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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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Newbury Golf Centre is set within the beautiful surroundings of Newbury Racecourse in Berkshire. The land is gently undulating and the make up of the subsoil and the excellent drainage allows the course to be playable throughout the year.

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

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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.

Ray’s experience is a good lesson to all golfers: If you can’t practice with a putter don’t even think about using it when the heat is on. So while comfort isn’t everything especially when you first try a putter it ‘s not something to be ignored.

Commitment

Something else you can learn from Raymond Floyd’s experience is that you must commit to practice with and stay with a putter for an extended period of time before it can become your best friend. I don’t have proof of this but I have enough circumstantial evidence that it’s something golfers should consider. The great putters stick with their putters for a reason. George Archer Ben Crenshaw Loren Roberts and Bob Charles always seem to use their old favorite putters (Figure 11.6.21). Why? Results. These old reliables fit them let them make repeatable strokes and let

262 Establish Your Practice Framework

The world’s great putters stick with their favorite putting tools over the years. You should too. them hone their good putting habits (such as square face alignment at the moment of impact) to a fine tolerance.

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

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And you’d better know how much gas you need before starting the trip because there are no filling stations (putting stroke adjustments) along the way (after you hit the ball).

Five Nonphysical Building Blocks: Touch Feel Attitude Routine and Ritual 113

Once you know how much gas you need then you have to figure out how hard to step on the gas pedal and when to step on the brakes as you drive on your Thanksgiving trip (something you figure out after you are into the trip) to negotiate the stops and turns in the road along the way. This “knowing how to drive” is analogous to knowing how to feel the proper stroke in putting where you must know in your mind’s eye the required size of the swing (or hardness of the hit) as well as how it will look and feel to impart the power which will provide the proper energy and speed of roll required. So touch is knowing how long the trip is and how much power it will require and feel is knowing how to apply the power (how to drive) to get you there.

Of course good touch and feel also require a proper read of the green knowing what will happen to your putt as it rolls. Think of green-reading as having a good road map for your journey. A good map or good directions can make the trip easy but a bad map with poor directions can turn the simplest trip into a nightmare.

So you need a map enough gas and the knowledge of how hard to step on the gas pedal along the way. You need all these things in concert to have a good trip. And you need good feel touch and green-reading skills also working together to putt well. Leave one out or do one poorly and it will he the same as losing your way on your Thanksgiving trip. Feel touch and green-reading are separate skills essentially different in nature yet each needs to be developed to provide the best result. And in case I ‘ve confused you that result is to roll the ball into the hole.

5.2 Touch and Feel Are in the Mind’s Eye

The skill bases for your touch and feel (green-reading will be discussed in Chapter 7) are intermingled in your mind. They are also intermingled in that they have a combined effect on putting results. But each is a separate skill which can be learned and developed over time.

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

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The follow through is now complete. The forearms are completely crossed, showing that you have gotten your hands through the ball. It may take a few days to get used to this new “left elbow close-to-side, forearms crossed-at-finish” concept. It will come though. It’s one of the best things you can do for your golf swing. No more blocking to the right or uncontrollably slicing the ball!

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