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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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Thorney Park is proud of its reputation as a friendly and welcoming club placing great emphasis on all golfers feeling at home the moment they arrive. We have also built a reputation for our superb food & beverage department with a menu to cater for all your needs. Society Golfers are welcome seven days a week at Thorney Park. Weekends are restricted until after11 o’clock in the off season and midday in high season

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

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Until now every one of the 15 building blocks I ‘ve discussed is something that once you’ve worked on it in practice should not require much thought on the golf course. They are all skills that once practiced get into the subconscious and begin to work automatically.

Finding the correct line can become an instinctive result from green-reading; stroke mechanics can be grooved in practice so they become automatic; and your setup should be committed to habit and become automatically controlled by your subconscious also.

But speed? Well that ‘s different. Every putt is a new experience. You ‘ve never putted this exact putt under these conditions at your present age at this exact moment before. You’ve never faced exactly this break on exactly this green at this green speed at precisely this distance from the hole. And because everything is new controlling the speed of your puns will always require every bit of your focus and attention. In fact ball tracks (which include your Aimlines and speeds) are just about the only thing you should think about when putting.

At the beginning of this chapter 1 said that speed is important enough to be the number-one principle in putting. Now you know why. It is the one element that you should think about with intense full-bore flat-out focus in the form of ball tracks every time you putt.

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9.1 Are You a Real Golfer?

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

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I’ve seen photographs of Locke from which 1 can imagine that his stroke traveled on an in-to-out path with the putterface slightly closed through impact (Fig

Methods of Putting 45 ure 3.5.5). Such a stroke motion would make one think he was trying to hook puns and he may have actually put a very small amount of initial hook spin on his longer putts (his stroke proved both very consistent and very successful – Locke’s putting prowess was legendary). But I’m sure his putts were not spinning to the left or downward when they found the hole. They rolled in just like other golfers’ putts except they may have done so more consistently than any other player of his time. (In section 4.9 you’ll learn that the surface of the green takes all the spin off a putt within the first 20 percent of its roll.)

Bobby Locke was a great putter but his putts did not hook into the hole. preparing to roll a putt.

The Cut Stroke

While there’s no such thing as hooking putts it is possible to cut across the path of one’s putts which is precisely what Chi Chi Rodriguez did while winning more than 30 tournaments in his career. Chi Chi actually putted fairly well in the early years of his career consistently cutting across the ball by swinging the putterhead outside-to-inside across the line (Figure 3.5.6). But his putting failed him later on because a cut stroke makes putting more complex than it needs to be.

It takes a talented athlete like Chi Chi to swing his putter to the left while holding the face open to the right and successfully make his ball go straight. But even he couldn’t do it all the time which is why I think he would have won quite a few more tournaments had he grooved and owned a simpler stroke. (Don’t think the cut stroke spins putts enough to make them slice across the green. The friction of the grass takes all spin off of putts the same as with hook-stroke putts.)

Another unusual – I wouldn’t go so far as to call it unique – putting style was put to good use for many years by Billy Casper. He locked his arms against his stomach and powered his putts purely by hinging his wrists (Figure 3.5.7). Once again Casper no longer uses this method and steers others away from it saying that it took far more time patience and practice to keep sharp than the pendulum stroke that is now popular among Tour pros.

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

Extract from the book:

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Hold the club steady with your right hand, and place left hand underneath the club as shown. The first joint of the left forefinger should be directly on the bottom of the handle, as well as the last joint of your left pinky. Once you have placed your palm on top of the club, do the same with your left thumb. Place it directly on top of the handle of the club. Next, interlock the left forefinger, and the right pinky. Nudge your right hand all the way towards the bottom of the grip. Now again, wrap the right palm all the way around the top of the grip. Don’t hold the grip of the club in your right palm. You should be able to cover up your left thumb with your right palm if you’ve done it correctly. You’ll see another V-shape being made where your right thumb and right forefinger meet. As a check, this V should be pointing directly at your right shoulder. If it doesn’t point at your right shoulder, rotate your hand on the grip so that it does. Your fingers should be giving the club most of the support it needs, NOT your palms.

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