean and understand the same thing when referring to speed.

Technically the speed of a putt can be described and measured in quantitative terms as the velocity of motion (in units of inches or feet per second) in a given direction and the decay or decrease of velocity (the velocity profile) as the ball rolls to a stop. However since most golfers don’t think in technical terms on or off the course the actual velocity of a putt at any instant is neither very meaningful nor useful. As a result golfers talk about the speed of their putts as being too fast too slow or just about right as they approach the hole.

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But if you want to learn more about controlling your putting speed and making more putts you need to know more about speed than that. In fact you need to know how the rolling speed of your putts compares to their perfect or optimum speed around the hole. The speed of a putt depends on its length how fast it started where it is along its ball track how fast the green surface is and the slope (up down or sidehill) it is rolling on. For every putt there is an optimum speed that will optimize the percentage of putts that would both hit and stay in the hole. Therefore in this book as in my Scoring Game Schools we refer to a putt’s speed (while imagining its ball track) as how it relates to the optimum speed it should or could be rolling. For example as you can see in Figure 4.3.1 the left putt’s speed was too much as compared to the right putt’s speed which was virtually perfect. A detailed discussion of putting speed and optimum-speed ball tracks is in Chapter 7.

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Golf Swing Tips

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

Extract from the book:

Golf Tuition Mitcham Golf Club

Imagine the line that has been drawn is your spine (axis). When the backswing is made, just rotate everything around that axis. If you do this properly, you will be on the correct plane. This correct swing plane will help your power, accuracy, and consistency. Keep the left arm locked as shown.

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