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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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Our par 69 course with a 5900 yards of well maintained fairways, greens, bunkers and water features come together to provide the perfect place to learn or improve your game.

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

Extract from the book:

Putting within eight seconds of your last perfect practice stroke is not hard to do. Force yourself to make it a habit. This will not only help you develop better feel and touch for distance but will make putting under pressure easier because thinking is taken out of the equation.

Great putters don’t think their way through great putting strokes. Great putters make great strokes out of habit while they focus on the feel and size of the stroke they need to make.

5.7 Attitude

I strongly believe that your mind and your attitude play an important role in your putting success. Not that your mind can move the golf ball or that “positive thinking” can overcome a bad stroke. But if you have developed a reasonably good mechanical stroke as well as the ability to use that stroke without thinking about it then you can use your mind to focus on the touch and feel required to putt well. And a good attitude will let your body proceed with the work at hand with confidence.

Experience is required both to learn good feel and touch and the confidence to fully use it. You cannot learn confidence from a book or videotape although both can teach you how to learn it. Once you learn the size of the stroke that you need and how it feels to make it then all it takes is practice to learn to move from the preview stroke to the real stroke in a timely manner. If you have learned to do this and practiced it a lot you’ll develop a quiet understanding a confidence a calm and a focus that allow you to concentrate on the meaningful and controllable aspects of feel and touch.

And your mind is important because it controls all of the above. It controls how you move your body and how you move your body controls your putter and how your putts start rolling. Your mind orchestrates the symphony – the motions the rhythm and the sequence of those motions – it controls the complete motion of the putting stroke. If you use positive self talk – something like “Okay now let’s make this the most beautiful rhythmic and smooth stroke we’ve ever seen” – before you prepare to putt and then maintain the presence of mind to prepare properly (making and judging a proper practice stroke then focusing on repeating it) your mind will allow you to execute the best stroke you know how to make. This is how a confident (positive) attitude helps a golfer putt better.

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

Extract from the book:

Elbows

Something else to watch out for in your putting stroke motion is any change in your elbow angles. I am told that early in the career of Arnold Palmer his father

Deacon told him the secret to putting was to keep his putter low going back and low coming through. However the only way you can keep the club low to the ground is to extend and contract your elbows: Extend them during your back- swing contract them as you swing through impact then extend them again on your follow-through. I believe this complex set of motions – plus a propensity to power his putts with a wrist hinge – is what destroyed Arnold’s putting in the latter portion of his career.

I don’t mean to criticize Arnold or Deacon Palmer because Arnold putted well enough to be one of the best players of all time. But I’m convinced that with his fantastic imagination talent and competitive instincts (he certainly never had the best golf swing) he would have been even more dominant and for a longer time if he had used a simpler putting stroke and been a better putter.

The Grip: Light Is Better Than Tight

There are any number of ways to hold a putter. But I think there is only one way to set grip pressure and that is light and unchanging throughout your stroke. Light pressure is better than tight because squeezing your hands and flexing the hand wrist and arm muscles makes them stronger less pliant and less sensitive to delicate feelings. And remember your hands should be dead rather than strong when putting. So the lighter your grip (as long as the putter doesn’t slip out of your hands and your wrists don’t get floppy) the less likely you are to “hit” your putts and the more likely you will “stroke” them. This applies to all putting grips.

The purpose of your grip is to hold on to your putter as you allow it to move along the perfect in-line path with a square face angle through impact. There is no

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The “Simple Golf” Swing: “Golf for the Rest of Us”

Extract from the book:

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Notice that the right elbow becomes locked now as the right arm continues to swing. As you can see the right wrist has started to roll on top of the left wrist. The left elbow is now closer to the body, and is able to bend. The left elbow cannot be completely stopped at the imaginary line, but just a hesitation is enough to let your hands swing through the ball. Notice that the triangle is still present.

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