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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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Ross-on-Wye is a challenging woodland course set among rolling countryside some 7 miles from the picturesque town of Ross-on-Wye.Ross is a woodland course carved out of an oak and silver birch forest and standing on the 1st or 10th tee it is hard to believe that this excellent layout has only been in existence for 40 years. Its tree lined, undulating fairways and small well contoured greens test all golfer’s repertoire of shots. Ross is a course that demands strategy, creativity and most of all patience as well as that elusive golf talent to hit a ball consistently straight.

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

Extract from the book:

Assuming you have good mechanics and transfer a repeatable amount of energy in your stroke then the practice drills in Chapter 13 will provide you with the feedback required to develop good feel and touch in your putting. And once you have developed an undistracted focus on creating and evaluating your preview stroke your best putting performances will occur when you repeat that preview stroke in a ritual lasting less than eight seconds. Your short-term muscle memory dictates that you must learn to move from your practice stroke setup into your real putt quickly and efficiently. What you do then is simple: You take one last look execute your ritual and go.

This means you should practice taking your putting posture just as much as you practice the putting stroke itself. Because if you set up incorrectly even a great stroke will miss the putt. And if moving into your proper setup takes too long you lose too much of your feel before you putt.

Great putting comes from trusting your preparation and your ritual and allowing yourself to stroke putts as you have created them in your mind’s eye and your preview stroke. It has nothing to do with the size of your body your gender strength the importance of the putt or the time of day. Great putting is all about the execution of great-feeling putting strokes which were chosen with great touch after a great read of the green.

Big Men Can Putt

A final thought about putting feel and touch. It has always amused me when television commentators say “He has really good touch for a big man.” As I just noted great putting should have nothing to do with the size of the player’s body. No putting touch is the creation of practice techniques mind-set feel and stroke mechanics. Size of one’s body should have nothing to do with it. In fact if I had to guess I would say that in my lifetime tall golfers have probably putted better than short ones. Perhaps tall golfers tend to have more room to swing their arms naturally under their shoulders. Plus maybe they’ve grown up using short (short for them normal-length for most golfers) putters since that was all that was available so their arms and wrists tend to be extended rather than bent and cramped (Figure 5.11.1).

Regardless of whether or not this is true whether or not tall golfers really putt better as a group if I had to choose a team of the world’s best putters and they

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

Extract from the book:

In the previous chapter I talked about body putting something rarely seen among the pros because it’s a bad thing to do. Your body is large and the big muscles of the chest back and legs are strong particularly when compared to the small amounts of power needed to roll a ball on the fast surface of a putting green. Still many golfers put too much of their body into the stroke rotating the lower body sliding the lower body toward the hole or moving the upper body away from the hole (Figure 4.5.2). All these motions are unintentional (at least I hope so) but they still produce unwanted power and directional instability.

For example I estimate that for every inch the body moves toward the target during the putting stroke the ball moves an additional foot on the green. And rotating the lower body not only adds power it also causes the putterface to rotate from open to closed.

Putting is a game in which delicate feel and touch create exactly the right speed and break of your putts. When you’re trying to be precise body power causes nothing but trouble.

School students turn (top) slide (middle) and reverse (bottom) their bodies during their putting stroke motions.

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.

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The “Simple Golf” Swing: “Golf for the Rest of Us”

Extract from the book:

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First of all, it’s important that you realize that your grip will affect the results that you get. However, it’s not as complicated as the other systems make it out to be. First, grab the club with your right hand so the face of it is toward the target. Keep the face pointed toward the target, while placing your left hand on the bottom of the grip or handle. At this point you should be holding your left hand out flat, so that it is touching the bottom of the grip. Position the joint where your left pinky meets your palm directly underneath the handle of the club. Keep the pinky there and place the first joint in your left forefinger directly underneath the club. Now, do not lift your fingers up, bringing the grip of the club into your palm; instead, hold the handle steady with your left fingers and wrap your palm around the top of the grip. This is an important distinction. Again, don’t wrap the fingers towards the palm, but instead wrap your palm around the top of the club. Now, you should be able to easily place your left thumb directly on top of the club. This should form a V-shape where your left thumb and left forefinger meet. This V-shape should point directly to your right shoulder when it’s complete.

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