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Optimizing Your Golf Game at the Range

July 3, 2013

Tips on Making Every Swing Count

Practice makes perfect. That is why the practice range is such an important piece of every golfer’s game. Unfortunately, for most golfers before a round, the range prep time isn’t always quality practice time. Instead of using the time to work on all of the shots in your game, golfers will use one club to power through an entire bucket of balls.  range balls

Here are a few tips on how to make every swing count at the driving range so you will be ready for your next round:

  • Warm Up

You may think that the range alone is enough warm-up for the round ahead, however, it is important to stretch and perform light physical exercises for both your lower and upper body to warm up your muscles before teeing off.

  • Use Every Club in Your Bag

Treating your practice like an actual round will optimize your time at the range. Instead of using one club the whole time to speed through your bucket, use all the clubs you may use in your game. Golf is about muscle memory and getting into a positive groove where your optimum swing becomes second nature.

  • Focus Your Practice

You are not going to solve every negative aspect of your game in one trip to the range. Focus on one thing that you are doing wrong and once you are successful repeatedly then move on to the next problem.

  • Don’t Forget to Visit the Green

A trip to the range isn’t complete without visiting the practice green to work on your short game. Make sure you practice from many different angles and distances to be prepared for anything on the green.

Practicing isn’t always fun but it is important if you want to improve your game. Quality time at the range can mean the difference between a great day of golf and a poor one. Next time you take a trip to the range take our advice and make every swing count!

The Minnesota Section PGA consists of PGA Professionals who are experts in the game and business of golf. Our mission is to promote the enjoyment and involvement of the game of golf and to contribute to its growth by providing services to golf professionals, the golf industry, people who play golf or would like to start playing golf. PGA Section Offices oversee the 41 geographic regions throughout the United States and provide the grass-roots network for the nation’s 25 million amateur golfers and with the PGA’s 27,000 members.

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