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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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Stonehaven Golf Club lies on the Braes of Cowie, overlooking the North Sea and Stonehaven town, some 15 miles south of Aberdeen. Though the course is short (par 66 and 5103 yards), it sets a stiff challenge for all standards of golfer.

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

Extract from the book:

Five Nonphysical Building Blocks: Touch Feel Attitude Routine and Ritual 127

5.8 The Preview Stroke

Once you see and feel the perfect practice stroke you must believe that if you re peat it exactly you will make the putt. If you don’t believe this make a few more practice swings. Only after you have seen what you believe to be your perfect practice stroke – what I call the “preview stroke” – can your mind’s eye know exactly what you want for your real stroke. This combination of vision feel and belief will give you the confidence to repeat that preview stroke as your real stroke. And that is how you hole putts.

Jack Nicklaus (Figure 5.8.1) once beat Tom Weiskopf in the final round to win a tournament. Although Tom had hit the ball better from tee to green all day Jack had holed an unusually large number of putts including one on the final hole to settle the matter. After it was all over Torn commented to Jack “You knew you were going to make that putt before you putted it didn’t you?”

Jack replied “No I didn’t. But I believed I would. That’s no different than for all the other putts I hit today and every other day though. I don’t putt until I think I’m ready to make it. Do you? And if you don’t then why the hell do you putt it?”

That s classic Jack and dead on target. If you don’ t have a clear idea of the feel and touch of the stroke needed to make the putt then you aren’t ready to putt. It sounds simple and obvious but of the thousands of golfers I ‘ve taught putting to very few stand over the ball fully believing in their ability to hole the putt. Most golfers are thinking about their stroke mechanics thinking negative thoughts about missing or three-putting or doubting their aim. Is it any wonder they miss? Not to me.

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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 105 right or wrong way to hold a putter for all golfers. But there is a best way for each golfer to hold his or her putter. This best way will lead to making the best stroke the greatest percentage of the time.

The grip that makes it easiest for most people to produce a pure-in-line stroke is the parallel-palms grip (Figure 4.10.15). By parallel I mean the palms and the backs of both hands are parallel to the putterface which means they are perpendicular to the intended putt-line. Most golfers’ arms hang naturally in this parallel position they find it equally natural to swing their arms hack and through perpendicular to their shoulder line (Figure 4.10.16) and this motion is both easy to repeat and promotes a consistent position through impact. However if it proves uncomfortable for you try putting your hands on your putter shaft in the same positions that they hang naturally (without manipulation) under your shoulders (Figure 4.10.17).

Many other grips are possible including the “open palm ” “left-hand-low ” “claw ” “fingertip ” and “equal-pressure” grips. How to best use these and other grips will be discussed in section 11.6 along with how you can develop the best grip for your putting stroke.

Lower-Body Motion and Looking

Almost all golfers unknowingly move their bodies during the putting stroke. Sometimes a lot usually just a little but almost always some which tells me it must be extremely difficult to eliminate (at least without hours and hours of practice). Try rotating your lower body around your spine in your putting address position and you will see it turns your upper body as well (especially your shoulders arms and putter) because your upper body is sitting on the lower (Figure 4.10.18). This also rotates your putterface angle adding an unknown uncontrollable and unwanted variable to the starting line of your putts.

Rotation isn’t the only lower-body motion to avoid. Some golfers sway back and forth as they putt (Figure 4.10.19). They probably don’t know they’re doing it but the ball doesn’t care what you do or don’t know. One forward inch of sway during a stroke will move your ball about one foot on the green. And that ‘s a foot you probably did not plan on.

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 107

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

Extract from the book:

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As you can see in the image to the left, the back remains straight while bending over to the ball. All of the bending is done at the hips. Bending at the waist and keeping a straight back will promote great ball flight and consistency. The relationship between the arms and chest has not changed.

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