To score low you need all aspects of your game working, but if I was to pick on one element to work on above all, it's accuracy with your irons.
If you can keep it in play off the tee, then hit a high percentage of greens, you're well on the way to having a good round.
Key to being accurate with your irons, other than having a repeatable swing, is swinging at less than full.....it's much better to take a 3/4 swing (in terms of length), use 1 club more, and stay in control.
good idea, my iron play is relatively strong from 7up, and good at best below that, getting worse the lower i go..
but hitting the greens with the 2nd shot no matter where u are, is better than hitting the fairway from the tee.. id take both tho
I forgot to say, I don't use a driver.. Haven't for years.
I then started using a 3 wood, but didn't get much joy out of that. Went on to using 3 and 4 irons, and eventually settled with a 5 wood which I'm comfortable with hitting from the tee and on the deck.
Pitching-wise, I tend to to chip and run (if it's dry) with an 8 iron. If not I'll use a pitching wedge or a nine iron to get it high up around the greens.
fair play if you can get around without a driver and 3w..
i used a 3w for years, bought the pd6 and was slicing it or hitting it straight, couldnt control it really,
then swooped like i said with my mate, and i can ping that down the middle every time..
it might just be a great improvement for your game though to get those extra few yards off the tee, so you can hit a more accurate 8i up than a 5i 2nd shot .. if i were you, id borrow your mates drivers/3w's every now and again and see if u feel comfortable with them...
taylor made make some nice ones
(the rest of my set is wilson)