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    Ryder Cup Winner Hobbit's Avatar
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    Range boredom - what do you do?

    Historically, I probably hit he range once or twice a year at most. Even then I'll hit, maybe 15 balls before I'm looking for the exit. I was at the range twice in Jan, with some irons I bought whilst in Spain. Even with the lovely blue sky and warmth on my back I didn't get through the bucket of 30 balls.

    Its just boring. Most balls got the distance, and finish reasonably close to the target.

    I've been to range here twice in the last couple of weeks, and tried to mix up the practice. Some long irons, mid irons and short irons. Some with a draw, some with a fade and some straight. High or punched low with the same iron. But its just boring.

    What do you guys do to keep it fresh?
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    Re: Range boredom - what do you do?

    Theres quite a few targets are the range I goto, and what I do is get 25 or 50, and take to the range with me a few holes in mind.

    I'll take each shot as if it was on the course and pick a target on the range which best fits the distance i'm going, give it a and see how far off I land, adjust and take the "next shot"

    I had a few lessons last year and I would go to the range, take 25 or 50 balls are practice the drill trying to improve the accuracy.

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    Re: Range boredom - what do you do?

    I go through the bag, obvious. A pro told me to imagine I was playing certain holes on my course. Play the hole accordingly using your imagination. I've found that quite useful.

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    Re: Range boredom - what do you do?

    [QUOTE=Hobbit;1808947]Historically, I probably hit he range once or twice a year at most. Even then I'll hit, maybe 15 balls before I'm looking for the exit. I was at the range twice in Jan, with some irons I bought whilst in Spain. Even with the lovely blue sky and warmth on my back I didn't get through the bucket of 30 balls.

    Its just boring. Most balls got the distance, and finish reasonably close to the target.

    I've been to range here twice in the last couple of weeks, and tried to mix up the practice. Some long irons, mid irons and short irons. Some with a draw, some with a fade and some straight. High or punched low with the same iron. But its just boring.

    What do you guys do to keep it fresh?[/QUOTE

    I only go to the range with someone else. Never alone as you say is boring as hell.we have 50 balls each and pick a target 3 balls each taking turns. Point for nearest. Not brilliant but is better than just smashing balls on your own

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    Re: Range boredom - what do you do?

    If I'm working on a technical change/improvement then I don't get bored. I think just going to hit some balls would feel a little aimless and if it starts well then no reason to stay!

    You could try playing 18 holes as such. Think about your usual course and what clubs you'd ideally hit on each hole. So say the 1st is a par 4 driver, 7i then hit each shot and score yourself a point for the right contact and a point for the right direction (direction being a dispersion of 10% of the shot distance). Play the whole round with the clubs you'd usually ideally hit and rate each one for contact/direction and tot them up. Try to beat it next time...

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    Re: Range boredom - what do you do?

    I donít get bored at the range, I could go there every day and enjoy it. I love all aspects of practice apart from putting.
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    Ryder Cup Winner Hobbit's Avatar
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    Re: Range boredom - what do you do?

    Quote Originally Posted by trevor View Post
    I donít get bored at the range, I could go there every day and enjoy it. I love all aspects of practice apart from putting.
    And I can spend an hour on the putting green without any problem. Unsurprisingly, putting is the best part of my game.
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    Re: Range boredom - what do you do?

    I go through my clubs one shot at a time as though Iím playing on a course . Youíre only going to one shot at it on the course so there is no point hitting 20 consecutive shots with the driver till you get it right . Something like .

    Driver - 8i - Driver -PW -Driver-5i ect . Iíll maybe do that for 80 or so balls and then Iíll mess around chipping after that . Smashing 100 balls off the tee is pointless .

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    Re: Range boredom - what do you do?

    I'm a range member at my local one, I easily can hit 150 balls a visit. It's out in the fresh air, it's practice and it's biffing balls - like a pig in poop !
    removed list of clubs as they change too frequently !

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    Re: Range boredom - what do you do?

    Pick a course that you know well and visualise the first tee shot. Decide what points on the range are the edges of the fairway, where the hazards are and hit your tee shot. Take a view on where that has ended up - be honest - and visualise the next shot, repeat until you get on the green. Then move onto the next hole.

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