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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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The well established 6105 yards par 70 parkland/lakeland course offers a challenging and memorable round for all standards of golfer. A series of lakes, cascades and a trout stream run through the course, creating water hazards on ten of the eighteen holes. You are never far away from the sound of running water and quite likely to spot a kingfisher, heron, swan or buzzard during your round.

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

Extract from the book:

256 Establish Your Practice Framework

Putter Grips

The size shape and orientation of the grip on your putter should be appropriate for the size of your hands while allowing repeatable placement of your hands to encourage your best possible stroke (promoting solid contact and a square putter-face through the impact zone). Satisfying these requirements should come before worrying about the factors most golfers look for in a grip – how it looks how it feels and what pros use it.

Appropriate size means allowing for a comfortable hold and a feeling of control. The grip should not be so small that the fingers wrap all the way around to the opposite side and interfere with placement of the hands; nor should it be so large that it cannot be held securely.

Shape is not just a matter of personal preference. The Rules of Golf say that a grip may not aid in the placement of the fingers or hands. They also state that the shape must be symmetrical as it runs down the shaft and that flat areas are allowed as long as they extend along the shaft axis (so there can he no twisting undulating or notches). Many golfers prefer a flat section along the top of the shaft giving them a way to comfortably place their thumbs and position their palms parallel to the face. Such a grip is fine – and this is my rule not the USGA’s – as long as it allows your natural hand position to swing the putter square to the Aimline through impact. In fact testing the Tour pros I ‘ve found that quite a few putted better when the flat side of the grip was rotated 90 degrees (toward the target side) so the flat surface is parallel to the putterface and fits against the palm of the leading hand.

No matter what grip you use it is extremely important that it be installed squarely and correctly not the slightest bit crooked or twisted which would create an incorrect face angle at impact even if your hands were positioned perfectly square to the Aimline. (And if you get used to a crooked grip realize that it’s also almost impossible to replace it in the same crooked position when it wears out.)

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

Extract from the book:

You can never do it. You’re either working on keeping the face angle square to your early or you’re late by a minute a sec-Aimline than you do on perfecting your stroke ond a millisecond or a nanosecond. If path (details in Chapter 12). your putterface is rotating through impact it’s almost always open or

4.9 The Very Important Impact Point closed and you will be penalized for being either one at impact (it’s just a Putter path is somewhat important to good putt- matter of how much). It will never be ing. Putterface angle is four times more important. square – and certainly never consis-And guess what? Your impact point – where you tently square when you need it! make contact with the ball – is even more important still!

The point of contact between your putter and the ball determines how much energy is transferred to the ball at the moment of impact. And the amount of energy your putts receive determines both how fast and far the balls will roll and how much your putts will break. Most golfers believe the distance their putts roll is determined strictly by the length and force of their swing. That’s true only if they transfer a consistent percentage of energy from putter to ball at impact. And that is seldom the case.

The Sweetspot

A common term in sports is “sweetspot.” Tennis players talk about hitting the sweetspot of the racquet; baseball players like to crack the ball on the sweetspot of the bat. Why? Because when contact is made there it feels good and maximum energy is transferred to the ball. The same is true for a putter in golf: The sweet-spot is that place where contact feels the most solid which eliminates all rotation and wobble of the putterhead at impact (Figure 4.9.1) and which transfers the maximum energy possible from the stroke to the ball. If you do everything correctly your impact point will be the sweetspot of your putter.

It is possible to miss the sweetspot either in the vertical plane (hitting the ball too high or too low on the face) or the horizontal plane (making contact toward the toe or the heel of the putter). Any of these misses by as little as a fraction of an inch results in a mis-hit and a loss of energy. But you don’t need to worry because in Chapter 12 I will show you how to measure and mark your putter sweetspot and then learn to hit the ball there repeatedly and consistently.

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 89

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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 right elbow becomes locked now as the right arm continues to swing. As you can see the right wrist has started to roll on top of the left wrist. The left elbow is now closer to the body, and is able to bend. The left elbow cannot be completely stopped at the imaginary line, but just a hesitation is enough to let your hands swing through the ball. Notice that the triangle is still present.

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