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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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York’s oldest golf club was formed in 1890 and moved to Strensall in 1904 where the course was designed by J.H. Taylor. The Club hosts many County and York Union events and stages one of Yorkshire’s premier 36 hole amateur competitions, The York Rose Bowl.

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

Extract from the book:

And yes I realize this is a putting book but understand that nothing sets up an easy putt like a good finesse shot.

9.7 Use Your Wind Stroke

Although you can’t expect to putt as well in the wind as you do on calm days you should always try to putt your best. There are compensations you can make to improve your wind putting. Widen your stance to create a more stable base. Grip down on your putter since with your feet farther apart your entire body is slightly closer to the ground. And extending your arms down the putter shaft (Figure 9.7.1) will give you more control over the putterhead.

When the wind is blowing across your line play for a little more or less break. How much? The best you can do is guess how much based on previous experience. But don’t overdo it: Don’t change your line if the wind is gusting. Instead play the normal amount of break and make the wind beat you because you don’t know if the wind will blow or not as the ball is rolling. (Wind usually blows much less than 50 percent of the time and usually not only in the direction that will make your putt miss.) If it blows and makes you miss that’s okay – that’s golf in the wind; but if it doesn’t blow and you played for it then you’ll be even more disappointed by having given a stroke away for something that might have been but wasn’t.

In really difficult wind conditions lag your long putts (from over 15 feet) while rolling the very short ones (from less than 3 feet) firmly. On long putts focus on leaving yourself the shortest possible next putt. Rely on your short game to save strokes by setting up putts that are short enough to make even in the wind. And putt quickly (execute your ritual just don’t waste time); this will minimize the chance of the wind changing between your last practice stroke and your real stroke.

Finally don’t let the wind beat you before you get started. It’s easy to overthink or get psyched out by possible wind effects when in fact most putts won’t be affected or if they are the effects will he small. So work on everything else about your putting – stroke mechanics aim and setup feel touch and green-readingbefore you start worrying about the wind. Become a great putter first; then you can worry about becoming a great wind putter.

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

Extract from the book:

Technically when I refer to aim I am referring to a direction. The direction of your aim can be at a place like the edge of the hole or at an object such as a discolored piece of grass a spike mark or anything you can see and define. What you choose to aim at can be anywhere along your Aimline from just in front of the ball to alongside or even past the hole. Your aim can be one inch one ball three balls a foot or even 10 feet outside the right or left edge of the cup or it can be anywhere inside the cup. Only after you determine how much you expect your putt to break and define somewhere or something to aim at can the direction of your aim your Aimline be visualized located or marked on the green.

The track along which your putter travels is your “putter path. ” It can move straight back and straight through in-line with your Aimline it can cut across from outside-to-in or inside-to-out (shown in Figure 4.2.1) or it can loop around your Aimline. Golfers take their putters severely or slightly inside and outside their Aimlines waver along their Aimlines and sometimes incorporate a bit of all of the above into their putting paths. I believe there are almost as many distinct putter paths as there are golfers and I’m sure I haven’t seen them all.

Face Angle

A very important consideration is the putterface angle which we define as the angle between the perpendicular to your putterface and your Aimline (left side

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 59

When your face angle is pointing left of your Aimline it is closed (again for right-handed golfers). The “open” and “closed” terminology reverses for lefthanders. You must understand and remember that your putterface angle and putter path arc completely independent of each other.

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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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