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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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The course nestles in 125 acres of beautiful Lincolnshire countryside, where the natural springs have been used to great effect, giving individuality and challenge to every shot. Our hospitality in the clubhouse is second to none, where traditional and modern amenities combine to offer a warm reception to all.

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

Extract from the book:

If you set up to putt as in the example above your first few putts probably will hit the blocking plate as shown in Figure 13.4.11. (I’ve seen thousands of golfers do this) so don’t think you’re the only one.) The subconscious of most golfers reverts to habit and pushes the first few putts a little uphill into the blocking plate (shown on the left). Then when you finally get your first putt to roll past the blocking plate without hitting it (shown on right) the ball will probably miss the hole on the low side of the cup if your speed was anywhere near the optimum (17 inches past the cup). The low miss happens because the Aimline most golfers choose initially is too low and doesn’t allow for enough break once their normal compensation uphill is blocked.

If this happens to you reset the Elevated Aimline higher move the blocking plate to again guard the high side of the new Aimline and putt again. Repeat this re-aiming re-setting and putting until you can make the putt by starting it along your Aimline rolling at the optimum speed.

Yes this is more trouble than your usual putting practice. But it is also the best way to learn to make breaking putts. I recommend you use Elevated Aimlines and blocking plates on all your breaking-putt practice for at least three to six months all the while concentrating solely on making the ball start on the right line at the right speed (because that’s what good putting is all about). Once you get the Elevated Aimline set for the true break keep your blocking plate sitting just a quarter

338 Develop Your Artistic Senses (Feel Touch Green-Reading) of an inch above a ball on that line guarding against any subconscious compensations. After practicing this way for a while your subconscious will begin to learn that the best way to hole breaking putts will be with no compensations to your pure-in-line-square stroke starting putts on the true-break Aimline.

Read Greens Better Make More Putts

If you practice this way (without compensations) while simultaneously learning to read greens better you are well on your way to becoming a great putter. This system works because you learn a noncompensating in-line stroke and learn to read greens better at the same time. This system works because when you do both correctly you are rewarded by making more putts. This is in contrast to what has happened over the years to golfers who worked hard to learn simple noncompensating strokes then found they didn’t work (they missed too many putts) when they took them to the golf course and continued to underread the break in their putts. Of course they didn’t realize that their poor green-reading was the cause of the problem.

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

Extract from the book:

Years ago I created the True Roller a simple ramp device to control the direction and speed of simulated putts (a 1978 photo is shown below). It turns out to be one of the most useful devices I’ve come up with for rolling balls and testing on the greens.

The first True Roller was eight feet long and very cumbersome but later versions have included laser-aiming attachments refined ball-release mechanisms and a level to ensure that the release ramp is always perfectly vertical and releasing balls in a straight line (Figure 2.6.4). The original intent of the True Roller was to simulate putts near the end of their rolls because the initial release of a ball differed from the initial roll of the putted balls (putts start out slightly lofted and sliding along the grass whereas the ball is already rolling as it leaves the True Roller). However after we tested and calibrated the True Roller to simulate putts we found no essential differences in putting results between balls putted versus those released from the True Roller.

You will see many balls and test results from balls rolled from the True Roller in this book. Remember that the True Roller is simply starting each ball in a given direction at the given speed. And that is what putting is all about.

Look next at the top of Figure 2.6.5 which shows how far the same five balls will roll on an uphill putt (released from the True Roller each with the same energy as before). The uphill putts stop closer together (the distance between the longest and shortest balls is 7.5 feet) indicating that on uphill putts balls tend to roll closer to the same distance. This means the roll of an uphill putt is less sensitive to the length of the stroke than putts on a level surface. The lesson is that even if you don’t hit all of your uphill putts the right speed be sure to get them past the hole.

Problems on the Greens 25

That gives them a chance to go in and the longest ones will probably stop near enough to the hole to leave no-brainers coming back.

Now look at the bottom of Figure 2.6.5 to see how far these same putts roll given the same amount of starting energy on a straight downhill putt. There ‘s a big difference from the level and uphill putts. Of course each downhill putt rolls farther but more important the spread of distances between balls has increased meaning the roll distance is more sensitive to energy input. Now the distance between the longest and shortest balls is 18 feet. So your downhill stroke has to be about three times more precise than your uphill stroke to stop a putt at the right distance. When putting downhill make a stroke of the wrong speed and you’ll have trouble making your next putt.

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Golf Swing Tips

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

Extract from the book:

Golf Tuition Waltham Windmill Golf Club

Wrap your right fingers lightly around the handle of the club Alternative to the interlock grip (The overlap grip)

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