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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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Aside from being one of the most striking golf courses in northern Wales it is also one of the longest, as it stretches to nearly 7, 000 yards from its championship tees. The par five, dogleg third (Round the Bend) is a tough hole with out-of-bounds on the left and it doesn’t get any easier. The next is a stroke index 2 par 4 of 468 yards (The Ridge) that is sometimes unreachable in two if the wind is blowing! This is a course for all seasons and standards of player, offering a memorable examination of a player’s golfing standard. The prevailing south-westerly winds are a feature and a low shot is often a very useful addition to the player’s repertoire.The course is mostly flat and easy walking. As befits its status, it is a challenge and with a par of 72, measures 6808 yards from the championship tees. The course has a reputation for fine greens. Aside from the 3rd and 4th, other holes to test the discerning golfer are the par 4 10th S.I.1 450 yards (The Cardinal) which is unreachable in two into the prevailing wind and with Prestatyn Gutter on the left and practice ground on the right, the only place to be is on the fairway. The par 3 13th S.I.8 175 yards (The Warren) with elevated green and pot bunkers requires a perfect shot to make the green. The par 5 18th of 494 yards (Home at Last) provides a grandstand finish to the clubhouse.

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

Extract from the book:

Here is a good way to practice your feel while also refining your rhythm. We call it the “Two-Hole Drill” because you putt back and forth between two holes in line with each other to the beat of a metronome set at your natural body rhythm.

Find two holes on the putting green that you can monopolize without offending anyone. Get behind the closer hole imagine parallel Aimlines that work for both of them and place two balls close together on those lines 21/2 feet from the closer hole (Figure 13.3.7). Turn on your metronome and putt the first ball (the

320 Develop Your Artistic Senses (Feel Touch Green-Reading) short putt) using your routine and ritual to the beat of the metronome. Immediately look at the second hole make the best preview stroke you can step into your address position execute your ritual and stroke the second ball to the second hole (Figure 13.3.8). Again make this stroke to your body-rhythm cadence.

At first it’s not important that you hole the second putt or even come very close. What you want to do is begin to feel comfortable making a long swing in the same rhythm as your short swing. Only by keeping your rhythm constant for putts of all lengths can you develop optimum feel for speed and distance based on the size of your swings. By putting back and forth you end up feeling and making the perfect stroke for both putts at the same rhythm which is great practice for all of your on-course putting.

Short-Putt Drills

Short putts – of less than about five feet – are the most common shots in golf. Most golfers have a short putt on most holes and almost half of the 43 percent of the game that is putting is short putting. If you can ‘t make your short pulls the game won’t he much fun and you won’t score well.

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

Extract from the book:

One of the more interesting putting techniques in golf history is the so-called “hook stroke” of the great South African Bobby Locke who won more than 80 tournaments worldwide between the 1930s and ’50s including four British Opens. Many golfers have told me that Locke put hook spin on his putts which made them dive into the hole. That may have been what both they and Locke thought but I’m sure it was not the case.

I’ve seen photographs of Locke from which 1 can imagine that his stroke traveled on an in-to-out path with the putterface slightly closed through impact (Fig

Methods of Putting 45 ure 3.5.5). Such a stroke motion would make one think he was trying to hook puns and he may have actually put a very small amount of initial hook spin on his longer putts (his stroke proved both very consistent and very successful – Locke’s putting prowess was legendary). But I’m sure his putts were not spinning to the left or downward when they found the hole. They rolled in just like other golfers’ putts except they may have done so more consistently than any other player of his time. (In section 4.9 you’ll learn that the surface of the green takes all the spin off a putt within the first 20 percent of its roll.)

Bobby Locke was a great putter but his putts did not hook into the hole. preparing to roll a putt.

The Cut Stroke

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.)

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Golf Swing Tips

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

Extract from the book:

Golf Tuition Prestatyn Golf Club

Here is a view from the front. The goal of this photo is to show that there is no lateral movement. Simply rotating your right shoulder around your spine.*Please note that you should NOT be cocking your wrists at the end of your backswing. While this may add a bit of power, it will totally throw off your timing. The results of a wrist cock are slices, hooks, fat shots, etc.

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