North Hants Golf Club

Golf Lessons at North Hants Golf Club

About North Hants Golf Club

Golf Lessons at North Hants Golf Club

Golf Swing Tips

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?

Visit North Hants Golf Club for golf lessons and other info. on golf.

North Hants Golf Club

North Hants Golf Club was founded on 6 May 1904 and is considered as one of the finest courses in the South of England.This challenging and undulating golf course has considerable charm and with its large greens and a number of long par fours, provides you with a deceptively difficult challenge.As well as being on ‘The Open’ qualifying roster the Club also stages the ‘Hampshire Hog’ – a prestigious and long established 36 hole men’s scratch amateur event.

North Hants Golf Club

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

Extract from the book:

The eight-second time constant of short-term muscle memory hurts most golfers in another way. They spend too much time thinking as they prepare to strike their putts. 1 have timed many golfers both on course and in my schools and I ‘m always amazed to see that they usually stand over their putts for 20 to 30 seconds before starting their strokes. What arc they thinking about during these many seconds? Alignment posture grip stroke mechanics and who knows what else. They usually think about the mechanics of how they’re going to stroke this putt and about exactly where they are aimed. But while they stand there thinking they are losing the feel of their perfect practice stroke. In only eight seconds they’ve begun to forget the touch and stroke requirements they just created in their mind’s eye.

Don ‘t let this happen to you. Use your indoor practice time to turn your stroke mechanics into habit controlled automatically by your subconscious mind. Once this happens you are free from having to think about them before and during each putt on the course. That time can then be used for focusing on the feel and look of the size of your practice stroke as you judge its appropriateness for the upcoming putt. Once you feel and see what you believe to be the perfect practice stroke you have eight seconds to step up to the ball and stroke it exactly that way. Within that eight seconds you still have a vivid memory in your mind’s eye of how your “preview stroke” looks and feels so that’s how much time you have to do it again with the only difference that this time there happens to be a ball just ahead of the bottom of the stroke arc.

Putting within eight seconds of your last perfect practice stroke is not hard to do. Force yourself to make it a habit. This will not only help you develop better feel and touch for distance but will make putting under pressure easier because thinking is taken out of the equation.

Great putters don’t think their way through great putting strokes. Great putters make great strokes out of habit while they focus on the feel and size of the stroke they need to make.

5.7 Attitude

I strongly believe that your mind and your attitude play an important role in your putting success. Not that your mind can move the golf ball or that “positive thinking” can overcome a bad stroke. But if you have developed a reasonably good mechanical stroke as well as the ability to use that stroke without thinking about it then you can use your mind to focus on the touch and feel required to putt well. And a good attitude will let your body proceed with the work at hand with confidence.

North Hants Golf Club

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

Extract from the book:

So you can make a large error in your stroke path and see only a small error in the starting line of your putt. Another way to think of it is this: On a dead-straight five-foot putt your path could travel along a line aimed 13 inches left of the hole center and the ball would still hit the left edge (Figure 4.6.2) assuming you hit the sweetspot and everything else about your stroke was perfect.

As you will see in section 4.8 putterface angle has more effect on the line a pull starts on than does the putter path. But golfers practice putter path because

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 73 it’s easier for them to see their friends (from whom they take advice) can see it and they don’t know what else to practice. I guess it’s not too hard to understand why their putting doesn’t improve.

The Screen Door

For many years Harvey Penick one the game’s greatest teachers taught that the putter should swing open on the backswing and swing closed on the follow-through like a screen door as it moved around a player ‘s body (Figure 4.6.3). He believed that the natural stroke path should move to the inside on the backswing (around a motionless body) and back to the inside on the follow-through. He taught many golfers to become great players including my good friends Tom Kite and Ben Crenshaw and his screen-door concept has been the generally accepted way to putt throughout most of the 50 years I’ve been playing this game.

It was how I wanted to putt back when I thought I had a chance to have a playing career. However despite my tremendous admiration for Mr. Penick and his teaching accomplishments (which are legendary) and my own efforts to copy his opening and closing “screen-door” method my more recent research has proven that while this stroke can be effective the screen door is neither the best nor the simplest way to swing a putter.

Three Pendulums

North Hants Golf Club

Golf Swing Tips

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

Extract from the book:

Golf Tuition North Hants Golf Club

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.

North Hants Golf Club