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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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Shoreham Golf Club

This beautiful 18 hole, par 72, parkland course was founded in 1973 by Michael Cross and has for many years been considered to be one of the best pay and play courses in the South East of England. It is set in gently undulating, picturesque countryside in an ‘area of outstanding natural beauty’ and offers a challenge to all standards of golfers.Our comfortable Clubhouse offers a wide range of facilities for both golfers, function organisers and their guests.

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

Extract from the book:

No matter what grip you use it is extremely important that it be installed squarely and correctly not the slightest bit crooked or twisted which would create an incorrect face angle at impact even if your hands were positioned perfectly square to the Aimline. (And if you get used to a crooked grip realize that it’s also almost impossible to replace it in the same crooked position when it wears out.)

There is no one perfect grip for every golfer but for every golfer there is a perfect grip. It may take a little while for you to find yours but it ‘s time well spent.

Head Weight

The head design of the putter you select should he compatible with your ability to align it hit it solidly and have a good feel for distance with it. Heavier putterheads encourage golfers to swing more slowly sometimes leaving putts short; however heavier heads are good if your hands tend to be overactive during the stroke. Lighter putters give golfers with pendulum strokes a better feel for distance because they can make a large swing without rolling the ball too far; but in the hands of a golfer with a handsy stroke a lighter head can be a disaster.

Establish Your Practice Framework 257

If you suffer from the putting yips try a putter with extreme weight in both the head and the shaft. While not a cure it can help smooth out a yippy stroke allowing you to get through impact and keep playing and having fun while working on the problem (discussed in section 14.9).

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

Extract from the book:

The Screen Door

For many years Harvey Penick one the game’s greatest teachers taught that the putter should swing open on the backswing and swing closed on the follow-through like a screen door as it moved around a player ‘s body (Figure 4.6.3). He believed that the natural stroke path should move to the inside on the backswing (around a motionless body) and back to the inside on the follow-through. He taught many golfers to become great players including my good friends Tom Kite and Ben Crenshaw and his screen-door concept has been the generally accepted way to putt throughout most of the 50 years I’ve been playing this game.

It was how I wanted to putt back when I thought I had a chance to have a playing career. However despite my tremendous admiration for Mr. Penick and his teaching accomplishments (which are legendary) and my own efforts to copy his opening and closing “screen-door” method my more recent research has proven that while this stroke can be effective the screen door is neither the best nor the simplest way to swing a putter.

Three Pendulums

In my first book on putting Putt Like the Pros which was published about 10 years ago I pointed out that a pure-in-line stroke path along the Aimline was the easiest most natural and best putter path to use (Figure 4.6.4). However it turns out that many golfers including some golf professionals never read or understood the concepts that determined this to be a natural motion and continue to believe and teach that the putter should swing around the body in the screen-door semicircular motion as shown in Figure 4.6.5. To understand why the in-line stroke motion is the simplest way to putt you must first understand the mechanics of the way pendulums swing. Three pendu

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 75 lums are illustrated in Figure 4.6.6. Each is swinging from a fixed point with pendulum A swinging vertically below its suspension point describing a back-andforth in-line path along a straight line. Pendulum B is swinging at a 20-degree angle to the vertical supported by a small force shown by arrow B and describing a curved path around the spot directly below its suspension point. Pendulum C is swinging at the opposite 20-degree angle supported by arrow C in a curved motion in the opposite direction around the spot below its suspension point.

All three pendulums are describing pure pendulum motions (the pendulum rhythm will be discussed in section 6.3) which occur in a gravitational field such as that found on Earth. But only pendulum A swings with gravity helping to determine its straight in-line path without any rotation or curvature of the swing path. As you can see both pendulums B and C require outside forces to keep them moving in circular motions.

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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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Position the golf ball in the manner previously described, then stand straight up. Your knees are not locked, but they are close to locked. Your back is perfectly straight. Your chest should be out. It won’t feel right to have your back straight and chest protruding. It will look and feel “exaggeratedâ€