In our group most guys do but like you said the best player in our group never hits a bucket. He chips and putts and calls it good. I have and I haven't hit buckets I honestly can't tell any difference. No difference in scores. I do use Golf Forever to get a full body stretch/warmup before I do either range or play a round. I think that aids more than anything. One of the best rounds I had lately, was a last minute chance to play nines holes with a buddy from out of town. We had time to check in and head to the tee box. No buildup in my head, in jeans, couple of swings with the driver and we were off. Wish I could capture that mindset every time I golf.