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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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Westridge Golf Centre is a family friendly facility. Our Mature easy walking course has been designed to provide a challenge to both beginners and skilled players alike. Our Practice facilities are second to none and has the Island’s only flood lit driving range. We have the very latest in teaching and club fitting aids. With expert advice on hand from 4 fully qualified P.G.A. professionals.

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

Extract from the book:

9.1 Are You a Real Golfer?

I’m not asking how well you score or anything about your handicap. What I want to know is how much do you enjoy playing the game? For example when I lived in Abilene Texas about 15 years ago l played with a group of friends all of whom could be characterized as real golfers. We had a regularly scheduled game that went on come rain wind sleet or snow. The only time we didn’t play was when the wind conditions of the day failed the “chain test ” (Figure 9.1.1): If the wind wasn’t holding the chain horizontal to the ground we played. We are real golfers who love to play the game.

So let me ask you again. Are you a real golfer? If not you may want to skip this chapter because it may tell you more than you want to know about putting. I’m going to discuss how the wind your golf ball’s balance and even its dimples can affect your putting.

9.2 Does Wind Affect Putting?

For years I wondered how much if at all wind affected a ball rolling on the green. And if so at what speed would those effects begin to occur? Would a putt be affected by winds of 40 miles an hour? Thirty? Twenty? How about a 10-mile-anhour wind – could that possibly affect my putting? Would it matter if 1 were putting on a really fast green? I pondered these questions for years and then put them to the test – the “Wind Test” conducted by the Pelz Golf Institute.

I also asked a lot of golfers what they thought the results would be. Many thought it would take some pretty high winds – 30 to 40 miles an hour at least – to have any noticeable effect on putting. Their rationale was that it takes relatively high wind velocities above ground before the wind becomes significant at ground level. In other words just because there was enough wind to knock down a 7-iron shot didn’t mean it would influence a putt.

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

Extract from the book:

Methods of Putting 41

As I continue to detail the various options you have for putting you should know that some of the legal ways are easier than others (yet not one is truly easy). And here’s the kicker: Only one will work best for you.

As 1 mentioned above l’m moving from the more to the less complex in terms of having to perform manipulations and actions to make these strokes happen. That means I’m going to finish with the method I think is the easiest. You can skip ahead if you like but 1’d suggest reading through the less desirable methods so you don’t someday find yourself doing something that you think is good but is actually hurting your chances of success.

One putting method you rarely hear about is “body putting.” As shown in Figure 3.5.1 the arms wrists and hands arc locked onto the body so the putter is swung by the rotation of the body around the spine. One reason it’s rarely mentioned is that you’ve never seen a Tour professional putt this way for any length of time and with any measure of success. I have tried it and yes putts can be made with this stroke. But that doesn’t mean you should do it.

Body putting does help eliminate the wrist collapse and forearm rotation problems so many golfers suffer from. However the body turn is so powerful it doesn’t allow golfers to develop the delicate touch for dealing with fast greens. Body putting also relies on the very thing that most golfers want to avoid on the green and that is unwanted body motion. Watch golfers particularly amateurs and you’ll see them unknowingly make all manner of body movements when they putt particularly swaying back and forth which puts them out of sync with their stroke. Because it destroys timing body motion is one of the leading causes of inconsistency and havoc in traditional putting.

The Power Stroke

A number of very fine players putt with what I call the “power stroke ” by which I mean a stroke in which the power comes from the muscles of the hands wrists or forearms. Some power-strokers use their wrist muscles hinging their wrists the way Arnold Palmer did very successfully in the early part of his career (Figure 3.5.2). Another power-stroker Tiger Woods doesn’t break his wrists but supplies power with his arm muscles (Figure 3.5.3).

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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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