You can never say your game is 100%, so Golf.com spoke to several Low-handicap players and asked them to share their golf tips on how they kept a low score.
First they spoke to Dylan Dethier (+3.3 handicap): ‘Impossible to say just one thing, but I’d say hitting driver out of play is the most common issue among my friends. It leads to lost golf balls, incomplete holes, high scores, less fun.’
Dylan’s golf tips were to make sure you’re using a driver with a shaft that makes sense for you (get fit!). Be intentional on the range — make fairways for yourself and work on hitting a specific target, not just trying to reach the back net. Develop a go-to shot that you know will stay in play on scary holes. A few lessons might help with that last piece.
Next they spoke to Luke Kerr-Dineen (2.2 handicap): ‘Players who struggle to break 80, generally seem to ignore the idea of course management, when it’s arguably one of the most important and easiest ways to lower their score.’
Do the simple things right: Find a consistent shot shape (left-to-right or right-to-left) you like and play it as much as you can; don’t be afraid of leaving the driver in the bag off the tee; think about the best place to miss your shots and aim there; around the green, keep the ball on the ground. It is not glamorous, but my game hit a breakthrough when I started trying to embrace boring.
Finally they spoke to Josh Sens (2.5 handicap): ‘Working on setup — posture, alignment, ball position, grip — was a much quicker and easier way to get better than trying to change my swing. If you give yourself a solid platform to build, good things will follow.’
Of course, we at Fenix XCell would also add that wearing the right golf clothing will also have an effect on your game, especially if the fabric can cope with the tropical temperatures of playing in Asia.
By Luke Kerr-Dineen