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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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Newbattle Golf Club is a mature 18 hole parkland course with tree lined fairways and strategically placed bunkers. The layout of the course, with its well-protected greens, offers a challenge to every golfer. The course is a 6025 yard par 69 which is renowned for the exceptional standards of its greens and fairways. The club is in a truly wonderful setting and is a “must play” for anyone visiting Edinburgh and the Lothians. It offers first class changing facilities for visiting golfers and a well stocked Professional shop.

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

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If you are going to do this yourself (which is fine; it can be done) I caution you to be very careful: Make sure your testing and analysis are correct. Because while working hard and properly with good feedback on the right problem will almost always produce improvement working hard on the wrong thing usually makes things worse. If you aren’t 100 percent confident that you are working properly on the right building block then stop practicing and go watch television. At least being a couch potato won ‘t screw up your putting!

Before you conclude your analysis you must form a strong commitment to i mprove and determine how much time you have to spend on it. In figuring the time allow for your level of discipline and faithfulness (to follow the practice regimen you prescribe). And you must decide what kind of a stroke you will commit to developing. Without a commitment to spend time on improvement there will be no long-term success.

I make these points so you understand what you must do to improve from reading this book. And while I don’t want to discourage you I do want you to appreciate that it’s far easier to improve your putting (or any part of your game) if you have a knowledgeable instructor by your side as you practice. Without a trained set of eyes watching you it’s up to you to learn what needs to change and what can be left alone (we usually find that 10 to 12 of the 15 building blocks of each student’s putting are in pretty good shape). Then once you know what to work on you have to work carefully and accurately with feedback. This usually is the most difficult part of learning to putt better – deciding what to leave alone what to improve and how to improve it.

You need realistic expectations for your improvement. It usually doesn’t happen overnight but takes at least three to six months. But once you’ve analyzed the problem learned how to improve and committed to it you can be a better putter for the

The Improvement Process 217 long term. Just be careful and do it right. Don’t get impatient and don’t demand instant gratification. Don’t be worried if you initially putt a little worse before you putt better; it doesn’t usually happen this way but if it does be prepared to stick with it. It’s just a sign that your subconscious compensations need some time to work themselves out after you improve (or remove) what they were compensating for.

And there’s always the easy way out: Come to a Dave Pelz Scoring Game School (Figure 10.3.1). You’ll still have to practice to improve but at least you’ll know you are practicing the right things in the right way.

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

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That gives them a chance to go in and the longest ones will probably stop near enough to the hole to leave no-brainers coming back.

Now look at the bottom of Figure 2.6.5 to see how far these same putts roll given the same amount of starting energy on a straight downhill putt. There ‘s a big difference from the level and uphill putts. Of course each downhill putt rolls farther but more important the spread of distances between balls has increased meaning the roll distance is more sensitive to energy input. Now the distance between the longest and shortest balls is 18 feet. So your downhill stroke has to be about three times more precise than your uphill stroke to stop a putt at the right distance. When putting downhill make a stroke of the wrong speed and you’ll have trouble making your next putt.

I’m not saying that understanding putting like this will make you a great putter. But I am saying that understanding nature’s rules and where the dangers lie in putting can help you be a better putter. And not understanding what putting is all about will make it even more difficult for you to learn to putt well.

So if you don’t know that downhill putts break more than uphill putts on the same slope (covered in Chapter 7) then you won’t be making many downhill-breaking putts. Or if you believe that Bobby Locke and Ben Crenshaw struck their putts with overspin to make them dive into the hole then it’s unlikely that you’ll work on those aspects of your putting that actually can help you putt better (see section 4.9).

It might seem about now that I’m being very negative about putting that I’m pointing out how hard it is how much you don’t know and how much you have to learn to be a good putter. I’m not trying to he negative but I am trying to point out how much you have to learn. Learning is what good putting is all about: It’s not hard to putt well; it is hard to learn how to putt well. And the difference is crucial. I place much of the blame for the difficulty in learning squarely on the putting green. The green provides a very poor environment in which to learn.

Standing on the putting green golfers have no idea why they miss putts or why they make them. After missing a putt (even on the practice green) most golfers assume their stroke mechanics were to blame. However they may have stroked a perfect putt but it hit a hard-to-see footprint which caused the putt to miss the hole. Or they might make a putt and assume they stroked it perfectly when they actually hit a terrible putt but misread it just the right amount to compensate and – only luck can explain it – roll it into the hole.

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

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Now just line everything up with that item and fire away. This method won’t cure all of your alignment problems, but it does give you a simple way to assure that you are on the right path. Many students have the habit of lining up way left or way right of the target. When the ball goes where they are “aiming”, they think they have a problem. If your ball consistently goes left or right of target, but flies straight, then your problem is your alignment. Try this simple method before every shot on the course and you’ll definitely drop a few strokes.

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