Ivan Lendl loves golf, his armpit putter and sledging mercilessly on the golf course

Ivan Lendl loves his golf, and he was kind enough answer a few questions after a round at Kingston Heath last week.

Ivan Lendl plays an approach shot at Kingston Heath. Photo: Greg Gering
Ivan Lendl isn’t just an eight-time grand slam winner who was the world’s number one ranked tennis player for 270 weeks. He is also a very, very keen golfer who currently plays off a handicap of +1.

As coach of the most recent grand slam winner Andy Murray, Lendl is currently in Melbourne for the Australian Open and is fitting in as much golf around Melbourne’s famous sandbelt region as possible.
Good friend and supporter of Aussie Golfer, Greg Gering managed to play a round with Lendl at Kingston Heath last week and found the tennis legend great fun to play with who “sledged (friendly) mercilessly”.

Q&A with Ivan Lendl

Favourite club:
Putter. (Lendl uses a DPAC armpit putter).

What is your current handicap?

How often do you get to play golf?
Some weeks everyday when I can and some weeks not at all.
(Early in time in Australia, Lendl had played about 6 out of 9 days with more golf planned for the following week).

Home golf club:
Lake Waramaug Country Club in Connecticut.

Favourite Golf Course:
Kingston Heath

Have you ever had a hole-in-one?
Yes, five. Including two at my home club in Connecticut, two at The Windsor Club in Florida.

What is your best ever score?

What is your dream four ball?
I’d like a two ball with Ben Hogan so that no one could interrupt.

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