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post #19 of 28
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Originally Posted by TJBam View Post

you couldn't lure me back to the putting green with a full rack of ribs and a keg.

But is it just too much to ask for someone to at least TRY to?

 

I like to hit during lunch 2 or 3 times a week.

 

Sometimes I try to work on things.  THough usually just a small bucket.

  • Mostly just getting the repeatable swing.  (the turf at the local range is crappy, so it's a crap shoot)
  • Sometimes shaping
  • Sometimes just hitting targets I pick in the range
  • Other times problem clubs from previously
  • Just getting reps on the groove is nice
  • Every time I work on expanding my flexibility and increasing my total rotation - it's paying off

 

Other - Sometimes it's just about getting out of the office and whacking a small bucket

In the winter at the indoor facility, it's a LOT easier to mix it up between hitting, short game and putting.  Much more productive.  Especially when I get some Trackman time.

 

 

I'd prefer to work on putting, chipping, and pitching, but it's a bit crowded.

post #20 of 28

I think one thing that really improves my swing is to pick a short iron that reaches one of the target greens at the range.  I hit an entoire bucket with that one club at that one target.  Anywhere between a 7 iron and wedge.  Builds a lot of confidence to hit your target over and over and over and over.

post #21 of 28
I feel like I would benefit from hitting the course for a while with minimal range time.

This is because I have no idea how far I hit anymore.

I am starting to improve my swing mechanics, but the consequence is higher scores. What I used to depend upon instinctive distance to club selection is all out the door now.
post #22 of 28
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Originally Posted by Dave2512 View Post

I do most of the worthwhile practice at home. I get more out of slow-mo swings in front of a mirror and doing drills than I do whacking balls. The range is where I go to see if the drills are working and even then I rarely make it through a small bucket. It's amazing what a few minutes of wall drills will do for a swing.

+1

 

I definitely see the most improvement through slow-motion swings and "mapping" at home than I get from the range. I look at as basement work with slow-mos and position work is ALL about working on mechanics, Range Time is a little less about mechanics but still with an awareness of them but more focus on target and what the resultant ball flight was and then GOLF is zero thought of mechanics and 100% focus on TARGET TARGET TARGET.

post #23 of 28

I am excited about getting to practice at home now as well.  I finally got time to clean out my garage so I've set up a nice area where I can hit balls into an old bed spread.  So I will be sitting up my camera and taking some close looks at my swing and hopefully improving even more.  If I can find a cheap full length mirror I'd be even more set.
 

post #24 of 28
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Originally Posted by BostonBrew View Post

I can be a bit of a range rat at times. I have a hard time saying, "OK, that was enough practice." Usually it's some kind of responsibility or lack of daylight that forces me to leave. And even then, I usually do a good amount of mirror work at home. 

We're very similar. I have practiced at my local course for almost 7 hours before, leaving after midnight. There is a little light on the putting green from street/parking lot lights where I can see to practice putting and chipping. As for the range, if I still want to hit balls after the lights go out at 9:30, I swing away and listen for where the ball lands. I can tell what I did by my swing and from where I hear the ball land.
post #25 of 28
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Originally Posted by Ernest Jones View Post

+1

 

I definitely see the most improvement through slow-motion swings and "mapping" at home than I get from the range. I look at as basement work with slow-mos and position work is ALL about working on mechanics, Range Time is a little less about mechanics but still with an awareness of them but more focus on target and what the resultant ball flight was and then GOLF is zero thought of mechanics and 100% focus on TARGET TARGET TARGET.

 

Yeah, you can accomplish lots by doing a practice session postmortem at home, figure things out away from the "distractions" of the range and lettiing some time pass so your body and mind can consolidate what you did at the range.

post #26 of 28

I don't like going to the range honestly.  I find it tough to focus.  The only time I'm on the range is with my swing instructor. 

post #27 of 28
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Originally Posted by Meltdwhiskey View Post
Every shot results in a promotion or a demotion - hence you never hit the same club twice (except at the top and bottom of course).  I use this theory to try to climb my way up the bag, 9 / 8 / 7 /6 / 5 / 4 / 4 off a tee / hybrid / hybrid off a tee / 3-wood off a tee.  The goal being to get all the way to 3-wood (I don't carry a driver - would prob be driver for everyone else).  If I can hit 5 good 3-woods in a row - I have 'won' the game and I start back at 9-iron.  

 

This makes sense to me, because you will spend time where you need it most before progressing to more difficult clubs.

 

I like that.  I think I'll start doing that for my full swing practice! 

 

I typically do a game at the chipping/putting area where up and down is par and I play 18 holes like that.

post #28 of 28

It depends on how fast you want to improve.  

 

If you want to improve your score quicker, you should focus practicing your putting/chipping more than (or at least as much) ball striking.  Try to develop a habit of going to putting/chipping green before you go to stalls.  

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