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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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Rossendale Golf Club is a private members Club situated just north of Bury into the foothills of the Pennines.Visitors are welcome to come and test our course and enjoy our facilities. Our golf course is a challenging 6,293 yards Par 72 with beautiful views of the surrounding Pennine Hills. The Club House, built new in April of 2000 boasts a large lounge, dining area, fully stocked bar, sizeable locker rooms, a fully stocked Pro-Shop with all the leading brands in golf and a large car park. Rossendale Golf Club is part of the B.D.G.A (Bury & District Golf Association) and E.L.G.A (East Lancashire Golf Association).

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

Extract from the book:

Eliminate Wrist Collapse

Changing wrist angles through impact (usually referred to as wrist breakdown or collapse) causes face rotation and putts to start left of the intended line (for right-handed golfers). This happens as power is being supplied to the ball by the wrist muscles and happens most severely if the right forearm is overpowering the left arm at the same time (which it often does). As l’ve already said numerous times powering putts with the wrist muscles will get you into trouble when adrenaline kicks in under pressure. Still many golfers continue to control roll distance this way.

It is possible to make a slight hinge of the wrists – as demonstrated by one of the best putters on the PGA Tour D. A. Weibring in Figure 12.5.7 – without affecting either the power (no adrenaline) or roll direction (as long as the hinge and the putterface stay down-the-line). But anything more than that becomes a

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“power hinge” (Figure 12.5.8) certain to hit puns left of the target under pressure. Here are two ways to counter it.

Pendulum Filler You can stop your wrist angles from breaking down with the Putt Triangle a device that keeps your pendulum putting triangle intact inhibiting any change in the relative positions of your left or right arms and hands (Figure 12.5.9).

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

Extract from the book:

Croquet putting is so easy that it was used by no less a legend than Sam Snead in the mid-1960s (when he was in his mid-fifties) to counter a case of the yips. Snead actually putted this way (Figure 3.3.1) – with one foot on either side of the target line – during the 1966 PGA Championship where he finished tied for sixth. Perhaps it was seeing the great Samuel Jackson Snead putt from the wrong direction or perhaps it was deemed to reduce the skill required to play the game – in any case croquet-style putting was quickly outlawed by golf’s powers that be.

So Sam modified the method slightly changing to “sidesaddle” (Figure 3.3.2)

Methods of Putting 39 doing everything as much as he could the same except bringing both feet to the same side of the target line. Snead continued to putt this way until the end of his competitive career and his creation is I believe the next-easiest way to putt.

Just as with croquet-style Sam found that putting sidesaddle allowed him to bend over slightly and look down the line of his putt. But more important it still did away with the breakdown of his wrists. I’m sure golf’s grand pooh-bahs didn’t like what they saw but either they couldn’t figure out a way to outlaw the sidesaddle technique without getting sued or maybe they didn’t have the heart to drive Sam out of the game. Thank heavens they didn’t because it was wonderful watching him play the game even putting from the side for all those years.

Another Variation on a Theme

Someone else started with Snead’s sidesaddle style and made a modification of his own which produced the best putting I’ve seen to this day. Rather than using a standard-length (roughly 35-inch) putter a fellow came to me putting sidesaddle but with a longer-than-normal (about 42-inch) putter (Figure 3.3.3). He stood beside the putting line facing the hole and swung the putter along a perfect vertical pendulum with his top hand and the top of the putter tucked under his armpit. He leaned over to set his eyes directly over the putting line then balanced his weight by extending one foot away from the line.

I can’t remember the name of the man who figured this out but I give him credit: He found something that really does work. He started every putt by standing directly behind the ball and pointed from his ball to a spot out in front of it on his intended starting line. Then he addressed the ball and again pointed down the line to make sure he was aligned correctly. Finally he stroked the ball and held his finish pointing at the same spot again exactly down the putt starting line.

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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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At the end of step two, you reached the top of your backswing. As soon, as you get there, start your downswing. As you start the downswing, make sure to remind yourself to keep your arms “connected” to your chest and shoulders. Stay connected all the way through the ball. Your hands and arms only swing as the shoulders rotate. If you start your downswing by rotating your chest, without starting to swing your arms, you will most definitely end up slicing the ball. If you swing your arms before rotating your chest, you will most likely hook the ball. Staying connected will always produce the straightest ball.

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