Use your power wisely
Tour stats increasingly suggest the importance of power over accuracy when it comes to low scores. Indeed many top golfers average among the best for driving distance but rank very low for fairways hit. However, note those stats don’t differentiate between a ball a yard off the fairway and one in the next postcode. Whenever you pull out your power swing, you’lll inevitably sacrifice some control – and major driver indiscretions can be fatal for your scorecard. So use it sparingly at first, on wide fairways in downwind conditions and ideally in Stablefords. Then as your confidence grows, you can bring it into your game more often.