GET YOUR GAME BACK ON TRACK
At any point in time I’d estimate there are between one and three things going quite badly wrong with my golf game. These aren’t skills that I have yet to master in 30 years of playing the game – that’s a discussion for another day – but rather faults that have crept in over time and are now causing significant issues.
Going on yesterday’s round my problems are as follows: the high, wafty block off the tee with the driver, iron striking (all irons) and any shot from 100 yards and in requiring more loft than an 8-iron. On the upside, I’m currently happy with my hybrid play, bump-and-run shots and putting, but unless I’m playing a short links course then I’m probably getting .1 back.
The reality is no matter how accomplished a player you are, faults creep into everyone’s game from time to time. If left unchecked, they can become major issues. Indeed, faults are often exacerbated by golfers making compensatory adjustments rather than addressing the root cause and in doing so actually grooving the problem. Trust me, I speak from experience in these matters.
To help you nip faults in the bud, we have produced a special ‘Fault Fixer’ supplement in association with Ping that will help you get your game back on track fast. From set-up to strategy, Golf Monthly Top 25 Coach Barney Puttick offers tips and advice that will help you understand what you’re doing wrong and then learn the correct technique. In addition to the supplement, we have also produced 20 videos on the core faults. You can view these on the Golf Monthly website or YouTube channel.
Elsewhere in the issue, Bill Elliott reflects on a quite magnificent Open Championship at Royal Troon, we have an exclusive interview with Champion Golfer Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose tells us about his pride and excitement at representing GB in the forthcoming Olympics and Padraig Harrington gives us a tour around his house.
Right, I’m off to fix some of those faults. I may be gone for some time.
See between pages for your special pullout supplement