Originally Posted by newtogolf
You're entitled to your opinion, but I'd suggest you try practicing like that a little minus being decked out in the finest gear. I've found my range sessions are more productive if I practice like I play. After warming up I will approach each shot like I would on a course rather than mindlessly hitting balls one right after the other. I change clubs, pause in between shots and line up to a target and play each ball as I would on my home course.
well thank you for entitling me to my own opinion, that's more credit than what I got from the turtlemeister. but fwiw, you're making the same mistake he did and reading too much into my post. I never complained about the guy sitting and thinking about his game every few shots. unlike turtleneck, I don't have the ability to read people's minds/motives with infallible certainty, so I wouldn't venture to comment on what I thought the dude was thinking about... who knows, he may not have been thinking about golf at all, he could have been sitting there thinking about the square root of pi for all I know.
What I DID complain about was how douchey I thought it was that this dude would sit down every 10 shots or so and re-fuel on his well-planned out snacks: some trail mix here, a granola bar there... Gatorade, etc. It was the REFUELING that I thought was douchey, cuz who needs to refuel over a bucket of 80 or so range balls... the whole scene was just a little too drummed up for me.
The 2nd mistake you make alongside my dear friend Master Splinter is assuming I just whack away at my balls with no direction or knowledge of sound practice fundamentals. while I'm often forced to hurry things along due to hitting the range during my lunch break, I by no means just "mindlessly hit balls" - as you say - but rather i attempt to maximize the 50 or so minutes I have with a strategy of 2 or 3 elements to zero in on.
But who am I kidding... it makes no sense going into this much detail explaining myself. If you're half as gifted as Turtleback is, you already knew all this.
-- end sarcasm
seriously tho, I appreciate u offering advice, cuz you're right, but you're basically preaching to the choir.