Being in a place where there are winters, and this year, then some, I finally got out to the driving range for the first time this year, anticipating playing nine holes later in the week. To say I was rusty was an understatement. Having to hit off a mat because the grass tees were closed, I couldn't get the ball airborne. I finally gave up and decided to hit off the rubber white tee. Luckily I had an epiphany when the thought entered my head, 'go down after the ball'. I decided to hit off the mat again, consciously attempting to hit the mat with the ball, and had good results. The ball went airborne, it went straight, I was able to hit the sweet spot on the face. Then I ran out of balls. I considered it a good session, hitting the ball better at the end than at the beginning. It doesn't always go that way.
The true test will be when I hit the course. We'll see how it goes.