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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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Worcestershire Golf Club

A members owned Golf Club founded in 1879. Amongst the five oldest Clubs in England, the oldest in Worcestershire, and renowned as one of the best in the area.Fully licensed spacious lounge area overlooking the 18th hole, serving light meals all day. Full catering is available to suit the needs of both the individual and golf societies.

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

Extract from the book:

To establish and maintain your feel for the perfect speed on short putts practice this drill from time to time (10 minutes about once a month will do – it doesn’t take long). This drill is to be done by yourself on the green using the Phony-Hole and a dime placed 17 inches behind it. Take three balls and putt them from different distances trying to roll all of them over the cup. Hold your finish (until each putt stops) and watch carefully how close each ball finishes to the dime. If you don ‘t have a good feel for how far 17 inches is half the length of your putter is close enough.

You’ll probably be surprised how easy this drill is. That ‘s good. It is intended to convince your subconscious that if it will just let you roll your short putts the proper speed you won’t have any trouble making them.

Lag-Putt Drill

The three-putt is one of the most irritating and needless mistakes in golf. Unfortunately it is also one of the most common. Avoiding the three-putt is simple: Just lag your first putt into a six-foot circle around the hole; that will leave you a shorter than-three-foot putt which you can handle.

“Sure ” you say “it’s simple if you can roll your putts within three feet of the cup but that’s what I can’t do!” If that’s what you’re thinking it’s time you change the way you look at long (lag) putts. Look at me in Figure 13.3.11 holding the flagstick in a six-foot-diameter hole. I’m sure you’d bet that you could make every putt on every green if the holes were that big. When you see a real hole this big it looks enormous!

But avoiding three-putting is as simple as putting into a six-foot hole. So if it ‘s so simple why do you still three-putt? Not because it’s so difficult but because

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

Extract from the book:

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.

Finally “Flow good will your putting be in the future?” That depends on your ability to learn the mechanics of a better putting stroke your ability to learn better putting feel and touch your ability to learn to read greens better and your ability to produce the right stroke at the right time. Depending on your lifestyle your determination and intensity your focus your self-discipline and practice habits and your ability to learn only you can provide this answer.

For most golfers to improve their scores it is often easier to reduce their number of three-putts than it is to increase their number of one-putts. This is generally true for golfers with handicaps greater than 20 although it is even true for some very fine lower-handicap players. As you can see in Figure 2.9.1 the length of the most frequent first putt on greens hit from outside 60 yards is 38 feet. (This distance varies a little with the handicap of the players measured but obviously there are many more long first putts than short ones.) This figure also shows that the most frequent first putt to follow shots hit from inside 60 yards is an 18-footer. If you combine these two curves and add in all the second and third putts that become necessary after the first putt is missed you can see a typical value for the number of putts of each length golfers face per round over a season of golf (Figure 2.9.2).

Now look at the conversion curve for this group of 15- to 25-handicap golfers (Figure 2.9.3) and the frequency with which they three-putt versus the putt distance (Figure 2.9.4). By comparing these data you can see the importance of making short putts as well as learning that you can save several strokes per round by eliminating three-putts from outside 30 feet. This means that you shouldn’t practice only short putts; the long ones are also important. And you must stop three-putting those long ones if you want to be a good putter.

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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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