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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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Belonging to an American Golf country club is about golf and so much more. Our golf courses will challenge your game and our active golf communities will keep you playing. When not on the course, you and your family can take advantage of our many other amenities such as tennis courts, swimming pools, fitness facilities, dining rooms and even spas. We invite you to make one of our country clubs your home away from home.

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

Extract from the book:

6.7 All Good Putters Have Good Rhythm

There’s nothing good about “hitting” your putts. Using a hit is disastrous under pressure while trying to control distance with a hit stroke requires providing a different amount of force and a different rhythm to every putt totally eliminating consistency. There is no way a player can anticipate executing a different stroke on every putt on every green as well as an equally talented person can learn to execute the same stroke at the same rhythm changing only the length of the swing.

Look at the color photographs (see insert in the center) of some of the best putters in the world. From George Archer and Ben Crenshaw probably the two best ever to Brad Faxon Loren Roberts Lee Janzen Dave Stockton Bob Charles and Phil Mickelson each has a beautiful smooth flowing and – most important – rhythmic putting stroke. Each one has a rhythm that tends to be the same day after day week after week year in and year out for all of their putts. if you think these guys are just lucky when they putt then you haven’ t watched them. They all have reasonably good mechanical stroke actions (although none are perfect) so their putters remain stable through impact. And they all have great rhythm. Even on their bad putting days they almost make most of their putts burning the edges of the cups. The reason for their consistency? Rhythm.

Rhythm is the glue of these great strokes but these guys don’t own the patent on rhythm. As you will see in section 11.3 anyone can improve his or her rhythm and I’ve never seen anyone who hasn’t putted better for it. Good setup alignment touch feel green-reading and stroke mechanics are all necessary for good putting. But without a constant and repeatable rhythm preferably one that is in sync with the natural cadence of your body you will never become a great putter. Never. And that’s a fact.

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7.1 Houston – We Have a Problem

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

Extract from the book:

I’m fairly sure there are almost as many different putting paths as there are golfers. And it seems there are as many ways to stand over (address) a putt too. Even for the same golfer each day’s stroke path seems to he different from the last with some golfers changing their paths from straight to breaking putts and changing again from a right-to-left breaker to a left-to-right breaker. Common sense should tell you that changing this often can’t be a good idea; my putting mantra – “simpler is better” – guarantees that the more different putting strokes you employ the worse your problems on the green.

The most practiced putting fundamental is the putter path. However my testing shows that path is actually one of the least significant factors in good putting. Yet when I ask golfers on the practice green what they are working on the most common answer is always “the path of my putter.”

The direction that the putter is moving at the moment of impact has very little influence on the starting direction of a putt: Assuming you make contact on the putter’s sweetspot the degree of influence is only about 17 percent (Figure 4.6.1). That means if the putterface is square to the intended starting line and the putter moves across that line at a 10-degree angle as it makes contact the ball will start only 1.7 degrees off-line (17 percent times 10 degrees equals 1.7 degrees).

So you can make a large error in your stroke path and see only a small error in the starting line of your putt. Another way to think of it is this: On a dead-straight five-foot putt your path could travel along a line aimed 13 inches left of the hole center and the ball would still hit the left edge (Figure 4.6.2) assuming you hit the sweetspot and everything else about your stroke was perfect.

As you will see in section 4.8 putterface angle has more effect on the line a pull starts on than does the putter path. But golfers practice putter path because

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 73 it’s easier for them to see their friends (from whom they take advice) can see it and they don’t know what else to practice. I guess it’s not too hard to understand why their putting doesn’t improve.

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

Extract from the book:

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Notice that the left elbow is still locked at this point. The elbow is just crossing the imaginary line that you have created between your eyes and your belly button. Remember, try to stop your elbow at this point. This is the point where your wrists will start to flip through the ball.Also notice the angle between the left arm and the club shaft is almost the same as it was at setup.

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