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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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In 1895 “The Edinburgh Establishment Golf Club Federation” was founded and originally played matches and outings on Edinburgh Public Courses. It was decided in 1902 by the Council of “The Federation” to take steps to acquire sufficient land for a private course. After much consideration it was agreed that the ground at Torphin Hill was the most suitable and work began immediately to lay out a course. On Saturday 4th April 1903 the course was formally opened but it was not until December 1905 that the club’s title was officially changed to Torphin Hill Golf Club.

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

Extract from the book:

In the remainder of this chapter I will give you the information you need to prepare yourself to learn to read greens better which you will learn how to do in Chapter 13. I advise you not to skip to that chapter immediately however because without this information your chances of success are significantly diminished.

7.7 Visible (and Invisible) Break

For the last two years the Pelz Golf Institute has been using tilt greens (putting greens) on which we can control the surface slope (Figure 7.7.1). By keeping the speed constant and adjusting the slopes we can study and measure how putts break based solely on the slope of a green.

We currently use two greens one indoors (at our headquarters in Austin Texas) the other outside (at our teaching facility in Boca Raton Florida) and both have helped us make a very important discovery that’s relevant to your putting. The discovery is that golfers can’t see either the true break in their putts or their Aimline (the perfect line they’re supposed to start their putts on) because true break is invisible. That sounds silly but it’s true. It’s also important.

You Can ‘ t See What Is Invisible

This maximum departure from the ball-hole line is what we now understand to be the “visible break” (Figure 7.7.3 left). It’s the amount of break the golfer actually sees as the ball rolls toward the hole because all he sees is the ball and that’s where it rolls. Golfers never see their putts rolling along the lines they start them on

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

Extract from the book:

The negatives of putting with a long putter are learning to roll putts the right distance (it requires learning new feel and touch for distance) and occasional instability in windy conditions. However both problems can be handled with a little practice leading me to believe they aren’t inherent problems but caused by a lack of experience.

50 Methods of Putting

The Pure Pendulum Stroke And that brings us to the simplest easiest most repeatable most reliable and therefore best way to putt – the pure no-hit pendulum stroke. By this I mean a putter swinging in rhythm with the arms and hands with no power input from the hands and wrists whatsoever. If the pendulum is pure and swings down the line with no face rotation it is as simple a motion as can be made under the Rules of Golf. And that’s why it is the method I recommend most often to my students. And I recommend it to you.

To see it in use watch George Archer on the Senior PGA Tour who has produced the purest and best pendulum stroke for the longest period of time of anyone I’ve ever seen (Figure 3.5.12). Over a 20-year period playing against Nicklaus Palmer Player Watson Crenshaw Ballesteros Faldo and Norman Archer holed a higher percentage of his putts than all the rest.

The list of others who make pure-pendulum strokes reads like a who’s who of great putters including Bob Charles Greg Norman Dave Stockton Andy North Loren Roberts and Phil Mickelson (Figure 3.5.13). Having now looked at these great putters and seeing how simple their strokes are doesn’t it make you want to start putting that way? If it does you are reading the right book because my Putting Bible is mostly about why what and how to do it!

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Back to what 1 said at the beginning of this chapter: Simpler is better. Because the mechanics of a pendulum motion get the job done and because they are the simplest then they must be the best. And they are the best because they are easier to learn and master than any of the more complex motions.

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

Extract from the book:

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Now that you have the proper grip with your left hand, we can focus on the right hand. Wrap your right fingers lightly around the handle of the club as shown to the left.

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