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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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Golf was not the first sport to be enjoyed on the land which the course now occupies; for many years the land was the home of the Monmouthshire races which lasted several days each year and drew large crowds of spectators. In 1872 the National Hunt Chase came to Abergavenny – this is now run annually at Cheltenham.These races were held until about 1895 even after the Monmouthshire Golf Club was formed, drawing spectators in their carriages and fours, or pairs and landaus to view the grand spectacle – there was even a Grandstand on the riverside near the sixth tee area and this was where the races finished.

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

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But any old competition is not good enough. For example don’t play “aces” (which golfers instinctively equate to ramming putts well past the hole when they miss) or “closest-to-the-hole” games on putts of less than 35 feet in length (which teach stopping the ball at the hole 17 inches short of where you want your touch and feel to be focused). Choose games that improve your weaknesses and avoid those that tend to be more destructive than helpful. Remember the most aggressive (and smartest) putters are those who roll makable putts (shorter than 35footers) at the optimum speed to stop 17 inches past the hole if they miss. And the smartest and best lag putters stop the ball dead around the hole. These are the results you want to develop as instinctive in your touch and feel.

13.4 Develop Your Green-Reading Ability

Golfers we have a problem. We don’t read greens well we don’t play enough break in our putts we compensate for this subconsciously in our setups and stroke manipulations and because of these misreads and compensations we miss more putts than we have to miss. We could make more putts if we could get rid of the whole mess start all over learn to read greens properly then use one pure non-compensating stroke for all of our putts.

I keep saying “we” because when I tested 1 500 golfers they all had this problem. And I had it too. The question is do you? There is a simple way to find out by measuring whether you tend to miss regularly above or below the hole.

Measure Then Admit

Look at the diagram in Figure 13.4.1 showing zone A which is above the hole and zone B which is below the hole. You know from earlier data that most golfers miss about 85 percent of their putts below the hole because they don ‘ t play enough break. prove if this does or does not apply to you by keeping track of your missed putts over your next five rounds. Mark your scorecard as shown in Figure 13.4.2 total the As and Bs at the end of each round then add all five rounds of data. If your misses are split evenly between zones A and B you are reading greens well. If however significantly more (60 percent or more) of your misses were in one zone or the other your green-reading needs to improve.

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

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15 BUILDING BLOCKS OF THE PUTTING GAME

AIM FEEL PUTTER FITTING PATH FACE ANGLE POWER SOURCE TOUCH STABILITY I MPACT PATTERN RHYTHM ATTITUDE FLOW-LINES RITUAL ROUTINE GREEN-READING

Defining How the Ball Rolls

Before getting into the mechanics of the putting stroke I’ll define some vocabulary which will help keep things simple and easy to understand throughout the book. In our Scoring Game Schools we routinely use words or phrases that you may not be familiar with. We do this because we’ve found that many golfers refer to the same things using different terms and sometimes use the same terms to describe different things.

Obviously this can lead to unnecessary confusion and disagreement. It helps to be more explicit in how you describe and define some of these concepts. For ex ample my staff and I never talk about “putting to there ” or putting “that way.”

Rather we talk about the “Aimline” you intend to start the ball rolling on the “ini tial line” you actually start the ball on and where the “ball track” goes after that.

Ball-Hole Line and Target Line

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Golf Swing Tips

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

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The right elbow should remain locked to your right side throughout the backswing. As you can see, the left arm is still locked as well.This step is included for many reasons. First, it helps you swing around your spine and promotes a correct shoulder turn. It’s really hard to move your body horizontally, while keeping your right elbow locked to your side at the same time. Secondly, it prevents the “flying elbow.” The flying elbow produces everything from a slice to a wicked hook, depending on what you do with your hands in conjunction with it. So, keeping your elbow in contact with your side will help tremendously in assuring that you swing around your body, every single time. Third, it’s a power-producing move because it will put you in a position to easily flip your hands through the ball. Fourth, keeping your right elbow locked to your side will give you a great point of reference. It keeps your swing plane correct, and is a great indicator of when to stop the back swing. Finally, it helps you to “stay connected” throughout the swing. If you have your right elbow locked at your side, it will be hard to swing your arms without rotating your shoulders and visa versa.

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