Mizuno #YourGame2016: 5-handicap Jezz Ellwood

After being stuck on 5 for several years, the Mizuno #YourGame2016 goal of GM's Jezz Ellwood is to get down to 4 for the first time ever

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After being stuck on 5 for several years, the Mizuno #YourGame2016 goal of GM's Jezz Ellwood is to get down to 4 for the first time ever

Jezz Ellwood

Handicap: 5

Home Club: Holtye

Mizuno #YourGame2016 goal: To get down to 4 for the first time.

I’m probably close to maximising my potential, but like many, I still harbour golfing ambitions. Good chances to get down to 4 in the last few years have been frittered away and my iron play needs to improve if I’m to make it. I hope my Mizuno fitting will prove the missing link.

Strengths In recent years my driving has become pretty reliable - not massively long but in play more often than not off the tee. If I can then get it up somewhere near the green, my chipping and putting is usually pretty dependable too.

Weaknesses

Without doubt my iron play, especially my full wedge play. I don't hit enough greens and certainly don't hit it close enough with my full wedges to give myself the birdie chances I need to offset my mistakes.

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...