Originally Posted by JPK1988
Just wondering what everyone's mind set is when trying to bring a good pre-round warm up or even a practice session from days earlier to the course? Especially interested in those of you who play in a lot of tournaments. I struggle big time with pre-round jitters even in casual rounds and can almost never carry that looseness often found on the range to the first tee.
Case and point, I played yesterday and always end my warm up with 5-10 drivers (or first tee clubs), depending on how well I hit them. The course I played has a tall net at about 275 out, and I ripped 5 straight high draws into the net on the fly and thought wow, this is gonna be a great round. Proceeded to hit 2 fairways (both with less than driver) and mixed in about 5 toe hooks and a few heeled cuts right over the course of the round and shot the most foul 83 you've ever laid eyes on.
So, who's got a good strategy to stay loose and "bring it to the course"?
So when you are on the range, are you concerned about anything else except just hitting the ball? I would say probably not. On the course you have trees, water, OB, sand. All sorts of things that can cause negative thoughts to enter your head.
Basically what you do on the range means S*** compared to the golf course. Particularly why I like to play golf more than I practice because it gets me use to multiple situations. Basically I just don't care if there is OB, or there is water, or about hitting fairways. All these golfers worry about water right, or OB left, or having to clear this or not hit it there. Its all rubbish. All I care about is putting clubhead to ball the way I want to. Its all I can try to control. The outcome is what it is. This is how I practice, and its how I play. I play a course that has OB right for the first two holes, the fourth holes has Hazard left, the fifth hole has water in front of a green that can play anywere from 170-190 yards. All that stuff, doesn't bother me at all. Have I hit golf balls OB, yea, but I've also stripped drives as well. Its golf.