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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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Conveniently situated within twenty minutes of the centre of London, North Middlesex Golf Club has a reputation for consistently providing members and guests with first class playing conditions with greens that are considered to be among the best in Middlesex.With a history going back to 1905, the club is a fine mix of tradition coupled with the modern. North Middlesex is a club which appreciates the needs of all golfers and societies and takes great care to ensure that everyone who walks through our doors are treated to an experience that will have them returning again and again.

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

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Before you can improve your putting and become the best you can be you must fully understand the 15 building blocks of the putting game then understand your personal performance (what you do right and wrong) in each block. I say this from my experience working with so many golfers. The physical act of putting is not difficult to do and the putting stroke itself is not difficult to execute but many aspects of putting are difficult to learn to do. Most golfers try to work on their putting strokes with little or no feedback while many others work with bad or inaccurate feedback. As I said earlier putting is the simplest physical swing in golf but it also is the most frustrating for most golfers because when they practice to get better more often than not they get worse.

You can practice develop and improve the wrong aspect of your putting (that is an aspect that is not causing your problems) for the rest of your life and you’ll never putt any better. Because it doesn’t help to correct the wrong thing. To practice the wrong thing correctly is as bad as practicing the right thing incorrectly. Neither helps one hit.

No one who ever played the game said that golf is fair; let me add that this is especially true of putting. Any one putt can involve an incredible amount of luck either good bad or both at the same time. But there is no long-term luck in putting. No one makes putts because he is lucky all the time. And no one misses putts because he is always unlucky. Putting is a game of skill probabilities and statistics and whether or not there is a black cloud floating over your head on the golf course the probability is that the more putts you start on the right line at the right speed the more that will go into the hole.

What I’m talking about here is completely intellectual and has nothing to do with your stroke per se. It is that your head is where all your learning takes place.

Your muscle memories reside in your head – in front of your habits and above your green-reading abilities (Figure 10.1.1). On one hand accurate knowledge and understanding of what you’re doing both right wrong will make your physical learning easier. Inaccurate understanding and groundless opinions on the other hand will make improving your putting more difficult if not impossible.

Once you understand the putting game (the goal of the first nine chapters of this book) you can look inward to your common stroke faults and problems weaknesses and strengths abilities and inabilities and understand what you need to change (and what not to change) to improve.

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

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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.

So if you are going to make a stroke error of 45 degrees which result would you rather see? A putt off-line by 7 degrees or 37 degrees? I’m sure you now agree with me that if you want to putt consistently along your intended Aimline you’d better learn to keep your putterface angle square to that line (the square face angle advantage of the pils vs. screen-door stroke should

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

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At the end of step two, you reached the top of your backswing. As soon, as you get there, start your downswing. As you start the downswing, make sure to remind yourself to keep your arms “connected” to your chest and shoulders. Stay connected all the way through the ball. Your hands and arms only swing as the shoulders rotate. If you start your downswing by rotating your chest, without starting to swing your arms, you will most definitely end up slicing the ball. If you swing your arms before rotating your chest, you will most likely hook the ball. Staying connected will always produce the straightest ball.

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