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Golf Lessons at Newport 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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Newport Golf Club is undoubtedly one of the premier golf courses in South Wales having recently hosted a number of prestigious Welsh and National Amateur events.The Club is a well established member’s club, situated on the outskirts of Newport, some 6 miles to the west of the Celtic Manor Resort which is currently gearing itself up to host the Ryder Cup in 2010. The Club recently celebrated its centenary in 2003 and is well represented and highly regarded within Welsh golf.The course itself stands 300 feet above sea level and extends to over 6,500 yards. The course is situated in the magnificent setting of the Llwyni Wood, an ancient Oak woodland, surrounded by rolling parkland which contributes to the overall beauty and challenge of the course. The highly dedicated Greenkeepers always maintain the course to the highest standards with large teeing areas, well manicured fairways and excellent putting surfaces providing a testing challenge to golfers of all standards.

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

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Green-Reading the 15th Building Block 171 provides the best test of grain it is illegal under the Rules of Golf to check this way during play or anytime on the day of play. But you can always do it on the practice green and compare the conditions – notably how the different grains look – out on the course. If you’re playing in a tournament and there’s a practice round by all means conduct the drag test and mark the prevalent grain direction on each part of each green in your yardage book or on a scorecard (a typical Tour pro’s yardage book markings are shown in Figure 7.10.5). It’s legal to gather the information beforehand just not on tournament days.

A last word about grain: Don’t become obsessed with it. Note the direction and learn to make it a small modifying factor in your choosing of the correct true break. It will rarely do more than add or reduce the break (due to slope) you read by 10 percent (unless the putt is dead-straight and you know that there aren’t many of those). A larger effect will he when you have to read putts that arc with or against the grain then modify your touch and feel to lag your putts the proper distance (be aware that distance can be affected by 25 percent or more).

7.11 Plumb Bobs Don’t Work

One practice many golfers use that they think helps them read greens is plumb-bobbing. I’ve studied this procedure and have learned some interesting facts.

Approximately one out of every seven golfers plumb-bobs in some manner while reading break. However most of those who plumb-bob have no grasp of the scientific principles behind a plumb line and cannot explain how they’re using their putters even as they hold them (Figure 7.11.1) in front of their eyes.

The reason they can’t explain how their plumb-bob works is that it doesn’t. The principles of a plumb-bob or plumb line are violated by the way golfers use them to read putts which is an interesting phenomenon.

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

Extract from the book:

Now relate these pendulums to putting strokes by attaching putters to the bottom of each pendulum. Pendulum B is what Harvey Penick prescribed: The golfer’s hands hang outside of his shoulder line (the suspension point) at some angle supported by the force B (shown by Justin Leonard in Figure 4.6.7). This puller will describe a curved path around the body like a screen door as long as no hand or arm muscles prevent it from doing so.

In Figure 4.6.8 Fuzzy Zoeller simulates pendulum C by holding his hands inside of his shoulders and at an angle to his suspension point. This putter clearly rotates from outside the Aimline going back to outside the Aimline on the follow-through (the opposite of the screen-door rotation of pendulum B). Again this is a natural pendulum motion but it requires a small force (C) to keep his hands and his I5-degree angle to the vertical below the suspension point.

In these two examples of pendulums B and C it is clear that small side forces are required to make these strokes acceptable for putting and both strokes involve curved paths rotating around the golfer’s body. Now look at pendulum A as a putting stroke which involves no side force or curving path.

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 77

The Simplest Pendulum

To examine the putting stroke of vertical pendulum A look at Figure 4.6.9 where the golfer’s hands hang vertically below his shoulders. On the left of this photo the attached putter hangs vertically below the hands which looks a bit strange. But stay with me. If the golfer now swings his arms straight hack along the line of this intended putt lets them relax and then swings them through – guided simply by the force of gravity – the putterface would swing perfectly along the line of this putt (Figure 4.6.9A’). This path is purely in-line along the Aimline just like pendulum A with no side forces or path curvature.

By starting with the putterface square to the line and using this pure-in-line stroke the ball would have to start rolling on that line. The pendulum swings this way because gravity is the only force acting on the stroke: There are no rotating forces to turn the putterface away from the target line and no side forces to push the putter off the straight Aimline path.

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Golf Swing Tips

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

Extract from the book:

Golf Tuition Newport Golf Club

Please start with the three pictures below. Understand that the point of these pictures is to get your arms and chest connected. You should understand the feeling of “being connected” before you try to incorporate this critical step into your golf swing. If you hold the club straight out in front of you, there will be a triangle formed between your arms and chest. Just focus on keeping the triangle between your arms and chest fixed. Just move your arms with your chest. When your chest stops rotating, your arms also stop. Please see the three pictures below and try it out. Turn to your right, then back around to your left, keeping the triangle between your arms and chest constant at all times.

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