Originally Posted by onephenom
1. People who bring driver and 7i (sometimes just one of those) and bang balls for 30 minutes
Sometimes it's not "practice". Sometimes, I just want to crack my driver over and over because it's fun. I like my driver.....I like my fairway woods.....
Practice 1st half: randomly hit all the clubs for the first half bucket - combine half and three quarter swings. If I'm 'feeling it' I'll play with up/down lofting clubs, low punches, shaping (draw has been easier than cut lately, wierd...) etc....those are fun times when they are working.
I also mix in 20, 30, 40 yard wedge shots in between irons and woods for the rest. I need to really start writing it down now, I'm getting more consistent lately.
If something is not hitting right (today it was my 4i - I don't know why) - I'll hit the crap out of it until I get it figured out. Then I'll hit 3 or 4 shots from a couple other clubs and then come back to it to see if it takes.
Last half: I usually end the session by mentally playing shots from a local course, and picking my following club based on the flight of the previous shot - pretend round). Picking shots in my head, shapes i'm looking for. If I duff a drive, I choose a longer next club,...... If the pretend approach is not straight, I might just hit a pretend 30 yard pitch or flop....etc etc etc. The front 9, or the full 18.... So pretend I'm hitting regulation, that's the last (71 - 36 putts = ) 35 balls in the bucket.... Or last 15 minutes of the time...
Today I REALLY duffed the pretend 5i tee on the par 3 #2. Sucked, I had to practice a long chip to get out of trouble. Same thing on my 2nd shot on the par 5 #9. I was hoping to reach the green in 2, instead, I had to pretend to recover with a pretty nicely hit 6i shot - pretend games also kind of lend themselves to playing it smart.
is that ok?
the other thought is,,,, maybe that player is working on something specific or cool that you might not know about. It might be fun to ask and make a new friend and learn something.....being curious is always a better attitude than being irritable...