How are you practicing during lockdown??

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Hammertoe

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Obviously most of us are lockdown and not able to play golf, so I was just wondering how you guys are practicing at the moment? Are you putting in the living room? Hitting into a net? Or even just staring at the clubs and wishing your course was open again?

I'm lucky enough to live very remotely and own a small piece of land so I can hit balls over the field and then I take my 2 small kids and the dog down every couple of days and collect the balls. Can hit anything from a wedge up to a 5 iron, I could hit more but would lose those balls.

Just interested really to see if anyone is doing anything similar?
 

harpo_72

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I have a net set up, and using a garmin G80. I play a virtual round every day. I use a Spurk mat but occasionally hit one off the grass.
Will see if it pays off when the the course opens.. currently though it’s keeping me entertained.
 

srixon 1

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Not practiced for over a year. I used to be chipping and putting at the course almost every day after work.
 

Orikoru

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Err, I'm not?

In the first lockdown I bought a cheap practise net and some foam balls (since I didn't have that much faith in the cheap net). I quickly realised that not really seeing the ball flight makes it of limited use and it gets boring quickly. I only used the thing twice in that whole 7 weeks or whatever it was. It's now awkwardly stuffed into the shed because I couldn't be bothered to fold it down properly either. (It was awkward to put up, it's basically the same as a tent.)

I will probably get bored enough to get it out at some point. But, the back lawn is really long as I accidentally stopped cutting too soon before winter - so I'd have to get the lawnmower out first and look like a crazy man cutting his lawn in January. Also the mat I bought to hit balls off was a small flimsy one which didn't sit flat and the balls kept rolling off of it, so I'd have to buy a new heavier mat really. There's just so many obstacles here. :LOL:

I would never dream of practising putting on a carpet, that must be so different to putting on an actual green that it renders it completely pointless.
 

ScienceBoy

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My putting rail and PuttOut.

Might get a putting mirror too so I can check eye position without using the putting rail (it’s metal so you can see reflection).
 

rudebhoy

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Not doing a thing.

I injured my shoulder just before Xmas and was playing thru the pain. Am making the best of a bad situation and hoping rest will help it heal.

Even if I didn't have that, the weather has been so awful this week, the thought of going out in the garden to practice is not very a appealing.
 

Mike79

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Wooden floors, so indoor putting isn’t ideal. No net or mat outside. Lawn a bit of a mess at the moment as had it aerated but will be cutting again soon which will tidy it up, and then I may get some chipping in. Right now, I walk past my bag, pull out 8iron, give it a few waggles and put it back in the bag... Always fancied a putting green in the garden though...
 

Curls

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Nada. Usually take winters off anyway so not bothered. I went to a range twice since October and to say the results were hilariously awful would be an understatement. Whatever, no point worrying or doing anything about it until go-time (hopefully Feb? March?!).
 
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Ruined my game during the first lockdown by smashing balls in to the net, so very little this time!
I do have some speed sticks so will crack on with those to make sure I’m improving rather than losing speed.
 
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