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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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welcomeGolfers visiting Northumberland or the Tyne & Wear area will find a splendid course and welcoming clubhouse at Northumberland Golf Club.The Northumberland Golf Club is a members’ club situated in the pleasant surroundings of Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, close to the A1. It has a much deserved reputation as a course of exceptional quality and is regarded as one of the finest in the North East of England. It comprises a 6683 yd. challenge designed by Harry Colt and James Braid. All 18 holes are of a level, heathland nature with the firm, fast greens a particular feature.

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

Extract from the book:

And yes it’s true balls sitting stationary on the green don’t move even when the greens are pretty fast until wind speeds reach about 25 to 30 mph an inch off the ground at which point you would call it a very windy day. But the force of friction between a green and a ball at rest (static friction) is different from the friction between the same green and a moving ball (rolling friction) by a significant amount with rolling friction being lower.

Armed with these ideas and statistics I decided to look into wind’s effects on rolling putts. The intent was to learn how much the wind has to be blowing before you should be concerned about its effects on your putting.

9.3 Scoring Indicates Yes

Let ‘s look at an extreme wind effect from the PGA Tour. Figure 9.3.1 shows the full-field average scores in The Players Championship at Sawgrass over five years. The scoring average was 71.8 on calm days. But on the infamous “Black Friday” in 1977 when the wind blew at an unprecedented strength scores were significantly higher averaging 78.3. What happened that Friday was this: After missing the greens in regulation the pros couldn’t make their putts to save par either. As you can imagine when wind blows balls away from the greens on the course putting on the greens also suffers dramatically.

Reviewing the highest-scoring rounds on the PGA Tour over the last few years we find that essentially all occurred on high-wind days. That won ‘t come as a surprise to professionals who know that playing in strong winds has a much greater effect on scoring than rain cold long rough or hard greens. But again while golfers assume that most of this difficulty comes from the wind blowing balls in the air leading to missed greens and found hazards the data indicates putting performances also suffer on these windy days.

196 Wind Lopsided Balls Dimples Rain Sleet and Snow

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

Extract from the book:

The final power source is the best power source the gentle swinging of the arms (which also involves the shoulders). Think about a grandfather clock in which the pendulum swings back and forth with a gentle constant rhythmic motion. Now imagine your arms are connected at your shoulders at one end and at the putter at the other end forming a triangle as shown in Figure 4.5.3. Imagine letting this triangle become the pendulum of a grandfather clock (Figure 4.5.4) swinging back and forth with the same gentle constant motion. This is what I call a pendulum putting stroke and it’s the best stroke I know because it is the most easily repeatable and predictable (plus additional benefits as you will soon see).

A pendulum stroke works under pressure because adrenaline-filled muscles don’t get to determine how far the ball rolls. In this stroke putting speed and roll are determined solely by the length of the stroke motion. As a result if you practice controlling speed this way you can be sure that it will work on the course and under pressure the same way. And that’s what you want.

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 71

4.6 Putter Path Is a Small Factor

I’m fairly sure there are almost as many different putting paths as there are golfers. And it seems there are as many ways to stand over (address) a putt too. Even for the same golfer each day’s stroke path seems to he different from the last with some golfers changing their paths from straight to breaking putts and changing again from a right-to-left breaker to a left-to-right breaker. Common sense should tell you that changing this often can’t be a good idea; my putting mantra – “simpler is better” – guarantees that the more different putting strokes you employ the worse your problems on the green.

The most practiced putting fundamental is the putter path. However my testing shows that path is actually one of the least significant factors in good putting. Yet when I ask golfers on the practice green what they are working on the most common answer is always “the path of my putter.”

The direction that the putter is moving at the moment of impact has very little influence on the starting direction of a putt: Assuming you make contact on the putter’s sweetspot the degree of influence is only about 17 percent (Figure 4.6.1). That means if the putterface is square to the intended starting line and the putter moves across that line at a 10-degree angle as it makes contact the ball will start only 1.7 degrees off-line (17 percent times 10 degrees equals 1.7 degrees).

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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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Notice that the left elbow is still locked at this point. The elbow is just crossing the imaginary line that you have created between your eyes and your belly button. Remember, try to stop your elbow at this point. This is the point where your wrists will start to flip through the ball.Also notice the angle between the left arm and the club shaft is almost the same as it was at setup.

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