Mizuno #YourGame2016: 3-handicap Liam Frean

3-handicapper Liam Frean's Mizuno #YourGame2016 goal is to get his handicap down a little and give himself the chance to win some scratch events

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3-handicapper Liam Frean's Mizuno #YourGame2016 goal is to get his handicap down a little and give himself the chance to win some scratch events

Liam Frean

Handicap: 3

Home Club: New Club, St Andrews

Mizuno #YourGame2016 goal: To reduce my handicap and have a chance to win scratch events.

I’ve been playing since I was 12. I got down to 4 when I was 17, but have hit a bit of a plateau. I’d like to do well in the club championship this year, and progress up through the university teams – I fluctuate between the seconds and thirds right now. Getting my iron flight down a bit would help.

Strengths Wedge play has become a major asset as well as my irons being a strong point. My game is mainly based on breaking down a hole into hitting the fairway, then the green and if the putt drops, that's great, but a two-putt is always good. So I feel my approach to the golf course is my strongest asset.

Weaknesses I would say that my woods are a major issue, with my drives not enjoying a consistent flight or distance. I feel like my current clubs aren't right for me, while there are some technical issues that need ironing out too.

Jeremy Ellwood
Jeremy Ellwood

Jeremy Ellwood has worked in the golf industry since 1993 and for Golf Monthly since 2002 when he started out as equipment editor. He is now a freelance journalist writing mainly for Golf Monthly across the whole spectrum from courses and Rules to equipment and even instruction despite his own somewhat iffy swing (he knows how to do it, but just can't do it himself). He also edits The Golf Club Secretary Newsletter, has authored or co-authored three books and written for a number of national papers including The Telegraph and The Independent. He is a senior panelist for Golf Monthly's Top 100 UK & Ireland Course Rankings and has played all of the Top 100 plus 89 of the Next 100. He has played well over 900 courses worldwide in 35 countries, but put him on a links course anywhere and he will be blissfully content. On his first trip to Abu Dhabi a decade ago he foolishly asked Paul Casey what sort of a record he had around the course there. "Well, I've won it twice if that's what you mean!" came the reply...