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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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Monkton Park Par 3 Golf Course is set in 10 acres of parkland, along side the picturesque river Avon. Each hole challenges all levels of play, with fairways lined with trees, bushes and bunkers, many holes have back tees for those of you who feel like an extra challenge.

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

Extract from the book:

More soft-face theory can be found in the many ads for putters that have a soft insert. These ads promote their putters’ “soft er feel ” “better roll ” and “greater control.” In looking at test data to see whether or not a softer face really does make a difference in how accurately the ball follows the putter’s path I saw no measurable difference in putt direction off faces of plas tic wood steel and copper (within the accuracy tolerances of the test setup). But this is only one test and we will refine our procedures and improve the accuracy. I will report the results when they become available but until then I’m very com fortable saying that while soft-faced putters may feel and sound better those on the market today won’t make large differences in the direction your putts roll. If these faces do have a significant benefit other than a more solid sound (which is nice) it’s probably in lessening the dimple effect as discussed in section 9.10.

The bottom line: Run your own tests of different putting materials to see if one works better for you on short putts while preserving your feel for distance on long putts. No one can do this for you so take a little time visit your golf professional or local golf shop and test a bunch of different putters for yourself.

This is an often overlooked element of putter-fitting because many golfers don’t think it’s about the putter at all. Also since the golf ball doesn’t care how comfort able you are you could argue that your comfort is unimportant. However all other things being equal the more comfortable you are while practicing putting the longer you’ll practice and the better your putting will become (assuming you’re practicing properly). Your putter should be fit so you can be physically comfortable enough to practice sufficiently to learn to love and trust it on the course.

Another kind of comfort is how much you like the way a putter looks. You

Establish Your Practice Framework 261 don’t have to be comfortable with a putter’s looks or be comfortable standing over it when you begin practicing with it. But it doesn’t lake a degree in physics to know that your comfort level will increase once you start holing more putts.

Years ago I had dinner with Raymond Floyd who is definitely in my top 10 list of great “career putters ” especially under pressure. Ray told me that he thought his best results came with a putter that was shorter than standard length but it hurt his back to practice with it. So despite his own evidence he committed to and always used a longer-than-normal (38-inch) putter (Figure 11.6.20). He explained that the additional length let him stand up straighter taking some strain off his back muscles so he could practice for hours on end. The ability to practice longer translated into more trust in his putting under pressure.

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

Extract from the book:

Where are you aiming? Sooner or later 1 ask that question of every golfer I work with. Aim is a critical aspect of putting (more on that later) and both you and I need to know not only where you are trying to aim (where you think you are aiming) but also where you are actually aiming your putter your stance and your stroke.

Technically when I refer to aim I am referring to a direction. The direction of your aim can be at a place like the edge of the hole or at an object such as a discolored piece of grass a spike mark or anything you can see and define. What you choose to aim at can be anywhere along your Aimline from just in front of the ball to alongside or even past the hole. Your aim can be one inch one ball three balls a foot or even 10 feet outside the right or left edge of the cup or it can be anywhere inside the cup. Only after you determine how much you expect your putt to break and define somewhere or something to aim at can the direction of your aim your Aimline be visualized located or marked on the green.

The track along which your putter travels is your “putter path. ” It can move straight back and straight through in-line with your Aimline it can cut across from outside-to-in or inside-to-out (shown in Figure 4.2.1) or it can loop around your Aimline. Golfers take their putters severely or slightly inside and outside their Aimlines waver along their Aimlines and sometimes incorporate a bit of all of the above into their putting paths. I believe there are almost as many distinct putter paths as there are golfers and I’m sure I haven’t seen them all.

Face Angle

A very important consideration is the putterface angle which we define as the angle between the perpendicular to your putterface and your Aimline (left side

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When your face angle is pointing left of your Aimline it is closed (again for right-handed golfers). The “open” and “closed” terminology reverses for lefthanders. You must understand and remember that your putterface angle and putter path arc completely independent of each other.

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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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Here is a picture at full speed. The wrists have completed their roll through the ball. The left elbow is close to the body, and about ready to break, allowing for follow through.Now, I’ll take you into the follow-through. This will be simple. Basically just keep turning around your spine. If you have flipped your wrists correctly, you won’t have to bother too much with the follow through. However, there is a basic position that you should be in when you finish the swing. You should be facing the target, and your right and left forearms should be crossed. Your right forearm should be closest to you, and the club should be out towards left field.

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