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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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Oakdale Golf Course is 6470 yards long, Par 71, SS 71 for gentlemen and 5513 yards long, Par 72, SS 72 for lady golfers.Designer Dr Alister MacKenzie created a unique mix of moorland and parkland with no two holes alike. Built on a gently sloping site with the Oak beck running through, the course will appeal to all standards of golfers. Generous fairways and beautiful scenery abound. Just 10 minutes walk from Harrogate town centre Oakdale has an abundance of wildlife. Grey squirrels, roe deer and foxes are often seen. The Green Keepers have taken a great deal of trouble to introduce wild flowers into certain areas of the course.In the past the club has hosted professional tournaments and at present hosts the prestigious Oakdale Acorn, a Yorkshire Order Of Merit event.There are many interesting holes, the 10th and 14th being a fine test of golf but without doubt good scoring at Oakdale will require you to play the par 3’s well. The 6th is a 207 yard hole of great character, the 9th being the signature hole of only 153 yards presents a water hazard in front of the shallow green and the 12th a 181 yard hole having water again in front of the green.

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

Extract from the book:

To get as much feel training as possible keep repeating these 3-ball cycles again and again for the same putt. You should be able to refine your feel to a fine degree after a few cycles.

Develop Your Artistic Senses (Feel Touch Green-Reading) 315

Always remember to perform your complete preputt routine on each first putt of each cycle then back away from your position by four inches and make at least one preview stroke before hitting each of the following second and third putts. This assures you will get as much practice moving into your putts as executing them (from the wrong setup even a perfectly stroked putt will miss every time).

20-Foot Drill

The purpose of the 20-foot drill is to train your subconscious to feel and perform the best it possibly can on the speed and distance of 20-footers. You need to practice the 20-foot length because my putting data shows that it is a frequent length for first putts. The drill consists of putting groups of three 20-footers from two opposite directions until you can roll 10 in a row at the proper speed.

We define proper speed as that which allows the ball to pass the back edge of the hole and stop within a 34-inch radius behind the hole (Figure 13.3.3). We call this area the “Safe-Zone ” and you will hear it referred to many times in my putting drills. The rules of this drill are as follows:

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

Extract from the book:

Next on my list of strokes (still moving toward simplicity) is the “blend” stroke a combination of the power stroke and a pure pendulum stroke usually employing a slight wrist hinge. A number of fine players putt this way including Brad Faxon Lee Janzen D. A. Weibring and Ben Crenshaw (Figure 3.5.9). Every one of these players is a wonderful putter and every one uses a predominantly pendulum motion with just a little bit of power provided by the hand muscles.

The small amount of wrist hinge each employs is done down the line so it doesn’t cause directional difficulty. When I’ve asked them about this motion they all say that their best putting days come when the stroke is more pendulum and less wrist. More proof that simplicity is the key ingredient in good putting.

The “right-hand push ” or “push stroke ” used by Jack Nicklaus has been a repeatable reliable performer for a long time. A friend once told me that Jack really wasn’t that good a player: He was just on a 30-year hot streak! Indeed Jack has putted consistently well throughout most of his career. Even today Jack’s putting remains unshakable perhaps the strongest part of his game.

Look at Figure 3.5.10 and you can see his right arm and hand arc behind the left pushing the putter through impact like a piston firing straight down the line. There is no putter rotation no forearm rotation and no wrist breakdown through the impact zone. The push stroke at its best and Jack at his best are and were almost unbeatable.

Methods of Putting 49

We are nearly at the simple end of the USGA-approved putting techniques. And it’s here that you encounter the long-putter method which is probably one option the ruling body would like to outlaw. But as long as it remains legal I suggest you give it a try (if for no other reason than to experience the feel and vision of a true pendulum motion). Because when done properly the long putter creates a wonderfully simple stroke (as demonstrated by Sam Torrance of the European Tour on the left side of Figure 3.5.1 1).

The solid shaft of the long putter eliminates any chance of wrist hinge or breakdown and minimizes the tendency to rotate the putterface with your forearms. I’ve tested thousands of students in my Scoring Game Schools and found that the majority of them make more putts of six feet or less with a long putter than when putting any other way including the conventional way. It is a very simple way to putt especially on short putts.

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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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The follow through is now complete. The forearms are completely crossed, showing that you have gotten your hands through the ball. It may take a few days to get used to this new “left elbow close-to-side, forearms crossed-at-finish” concept. It will come though. It’s one of the best things you can do for your golf swing. No more blocking to the right or uncontrollably slicing the ball!

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