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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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Situated just off junction 19 of the new M60 motorway, The New North Manchester Golf Club at Rhodes provides a testing challenge for any golfer, regardless of ability. Its wealth of natural hazards, occasional lakes and abundance of trees, makes for an adventurous layout, coupled with picturesque views.

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

Extract from the book:

To see what I mean study the two ball tracks for the I5-foot breaking putt (shown in Figure 13.4.6). Both are the same putt viewed from opposite directions. The outgoing track on the right is what you see as you watch from behind the hall (the golfer’s view) as your putt rolls away from you toward the hole. The track on the left is the incoming view as you would see it if you were standing behind the hole.

Which do you think provides the worse perspective for evaluating visible break? Of course as the perversity of nature demands the worse view is the golfer’s view from behind the ball because it shows the less obvious vision of the visible break (it appears smaller from this view).

You need to practice seeing visible break. Every time you see a putt curving to the hole try to focus and lock your vision onto its ball track. Make a mental note of where the ball reached its apex when it got to its highest point away from the ball-hole line (the straight line between the ball and the hole). That distance is the visible break (Figure 13.4.7).

332 Develop Your Artistic Senses (Feel Touch Green-Reading)

Now take that visible break imagine moving it out to the distance of the hole multiply it by three and you’ll have the true-break point and Aimline for the putt (or at least something very near to it) as shown in Figure 13.4.8. The more you look at putts this way with a sharp focus and awareness of visible break and what that means in terms of how much true break the putt showed the easier it will become to see them both. Watch not only your own putts but also everyone else’s in your group (and not just on the course but when you are competing and doing putting drills on the practice green too). The more breaks you “see” this way the more accurately you will be able to imagine them (read greens ) in the future.

Develop Your Artistic Senses (Feel Touch Green-Reading) 333

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

Extract from the book:

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

In my first book on putting Putt Like the Pros which was published about 10 years ago I pointed out that a pure-in-line stroke path along the Aimline was the easiest most natural and best putter path to use (Figure 4.6.4). However it turns out that many golfers including some golf professionals never read or understood the concepts that determined this to be a natural motion and continue to believe and teach that the putter should swing around the body in the screen-door semicircular motion as shown in Figure 4.6.5. To understand why the in-line stroke motion is the simplest way to putt you must first understand the mechanics of the way pendulums swing. Three pendu

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 75 lums are illustrated in Figure 4.6.6. Each is swinging from a fixed point with pendulum A swinging vertically below its suspension point describing a back-andforth in-line path along a straight line. Pendulum B is swinging at a 20-degree angle to the vertical supported by a small force shown by arrow B and describing a curved path around the spot directly below its suspension point. Pendulum C is swinging at the opposite 20-degree angle supported by arrow C in a curved motion in the opposite direction around the spot below its suspension point.

All three pendulums are describing pure pendulum motions (the pendulum rhythm will be discussed in section 6.3) which occur in a gravitational field such as that found on Earth. But only pendulum A swings with gravity helping to determine its straight in-line path without any rotation or curvature of the swing path. As you can see both pendulums B and C require outside forces to keep them moving in circular motions.

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.

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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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Wrap your right fingers lightly around the handle of the club Alternative to the interlock grip (The overlap grip)

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