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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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Telford Golf Club is situated in a Sutton Heights area of Telford, close to the A442. If you are approaching Telford from the M54 leave the motorway at Junction 5 and follow signs for the A442 in the direction of Kidderminster. The golf club is well signposted as you begin to leave Telford heading towards Kidderminster.

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

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The subconscious very often is aware of body movement so it compensates slowing the hands and arms so the ball won ‘t roll too far. That might he an acceptable compensation except that body motion is neither repeatable nor consistent so the subconscious doesn’t know what to expect from one putt to the next.

296 Improve Your Stroke Mechanics

A common result is the unexpectedly weak putt that either doesn’t make it to the hole or breaks dramatically to the low side. If you have this problem or suspect that your hips rotate or slide as you putt practice putting with your hips against a doorjamb (Figure 12.5.4). Just as with the hair drill above it won’t take you long to learn how it feels to not move your hips.

Stand in Cement

Here’s a way to solve all of your lower-body motion problems but it will work only if you have a good imagination and react to visualization. Stand over a putt and imagine that your lower body – from feet to hips – is inside a barrel filled with cement. Then imagine that the cement has hardened solid as a rock. If this image is vivid enough you won’t be able to move your lower body (Figure 12.5.5) when you putt. Try this on a practice green and I’ll bet you leave the first putt short. (I accomplish the same effect in our schools by holding the student’s body still.) Keeping the lower body still robs golfers of power they never knew they were giving to their putts so they leave them short until they learn to putt without the extra motion.

Balance Board if your hips slide forward or away from the hole during the stroke try making putting strokes while standing on a balance board (Figure 12.5.6) keeping it bal

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

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Body Power

In the previous chapter I talked about body putting something rarely seen among the pros because it’s a bad thing to do. Your body is large and the big muscles of the chest back and legs are strong particularly when compared to the small amounts of power needed to roll a ball on the fast surface of a putting green. Still many golfers put too much of their body into the stroke rotating the lower body sliding the lower body toward the hole or moving the upper body away from the hole (Figure 4.5.2). All these motions are unintentional (at least I hope so) but they still produce unwanted power and directional instability.

For example I estimate that for every inch the body moves toward the target during the putting stroke the ball moves an additional foot on the green. And rotating the lower body not only adds power it also causes the putterface to rotate from open to closed.

Putting is a game in which delicate feel and touch create exactly the right speed and break of your putts. When you’re trying to be precise body power causes nothing but trouble.

School students turn (top) slide (middle) and reverse (bottom) their bodies during their putting stroke motions.

The final power source is the best power source the gentle swinging of the arms (which also involves the shoulders). Think about a grandfather clock in which the pendulum swings back and forth with a gentle constant rhythmic motion. Now imagine your arms are connected at your shoulders at one end and at the putter at the other end forming a triangle as shown in Figure 4.5.3. Imagine letting this triangle become the pendulum of a grandfather clock (Figure 4.5.4) swinging back and forth with the same gentle constant motion. This is what I call a pendulum putting stroke and it’s the best stroke I know because it is the most easily repeatable and predictable (plus additional benefits as you will soon see).

A pendulum stroke works under pressure because adrenaline-filled muscles don’t get to determine how far the ball rolls. In this stroke putting speed and roll are determined solely by the length of the stroke motion. As a result if you practice controlling speed this way you can be sure that it will work on the course and under pressure the same way. And that’s what you want.

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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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