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Golf Lessons at West Kent Golf Club

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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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West Kent Golf Club

Founded in 1916, West Kent is a well established and highly respected private members’ club. Located in an attractive rural setting between Downe Village and Down House, our continued success has been achieved by upholding golf’s best traditions of etiquette, courtesy and friendship.Owned and run entirely by its members, we offer a golfing and social experience that’s becoming increasingly rare. Because we limit the number of visiting societies, our members have the luxury of playing golf when they want to – without having to pre-book a tee time.

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

Extract from the book:

7.2 Golfers Don ‘t See the True Break

Golfers – and by this I mean all golfers of high low and zero handicaps – don’t see the true (correct) amount of break in their putts. Exactly what do I mean by break? The true break of any putt is the distance from the edge of the hole to the point (called the true break point) at which the putt’s extended starting line (Aimline) reaches the putt distance (as shown in Figure 7.2.1). In other words the break is the distance the putt had to be started off-line from the hole to allow it to curve into the hole.

When the amount of break is less than half the width of the hole (2¼ inches) we measure it from the center of the hole and refer to our break point as a point inside the cup such as left center left edge or inside right edge (Figure 7.2.2).

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When the break is greater than 2½ inches we measure it from the nearest edge of the hole outward and don’t bother to mention the other 2½ inches to the center of the hole. So the three breaks shown in Figure 7.2.3 would be referred to as three feet left to right one inch outside the left edge and six inches outside the right edge.

They All Under-Read the Break Knowing how break is defined is definitely not the same as being able to see and predict how much a putt will break (curve) on a real green for a real putt. Most

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

Extract from the book:

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.

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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.

The True Roller

After about 24 years of research I’ve determined that the easiest way to putt (notice I say “easiest ” not “easy”) is to roll putts from the True Roller. As shown in Figure 3.2.1 you can see that there’s no stroke at all: Simply aim the True Roller and then release the ball from the height required to provide it with the necessary speed. Looks easy right? The True Roller never pulls or pushes putts its backstroke never moves inside or outside the line so you might think it would he unbelievably easy to make putts using it. But it’s not that easy because you still have to know where to aim it and how fast and how far to roll the ball.

The True Roller is the easiest way to putt because it is as simple as starting the ball on the right line (in the right direction) and at the right speed. But that doesn’t mean it is easy. I know because I use it all the time in my research to determine the right speed and the right line and it can take me many tries to find the perfect release point and direction. But once I’ve got them I can roll the same putt exactly the same way over and over and over again. And ultimately that’s what you want your putting stroke to do. So the True Roller is as close to the ideal as I’ve found.

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Golf Swing Tips

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

Extract from the book:

Golf Tuition West Kent Golf Club

Please start with the three pictures below. Understand that the point of these pictures is to get your arms and chest connected. You should understand the feeling of “being connected” before you try to incorporate this critical step into your golf swing. If you hold the club straight out in front of you, there will be a triangle formed between your arms and chest. Just focus on keeping the triangle between your arms and chest fixed. Just move your arms with your chest. When your chest stops rotating, your arms also stop. Please see the three pictures below and try it out. Turn to your right, then back around to your left, keeping the triangle between your arms and chest constant at all times.

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