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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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A unique nine hole golf course, set in the spectacularly beautiful Buckinghamshire Chiltern Hills. A serious challenge to the low handicap golfer, whilst still able to accommodate the higher handicap player or society member. With a chalk base giving ample drainage and the ability to hold moisture through some of the hottest summers, the course will always tend to be in good condition.

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

Extract from the book:

Next choose one of the four positions you putted from before and starting there roll three putts in from three feet but this time with your eyes closed. If you miss one with your eyes closed putt three more with your eyes open to reestablish your feel then repeat three with your eyes closed again. If you miss one again repeat the cycle of six putts until you make them all. (A note for when you miss: It’s always good to notice if your misses roll 17 inches past the back edge of the cup to ensure you are rolling your putts at or at least near the optimum putting speed.)

Drill 2: Getting-Longer Drill To start place four balls three feet from a hole one at each of the 3:00 6:00 9:00 and 12:00 o ‘clock positions and putt them in. Every time you make all four putts move a foot farther away and putt them all again. Each time you putt this drill try to improve on your previous record for how far away from the hole you can get without missing. Always begin at three feel and move progressively outward and always use your rhythm routine and ritual on each putt. As always notice how far past the hole your misses roll. By doing so the Getting-Longer Drill will quickly teach you that dying putts to the hole is as had as jamming them too hard and causing lip-outs. Again the goal is to groove a feel for the optimum speed for holing putts.

Drill 3: Pure-Push Drill A pure-push putting stroke is not legal (it doesn’t conform to USGA rules because it has no backswing) but it is a good way to practice. My friend Peter Jacobsen showed this to me and it helped take his short-putting to the next level. The Pure-Push Drill is designed to help you learn the feel of keeping your putterface square to the Aimline on your follow-through. The drill is the same as the Closed-Eyes Drill above except you don’t make a backswing in your stroke; just push the ball toward the hole (Figure 13.3.9) directly from the address position of your putter. Make 12 push-putts in a row with your eyes open then push in three in a row with your eyes closed. After doing this drill a few times you will begin to notice the similarity in feel between your finishes in the Pure-Push Drill and your other short-putt drills with your putterface staying square to your Aimline.

322 Develop Your Artistic Senses (Feel Touch Green-Reading)

Drill 4: Back-of-Hole Drill Many golfers baby their short putts afraid to roll them firmly to the hole because they worry about not making the putt coming back if they miss. But a short putt is particularly susceptible to the green imperfections you can’t see – footprints the lumpy donut etc. – because in addition to having to roll fairly slowly (it’s close to the hole) through the lumpy donut it’s probably also sitting in a footprint that wants to knock it off-line even before it gets started. If you find it hard to roll your short putt firmly you need to work on this simple drill for 15 minutes once a week until you see improvement.

The drill is performed by putting three-footers from the four different quadrants around a hole as firmly as possible without the balls popping out of the hole. Make a game of it trying to bounce the ball off the back edge of the hole up into the air without producing lip-outs or flying over the cup (Figure 13.3.10) and don’t worry about your misses. Of course I don’t recommend stroking the ball this hard on the course but if you consistently roll your short putts weakly to the cup you need to experience the other side of the mountain during practice so you can settle in the middle on the course.

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

Extract from the book:

I am a strong believer in taking a narrow stance when chipping or pitching onto the green because that encourages golfers to use their lower bodies to maintain the rhythm of their swings.

And those arc the same reasons I strongly discourage a narrow stance for putting. A narrow stance makes it too easy for the golfer to move and rotate the lower body. Furthermore a narrow stance isn’t stable enough to resist being pushed around in the wind.

To establish a stable base for your stroke take a stance width that is at least as wide as your shoulders (Figure 4.10.13) as measured from the centerline of your

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 103 shoes to the center of each shoulder. Even wider stances are okay but narrower is not.

If stability continues to be a problem you might borrow something from Arnold Palmer who established a very solid base for his putting stroke by standing knock-kneed (Figure 4.10.14). With his knees turned in Arnold absolutely could not move his lower body. However most golfers I suggest this to seem embarrassed to use it which is too had because it works.

104 The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics

Opening or closing your stance by moving your feet off the flow-line is accept able but not recommended. Because your stance can affect your shoulder align ment and the line of your shoulders is vital to good putting I normally recom mend setting the feet square. Of course it is possible to move your feet open or closed without moving your shoulders. Just be sure your shoulder flow-line re mains parallel-left to your Aimline.

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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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