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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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Situated 200 yards from the Junction 1 of the M5 motorway, this well established and prestigious private members club creates the complete golfing experience for those who appreciate tradition and excellence in quality surroundings.

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

Extract from the book:

That’s why you want to determine your natural putting rhythm first. And remember it.

11.4 Create and Commit to Your Ritual

As explained back in Chapter 5 putting routine and putting ritual are two different things. The routine is creating all the information and getting comfortable with the stroke. The ritual is the “get ready get set go” that creates the rhythm and cadence of your backswing and follow-through. Your ritual is actually the first part of your stroke. It is a series of physical motions – made in your natural body rhythm – that immediately precede the making of the stroke. Your ritual should always be composed of the same physical motions executed in the same sequence and at the same rhythm (therefore taking exactly the same amount of time every time) before every putt you make on and off the course (under the heat of competition as well as in all your practice).

The purpose of the ritual is to get your mind and body into the automatic (subconscious control) mode. Executing your ritual on the golf course under pressure the same way you’ve done thousands of times before on the practice green and at home on your carpet lets your subconscious know both what you’re going to do and when you’re going to do it. It removes the necessity for any thinking or decision-making before or during the execution of your stroke.

The ritual should take less than five seconds. Why? Because you will have just seen and felt your preview (perfect) stroke and you lose about 30 percent of that feel within eight seconds after creating it. (And it will have taken you about three seconds to get set in your final putting address position after finalizing your preview stroke to be ready to start your ritual.)

You Must Move Your Body

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

Extract from the book:

But there’s yet another problem with forearm rotation: it feels natural. Even Tour professionals don’t realize they’re doing it and when I tell them to stop they usually say “What do you mean I’m not rotating my arms! ” But of course they are. And like the pros most golfers don’ t mean to do it and if you ask them don’t think they are. But they are and you probably are too. Which is too bad because forearm rotation makes putting more difficult more inconsistent and less effective.

You’ll have to wait until Chapter 13 to learn how to stop rotating your forearms. For now however make a mental note that you will stop making this destructive motion. It will be one of your challenges in improving your putting and a crucial one.

Body Power

In the previous chapter I talked about body putting something rarely seen among the pros because it’s a bad thing to do. Your body is large and the big muscles of the chest back and legs are strong particularly when compared to the small amounts of power needed to roll a ball on the fast surface of a putting green. Still many golfers put too much of their body into the stroke rotating the lower body sliding the lower body toward the hole or moving the upper body away from the hole (Figure 4.5.2). All these motions are unintentional (at least I hope so) but they still produce unwanted power and directional instability.

For example I estimate that for every inch the body moves toward the target during the putting stroke the ball moves an additional foot on the green. And rotating the lower body not only adds power it also causes the putterface to rotate from open to closed.

Putting is a game in which delicate feel and touch create exactly the right speed and break of your putts. When you’re trying to be precise body power causes nothing but trouble.

School students turn (top) slide (middle) and reverse (bottom) their bodies during their putting stroke motions.

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

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Wrap your right fingers lightly around the handle of the club Alternative to the interlock grip (The overlap grip)

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