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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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Having just celebrated its 80th Anniversary, Newport Links boasts a location of one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. With its undulating fairways and postage stamp greens, we offer golf like it should be. Originally designed by James Braid (5 times Open Winner), Newport Links has always offered 9 of the most picturesque holes you could hope to play.

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

Extract from the book:

All of these green imperfections can have a negative effect on putting especially when the ball is moving slowly (as it does near the end of its roll). And you know what? There is nothing you can do about it. But all of these are seeable so golfers understand them and know they are part of the game. If you miss a putt because of one of them you mark it down to a bit of bad luck assume that your good luck will come and don’t worry. But most important you don’t change your stroke because of them.

What about some factors that golfers don’t see? There are many. The length of the grass on a green (determined by the mower that cut it that morning) has a tremendous effect on how fast balls roll and how much putts break that day. The moisture in the surface of the green influences green speed: A light covering of dew water from a recent rain or the irrigation system even the sand content near the surface of the green (which affects water retention) all can change a putt’s roll speed and break. Each of these factors can be measured and known by golfers (in fact I’ll discuss them in Chapter 7) but they rarely are.

What about grain the direction the grass grows (Figure 2.3.1)? The stronger the grass blades and the stronger the forces of nature (such as nearby water sun angle and wind all of which cause grass to grow in certain directions) the greater the likelihood that the grain will influence your putting. Again grain can be accurately measured and known but not in the time a golfer has while sizing up his next putt. (For a more detailed look at grain see section 7.10.)

Here’s one few golfers consider: the ball’s balance. Most golfers assume that all golf balls are perfectly balanced but I assure you they are not. In many balls the center of gravity (CG) or mass (the center of weight distribution) is not exactly at its geometric center. To understand this imagine a golf ball as shown in Figure 2.3.2 which is perfectly balanced except for a small mass of lead positioned horizontally from its center. Such an imbalance could he caused by a bad operation in the construction of (or mud on) a ball. Imagine if such a ball was rolled perfectly side by side with a perfectly balanced ball on a perfect green. Due to the imbalance of weight rather than rolling in the desired direction (Figure 2.3.3 right) the ball would roll off to the side (Figure 2.3.3 left) and miss the hole. Worse than the lost stroke the golfer probably would think he had just blown a short putt that he should have made leading him to change his stroke to fix a problem that didn’t exist. The problem which the golfer never knew of or even suspected was the ball (see sections 9.8 and 9.9).

Getting a little scared? Don’t be. True putting can appear to be very complex. And things at times will get still worse believe me. But believe this too: It’s no problem. Because in the end once you learn to not be bothered by all these “nitnoy” problems the more good strokes you make and the better you read the greens the more of your putts that will find the hole.

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

Extract from the book:

One of the tenets of the USGA the ruling body of golf is to protect and maintain the integrity of the game in part by preserving its challenge and difficulty. I support this noble purpose and think most golfers feel the same way. If we lost the challenge in the game it wouldn’t be nearly so much fun. Having said that we all want to make our own putting strokes simpler so we can hole more putts score better and enjoy the game to its fullest.

In keeping with their tradition of maintaining the game’s challenge the USGA would prefer that golfers putt in what they describe as the “traditional style.” While this technique is not as simple or easy as the methods described above it’s not necessarily all that difficult either. Lots of putts have been and will be made the USGA way.

Up to this point I have been going from the easiest to more difficult ways to putt. Now I have to reverse that. In discussing the following ways to putt all of which conform to the Rules I will begin with the most difficult and work down to what I perceive to be the easiest way to putt.

The USGA would be happiest if every golfer would putt like Bobby Jones (Figure 3.4.1) used to putt and would use a putter similar to Jones’s old “Calamity Jane.” Jones putted standing perpendicular to the intended putting line and made what appeared to be a miniature golf swing. While this sounds like it might make putting easy being like all the other swings in golf in reality it makes putting quite a bit more difficult.

If the putting stroke is a miniature chip shot which is a miniature 5-iron swing which is a miniature driver swing it makes down-the-line vision difficult involves a slight rotation of the body and encourages rotation of the forearms. This also encourages rotation of the putterface provides far more power than is needed and brings to bear critical timing requirements all of which make putting so difficult and traumatic to so many golfers.

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As I continue to detail the various options you have for putting you should know that some of the legal ways are easier than others (yet not one is truly easy). And here’s the kicker: Only one will work best for you.

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

Extract from the book:

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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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