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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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Sturminster Marshall Golf Club is truly “Dorset’s Little Gem”. 9 holes with 2 sets of tees. Sturminster Marshall offers a good challenge for the average golfer whilst being not too difficult for the learner. Set amongst mature trees and a couple of lakes Sturminster Marshall is truly rural in setting while being easily accessible from a number of main roads. The course is signposted from the A350 Poole- Blandford road when you arrive in the village of Sturminster Marshall.

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

Extract from the book:

Just like the “Killer-Downhiller” situation discussed above being aware of the problem should help you concentrate on doing the right things to avoid it. Anything that distracts you from focusing on and starting your putts along your Aimline at the proper speed will degrade your putting and must he avoided. So remember orient your stroke to your Aimline during indoor drills and keep your focus during your ritual on the Elevated Aimline during outdoor practice. Once you form a habit of starting all putts on your Aimline “facing-putts” will no longer be a problem for you.

14.9 Yipping the Short Putts

Short putts always have been and always will be missed on occasion. When the ball is within six feet of the hole it’s probably sitting in a footprint. And because it’s so close you know it has to be rolled slowly to the hole. Then there’s the lumpy donut to roll through. This combination of difficulties is why so many short putts are missed.

And not just by amateurs. Fine professionals like Doug Sanders (1970 British Open) Scott Hoch (1989 Masters) and Ed Sneed (1979 Masters) have missed very short putts that cost them the chance to win a major championship (Figure 14.9.1).

Misses happen. Blowing a short putt does not mean you have a problem with short putts. More important it does not mean that you have the “yips.”

However if you consistently miss short putts because you flinch or yip during your stroke you have a problem. And if you know you’re going to miss even be fore you putt then you do indeed have the yips.

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

Extract from the book:

The skill bases for your touch and feel (green-reading will be discussed in Chapter 7) are intermingled in your mind. They are also intermingled in that they have a combined effect on putting results. But each is a separate skill which can be learned and developed over time.

Touch is in your head but it begins with knowing what your putt looks like and remembering (knowing based on past experience) how much power (the size or intensity of stroke) was required in the past for similar putts. Touch is an acquired skill based on past experiences. It resides in your memory bank and plays a part in creating the mind’s-eye picture of the size of stroke you need.

Before you can develop a good feel for a putt you need to have a good idea for how long it is and how much power will be required to roll it the proper speed and distance: In other words you need to have touch. Given that feel for the putt involves having a good idea of how to apply the power which will be needed to roll the ball at the optimum speed along that line to allow it to break into the hole. Having good feel for a putt is having the idea or picture in your mind’s eye of how the stroke will look and feel in both rhythm and intensity as it rolls the ball to the hole. So a part of feel is in your head. Feel also involves a kinesthetic awareness for the violence (or nonviolence) of your swing and knowing the physical sensation to expect at impact including the vibrations that will travel up the shaft after the putter strikes the ball. It is based on the feel of your collected experience from thousands of swings you’ve made on previous putts and the results they produced. This feel is produced in your nerve endings fingers arms and shoulders in the muscles of all of these entities as well as in your brain and memory.

Is one part of feel more important than any other? I don’t know. But more to the point I’m not sure I care. Because I do know that all these factors are necessary for good putting and the end result feel ultimately is experiential. You’ve got to do it lots of times to learn it and know it.

Feel is knowing how to do it touch is knowing what to do. A golfer with good touch can have a had day physically when his body simply can ‘t execute what his brain knows he should do. On a day like this we’d say his feel is off. This golfer will be frustrated because he doesn’t seem to be able to do what he knows he can and needs to do. Compare that to a golfer with poor touch: He can have great feel and still never make a putt because if you choose the wrong speed yet roll it perfectly at that speed the results still won ‘t be very good. So poor-touch golfers are more likely to get bewildered than frustrated (Figure 5.2.1).

Five Nonphysical Building Blocks: Touch Feel Attitude Routine and Ritual 115

5.3 Realities of Touch and Feel

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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 right elbow becomes locked now as the right arm continues to swing. As you can see the right wrist has started to roll on top of the left wrist. The left elbow is now closer to the body, and is able to bend. The left elbow cannot be completely stopped at the imaginary line, but just a hesitation is enough to let your hands swing through the ball. Notice that the triangle is still present.

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