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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 Ponteland Golf Club is located in the village of Ponteland approximately 10 miles west of Newcastle upon Tyne. Established in 1927, this picturesque parkland course offers easy walking as well as a fair and memorable challenge to players of all abilities. The course has hosted many county events and also an English national tournament and is renowned for the quality of its fairways and greens. Visitors are assured of a friendly welcome.

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

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The key then is to learn to read greens more accurately to see the true amount of break your putts will take and at the same time improve your putting stroke mechanics to allow you to make noncompensating strokes on the greens. Throw in developing better touch and feel and all this starts to get really exciting.

My Five-Step Green-Reading Procedure

1 have one more concept essential for improving your ability to read greens. It’s basis is that the more consistent and repeatable you are at performing tasks

Develop Your Artistic Senses (Feel Touch Green-Reading) 339 the more boring simple and habitual they become – the key word here being “habitual ” The more of a habit you can make green-reading the less effort and concentration you have to expend doing it. Therefore since we all have only so much capacity and energy to perform the less you extend yourself in the rudiments of reading greens the more you have left to focus on the difficult part the visualization of how much putts will actually break. After studying this for a few years I have come to believe a five-step process for reading greens is about the best you can do in the time available on the golf course. I recommend you learn to do it quickly the same every time without leaving anything out (Figure 13.4.12).

340 Develop Your Artistic Senses (Feel Touch Green-Reading) see the true-break hall track at the perfect “optimum-17-inches-past speed in your mind’s eye.

This establishes your Aimline for the putt. Now you are ready to begin your preshot routine.

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

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5.2 Touch and Feel Are in the Mind’s Eye

The skill bases for your touch and feel (green-reading will be discussed in Chapter 7) are intermingled in your mind. They are also intermingled in that they have a combined effect on putting results. But each is a separate skill which can be learned and developed over time.

Touch is in your head but it begins with knowing what your putt looks like and remembering (knowing based on past experience) how much power (the size or intensity of stroke) was required in the past for similar putts. Touch is an acquired skill based on past experiences. It resides in your memory bank and plays a part in creating the mind’s-eye picture of the size of stroke you need.

Before you can develop a good feel for a putt you need to have a good idea for how long it is and how much power will be required to roll it the proper speed and distance: In other words you need to have touch. Given that feel for the putt involves having a good idea of how to apply the power which will be needed to roll the ball at the optimum speed along that line to allow it to break into the hole. Having good feel for a putt is having the idea or picture in your mind’s eye of how the stroke will look and feel in both rhythm and intensity as it rolls the ball to the hole. So a part of feel is in your head. Feel also involves a kinesthetic awareness for the violence (or nonviolence) of your swing and knowing the physical sensation to expect at impact including the vibrations that will travel up the shaft after the putter strikes the ball. It is based on the feel of your collected experience from thousands of swings you’ve made on previous putts and the results they produced. This feel is produced in your nerve endings fingers arms and shoulders in the muscles of all of these entities as well as in your brain and memory.

Is one part of feel more important than any other? I don’t know. But more to the point I’m not sure I care. Because I do know that all these factors are necessary for good putting and the end result feel ultimately is experiential. You’ve got to do it lots of times to learn it and know it.

Feel is knowing how to do it touch is knowing what to do. A golfer with good touch can have a had day physically when his body simply can ‘t execute what his brain knows he should do. On a day like this we’d say his feel is off. This golfer will be frustrated because he doesn’t seem to be able to do what he knows he can and needs to do. Compare that to a golfer with poor touch: He can have great feel and still never make a putt because if you choose the wrong speed yet roll it perfectly at that speed the results still won ‘t be very good. So poor-touch golfers are more likely to get bewildered than frustrated (Figure 5.2.1).

Five Nonphysical Building Blocks: Touch Feel Attitude Routine and Ritual 115

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

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As you can see in the image to the left, the back remains straight while bending over to the ball. All of the bending is done at the hips. Bending at the waist and keeping a straight back will promote great ball flight and consistency. The relationship between the arms and chest has not changed.

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