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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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Situated in the heart of East Lothian, Whitekirk Golf & Country Club is a great place for all to relax and enjoy a game of golf on our challenging 18 hole course. The club combines tradition, refined décor, a warm welcome and quality service all in an exceptionally beautiful setting. Approximately two miles from the sea Whitekirk has a links feel, but your golf is played on rich, fertile, grassy fairways. The course was cleverly designed by Cameron Sinclair who used the natural water hazards and undulating terrain to produce an enjoyable challenge for all levels of golfer. Many of the tees are elevated to make the most of the idyllic views. Despite only opening in 1995, the course has already earned championship status, hosting annually from 1998 to 2001 the PGA Mastercard Tour and from 2002 onwards the Sky televised PGA Europro Tour.

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

Extract from the book:

Look at the three strokes Perfy is making in Figure 6.3.1. Obviously each stroke is a different length and if you imagine Perfy putting you can also imagine that the putts rolled farther as his stroke motion got longer. As I’ve mentioned several times already this is a fundamental principle of a smooth rhythmic putting stroke: The longer the length of the stroke the longer the roll of the ball.

There’s nothing new about this concept: Golfers expect a longer stroke to produce a longer roll. But what golfers don’t expect is that all three of Perfy’s strokes – regardless of their length – take the same time from beginning to end. From the top of the backswing to the end of the follow-through all three strokes took exactly 0.70 seconds.

If you’re surprised you either don’t understand putting or you don’t understand physics. The rhythm of a pendulum – or the length of time needed for each complete swinging motion – is the same regardless of its swing length. That’s why we use grandfather clocks to tell time because as the lengths of their swings decay the timing of their swing motions remains constant. If it were possible to produce a pendulum motion swinging from a friction-free suspension point in a perfect vacuum (no air to create resistance) it would swing in the same rhythm (take the same amount of time) forever no matter how long the swing.

How does this relate to your putting? Simple. Your stroke should always take the same amount of time and should always move at the same rhythm for all putts regardless of putt length (Figure 6.3.2) or the length of your stroke. as you look at all of the pendulum swings and putting strokes in this figure. That’s right they all take exactly the same amount of time to swing from one extreme to the other.

6.4 Rhythm Has Benefits

Imagine that your putting stroke always moved at the same rhythm out of habit so you never had to think of it. Now the relationship of feel and touch to distance becomes simple. If your stroke always takes the same amount of time the only way to cover longer stroke lengths in that time would be to move your putter faster. Therefore longer swing lengths produce faster motions which roll putts farther. In other words the longer you swing your putter the longer your putts roll. There is never any thought of how “hard” to hit your putts or how “easy” to roll them. The only judgment required during your practice and preview swings is to judge the length of your stroke as it compares to the length of your putt.

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

Extract from the book:

While there’s no such thing as hooking putts it is possible to cut across the path of one’s putts which is precisely what Chi Chi Rodriguez did while winning more than 30 tournaments in his career. Chi Chi actually putted fairly well in the early years of his career consistently cutting across the ball by swinging the putterhead outside-to-inside across the line (Figure 3.5.6). But his putting failed him later on because a cut stroke makes putting more complex than it needs to be.

It takes a talented athlete like Chi Chi to swing his putter to the left while holding the face open to the right and successfully make his ball go straight. But even he couldn’t do it all the time which is why I think he would have won quite a few more tournaments had he grooved and owned a simpler stroke. (Don’t think the cut stroke spins putts enough to make them slice across the green. The friction of the grass takes all spin off of putts the same as with hook-stroke putts.)

Another unusual – I wouldn’t go so far as to call it unique – putting style was put to good use for many years by Billy Casper. He locked his arms against his stomach and powered his putts purely by hinging his wrists (Figure 3.5.7). Once again Casper no longer uses this method and steers others away from it saying that it took far more time patience and practice to keep sharp than the pendulum stroke that is now popular among Tour pros.

However in his behalf I have to say that Billy won a lot of tournaments putting with his wrists so you know it can be done. I caution you though that you will have to devote yourself to hours and hours of practice for years and years and also play under enough pressure to learn how to handle the effects of adrenaline the way he did.

The Block Stroke Here’s a method that sounds almost ridiculous: Aim the putterface a foot to the left of your target on a straight putt then block the ball toward the hole. That’s what Lee Trevino has done throughout his career (Figure 3.5.8).

Methods of Putting 47 “block-strokes” better than Lee Trevino.

Every part of Lee’s game is built on aiming to the left then blocking his swing through impact so it’s little surprise he does this when putting too. In my opinion Trevino is another great player who achieved greatness in spite of his putting not because of it. And he agrees: Lee told me that if he had putted as well as Jack Nicklaus you might never have heard of the Golden Bear.

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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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Now that you have the proper grip with your left hand, we can focus on the right hand. Wrap your right fingers lightly around the handle of the club as shown to the left.

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