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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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Thorndon Park Golf Course which was opened in 1920 was laid out by the world renowned course designer Harry Colt. Colt’s Essex strategic masterpiece is set within 240 acres of an Elizabethan deer park which was owned by the Petre Family. Its glorious tight fairways and fast draining soil are the envy of any course. Individual challenging holes gently undulate through the veteran woodlands dating back to the 13th Century.

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

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If your ball is sitting down in tall grass even if it’s close to the edge of the green the putter is the last club you want to use. Among the clubs that will work better are a 5-wood (small head rounded bottom good loft) a 3- or 5-iron even a wedge played well back in your stance. All these shots are shown in my Short Game Bible and all will work better from deep grass than putting.

Finally an important point to remember. For most golfers how you swing is more important than what you swing on shots like these. When Phil Mickelson and Payne Stewart played their off-the-green shots in the 1999 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 with ” back-in-their-stance” wedges – while most of the field played these same shots with 3-woods and putters – the differences were in the players not the clubs. You could have given Payne and Phil woods and putters and they still would have

350 Face Your Special Problems been playing in the last group on Sunday because they had become really good at these shots. They have practiced them over the years with many different clubs and they knew how to hit these shots. You must practice these shots with your putter (or whatever club) to find out when it will and when it won’t work for you. Simply choosing the right club won’t solve this problem if you don’t know how to hit it.

14.4 Putting on Slopes

Do you have difficulty stopping your uphill or downhill putts near the cup? Many golfers do and I think one reason is that how long a putt looks can be very deceiving on sloped surfaces. Just as 1 showed in Chapter 4 that a putterface swinging pure-in-line and square along the Aimline can appear to be rotating depending on where your eyes (or a camera lens) are located it is also true that the length of a sloping putt can appear to be different when viewed from different positions.

Look at the three 10-foot putts illustrated in Figure 14.4.1. While all three distances are the same from the balls to the holes they appear to be different when viewed by a golfer standing vertically over his ball in the address position. The discrepancies occur because in each case the eyes of the player are a different distance from the hole (even though the balls are not). The funny thing is that on uphill

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

Extract from the book:

Practice Tips more important skills.

After learning the benefits of lag putts between 50 and 60 feet) of some Tour pros we

• When you warm up before work with compared to our Scoring Game School play or go to the practice students. You can see that if the amateurs im green for a true practice session practice lag putting proved their lag patterns so they were closer to the first concentrating on stop-hole by a factor of two they would not only reduce ping all putts from more than their number of three-putts significantly but they 35 feet close enough to make also would increase their number of putts holed by the second putt a virtual tap a factor of four. (The percentage area of the hole in. You don’t need to sink relative to the lag pattern area changes by the long putts but you must get square of the lag-area radius.) So better lag putting them close enough so you al- not only reduces the number of three-putts but most never three-putt. also leads to more long putts holed (but still a rela

• Practice putts of intermediate length – 6 to 30 feet – tively small number). second and concentrate on rolling them at a speed that Don’ t Be Discouraged stops any that miss about 17

In mentioning some of the problems inherent in inches past the hole. putting (all of which will be explained in more un

• Finish your practice with putts derstandable detail in later chapters) I’ve thrown a of less than six feet focusing fair amount of information at you and we have yet only on rolling them into the to even begin examining the putting stroke. How- cup at a firm brisk pace. ever please don’t be discouraged about the com plexity of putting or the confusion you might be feeling right now. You need to understand the realities of putting so you’ll be more tolerant when unexplained things happen to you on the greens. You need to believe – no you need to know – that there is no net luck in putting no matter how your putts seem to be rolling bouncing or deflecting that day.

Once you understand the reality of the problems of the game and the often cruel statistical nature of its results you will be better prepared to proceed with your learning program which will lead to your improved putting. Always remain alert to the importance of immediate accurate reliable feedback and what it can do for your practice and on-course putting. So take heart and realize your better scores will come from more areas than simply improving your stroke mechanics. There’s much more to good putting than that physical stroke motion of yours.

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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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Here is a view from the front. The goal of this photo is to show that there is no lateral movement. Simply rotating your right shoulder around your spine.*Please note that you should NOT be cocking your wrists at the end of your backswing. While this may add a bit of power, it will totally throw off your timing. The results of a wrist cock are slices, hooks, fat shots, etc.

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