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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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Naunton Downs is an 18 hole, par 71 course, situated in an area of outstanding Cotswold countryside, known for it’s charm and tranquility. The course was designed keeping the natural features and landscape in mind, and offers a challenge to suit golfers of all ages and abilities.

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

Extract from the book:

238 Establish Your Practice Framework

The Rest Are Less Important

The flow-lines of your hips knees and feet are important only inasmuch as they affect the flow lines of the “big three” – your shoulders forearms and eyes. So it is possible to stand with your stance closed or open and still maintain a properly aligned shoulder flow-line (as shown in Figure 11.5.10). However I prefer to see my students set the flow-lines of their lower body square starting with their toes an equal distance from their Aimline. The stance can have great influence on is possible with closed (left) or open (right) stance. However square stances make such alignment easier – and are recommended

Establish Your Practice Framework 239 shoulder alignment so there’s a much greater chance of success keeping their shoulders and forearms in good positions if the lower body also is square to the Aimline.

A final word on flow-lines. Most golfers don’t have much trouble setting them properly parallel to the Aimline on straight putts once they learn how and why to do it. Without this instruction however they aim their flow-lines in many different directions (Figure 11.5.11). This causes great difficulty when it comes to breaking putts where they have no idea of where to align themselves. You can make all alignment simple by always forgetting about everything during setup except the Aimline: Concentrate on first setting up to it then putting along it (Figure 11.5.12). This is just one more reason for going through the steps outlined in previous chapters (and the ones to follow) to help you find the perfect Aimline on every putt.

Stance and Ball Position The perfect putting stance assuming everything else is normal is to set your feet shoulder-width apart. (In section 4.10 I explain that stance width is measured from the center of your feet and the center of your shoulders: Wider than this is okay but sometimes a little uncomfortable; narrower usually is not as stable.)

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

Extract from the book:

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.

4.8 The Importance of Putterface Angle

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

Extract from the book:

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At this point the right wrist is completely on top of the left wrist. Your hands are “through the ball”. You have continued to rotate around your spine, and you have tried to stop the left elbow on the imaginary line. This is the primary action for amateur golfer to increase power, while reducing slice.

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