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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 Linton Golf Course is a fine, 18 hole, moorland course situated on Slipperfield Moor above the conservation village of West Linton, Scotland. The course features wonderful views of the Scottish border country and is dominated by Mendick Hill to the south west. Many top professionals have graced our turf, including British Open and US Masters winner, Sandy Lyle. Sandy is an honorary member of the club.

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

Extract from the book:

In step 5 imagine you move a narrow rule (the length necessary to measure the visible break) out to beside the hole then multiply it by three. This will give you the true break point and the direction of your putt’s perfect Aimline. Move downhill until you are standing and looking exactly on that extended Aimline and look to see if you believe your putt will roll into the hole if it starts on that exact line. If you believe it then commit to that line and start your routine. If you don’t like that Aimline change positions until you find one you believe then commit to it and go. It ‘s your turn to putt and you should be ready to get ready (to do your routine) to hole it.

At the end of this green-reading process (which should take no longer than 45 to 60 seconds – some of which can be done before it’s your turn to putt) you are ready to initiate your preputt routine (section 11.2) create your preview stroke execute your ritual and hole your putt. If you practice the drills make some of the changes suggested in this book and begin missing more than 50 percent of your puns on the high side then good for you. Keep practicing this way for a few months. You’ve probably been missing 85 percent of your putts low for years so a few months of missing high won’t hurt that much especially if it will help you make more noncompensating pils strokes in the future. Stay with it and be willing to take one step backward so you can take several forward in the future.

Polish Your Attitude

Now here comes what is for many the hard part. You ‘ve got to keep believing keep the faith and trust in what you have been learning. The power of positive thinking is a wonderful thing in life and in golf. As I said earlier positive thinking won’t make you a good putter but it definitely can help you do the things that will allow you to become a good putter. And a bad attitude is the same as giving up.

If you have a bad stroke and don’t know where to aim no amount of positive thinking is going to make your putts go into the hole. However a positive attitude is essential to keep you on track and in good mental balance for always making the

342 Develop Your Artistic Senses (Feel Touch Green-Reading) best stroke you can make in every situation. It can keep you willing and capable of practicing and learning to get better now and for as long as you play the game.

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

Extract from the book:

Standing on the putting green golfers have no idea why they miss putts or why they make them. After missing a putt (even on the practice green) most golfers assume their stroke mechanics were to blame. However they may have stroked a perfect putt but it hit a hard-to-see footprint which caused the putt to miss the hole. Or they might make a putt and assume they stroked it perfectly when they actually hit a terrible putt but misread it just the right amount to compensate and – only luck can explain it – roll it into the hole.

I learned a long time ago that if you learn from your mistakes things usually get better. But if you continue to repeat the same mistakes over and over again things get pretty bad. Then I read a book on learning theory and learned that immediate accurate reliable feedback is the key to efficient learning (Figure 2.7.1). This in fact has become the basis of all my teaching (I wrote about it at great length in my Short Game Bible). The basic notion is that if you don’t know right from wrong in practice there is no way you can improve. If you don’t know a good stroke from a bad stroke in practice you are just as likely to groove the bad one as the better one. If you make a perfect putting stroke from a bad setup position and then blame your miss on stroke path you’ll never learn to set up perfectly. Or if you blame your heart your courage or your self-worth when you miss putts then you’ll never fix your aim your path or the impact problems that truly are at fault.

A student in one of our Scoring Game Schools told me a story. In a laboratory devoted to the methodology of learning scientists were studying how pigeons learn to feed themselves from pellet dispensers. In one cage of pigeons they placed a number of dispensers all of which released one pellet every time a pigeon bumped or stepped on the release lever. Every time the lever was hit a pellet fell out. It took just two days for every pigeon in that cage to learn how to feed itself: hit the lever get a pellet.

There was another cage of pigeons which had the same number of identical-looking pellet dispensers. But these dispensers worked differently. They released pellets randomly. Sometimes pellets were released without the levers being touched. Sometimes they were released when the lever was touched once. And sometimes when the lever was touched nothing would happen. In time some of the pigeons thought that when they lifted their right wing a pellet was released. Some of the pigeons thought that if they chirped they would get a pellet. And some of the pigeons believed that if they turned in circles in front of the dispenser they would get a pellet. In two months none of the pigeons learned to feed themselves. In fact it was humorous watching the second cage: every pigeon practicing a different move hoping to release a pellet.

It reminds me of a practice putting green filled with golfers. One golfer is prac ticing a new grip. Another has widened his stance and is bending over more than he used to while his friend is trying the split-hand grip he saw on television. An other golfer is trying to learn a short backswing and “pop” stroke. All these golfers practicing something that they actually did just before they happened to make a putt hoping it will help them make another one.

And that is what you see if you look at many putting greens today. Golfers practicing practicing and practicing – who knows what they are practicing? – all hoping their putting will improve. Some of them practice a different thing every day and use a different stroke in every round. Some golfers even use several differ ent strokes during one round. Yes sir-ee they remind me of a bunch of pigeons!

Something else you need to think about before actually beginning to work on your stroke are the answers to a few questions. They are important questions but only if you want to know just how good your putting can get: (1) How good are the world’s best putters? (2) How well do you putt now? (3) How good can one get at putting? (4) How good will your putting be in the future?

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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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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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