Good Golf

By Jo Phillips

The golf professionals to watch to improve your own game.

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There are 642,240 registered golf players in England and, if you’re one of them, you may be wondering how you can up your game and lower your handicap.

Whether you’ve been playing for a while or you’re a recent convert to the sport, as you start taking part in entry-level competitions, you will need to consider golf insurance, covering you for personal liability among other things. But how to fare better once you’re on the course?

The best way to improve at almost anything is to take cues from the best and golf is no exception. Here are some of the best professionals who are worth watching to pick up tips for your own game.

The best of the men’s game

  1. Rory McIlroy – McIlroy is a world champion from Northern Ireland who, over an impressive career, has spent 100 weeks in the top spot in the world rankings.
  2. Scottie Scheffler – The current world number one and recent winner of his first major at the 2022 Masters, this American is on the up in a serious way.
  3. Jon Rahm – Even as one of the youngest male golfers on the course, this 27-year-old has already accomplished a lot. Having been number one in the World Amateur Golf Ranking for 60 weeks, Rahm continues to impress spectators with his skill and prowess and is expected to be a major figure in the sport for years to come.
  4. Cameron Smith – Known for his distinctive hairdo, Smith is hard to miss. The Australian has five PGA Tour wins under his belt.

All four are thrilling to watch and rewarding to study for those looking to get an edge in their own game.

Female golfers to watch

Women’s golf has taken off in recent years, with a cohort of inspirational players demanding attention. Here are some of the female athletes whose techniques provide great examples.

  • Jin Young Ko – At just 26 years of age, the South Korean already has a list of impressive wins under her belt, including two LPGA majors.
  • Nelly Korda – Another young golfer, this 23-year-old American is a force with which to be reckoned, having claimed Olympic gold in Tokyo as well as several LPGA victories.
  • Minjee Lee – Having recently won the US Women’s Open, this Australian aims to inspire all young female golfers – you could do far worse for picking a player to emulate.
  • Lydia Ko – This New Zealander made golfing history in 2015 by becoming the youngest player of any gender to reach the world number-one ranking at just 17 years and nine months old.

Keep an eye on all of the above players and you’re sure to learn a thing or two. You can thank us later when your handicap decreases and you secure your first amateur win!