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Golf Lessons at Willingcott Valley Golf Club

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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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Willingcott Valley is an idyllic self-catering golf holiday destination set in over 100 acres of tranquil valley land in North Devon. It is a peaceful retreat for non-golfers and families. Situated at the heart of North Devon’s Golden Coast, it is only 2 miles from the glorious sandy beach at Woolacombe, one of the top ten beaches in the UK. In addition to our 18 hole golf course, we have other facilities including an outdoor heated pool, sauna and small fishing lakes. The cottages are built to a very high specification and are beautifully furnished to include all modern appliances. Your self-catering golf holiday will be both relaxing and comfortable. Home cooked meals and bar snacks are available in our clubhouse bar and restaurant at very reasonable prices if you do not wish to cook on your self-catering golf holiday.

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

Extract from the book:

The yips are nothing to be ashamed of. In fact the three necessary characteristics – intelligence caring and lots of hard work and practice – are all what I

362 Face Your Special Problems would consider prerequisites for greatness. While you don’t have to be intelligent to be a good putter I think you do have to be intelligent to be a good putter for a long period of time. All humans have good and bad performance periods and to get past the bad times you must be smart enough to know what and why you do things and how to fix things when they go wrong. You also need to know what not to fix (or change).

Johnny Miller was one of the best ball-strikers I ever saw but he drove himself from competitive golf because of the putting yips. Arnold Palmer struggled to be competitive for the last 15 years of his career-during which time he hit the ball tremendously well – but suffered with the yips on and off. These two players plus Hogan and many others have as much talent as a player could ever want. They are all smart and they all care about and practice their games. But they didn’t heat the yips. Not because the yips can ‘t he beaten but because they didn ‘t know how to beat them. The key to solving the yips as with many other problems is to first understand you have them and then learn how to fix them.

I see golfers cure their putting yips every year. Of course it takes time effort and patience but they can be conquered. As evidence I give you Beth Daniel who won nine tournaments worldwide (Figure 14.9.3) only one year after coming to me with a serious case of the yips (which had caused her to miss 10 cuts in a row and many two-footers). Beth conquered the yips as many golfers have – by persistent hard work to improve her stroke in a system that allowed her to putt in a consistent and rhythmic ritual.

Here are my recommendations for conquering the yips:

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

Extract from the book:

Your power source is the part of your body that supplies the power to control and move the putter through the impact zone of your stroke. The muscles you use to control your putter determine your putting power source. The three most common power sources used in putting are: (1) the small muscles of the fingers hands wrists and forearms; (2) the arms and shoulders; and (3) body motion.

Fingers Hands and Wrists

Most golfers control their putting with the small muscles of their hands wrists and forearms. These are the muscles that control most of the things we do in life – hitting things twisting things moving things – so using our hands and forearms in golf is instinctive and therefore feels natural to us. But instinct and natu

68 The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics ralness don’ t necessarily mean correct. And in fact trying to find a way to putt that is both initially comfortable and natural usually leads to disaster.

Supplying the power which determines how fast and how far your putts will roll from the muscles of your wrists hands and fingers (Figure 4.5.1) is bad. Wrist motion (hinging) causes putterface angle variations and hand and wrist muscles lend to tighten up and not work well under even slight pressure. But powering your putts with these muscles also brings an added complication: It’s not had all the time.

You can practice putting this way for years and as long as you putt on the course exactly the way you do in practice – relaxed and calm – things will be reasonably okay. But wait until you get really excited. When your heart begins to beat faster because a putt really matters your body naturally produces adrenaline which makes all of your muscles stronger. Then all your practice goes out the window because the muscles that control your putting power are now stronger than they ever were on the putting green. Even if your stroke feels the way it did in practice the adrenaline-induced extra power will cause it to provide the wrong amount of energy to your putts and produce bad results on the course.

You Can’t Avoid Adrenaline Everybody gets to experience excitement and adrenaline in golf. It’s part of why we love the game and if you want to become a better player you must learn to deal with it. You must learn to play well when adrenaline is in your system. This is easy in the power game when you want to hit the ball as far you can with whatever club is in your hands. Adrenaline in your system helps you to do this. But putting is altogether different. You can’t take one less club on the green when you’re pumped up. And you certainly don ‘t want to putt the ball as far as you can.

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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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At this point the right wrist is completely on top of the left wrist. Your hands are “through the ball”. You have continued to rotate around your spine, and you have tried to stop the left elbow on the imaginary line. This is the primary action for amateur golfer to increase power, while reducing slice.

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