Before you go and make the changes just consider these facts.
- He has won the Order of Merit on the Asian Tour in 2005 and 2013.
- Holds the record of most victories on the Asian Tour (15) and has won a co-sanctioned European Tour event and also on the OneAsia Tour.
His name is Thaworn Wiratchant and he hails from the Kingdom of Thailand, and in 2013 he got an invite and played the US Masters at forty six years of age!
He is a true self taught professional golfer and has a phenomenal short game (and I mean phenomenal!) and brilliant scrambling skills.
Here are just some of his statistics from last year 2012 on the Asian Tour.
An interesting question, as his statistics indicate that compared to the other parts of his game he doesn't rank very well in driving accuracy (rank 85) and G.I.R. (rank 114).
I can tell you first hand watching him play that I don't believe it will, at least not by enough to make a real difference to his scoring average.
Did you catch that last stat...126 under par!
The main reason his G.I.R is low is that he is extremely aggressive with his approach shots setting up more birdie chances, and so does miss some greens going at tight pin positions.
But when you possess a scrambling game like he does, he keeps the bogies off his score card anyway.
Co-director at Pro Tour Golf College Lawrie Montague and I have asked advanced and elite golfers on numerous occasions which would you select out of the following?
- A perfect golf swing
- A score of 69?
So Thaworn Wiratchant has learned how to "golf his ball" to produce low scores and he doesn't get caught up with how his swing looks, just like Lee Trevino and Raymond Floyd who in his case bagged 4 majors with a "less than perfect" golf swing.
Jim Fuyrk is doing the same right now on the PGA Tour.
A good swing is one that is technically correct, but a great swing is one that repeats under all conditions.
A perfect looking golf swing doesn't equal perfect results on the score card.
This is what really matters if you want to shoot 70 on a professional golf tour. Take what you've got and teach it how to go low.
That's what Thaworn Wiritchant does.
David Milne and Lawrie Montague - Pro Tour Golf College
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