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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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In 1910 a group of local enthusiasts founded and financed a 9-hole golfcourse on the Wetherby Ings where previously steeplechase racing was the major sporting activity.ClubhouseMost of the land was leased from the Leconfield Estate until the early 1920s when the course was extended to a full 18-holes to a design by the famous architect Dr. Alistair Mackenzie and the club commenced to lease and purchase the 90 acres piece by piece.

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

Extract from the book:

Only perfect practice can lead you toward putting perfection. And while you’ll never get there I see no reason why you shouldn’t keep trying for it. Be smart enough to practice exactly the way you want to putt under pressure and always include the glue (your routine your ritual and your rhythm) for transferring your practice to the course.

My Rules of Putting Practice

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You must be careful. Even the balls and putting greens can fool you lying to you too often on your putt results. Your aim setup and stroke mechanics must be learned then refined away from the greens and the hole with feedback. Fortunately everyone regardless of age can learn to putt better and even better ways to learn will be with us in the not-too-distant future.

I’m not interested in selling learning aids but I am interested in your learning so I continue to mention them. My point is and I repeat again if you care enough about improving that you’re going to practice you might as well benefit from that practice. And the key to productive practice is the right kind of feedback the kind you get from practicing with the right kind of feedback devices (Figure 15.4.1).

Don’t use devices that force or control your body to move in a certain way or do it for you. Use feedback devices that allow you to control your movements (you need to learn how to do it right without interference or help from outside agencies) then tell you when you do it right or wrong. The ultimate test of any feedback device: Does it give you the same feeling when you do it right in practice that you’ll get when you do it right on the golf course?

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

Extract from the book:

Forget here and now the idea of imparting spin as a way to control your putts. Research has shown that the friction of the green removes all spin from rolling halls

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 93 within about the first 20 percent of their roll. Despite this golfers think that Ben Crenshaw became a good putter by learning to put overspin on his putts and that Bobby Locke put “hook spin” on his putts which made them dive into the hole. Neither of these descriptions is true but amateur golfers believe them because they sound reasonable and give them something new to try in their own putting. (They also give amateurs an excuse for not putting better. Trust me: Most amateurs don’t need any more excuses.)

Still many golfers and even some teaching professionals extol the benefits of “releasing” the putter through impact rotating the face from open to closed to impart hook spin or overspin. Again all reasonably well-stroked putts can be shown to be rolling without any spin whatsoever when they reach the hole. So trying to release the putter makes no sense unless it encourages you to follow through in your stroke and eliminates deceleration and instability. However even in this case releasing the putter will produce more face rotation and give you more inconsistency in directional control due to increased timing problems.

The Razor-Blade Putter

Because so many people assume that putts can spin all the way to the hole and are obsessed with the idea of overspin I built a putter that let me examine and evaluate the benefit of true overspin. I embedded a razor blade just above the center of a putterface (Figure 4.9.4) making sure the sharp edge of the blade would contact the ball above its geometric center and impart true overspin.

I tested the razor-blade putter versus an identical putter with a normal face and counted how many putts each one holed. On very short putts – inside three feet – the razor putter performed pretty well. However on longer putts it created true initial overspin that caused the balls to “grab” on the green and jump forward uncontrollably.

But there was more. If the grass was damp or I was putting against the grain the overspin didn’t take and the ball didn’t travel as far; when the grass was dry or when putting with the grain the spinning ball grabbed and jumped forward to roll widely divergent distances. So overspin if you could create it causes inconsistency. Which is why I say “Forget about it!”

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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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First of all, it’s important that you realize that your grip will affect the results that you get. However, it’s not as complicated as the other systems make it out to be. First, grab the club with your right hand so the face of it is toward the target. Keep the face pointed toward the target, while placing your left hand on the bottom of the grip or handle. At this point you should be holding your left hand out flat, so that it is touching the bottom of the grip. Position the joint where your left pinky meets your palm directly underneath the handle of the club. Keep the pinky there and place the first joint in your left forefinger directly underneath the club. Now, do not lift your fingers up, bringing the grip of the club into your palm; instead, hold the handle steady with your left fingers and wrap your palm around the top of the grip. This is an important distinction. Again, don’t wrap the fingers towards the palm, but instead wrap your palm around the top of the club. Now, you should be able to easily place your left thumb directly on top of the club. This should form a V-shape where your left thumb and left forefinger meet. This V-shape should point directly to your right shoulder when it’s complete.

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