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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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Eastern end of the Island, off A3054 on the western outskirts of RydeCourse Length 5,772 yards

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

Extract from the book:

CHAPTER 10

The Improvement Process

10.1 First Comes Understanding

Before you can improve your putting and become the best you can be you must fully understand the 15 building blocks of the putting game then understand your personal performance (what you do right and wrong) in each block. I say this from my experience working with so many golfers. The physical act of putting is not difficult to do and the putting stroke itself is not difficult to execute but many aspects of putting are difficult to learn to do. Most golfers try to work on their putting strokes with little or no feedback while many others work with bad or inaccurate feedback. As I said earlier putting is the simplest physical swing in golf but it also is the most frustrating for most golfers because when they practice to get better more often than not they get worse.

You can practice develop and improve the wrong aspect of your putting (that is an aspect that is not causing your problems) for the rest of your life and you’ll never putt any better. Because it doesn’t help to correct the wrong thing. To practice the wrong thing correctly is as bad as practicing the right thing incorrectly. Neither helps one hit.

No one who ever played the game said that golf is fair; let me add that this is especially true of putting. Any one putt can involve an incredible amount of luck either good bad or both at the same time. But there is no long-term luck in putting. No one makes putts because he is lucky all the time. And no one misses putts because he is always unlucky. Putting is a game of skill probabilities and statistics and whether or not there is a black cloud floating over your head on the golf course the probability is that the more putts you start on the right line at the right speed the more that will go into the hole.

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

Extract from the book:

So if you are going to make a stroke error of 45 degrees which result would you rather see? A putt off-line by 7 degrees or 37 degrees? I’m sure you now agree with me that if you want to putt consistently along your intended Aimline you’d better learn to keep your putterface angle square to that line (the square face angle advantage of the pils vs. screen-door stroke should

Perfectly Square … Never! now be obvious). And if you have some free time Trying to get your putterface square what part of your stroke are you going to practice? at impact with a screen-door stroke is Right again: Spend at least four times more time like trying to be “exactly on-time.”

You can never do it. You’re either working on keeping the face angle square to your early or you’re late by a minute a sec-Aimline than you do on perfecting your stroke ond a millisecond or a nanosecond. If path (details in Chapter 12). your putterface is rotating through impact it’s almost always open or

4.9 The Very Important Impact Point closed and you will be penalized for being either one at impact (it’s just a Putter path is somewhat important to good putt- matter of how much). It will never be ing. Putterface angle is four times more important. square – and certainly never consis-And guess what? Your impact point – where you tently square when you need it! make contact with the ball – is even more important still!

The point of contact between your putter and the ball determines how much energy is transferred to the ball at the moment of impact. And the amount of energy your putts receive determines both how fast and far the balls will roll and how much your putts will break. Most golfers believe the distance their putts roll is determined strictly by the length and force of their swing. That’s true only if they transfer a consistent percentage of energy from putter to ball at impact. And that is seldom the case.

The Sweetspot

A common term in sports is “sweetspot.” Tennis players talk about hitting the sweetspot of the racquet; baseball players like to crack the ball on the sweetspot of the bat. Why? Because when contact is made there it feels good and maximum energy is transferred to the ball. The same is true for a putter in golf: The sweet-spot is that place where contact feels the most solid which eliminates all rotation and wobble of the putterhead at impact (Figure 4.9.1) and which transfers the maximum energy possible from the stroke to the ball. If you do everything correctly your impact point will be the sweetspot of your putter.

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

Extract from the book:

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Please start with the three pictures below. Understand that the point of these pictures is to get your arms and chest connected. You should understand the feeling of “being connected” before you try to incorporate this critical step into your golf swing. If you hold the club straight out in front of you, there will be a triangle formed between your arms and chest. Just focus on keeping the triangle between your arms and chest fixed. Just move your arms with your chest. When your chest stops rotating, your arms also stop. Please see the three pictures below and try it out. Turn to your right, then back around to your left, keeping the triangle between your arms and chest constant at all times.

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