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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 Steward maintains a well stocked bar and catering to suit all tastes is available during normal ‘bar’ hours. The lounge/dining area can be partitioned to provide a private area for visiting parties, outside lets and private functions, conferences, etc. should this be required. There is also a snooker room housing two full size tables which may be used by visitors to the Club.

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

Extract from the book:

Fudge on the High Side

You’re standing over a putt sure that it’s going to break but unsure whether to aim it 6 or 10 inches above the hole. Whenever you have doubts about the true break fudge toward the higher break. If you are going to make an error judging break it’s always better to play slightly too much than too little.

The reasons are simple: (1) A putt is more likely to catch the high edge and lip-down and-in than it is to catch the low edge and lip-up-and-in (Figure 7.9.6). (2) Balls that hit spike marks or footprints bounce downhill more often than uphill (gravity causes this). So bad-bounce putts go in more often if they start a little high. (3) When your subconscious thinks you are aiming too low it tends to hit your breaking putts hard. When this happens on a downhiller look out for the three-putt. (4) While the chance of the ball wandering into the hole from the high side might not be near 100 percent the chances from the low side are near zero.

Downhillers Break More

Another putting fact you should be aware of is that given the same sidehill angle on a constant-slope green downhill putts break more than uphill putts. To help you see this imagine a perfectly flat green with a constant-slope with a hole at its center (Figure 7.9.7) and a clock overlay.

Putting straight uphill from the bottom of the clock is defined as putting from 6 o’clock. Putting straight downhill along the pure downhill or “fall line” of the green (the direction water will flow when running off the green in that area Figure 7.9.8) is putting from 12 o’clock.

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

Extract from the book:

Both Arnold and Tiger like to force things to happen to control their putts and make them do what they want them to do. And we all know that they both have so much talent they perform this way very well. I think however they would both putt better if they used less hit and more stroke in their putting motions. (What do I mean? Have you ever seen Arnold or Tiger blow a short putt four feet past the hole? That’s what I mean.)

No matter what provides the power there are two big drawbacks to a power stroke. First is the likelihood of a “power surge ” which can be caused by adrenaline resulting from anxiety or excitement; this significantly degrades the touch of most players under pressure. Second is the uncertainty of controlling the wrist hinge if there is one when the muscles are tight under pressure. Either way consistency usually suffers.

Methods of Putting 43

Next down the easiness scale comes the “pop stroke ” which was used quite successfully by both Gary Player and Johnny Miller early in their careers. The backstroke is shorter than normal and there’s virtually no follow-through after impact so the ball is “popped ” or jabbed forward (Figure 3.5.4). Neither Miller nor Player stuck with the pop stroke through his career because they said it lacked consistency; when I’ve asked them about this method neither would recommend it. However both won many tournaments popping their putts so it may not be as bad as they recall.

The pop stroke does have one advantage and that is it keeps the putterface angle essentially square at all times which is a good thing. However it uses the muscles of the hands and arms for power and is therefore a difficult method to use if you want to develop really good touch.

One of the more interesting putting techniques in golf history is the so-called “hook stroke” of the great South African Bobby Locke who won more than 80 tournaments worldwide between the 1930s and ’50s including four British Opens. Many golfers have told me that Locke put hook spin on his putts which made them dive into the hole. That may have been what both they and Locke thought but I’m sure it was not the case.

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

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

Extract from the book:

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At the end of step two, you reached the top of your backswing. As soon, as you get there, start your downswing. As you start the downswing, make sure to remind yourself to keep your arms “connected” to your chest and shoulders. Stay connected all the way through the ball. Your hands and arms only swing as the shoulders rotate. If you start your downswing by rotating your chest, without starting to swing your arms, you will most definitely end up slicing the ball. If you swing your arms before rotating your chest, you will most likely hook the ball. Staying connected will always produce the straightest ball.

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