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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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Shirley Park Golf Club

Shirley Park Golf Club is only one mile from the busy centre of Croydon with a large public park on one side and the wooded Shirley Hills on the other. So when you play golf at Shirley Park you are surrounded by the Surrey countryside.Our generous fairways and undulating greens accommodate all levels of handicap golf and we are proud of our reputation for being one of the most hospitable golf clubs in Surrey.But don’t let pleasant surroundings dull your senses, mature oak trees and occasional ravines present a challenge for concentration and golf club selection. Especially when you arrive at the 7th tee to be confronted by one of the best short golf holes in Surrey

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

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The final step in your elimination of putterface rotation should be use of the Truthboard (Figure 12.4.7) an aluminum ramp that is dead-flat so a putt can roll dead-straight on it. After you adjust the Truthboard to be precisely level (a level vial by the hole measures this) it provides a perfect surface on which to practice three-foot putts – no break to misread no footprints no spike marks no poorly fixed pitch marks to affect the roll. When your putt is struck with a square face angle the ball will roll straight up the ramp and into the hole. If your face angle is bad at impact the ball will roll off-line and miss the hole. The Truthboard is

Improve Your Stroke Mechanics 291 designed to provide immediate accurate reliable feedback about your putter-face at impact. It reports nothing but the truth (by assuring perfect alignment at address it ingrains a noncompensating stroke) and you can learn from that. Set up the Truthboard with the hole at full size and level the board (adjust one leg until the level vial bubble is centered). Install toe-line tape to make sure you stand the correct distance from the ball set your metronome to beep at your natural body-rhythm cadence and use your preview stroke and ritual before every putt.

After making sure your putterface is square to start every stroke roll putts firmly enough to hit the back of the hole before dropping in (they should produce a “double-click” sound back and in). This assures optimum putting speed through the lumpy donut. Hold each finish for five metronome beats. The Truthboard drill progresses in stages as you improve your skill and ability to strike putts squarely. Drills at each level take about 15 minutes each day and proceed as follows:

Stage 1: Putt 30 putts per session until you make all 30 in a row. Stage 2: Putt 30 putts each session rolling every other putt with your eyes closed listening for the double click. Stay in Stage 2 until you hole 30 in a row.

Stage 3: After making 30 in a row 15 with your eyes closed add pro hole reducers (Figure 12.4.8) to make the target less than three inches wide. Putt at the pro level until you make 30 in a row every other one with your eyes closed.

Stage 4: Add super-pro hole reducers making the hole smaller still. When you make 30 in a row half with your eyes closed your three-foot stroke will be PGA Tour-quality. Once you achieve Stage 4 super-pro ability only periodic maintenance will be required thereafter.

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

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Now how do you do this? By far the most important thing in your mind prior to the putting stroke should be an image in your mind’s eye of the stroke you want to make. This should he a clear picture – based on your observations reading of the green and knowledge of the conditions – first of what the putt is going to do and then how you are going to stroke it so it does exactly that. The subconscious sees this stroke image and uses it to tell the body what to do. Obviously you want this image to be of a good stroke and to be clear strong and proper so it gets the right idea to the body about executing a good putting stroke.

The importance of this image is something we deal with in depth in our schools. We go to great lengths to get golfers to see and feel in their mind’s eye what their perfect strokes are going to be like before they try to make them. Because once you see and know exactly what you are trying to do and have a clear picture of it in your mind’s eye it is so much easier to do it.

The basic idea is to keep your conscious mind busy seeing your perfect stroke during your practice swings as a way to build your confidence and form a clear picture in your mind’s eye. Once you see and feel how you want to stroke your putt the trick becomes simply keeping your conscious mind busy and out of the way (for example thinking about your preshot ritual) so your subconscious can do its thing. Our procedure for developing this skill and our recommended drills and practice techniques to ingrain it are detailed in Chapters 11 and 13.

4.13 The Best Way to Putt

A quick review. The easiest way to roll balls at controlled speeds on your intended line is to use a True Roller. Mechanically the simplest way to swing a putter along your Aimline is to straddle the line and use a croquet-style putting stroke.

But the best legal way to putt is to take a perfectly fit putter and aim it accurately from a square setup with your feet knees hips shoulder and eye flow-lines aligned parallel-left of your Aimline; put your eyes vertically over the line and your hands vertically under your shoulders; then stroke your putt solidly on the sweetspot with a dead-hands pure-in-line stroke keeping your putterface square to the Aimline (Figure 4.13.1). In the next few chapters you ‘ll learn that if you

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 111 make this stroke in your own body rhythm following a perfect routine and ritual sequence with good touch and feel and play the correct amount of break then you’ve got it.

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Golf Swing Tips

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

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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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