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Golf Lessons at Scarborough North Cliff Golf Club

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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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Scarborough North Cliff Golf Club

North Cliff Golf Club is situated 2 miles north of Scarborough, North Yorkshire, on the coastal road to Whitby. Although mainly a parkland course, it does have a cliff top start and finish. Stunning views of both the North Bay and Castle make this James Braid designed course both a delight and a challenge to play at any time of the year.The club currently has vacancies for all classes of membership, so if you are looking to join a friendly Club with great facilities at a reasonable price, then we would love to hear from you.Hole 7On the other hand if you are simply looking to take a short golfing break or perhaps just to play one round of golf, then North Cliff is the perfect venue.At 6493 yards with a SSS 72 North Cliff is testing for the low handicap player, yet is enjoyable for the mid to high handicap golfer.

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

Extract from the book:

6.4 Rhythm Has Benefits

Imagine that your putting stroke always moved at the same rhythm out of habit so you never had to think of it. Now the relationship of feel and touch to distance becomes simple. If your stroke always takes the same amount of time the only way to cover longer stroke lengths in that time would be to move your putter faster. Therefore longer swing lengths produce faster motions which roll putts farther. In other words the longer you swing your putter the longer your putts roll. There is never any thought of how “hard” to hit your putts or how “easy” to roll them. The only judgment required during your practice and preview swings is to judge the length of your stroke as it compares to the length of your putt.

Look at my two putting strokes in Figure 6.4.1. If you imagine the actual motion of these strokes can’t you just see each stroke rolling the ball distinctly different distances? I assure you both strokes took exactly the same amount of time. That time is based on my rhythm and if you measured it – from the top of my backswing to the end of my follow-through – you would find it swings at a

Stability and Rhythm: Two Artistic Fundamentals 137 cadence of 80 beats per minute or three-quarters of a second per through-stroke.

The results of this system – vertical-pendulum stroke mechanics swinging in a pendulum rhythm – are staggering in the simplicity they bring to putting. They reduce the complexity of calculations to judge the feel and touch for distance and completely eliminate the need to guess how hard or fast a stroke is necessary to roll your putt the perfect speed. They eliminate the forces required to keep the putter blade square to the Aimline. And perhaps best of all they eliminate the need for golfers to think about their strokes about what they should and shouldn’t be doing. Learning the mechanics of a vertical-pendulum motion then learning to use that motion at a rhythm compatible with your body eliminates most of the variables that screw up most golfers’ strokes.

Before finding your rhythm a proviso. Having that rhythm won ‘t do you much good if you don’t first develop a putting ritual (see section 5.10) because the two must work together: The ritual is performed at the cadence of your body rhythm so the ritual is a warm-up for the stroke rhythm. Your ritual is put to a count (based on the rhythm) and practiced often enough that you can perform it even when the pressure is on. So if you can remember how to count you can putt no matter what the circumstances.

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

Extract from the book:

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 77

The Simplest Pendulum

To examine the putting stroke of vertical pendulum A look at Figure 4.6.9 where the golfer’s hands hang vertically below his shoulders. On the left of this photo the attached putter hangs vertically below the hands which looks a bit strange. But stay with me. If the golfer now swings his arms straight hack along the line of this intended putt lets them relax and then swings them through – guided simply by the force of gravity – the putterface would swing perfectly along the line of this putt (Figure 4.6.9A’). This path is purely in-line along the Aimline just like pendulum A with no side forces or path curvature.

By starting with the putterface square to the line and using this pure-in-line stroke the ball would have to start rolling on that line. The pendulum swings this way because gravity is the only force acting on the stroke: There are no rotating forces to turn the putterface away from the target line and no side forces to push the putter off the straight Aimline path.

Now imagine a minor modification to this putter a lightweight but much longer face (Figure 4.6.9A`’). With this change the putter would still swing perfectly in-line beneath the shoulders and there still is nothing to cause rotation or circular motion in the stroke. In Figure 4.6.9A’ we’ve added a lightweight but rigid connection from the grip to the putterface near its toe. Assuming this connection is truly lightweight and doesn’t change the putter’s balance the swing path still would not change still would not rotate and would naturally continue to swing in-line along the straight line path beneath the shoulders.

Finally having seen how this putter swings with both shafts now look what happens when the vertical part of the shaft is removed in Figure 4.6.9A”. By removing the original vertical shaft (which hung under the hands) and the back of the putterface we have turned this into a normal-looking putter which still swings in a pure-in-line path as before. This face (again assuming the putter was balanced perfectly) will not rotate open or closed and will not swing or curve around the body. The natural swinging motion of this putter will be purely in-line along a line exactly parallel to his shoulder line. In other words this putter path will track right down the Aimline the intended line of the putt.

4.7 A Pure-In-Line Stroke Keeps the Putterface Square

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Golf Swing Tips

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

Extract from the book:

Golf Tuition Scarborough North Cliff Golf Club

The chest and shoulders shouldn’t be turning, unless your arms are turning with them. In other words, you want to start your swing with a shoulder turn, but your arms should start swinging at EXACTLY the same time. They are an extension. They are connected. Furthermore, your arms shouldn’t be swinging unless your chest is rotating. Don’t start swinging your arms without starting the shoulder turn. They are connected. Your left elbow remains locked throughout the entire swing. When you complete your shoulder turn, your arms should stop as well. The goal will be to have your left arm exactly parallel to the ground. Your elbow is still locked. When it gets there…STOP. Do not continue to swing your arms.

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