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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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Saffron Walden Golf Club is pleased to welcome Societies and Corporate golf events on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays all through the year.The quality and the challenge of our course is well known and appreciated throughout the area. In addition to this fundamental attraction we also provide an excellent bar and catering facility to enhance the enjoyment of your visit. Click ‘society packages’ link to review the menus available.We also have an excellent, well stocked Pro-shop run by Philip Davis our resident professional with his team of assistant professionals and retail assistants.For those societies who are making return visits ( and nearly all do return ) the warm friendly atmosphere of the club makes it easy for them to turn up and play with the mimimum of fuss, but for first time visitors we provide nominated club members to act as dedicated contact points for the day to ensure that any lack of familiarity with the club does not mar the enjoyment of the visit

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

Extract from the book:

Look at the illustration of two lag-putt patterns in (Figure 14.2.1) for 60-foot putts. The pattern on the left is typical for golfers in the 20- to 25-handicap range while the pattern on the right represents a typical lag-putt pattern for 5- to 10handicap players. The pattern size for the lower-handicap players is about half

Face Your Special Problems 347 that of the higher-handicapper’s pattern. This improvement while only by a factor of two drastically reduces the frequency of three-putting for these players.

How great is this improvement? It ‘s between three and five shots per round. And there is an additional benefit too. If you can decrease the size of your lag-putt pattern by a factor of two you’ll make four times as many of those putts. Decrease the pattern size by a factor of three and you’ll hole nine times more putts. (The probability of lag putts finding the hole is proportional to the ratio of the hole radius to the radius of your lag-putt pattern squared.) Although this won’t change your score as much as eliminating your three-putts (because the probability of making these long putts is small to begin with) it ‘s always nice to hole a long one now and then.

As I have asked you to do several times in this book it’s time again to measure something about your game. The question is: Do you have a three-putting problem? Do you three-putt on average more than once per round? If you do that qualifies as a problem. Keep track of your three-putts on your scorecard at the same time you mark your above (A) and below (B) putting misses. Count up your total number of three-putts over 10 rounds add them all together divide by 10 and come up with your average number of three-puns per round. Compare this number with one three-putt every four rounds of golf which is what the touring professionals average.

You don’t have to three-putt often. I’ve worked with PGA Tour players who ( when putting well) three-putt only five to 10 times all year while playing 72 holes almost every week on some of the most difficult courses and greens in the world. How do you think they do it? They practice hard hit their puns consistently solidly on the sweetspot and convert their short putts. If they can do it you can too.

348 Face Your Special Problems

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

Extract from the book:

The True Roller

After about 24 years of research I’ve determined that the easiest way to putt (notice I say “easiest ” not “easy”) is to roll putts from the True Roller. As shown in Figure 3.2.1 you can see that there’s no stroke at all: Simply aim the True Roller and then release the ball from the height required to provide it with the necessary speed. Looks easy right? The True Roller never pulls or pushes putts its backstroke never moves inside or outside the line so you might think it would he unbelievably easy to make putts using it. But it’s not that easy because you still have to know where to aim it and how fast and how far to roll the ball.

The True Roller is the easiest way to putt because it is as simple as starting the ball on the right line (in the right direction) and at the right speed. But that doesn’t mean it is easy. I know because I use it all the time in my research to determine the right speed and the right line and it can take me many tries to find the perfect release point and direction. But once I’ve got them I can roll the same putt exactly the same way over and over and over again. And ultimately that’s what you want your putting stroke to do. So the True Roller is as close to the ideal as I’ve found.

Shooting Pool

Not quite as easy as the ‘true Roller but fairly close is rolling the ball as if you are shooting pool. In Figure 3.2.2 I ‘m demonstrating this technique on a practice putting green. l’ve actually putted like this a number of times on a number of dif ferent greens and grass types because it proved to me just how important speed is to good putting. When “pool putting ” starting the ball on the chosen line is sim ple but it doesn’t help you choose the line and giving the ball the proper speed is just as difficult as it is when standing up and using your putter. Again this is not a method I think the USGA should allow. I’m merely explaining that it’s not nearly as easy as you might expect it to be. (If you don ‘t believe me get a pool cue and try using it on some breaking putts on your practice green.) Just as with the True

Roller you have to find the right speed if you hope to make anything.

Both of these methods are easier than other types of putting because they remove or at least reduce the difficulty of starting the ball on the desired line. But the pool method for sure (and to a certain extent the True Roller) is just as difficult as most other methods in transferring the correct speed to the ball.

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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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