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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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Visitors are welcome to the club at all times but unless prior arrangements have been made we cannot guarantee access to the course. On arrival all visitors must register at the Pro-shop. All play will be from the tee of the day unless prior permission has been granted.

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

Extract from the book:

Establish Your Practice Framework 241 two putterheads and should stay the same for all your putts on level (or nearly level) putting surfaces. When putts are significantly above your feel you can stand slightly farther from the ball (but never more than an inch and a half one extra ball diameter) and for balls below your feet a little closer.

11.6 Fit Your Putter

A properly fit putter is important but it’s not the top priority in helping you putt better. It may not even be in the top 5 or 10 (it’s hard to tell without seeing and measuring your putting game in person). A well-fit putter is nice it feels good

242 Establish Your Practice Framework and it may make proper setup and aim a little easier. But putting success depends to a far greater extent on your ability to properly execute the right stroke at the right time. You need to know what to do and how to do it on the greens and no equipment can change that.

The best putters of our time – from George Archer and Dave Stockton through Ben Crenshaw Loren Roberts Greg Norman and Brad Faxon to Lee Janzen the late Payne Stewart and now David Duval and Brent Geiberger – could putt well with just about any puller. This is because each one has developed great putting skills and strokes that. they grooved and own. No matter what putter you hand them whether it fit them or not they could use their own stroke (and setup alignment posture and other skills) and succeed.

In Figure 11.6.1 you sec the way I use a putter that is too flat to fit me and my stroke. Rather than change my posture to fit the putter I’ve done the smart thing which is to adjust the putter to fit my stroke (in this case standing it up on its toe). Never do the opposite which is to adjust your posture stance and stroke to fit a putter someone gives you. I don’t care how much you like the way the putter looks or feels if you can only use it by changing something that will adversely affect your setup or stroke mechanics – or any of your putting-game skills – it isn’t worth it. (Of course if you really have to have it you can take it to a qualified pro or club-fitter and perhaps have it adjusted to fit you.)

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

Extract from the book:

82 The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics it’s important to realize that the putter shaft is not the pendulum of the stroke and the lie of the putter shaft does not affect the path of your stroke unless it makes you move your hands. Figure 4.7.6 shows the path of a vertical pendulum stroke with two different putters with different shaft angles: You can see that both swing in a pure-in-line-square motion all the way.

Everyone Can Swing On-Line and Square

Away from physics and hack to golf. As long as your putting triangle (Figure 4.7.7) remains intact so the elbow and wrist angles don’t change during the stroke and your forearms don’t rotate there is a position of your hands somewhere under your shoulders that will produce a pure-in-line-square stroke. This stroke is perfectly natural with no involvement of the muscles of your hands wrists or forearms. This lack of hand action is what we call a “dead-hands” stroke. (Note: The perfect vertical pendulum hand position can be influenced by the musculature of your shoulders and arms. Golfers with either very muscular or slender arms may find the spot isn’t precisely under their shoulders – but pretty close – due to the weight balance of the arms hands and putter.)

You’ve now had it proven that it is not only possible but also natural to swing your putter in a pure straight-line motion without any hand or forearm manipulations. And it’s equally possible and natural to swing your putter around or away from your body. Which stroke do you think lets you putt best? To me it’s obvious that the pure-in-line-square (pils) stroke is the simplest and best way to putt.

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 83

It’s Natural

Many other accuracy-oriented sports have embraced the pure-in-line stroke motion over a screen-door path including basketball bowling croquet and shooting pool (Figure 4.7.8). In all of these skills you could hit or release the ball or object from either a straight in-line or curved (around the body) path. It should come as no surprise that the in-line path is chosen in every case because the curved path demands perfect timing of the release to achieve the desired result.

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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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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.

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