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Golf Lessons at Newcastle Under Lyme Golf Club

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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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Newcastle Under Lyme Golf Club

Founded in 1908, Newcastle-under-Lyme Golf Club has always been based on its present site but, from the original 9 holes, has been extended to the present 18 holes which have been in use since the 1960’s. Much of the course is played through mature woodlands and presents a stern test for all degrees of proficiency, in particular the 15th, the signature hole.

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

Extract from the book:

260 Establish Your Practice Framework

Such a face eliminates the effect of face angle allow-

How Times Change ing the ball to follow perfectly the path’s direction.

About 25 years ago when I got into

Of course such a putter would be illegal and the golf business full-time one of the no one wants golfers to make every putt regardless major golf-equipment manufacturers became tremendously successful of their skill. But when you realize that golfers selling heel-toe-weighted putters practice their stroke path while having no idea by promoting their specially heat-how to improve face angle through impact (and treated harder faces. In the last few back in section 4.8 I showed how face angle has a years that same manufacturer has much stronger effect than path on putting sucswitched to making and promoting cess) the thought of a softer high-friction puttingputters with soft-material face in- face that conforms to the Rules of Golf creates serts again with great success. some interest.

More soft-face theory can be found in the many ads for putters that have a soft insert. These ads promote their putters’ “soft er feel ” “better roll ” and “greater control.” In looking at test data to see whether or not a softer face really does make a difference in how accurately the ball follows the putter’s path I saw no measurable difference in putt direction off faces of plas tic wood steel and copper (within the accuracy tolerances of the test setup). But this is only one test and we will refine our procedures and improve the accuracy. I will report the results when they become available but until then I’m very com fortable saying that while soft-faced putters may feel and sound better those on the market today won’t make large differences in the direction your putts roll. If these faces do have a significant benefit other than a more solid sound (which is nice) it’s probably in lessening the dimple effect as discussed in section 9.10.

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

Extract from the book:

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

While putter path has relatively minor influence on the starting line direction of your putts (only about 17 percent) the putterface angle at the moment of impact (Figure 4.8.1) has a tremendous effect the remaining 83 percent (assuming contact is made on the sweetspot). This means face angle is more than four times as important as putter path. You may find this imbalance in importance surprising (most golfers do) but it’s true.

If you are having a hard time believing this run the following test for yourself. As shown in Figure 4.8.2 aim the edge of a heavy piece of wood to the left edge of a target. Place a ball just outside the wood about the distance from the heel of the

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 87 putter to the sweetspot and hold the putterface open to a 45-degree angle to the target with a piece of cardboard (cut the cardboard with equal-length sides A and B at right angles then cut side C between the end points as shown in the inset). Using both hands to hold the face open at that angle and keeping the heel against the wood slide the putter toward the target to simulate a putting stroke (shown from right to left in figure). If you keep the face 45 degrees open the ball will start to the right almost perpendicular to the open face (actually 45 degrees times .83 = 37 degrees) no matter how hard you hit it.

This should convince you that even with the perfect path poor face angle at the moment of impact will start your putts off-line big-time.

Do you still think putter path is as important as face angle? Reposition the piece of wood to produce a path at 45 degrees to the right of your Aimline and hold the putterface square to the Aimline aiming straight at the hole. Again use both hands to control face angle and path and slide the putterface along the edge of the wood. This stroke – with perfect face angle but 45-degree off-line path (Figure 4.8.3) – starts the ball only about 7 degrees off of the Aimline.

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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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First of all, it’s important that you realize that your grip will affect the results that you get. However, it’s not as complicated as the other systems make it out to be. First, grab the club with your right hand so the face of it is toward the target. Keep the face pointed toward the target, while placing your left hand on the bottom of the grip or handle. At this point you should be holding your left hand out flat, so that it is touching the bottom of the grip. Position the joint where your left pinky meets your palm directly underneath the handle of the club. Keep the pinky there and place the first joint in your left forefinger directly underneath the club. Now, do not lift your fingers up, bringing the grip of the club into your palm; instead, hold the handle steady with your left fingers and wrap your palm around the top of the grip. This is an important distinction. Again, don’t wrap the fingers towards the palm, but instead wrap your palm around the top of the club. Now, you should be able to easily place your left thumb directly on top of the club. This should form a V-shape where your left thumb and left forefinger meet. This V-shape should point directly to your right shoulder when it’s complete.

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