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Do you practice?

Discussion in 'Hacker's Anonymous' started by Libre, May 25, 2019.

  1. Libre

    Libre Well-Known Member

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    The pros practice more than they play, I'd expect. But do you practice? I don't mean a 15 minute warm up before the round. I mean hours of working on structured exercises and specific things. I've done so. I usually prefer to just go play, but I have spent significant time, practicing on the range and the practice greens and sand bunkers. And in practice I do seem to accomplish better contact and consistency. But no matter what I do, when I face that same shot on the course during a round - I still fear that I might (and often do) muff it. If I'm playing alone, when I blow a shot (and if the round is shot to hell anyway), sometimes I'll throw down a ball in disgust, and often make an excellent shot. So that gives me a smidgen of hope. It's clear that it's a mental thing, but it's not clear how to solve it.
    So do you have a practice routine? Does you find it leads to greater success on the course, or like me, find that no matter how much you practice, every shot you play is an unique experience, whose outcome is completely unknown until the ball finally comes to rest. Somewhere.
     
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  2. limpalong

    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    The Good Lord put a certain number of swings in each of these bodies. We don't know what that number is and when they will be used up. Why waste them on the driving range or with practice swings? Go play!!
     
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  3. TheTrueReview

    TheTrueReview "Playing it straight" Supporting Member

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    The recommendation for improvement from my golf coach is at a minimum 2 practise sessions and one playing round per week.
     
  4. warbirdlover

    warbirdlover Ender of all threads Supporting Member

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    I play every day it's not raining or below zero. One old gent once told me "don't waste all your best swings on practice swings" and he was right. When I quit taken practice swings I improved because then you have to find a way to make it work the first time. So without getting too long winded and carrying on forever I guess limp and I agree. Which is nice.
     
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    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

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    Through college and into my attempted amateur career, yes. Once I realized I would never play golf for a living... nope.
     
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    eclark53520 DB Member Extraordinaire Supporting Member

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    Do I practice? Yes. Enough to get better? Doesn't seem like it.

    When I go to the range, generally, it's a reason to get together with the guys from work and have some beers. I play golf socially. I"m there to have fun.
     
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    PaPaD Club ho, geezer........ Supporting Member

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    Fairwaysplitter3320 Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again. Staff Member Admin

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  9. azgreg

    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    I practice more than I play. I really like practicing the short game.
     
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    Splunge Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I’ve also been practicing more than I play. I don’t have too much time to play after work, so I go to the range hit two buckets and do some short game workouts for another half hour ish. I do that like 2 or three times a week and then I mostly only play on the weekends. The range i frequent is really nice, all natural turf and wide wide open, no nets no B.S. the short game area they have is really nice too, great putting green and chipping/bunker range. I think it helps me stay fresh and makes me think way less about my actual swing when I’m on the course. I’m not thinking about how to hit it, because it’s automatic. The only thought I have is the type of shot I’m trying to hit. It also helps me stay dialed in with my distance and exactly how far I’m hitting the ball and how I’m carrying it. By practicing a lot it allows me to keep my game more consistent from round to round and especially helps when I don’t always play an actual round every week.
     
  11. Louie_T07

    Louie_T07 Well-Known Member

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    That being said, I do have a very limited amount of time to play these days. Little golf “workouts” seem to be more feasible currently. I like working on my short game and putting the most. Can also be done indoors, if need be!
     
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    thegolfclubdoc Active Member

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    I never practice.

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