If, like many golfers, you think you can improve your golf game by standing on the driving range and hitting hundreds of balls, you’ll be sad to hear that this is unlikely. However, this doesn’t mean improving your golf game at a driving range is impossible. The golf practice tips below can help improve your game:
Warm Up Properly
Before setting foot on the driving range, you must warm up properly. You must stretch your hamstrings, back, quadriceps, arms and neck. While this might seem like a waste of time, stretching well before you start will help you avoid injury and improve your performance.
Don’t Forget the Pre-Shot Routine
The next tip for golfers wanting to improve their game is always to do the pre-shot routine. The pre-shot routine helps your mind and body know that you are getting ready to take a shot. Trust us, if you hit the golf ball without doing this routine, you won’t practise anything you can take to the golf course. Instead, you will waste your time, energy, and, more importantly, your money.
Use TrackMan to Track Your Progress
If you want to improve your golf game, tracking your progress is essential; however, this is easier said than done, particularly if you’re an amateur player. Thankfully, there is help out there. Some of the best golf ranges have the latest technology to help you determine how well you are playing and how you can improve.
Our state-of-the-art driving range at West Essex Golf Club has the latest TrackMan technology, allowing golfers to measure their shots and track their progress. It gives golfers instant feedback, helping them to make changes to their game instantly.
Focus on One Aspect of Your Game at a Time
Another essential tip before you start hitting balls at the driving range is to focus on one aspect of your game at a time. Players who do this are much more likely to see progress than those who try to improve every area of their game at once.
You’ll never improve your game unless you practise regularly; however, playing golf regularly can be expensive. To try and reduce costs, golfers should consider getting a membership to a club. If we take membership here at the West Essex Golf Club as an example, not only is it cheaper than paying weekly, but our members are allowed to use the TrackMan technology we discussed above. On top of this, members have access to a team of PGA professionals who can help them improve their game.
Plan Your Sessions
If you are heading to the driving range, there must be a reason behind it. Do you know what you want to work on? Is there an issue with your game that you want to overcome? Or do you want to improve a particular skill? Whatever it is, make sure you have it set in your mind before you book your session.
If, like many people, you need help deciding what to work on first, talking to a pro golfer might be an idea. These individuals have been in your position and will be able to advise you on how you can improve.
Hit to a Target
In order to get the most out of your practice sessions of golf in Essex, you must ensure you hit to a target. While this might sound obvious, many people at the driving range hit shots with no obvious target in mind. This gives you little feedback on the success of your shot and enables bad habits to form. Of course, if you play at a course with TrackMan technology, you need not worry about this as much, as this technology will help give you detailed feedback on your shots.
Choose a Local Driving Range
There’s nothing worse than having to travel hundreds of miles to practise your swing. Often, by the time you arrive at the driving range, you’re tired and grumpy. This can have an enormous impact on your performance. For this reason, it’s important to use local driving ranges when you are practising. For example, if you live in Essex, choose a driving range in Essex or a golf club near London to practise at.
Learn the Basics First
Before trying out more technical moves, it’s essential to learn the basics. This includes learning to grip the club correctly, ensuring your body is aligned with the ball, ensuring you have the correct posture, and knowing where to place your ball. As well as this, it includes knowing which club to use for which shot. Understanding the basics and getting them right can significantly improve your game.
For players wanting to improve their golf game, the golf tips above can help. Why not visit us here at West Essex Golf Club and give them a try?