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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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Welcome to Thorpe Hall Golf Club, where the course affords an excellent test of golf, where catering skills are a speciality and last but not least where staff are very pleased to be at your service to ensure an enjoyable day at this premier course in Essex – I am sure that you will not be disappointed.

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

Extract from the book:

Don’t think learning is difficult. Learning how to aim is entirely instinctive once the golfer receives proper feedback (and he or she stops aiming based on where putts are missed). Learning how to make a pure-in-line-square stroke isn’t difficult. Nor is learning to keep the putterface from rotating open and closed. Becoming aware of how putts break isn’t difficult. Something many people never realize (and not just in golf but in school at work in life) is that learning often doesn’t involve much thinking. If you are exposed to the right information (feedback) you can’t help but learn. It’s automatic – your subconscious does it for you.

Speaking of the subconscious realize that it is a very powerful force that can be used to help you improve or if you don’t use it correctly will keep you from improving. The subconscious will take over if given half a chance so you want the “habits” that it reverts to (under pressure when you’re nervous when you’re scared) to be good ones. And the way to get good habits into your subconscious is to understand what they are and then practice them – properly.

Indoor Learning

Putting stroke mechanics are best learned indoors (away from the practice putting green) with immediate accurate and reliable feedback from appropriate learning-aid devices (for details see Chapters 11 12 and 13). Elimination of the hole and where the ball is going to roll is a major benefit to such practice. By eliminating the distraction of making or missing putts you can focus on what you are trying to learn get feedback on how you’re doing and learn faster and more efficiently (Figure I5.3.1).

This is very different from practice for the full swing where hitting balls at a driving range can provide benefits intuitively (when you make a good driver swing you see a good drive; when you make a good 8-iron swing you see a good 8-iron shot; when you make bad swings you see bad shots). A driving range is a relatively good learning environment for the full swing. However practicing putting is nothing like that. Most golfers miss putts when they’re “practicing” on a putting green and have no idea why. The reason is they ‘re not getting reliable helpful feedback and more practice doesn’t help the situation.

Outdoor Learning

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

Extract from the book:

There are many different ways for golfers to putt. Having said that it does not mean that I’m advocating all or any of these methods. But it’s important that you are aware of the choices a golfer has and even a few he doesn’t unless he doesn’t care about the Rules of Golf (which I think you must if you’re going to he serious about this game).

The old adage “different strokes for different folks” is very meaningful because some putting strokes work better than others for certain players while no one stroke works perfectly for everyone. While no strokes even perfect ones make all their putts some really awful strokes do make some putts. And sometimes the differences between good and bad strokes are very difficult to measure or see. But believe me the differences are there.

Before I discuss some of the many methods you could employ let me pass on to you the one thought the one axiom that governs all my theories on putting. It is this: Simpler is better. You’ll find research test results in many different disciplines that validate this conclusion. It is certainly true in almost all of sports. Why? Because regardless of your level of talent the less you give yourself to do (and still get the job done) the more consistently you can learn to do it. Whereas the more compensations that must he made in your putting stroke the more difficult it will be to repeat in such a way that it actually makes your putts. The more complex a putting stroke (that is the more compensations that must be made to make it effective) the more uncertain (or inconsistent) its results by any golfer regardless of skill level.

All this may sound routine and you may have heard it many times before but that doesn’t mean it isn’t true. And more important that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be taken seriously. So there’s no question about it: In putting simpler is better.

Methods of Putting 35

The simpler and easier the stroke is to execute the more precisely and repetitively you’ll be able to learn to execute it especially under pressure. And that’s why all my teaching begins with that principle.

Let’s examine some specifics about the many ways you can putt. First we’ll look at two of the easiest ways which are both illegal according to the USGA. Why? Well for one thing they really aren’t putting at all although they are very effective ways of rolling the ball on the green and into the hole. But they don’t utilize a stroke. Therefore according to the USGA they aren’t putting. And I must agree with them: They aren’t really putting.

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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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Imagine the line that has been drawn is your spine (axis). When the backswing is made, just rotate everything around that axis. If you do this properly, you will be on the correct plane. This correct swing plane will help your power, accuracy, and consistency. Keep the left arm locked as shown.

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