When I have a bad day on the range, I've now found the best thing to do is stop swinging. I think there is a natural tendency to go the other way and swing, curse, tee it up again, swing, curse, tee it up again, and repeat.
Instead, I'll walk away for a moment, take a drink of something cold, and then get to back to basics. I don't just start swinging full again. I go slow. Like, really, really slow. Maybe for about 10 minutes, go over each part of the swing in super slow mo. Then, once I feel like all the parts are where they should be, I'll hit a ball in super slow mo. The first time i did this, I was shocked at how far I hit it swinging that slowly.
Then, I'll slowly take swings getting a little faster each time until I feel my mechanics get out of whack again. Then, I treat that as my new swing speed and resume my "range session". But I don't swing in rapid fire. I'll walk around the mat after each shot and address each new ball as if I were walking up to address it on the golf course. I feel like this process really ingrained my proper swing into muscle memory and is most responsible for the improvement in my swing over the last several weeks.
And now I realize, if you go to the range the way I used to, and just hit 100 balls in 40 minutes and go home, I'm not really trying to get better. Instead, that's just hoping to get better.
I'm not sure what is my favorite part. How consistently he hits the same spot on the turf? The Carhartt jacket and slippers? The way the video starts with him carefully examining the sole of the club?
I want so badly to believe that this isn't faked, but my guess is that this is viral marketing for Bud Light (I'm only half joking).