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post #991 of 1003
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I hate the driving range. Wish they sold little buckets at my closest range, 70 is way too many and I lose focus and start sucking. Hit 10 1/4 swings with my 56* then 5 1/4 swings with my 6i. All good. Next 20 balls just alternated between 6i and 4h, working on my face angle and curvature. Hitting it great, high and soaring. Then I starts getting sweaty, harder to grip club, harder to swing easy, harder to focus. Started hitting low burners and even slices. Dropped back down to partial swings with a wedge, ok but not great.

I think I get much more out of practicing with a net. This happened a few weeks ago at the range too, went out the next day and played fine so no worries, but I think from now on I'm only using ranges where I can get a small 25-35 ball bucket. 70 range balls is counterproductive for me. I never hit 70 balls in one session at home in a net. Short, focused practice does me much better than long, ball bashing sessions.

Shoulda just went to the course.
post #992 of 1003
I'm like you, I don't need a large bucket for practice. If I end up with too many balls left, I'll start pitching balls with different clubs than usual, or intentionally hit big hooks and slices. Practice some knock down shots, stuff like that. Just breaks the routine up a little bit and keeps it interesting.
post #993 of 1003
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Originally Posted by Ernest Jones View Post

I hate the driving range. Wish they sold little buckets at my closest range, 70 is way too many and I lose focus and start sucking. Hit 10 1/4 swings with my 56* then 5 1/4 swings with my 6i. All good. Next 20 balls just alternated between 6i and 4h, working on my face angle and curvature. Hitting it great, high and soaring. Then I starts getting sweaty, harder to grip club, harder to swing easy, harder to focus. Started hitting low burners and even slices. Dropped back down to partial swings with a wedge, ok but not great.

I think I get much more out of practicing with a net. This happened a few weeks ago at the range too, went out the next day and played fine so no worries, but I think from now on I'm only using ranges where I can get a small 25-35 ball bucket. 70 range balls is counterproductive for me. I never hit 70 balls in one session at home in a net. Short, focused practice does me much better than long, ball bashing sessions.

Shoulda just went to the course.

 

Towards the end of a practice session I like to play made up holes or ones I normally play. I gauge my score by how well I hit the shot.

Let's say I save 20 balls or more to play a few imaginary holes. I will start with a 520 yd par 5 in my mind first. If I hit the drive flush and to my target on the range give myself the average yardage and subtract from the 520. If I hit it poorly, I pitch it to one of the 50 yard flags to get it back on the fairway using a knock down shot and average your yardage. Then proceed to play out the distances with the correct clubs. It gives you a little "fun" practicing by kind of like playing. You can do it at the net as well but you don't get the same feed back of course.

post #994 of 1003
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I've just never been great on the range. You know how many threads there are about "how do I take my range swing to the course?", lol, well I'm the opposite. Which is fine by me, **** the range, I have unlimited playing privileges. b2_tongue.gif
post #995 of 1003

​I guess I'm lucky then that the largest baskets of balls at my local range is only 20! If you want any more you have to go back up for seconds! Only problem is the mat are s**t, the balls are s**t and there is barely space to film swings. Practice nets are for sure the way to practice for those of us who get good instruction (i.e. know their pieces) and have access to high-speed video to keep tabs on progress 

post #996 of 1003

I am the same way. I can warm up and hit 20 to 30 shots in a row that look perfect. Once I get a sweat going I start flying everywhere and the big push fades come into play. I usually hit my best shots before I am even warmed up. I've always have had a really active lower body and when I get going man my hips start sliding everywhere.

post #997 of 1003

'Sup?

post #998 of 1003

Hello EJ, keep up the great work!

post #999 of 1003
Just taking a little looksee. Nice thread ya got here. Swing's comin' along nicely.
post #1000 of 1003
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Just taking a little looksee. Nice thread ya got here. Swing's comin' along nicely.

 

Je suis d'accord.

post #1001 of 1003
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I just bought a 2004 Cleveland Launcher 330cc driver for $3.00! Near mint condition. Needs a new grip but other than that it's in great shape! Haven't hit it yet, but shit, for $3 I can't really go wrong. I paid for it with a handful of change I dug out of my front pocket, lol.

post #1002 of 1003
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Originally Posted by Ernest Jones View Post

I just bought a 2004 Cleveland Launcher 330cc driver for $3.00! Near mint condition. Needs a new grip but other than that it's in great shape! Haven't hit it yet, but shit, for $3 I can't really go wrong. I paid for it with a handful of change I dug out of my front pocket, lol.
You still got ripped off b2_tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by Ernest Jones View Post

I just bought a 2004 Cleveland Launcher 330cc driver for $3.00! Near mint condition. Needs a new grip but other than that it's in great shape! Haven't hit it yet, but shit, for $3 I can't really go wrong. I paid for it with a handful of change I dug out of my front pocket, lol.

I hope it was only $3 Canadian, and not 3 real dollars! b2_tongue.gif
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