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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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Whitsand Bay Golf Club, Hotel and Leisure Club, golfing holidays, Golf Breaks and vacations on Whitsand Bay in Cornwall’s unspoilt forgotten corner.Nestling between Crafthole and the sea at Portwrinkle you would be hard pressed to find a course anywhere in the country with such dramatic coastal views. The course was laid by Fernie of Troon in 1905 and although Max Faulkner holds the course record of 62 set in 1947 the Course is intended for everyone.

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

Extract from the book:

It’s time to move on from describing and discussing the 15 building blocks of putting to explaining a few other influences. But I want to warn you of something. You go out and try to put all I’ve said in this and the last few chapters to work immediately before you finish reading this book and start a putting-improvement am you might become confused and give up reverting to your old “gutputting. I don’ t want that to happen. I want you to keep reading and learning preparing yourself to understand g well enough to make it simple. Learning to read greens is much more important than improving your ability to make a few more putts. If you never learn to read greens properly you can n ever use a pure-in-line-square noncompensating putting stroke because it will miss every time if you don’t know how to read greens and where to aim. Only by learning to read putts properly will you be able to benefit from improving the first 14 building blocks of putting. If you spend the time to practice improve those fundamentals it makes no sense to throw it all away because didn’t improve your ability to read greens.

Think about it this way. You have three possibilities:

1. If you don’t improve any of the first 14 fundamentals but do improve your green-reading you’ll make a few more putts because your compensations will be smaller and more accurate. and touch and also improve your green-reading skills you may begin to hole almost everything.

Your mind is the key. It controls your body which controls your putter which controls the starting line and speed of your putts. And your mind reads the greens. Let ‘s keep learning. The more you understand the simpler it gets. And as always simpler is better.

ADDITIONAL INFLUENCES I N PUTTING

Speed Is More Important Than Line

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

Extract from the book:

Let me answer these as best I can:

I believe the best putters in the world are playing on the PGA Tour. My proof is the results of the first two World Putting Championships where the Tour pros were seriously challenged by some Senior Tour players several LPGA Tour players and a number of amateurs both young and old. However the PGA Tour players placed higher as a group than any other.

Also my data on the percentage of putts holed from different distances shows that the PGA Tour players lead all other groups. Don’t think that you can look at the statistics quoted in the newspapers and find this information because the number that the papers publish (provided by the Tour) simply show how many putts the players average on greens hit in regulation which is affected by the quality of their iron shots (the better the iron play the shorter their putts). And these are the new putting stats. Years ago the Tour’s statistics measured putts taken per green which was influenced by how many greens players missed and how consistently they chipped close to the hole (again leaving them shorter putts). Neither of these statistics measures the quality of a player’s putting because both are strongly influenced by the quality of different shots (approaches and chips).

The true measure of the Tour pros’ putting is indicated by the percentage of putts they make (“convert”) based solely on the length of the putts (shown in Figure 1.4.1 page 7). The shaded curve is data on PGA Tour players taken between the years 1977 and 1992 and shows the spread between the best and worst conversion percentages. It has now been almost 10 years since we measured how well the pros putt and the Pelz Golf Institute is in the process of repeating this test. We hope we’ll find that the percentages have changed in recent years (they remained fairly consistent in the period from ’87 to ’92) as the conditions of greens improve and as players improve their skills (and perhaps as some of our teaching is taking effect).

If you want an answer to question 2 – “How well do you putt?” – you must measure your percentage of putts holed from each distance. You can do this but it will take some effort. You have to record the distance of each putt on your scorecard as you move around the course and indicate those you hole. After 10 to 15

Problems on the Greens 29 rounds (and at least 5 to 10 putts from each distance) you’ll begin to be able to plot your own conversion chart and compare it to those of the pros.

As for question 3 – “How good can one get at putting?” – the answer depends on a number of things: the quality of the greens how well a player reads those greens and the quality of the player’s stroke and touch. Although none of these questions can be answered definitively in this book I assure you that all of the above are getting better all the time. As greens improve putting strokes improve and golfers learn to read greens better a higher percentage of putts from every distance will be made 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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Hold the club steady with your right hand, and place left hand underneath the club as shown. The first joint of the left forefinger should be directly on the bottom of the handle, as well as the last joint of your left pinky. Once you have placed your palm on top of the club, do the same with your left thumb. Place it directly on top of the handle of the club. Next, interlock the left forefinger, and the right pinky. Nudge your right hand all the way towards the bottom of the grip. Now again, wrap the right palm all the way around the top of the grip. Don’t hold the grip of the club in your right palm. You should be able to cover up your left thumb with your right palm if you’ve done it correctly. You’ll see another V-shape being made where your right thumb and right forefinger meet. As a check, this V should be pointing directly at your right shoulder. If it doesn’t point at your right shoulder, rotate your hand on the grip so that it does. Your fingers should be giving the club most of the support it needs, NOT your palms.

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