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Driving range order?

Discussion in 'General Golf Talk' started by ernesttbass, Aug 10, 2020.

  1. ernesttbass

    ernesttbass Banned Banned

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    I know it’s called a driving range and your supposed to hit a driver, but everyone hits a driver, 3 & 5 woods and irons.

    In what order do practice?

    start with driver or irons?

    is there a best practice?

    thanks
     
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    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    I seldom use a driving range. Won a year's membership to the one at our course and hit 3 buckets of balls all year. The Good Lord only put a certain number of swings in this body. I don't know when that number is used up. So, why waste them on the driving range or with practice swings?? :>)

    Random visits to the range: Hit what needs the work. Spend the most time with whatever club(s) that, if you are more confident with, will lower your score.

    Range before a round: Begin with easy wedge/iron swings. That get you loose. Slowly work your way up to the driver. Hit two or three with the driver and head to #1 tee. Having the driver as the last club you hit on the range should give you some confidence off the first tee.
     
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    I agree !

    I start with a 9 iron and half swings and work up, just did not know the best method!
     
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    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

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    Exactly that. Starting with 50-60 yard chips with a sand wedge helps set your rhythm and then you gradually loosen up.
    I basically go with a handful of wedges, 8 or 7 iron, 3 iron, 5 wood, driver.
     
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    I like to start with wedges. I find that if I start with the driver, I over-swing everything.Wedges should promote tempo and feel.

    Progress up through irons to woods, to driver.

    Practice the shot you'll have off of the first tee to gain confidence and a mental picture.

    Finish with some short irons and wedges to take that relaxed tempo and feel to the round.
     
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