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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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The Murcar Championship Golf Links has a par of 71 and a standard scratch rating of 72 (USGA rating 71.6 and USGA slope rating 136). Murcar frequently features in the Top 100 courses in the UK, and the VisitScotland Top 40 Great Scottish Links Collection. During July 2006 the Murcar Links hosted the European Challenge Tour’s inaugural Scottish Challenge. We are also the nearest Championship Links Course (at 5 miles away) to the proposed Trump International Golf Links Scotland.

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

Extract from the book:

If you putt better with a long putter on short putts then you definitely should carry one for handling short putts (remember short putts – under 6 feet – com prise one-half of all putts). If at the same time you lag your long putts closer to the hole with a short putter then carry one of those too. The USGA is very fair in this regard: They say you can’t carry more than 14 clubs but they don’t specify which 14 they must be. So if for some bizarre reason you found you could make more 10- to 15-foot putts with a six-inch-long putter then I would recommend you carry one of those as well. 1 kid you not. If you want to carry two putters more power to you. Quite a few students leave our Scoring Game Schools carrying two putters and four wedges and play the best golf of their lives (Figure 11.6.6).

But be sure to test for distance efficiency and then commit to a particular putter for putts of a particular length before you play. You don’t want to be deciding on the course which putter to use.

Shaft Axis

An often overlooked component of a putter’s construction is where the shaft con nects to the head. It’s important because it helps determine the axis around which the putterhead rotates which can help minimize head rotation on mis-hit putts.

As discussed in section 4.9 it ‘s important to make consistent contact on or as near as possible to the sweetspot. (Review that section if you don’t remember how impact patterns correlate with handicaps.) Golfers who tend to mis-hit toward the

Establish Your Practice Framework 249 toe of their putter – their impact pattern resembles the one in Figure 11.6.7 – should look for a shaft that connects to the head closer to the mis-hit area that is farther away from the heel of the club. With this toe-impact pattern a heel-shafted putter will twist dramatically at impact feel bad in the golfer’s hands and send putts rolling weakly off-line to the right. Conversely golfers whose misses are toward the heel should use a heel-shafted putter.

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

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I say affect your brain because your eyes process information and feed it to your brain at all times. If you perceive that you need to push your putt out to the right because your eye flow-line is aimed too far left then your brain will make your body do it. When you are trying to perceive distance your eye-line should he horizontal in the binocular position (the way we usually look at things with our head up) to enhance depth perception (left side of Figure 4.10.H). However when you are looking along your Aimline to perceive the flow motion of your putter and ball along it your eye-line should he parallel-left (Figure 4.10.11 right).

As for your hip knee and feet flow-lines there is no reason I know of to have them aligned in any direction other than the intended flow direction of your putts. Some golfers tell me they see the line better when they stand open to their putts but when I test how well they are seeing the line it is usually pretty poorly. Look at Figure 4.10.12 and decide for yourself: Which setup do you think will produce better and more consistent putter flow down the Aimline?

The Stance

I am a strong believer in taking a narrow stance when chipping or pitching onto the green because that encourages golfers to use their lower bodies to maintain the rhythm of their swings.

And those arc the same reasons I strongly discourage a narrow stance for putting. A narrow stance makes it too easy for the golfer to move and rotate the lower body. Furthermore a narrow stance isn’t stable enough to resist being pushed around in the wind.

To establish a stable base for your stroke take a stance width that is at least as wide as your shoulders (Figure 4.10.13) as measured from the centerline of your

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 103 shoes to the center of each shoulder. Even wider stances are okay but narrower is not.

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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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Keep focusing on bringing your right shoulder back and around your spine. Some of you may be able to turn about 90 degrees around your spine as shown in the picture on the left. Others may only be able to turn 45 degrees around your spine. Either is okay, but do not start moving other parts of the body to compensate for not being able to make a full shoulder turn. Stop when it gets uncomfortable. The important part is to STAY CONNECTED. When your left arm becomes parallel to the ground, stop your swing.

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