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Six Shots That Will Keep Your Scorecard In One Piece

I’ve been very lucky over 20 years to visit some of the finest Championship course around the world to compile instruction articles for Today’s Golfer magazine. It was a real pleasure this summer to shoot this feature at one of the finest links in the North West, let alone the UK. Steeped in a rich heritage of Championships, Formby Golf Club never disappoints, the natural terrain weaving in and out of the sand dunes and pine trees along with a superb mix of challenging holes make it one my all-time favourites.

How often do we come off the course having posted a disappointing score, without quite knowing where all those dropped shots came from? This is where stat gathering comes in. Data capture allows us to see exactly where we are dropping those shots; and with sophisticated systems like Shot Scope, we can even trace those dropped shots back to patterns in our driving, iron play, chipping or putting. Change the pattern, lower the score.

Here, we asked our friends at Shot Scope to detail the six shots that have the most serious implications for our score. Here in this feature, I share some tips that will sharpen up in these vital areas. Start with your weakest… but the more you can work on, the better the numbers you’ll end up writing on the card.