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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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Oldmeldrum Golf Club, like the village whose name it bears, has a reputation as a friendly place.It lies some 18 miles north west of the city of Aberdeen from where a relaxed 30 minutes’ drive will bring you to a warm welcome from staff and members alike.Oldmeldrum is an historic golf club: the game has been played here for more than 120 years. However. its outlook is modern and, here, you will find all the facilities you would expect of a thriving, 21 st century golfing venue.Tuition at all levels is provided by resident Professional Hamish Love, who runs a comprehensively stocked shop offering refreshments, range tokens and cards, clothing, footwear, equipment, accessories, club repair and the hire of clubs, electric buggies and electric or manual carts.

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

Extract from the book:

1) learn WHAT you need to learn

Once you have a plan of where you ‘re going and can create the mind’s-eye images of how you’re going to look when you get there you ‘re on your way. Whether you do it by yourself with your local golf professional or in one of our one-day clinics or three-day schools what has to be done has to be done. Because if you don’t improve your putting skills your putting results won’t improve either.

10.4 Fourth Find Your Prescription for Improvement

The next step is to learn how to improve – that is how to get your putting skills from where they are to where you want them to be. Most golfers don’t have a clue of what is required. They don’t know how to practice properly. They don’t realize that the key to learning is immediate accurate and reliable feedback. They don’t realize that their brain can internalize fantastic amounts of information if it is presented in an organized and accurate fashion. And they don’t realize how important it is to keep inaccurate information out of the process.

I estimate that only about 10 percent of the golfers I’ve seen practicing putting on their own actually improve. That’s right only 1 in 10. About 40 percent don’t see any real improvement while half of them get worse. Why? Again they practice the wrong thing or the right thing the wrong way. For most golfers this is what makes putting seem so mysterious. If you work on the wrong aspect of your stroke it can create a new problem somewhere else and one by one you can go through every building block of your putting systematically destroying them all.

In many cases putting better is not difficult. In fact it’s often easier than what you are doing now. But whatever your situation I encourage you to finish this chapter then carefully read all of Chapters 11 12 and 13 before deciding what you’re going to do for your putting game. First determine what needs to be fixed and then learn how to fix it before you try to fix it.

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

Extract from the book:

5.3 Realities of Touch and Feel

Adrenaline Effects

Since touch and feel both reside in the brain and the brain travels with a golfer’s body it would be logical to assume that both touch and feel would transfer easily from the practice green to the course. Sorry but that is not the case. In fact transferring them to the course is often one of the most difficult aspects of the game for golfers at all skill levels (this is true for the short game as well as putting and as you ‘ll see for the same reason). When a golfer feels excited anxious scared or is under any kind of pressure his heart beats faster and his body produces adrenaline which causes the muscles to get stronger. This can happen on the first tee over a two-foot putt to win the Saturday nassau or on the final hole of the U.S. Open. In all these situations pressure means stronger muscles. And stronger muscles are certain to affect your putting results if it is your muscles that are determining how far and fast your putts roll.

What happens when you practice putting? The heart doesn ‘t beat faster you are not excited and adrenaline isn ‘t produced. No adrenaline because no matter how hard you practice or how much you concentrate on the practice green by it’s very nature practice is repetitive and boring. Deep inside you know that the results don’t matter. You can pretend that this five-footer is to win The Masters but you can ‘t fool your subconscious. If you want to put a little pressure and excitement into your practice sessions either compete with a friend for more money than you can afford to lose or when practicing alone tell yourself (and then live by it) that you can’t quit until you achieve some specific goal such as holing 10 three-footers in a row. We call this “a closer ” and I highly recommend it. (More about it in Chapter 13.)

So if you can’t practice with pressure how do you make practice help your putting on the golf course when it really counts? You could try to avoid pressure on the course but that’s not going to happen. The only way to putt well under pressure is to develop a stroke in practice that works both in practice and on the course when the pressure is on and your muscles are strong. I ‘m not saying you should develop a “pressure stroke ” one that’s different from the stroke you normally practice and use. What I am saying is that you should be smart enough to use your practice time to develop a normal stroke that is the same as your pressure stroke. This is a stroke that doesn’t depend on the strength of your muscles or the speed of your heartbeat. It is a stroke that will work just as well under pressure as in practice. As you’ll see below it’s called a dead-hands stroke.

The Hit Stroke

Let me explain what this “dead-hands” stroke is not. It is not your natural stroke because most golfers’ natural instinct is to “hit” a putt with the muscles of the fingers hands and wrists. Our instincts are developed in our childhood when we play games that involve hitting things turning knobs and manipulating pushing and controlling the objects in our lives with our fingers hands and wrists. This also is the way most people putt because they consider it to be natural. But just because it’s natural does not make it either the right way or the best way.

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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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This is a different view of the complete follow through. Your forearms are crossed, and that is the sign that you have completed the follow-through correctly Keep your head perfectly still during the entire swing This is the last crucial step that you must master. It’s by far the easiest step, but ironically it will produce the most results. The biggest problem is that you don’t always know when you are moving your head. You may find that swinging easier helps keep the head still, but other than that it is just something that you will have to really concentrate on.

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