My wife recently took up golf last year and we sometimes go to the range together. Inevitably sometime afterward she always comments on someone else who 'looked good' - as in they knew how to swing a club and should she try and incorporate that. And most times I don't have any clue as to who she watched. I used to be like her, but I thankfully am long past the mimic stage of my golf evolution.
When I go to the range, I typically work on the drill at hand (I'm taking lessons right now) in addition to a certain aspect to my game; short, chips, hybrids. etc. I really don't pay attention to others.
For the most part.
But recently I have noticed the last few times that once I'm at the bottom of my bucket, I am less focused at this point on what I am trying to do find I am checking out my range neighbors. But the intent is different. I'm looking at the guy's tempo. I try and figure out if he is working on something specifically or just hacking. What is his body type, does he have any glitches in his swing etc.
So I winder, what do you pick up on if and when you watch someone at the range?