This will be a fun way to finish up my practice time at the range. I do my best to work on very specific parts of my swing each time I am at the range but I do like to have fun and try to hit some shots. Normally I play (in my head of course) a couple par 3, par 4, and par 5s with my last 30 balls or so. I hit various shots with irons that would be a par 3 distance at courses I normally play. Ill aim and hit a driver knowing its a short or long par 4. I give myself a 3 club swing depending on how good I hit my Driver. For instance, If I know I am playing an imaginary long par 4, I will think 5, 6, 7 iron in my head. I will swing my driver and if I hit it short but where I was aiming, ill hit a 6. If I hit it right where I was aiming and far, Ill hit a 7. If i missed my line and distance, its a 5. Then if I dont hit my iron at my aiming point, ill pull a wedge and practice a pitch. I also do short par 4s and chose like 9, P, G as my iron selections based off my drive. The par 5 is the same concept but with a 4w, 3h, 4i. Then I will chose my 3rd shot usually with some very short irons and even GW, 54, 60 sometimes.
I like to do this method because it gets me to get some practice in with all the clubs and really give me some mental game pressure practice and is also kinda fun too. I am sure that was all confusing but it makes the range a little more fun for me. Getting out there and just hitting shots doesn't really do much with the exception of a full swing overhaul like I am going through now. I am trying to get muscle memory for the new swing so I have had the last few range sessions just working on my standard swing. I was thinking about my range game last time and am glad I saw this post as I am going to get back to playing some fun stuff at the end of a session
It is these instances where rangefinders would speed up play the most. The caddies know distances on the course is areas they expect shots to be. But shots like Seve had in the video are off the grid so to speak. I've seen other tournaments where the caddie walked all the way to the green and back to measure a distance that was not anticipated. That takes a lot of time.
You're probably right about that!
I was amused, so I just dug out the clip on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zYjhkQZ66U
The 16th at Royal Lytham & St. Annes - but Ford Cortinas were heavily involved. It was 1979 after all.