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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 Pike Hills Monday to Friday and enjoy a beautiful and perfectly maintained parkland course. All visitors are considered temporary members and enjoy the same facilities as members. A large car park is adjacent to the club house.

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

Extract from the book:

To hit golf shots consistently you must be consistent in what you do before you hit your shots. This is especially true in putting where the margins of error for accuracy and precision are so very small.

The preshot routine for putting is the procedure you go through before every putt to properly prepare yourself to execute the perfect ritual and stroke. This routine of preparation starts immediately after you have decided what you are going to do (by reading the green) and prepares both your mind and body for how you are going to do it. Please note: Don’t confuse the term “routine” (which refers to preparing to stroke a putt) with the term “ritual” (which when talking about your preshot procedure is actually part of the execution of your putting stroke as you’ll see later in this chapter).

The putting routine is different from the routine I recommend for the short game which includes decisions relating to the lie of the ball in the grass green conditions hazards and the management decisions made while weighing one shot against another. In putting everything that precedes the preparation routine is included in your green-reading process which I will deal with in section 13.3.

A Five-Step Routine

Assume you have walked off your putt distance finished reading the green and decided to play your putt dead-straight into the cup. It is now time to start your routine. In position – standing directly behind your ball on your selected Aimline – I recommend you build a routine that includes the following steps:

Step 1. While standing approximately six feet behind your ball in a fairly upright posture with your eyes in a horizontal position imagine your entire ball track from the ball into the hole and as you do so make three preliminary practice swings (Figure 11.2.1). The purpose of these swings is to get a first feel and vision of the stroke length required for this putt. Do this with your head up so your eyes are horizontal providing perfect binocular vision of the distance. Look at the hole as you feel your swing and try to imagine if your swing feels about the correct size

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

Extract from the book:

Obviously this can lead to unnecessary confusion and disagreement. It helps to be more explicit in how you describe and define some of these concepts. For ex ample my staff and I never talk about “putting to there ” or putting “that way.”

Rather we talk about the “Aimline” you intend to start the ball rolling on the “ini tial line” you actually start the ball on and where the “ball track” goes after that.

Ball-Hole Line and Target Line

When we talk about the “ball-hole” line for any putt we mean the straight line between where the ball sits (before you putt it) and the hole (Figure 4.1.2). How ever because the hole is always your ultimate target some golfers call this their

“target line.” But many golfers use “target line” to describe the line between their ball and the point at which they are aiming the line on which they hope to start the putt rolling. But you seldom try both to aim and start your ball rolling along a straight line at the hole and expect it to keep rolling on that line because most putts break at least a little bit.

Therefore it is clearer to refer to this direction as your hall-hole line. Also realize that the ball-hole line extends forever in both directions (as shown) and that it is the ball-hole line that most golfers walk to and stand on behind their ball as they first try to read the break of their putts.

Standing behind the ball trying to read the green most golfers decide how much they think the putt is going to break and then where they are going to aim. They select a point or a direction where they intend to start their putt and we refer to the line from the ball to that point or direction as the “Aimline ” or desired initial starting line of the putt (Figure 4.1.3). It’s best called the Aimline because it is the line along which you align your body feet and (it’s hoped) your stroke because you want to start the ball rolling along that line. It ‘s where you’re aiming. If everything was figured properly the ball starts on your Aimline and will roll the proper speed and break (because of the slope of the green) gently into the cup.

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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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Keep focusing on bringing your right shoulder back and around your spine. Some of you may be able to turn about 90 degrees around your spine as shown in the picture on the left. Others may only be able to turn 45 degrees around your spine. Either is okay, but do not start moving other parts of the body to compensate for not being able to make a full shoulder turn. Stop when it gets uncomfortable. The important part is to STAY CONNECTED. When your left arm becomes parallel to the ground, stop your swing.

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