Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Improving Your Golf Skills on the Driving Range

When people go to the driving range, the most that they do is practice their golf skills by leaving their golf cart covers behind, going to the driving range, and blasting away their drivers.  Although this may be a good idea, as you can definitely work on your driving in the range, there are still other things that you can do in the driving range.  Aside from practicing your drive, there are other techniques that you can utilize so that your time in the driving range can be maximized.  Try the tips below in your succeeding driving range sessions.

·    Identify what your weakness is and resolve to practice on improving yourself of that aspect. 
A lot of players go to the driving range and just mindlessly go there to socialize rather than to improve their game.  Socializing with friends or business associates is fine, but then while you are in a driving range, why not make the most out of it by setting a goal?  You might realize that because you are too focused on everything else in the range, you are just keeping on practicing the aspects of your game that you are already good at.  If you realize that your putting is off, there are golf mats for you to practice even on the driving range.  You have left the golf course, your golf cart is inside the golf cart cover, and you are in a driving range. The goal is to make the most out of your time in the range. 

·    Don’t just blast all of the balls in your bucket mindlessly.
A lot of people when in the driving range just power off and hit all balls in their bucket without thinking about it.  It seems that their goal is just to get rid of all the balls in the fastest time using their most powerful drives.  What’s the point in that?  Why not visualize that you are actually in a golf course and choose specific targets for each of your drives?  By doing this, you are determining the accuracy, as well as the range of each of your clubs.  By the time you are actually in the actual course, you’ll have a good idea of what you are capable of doing with all of your clubs.

·    When in the driving range, practice deliberately and slowly.
Being mindful of what you are going to practice on in the driving range will make your time in the range more productive.  While at it, why not go through the whole routine in preparing for each thing you ate going to do.  For example if you are practicing your full swings, take note of your pre-shot, your address, your practice swing and swing.  This will allow you to evaluate your swing and pinpoint the flaws in your swing.  You will notice that when you are in the real golf course, you are getting more consistent.  Remember: just take note, do not think of it too much especially when executing your shots or you will end up too worked-up and distracted. 

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