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Didn't really know where to post, but was surfing the web and came across a series of videos showing various pros' warm up routines. I'm just curious as to what your warm up routines are? I normally like to head to the range first; I have a specific range routine I do. Half 56s, full 56s, PW, 8 iron, 4 iron, 3 wood, driver, then work on whatever I had been practicing on during the week. Then I like to chip and then round out with putting. But I guess I never have followed this super strictly. 

 

Do you have a strict routine you follow? Maybe a playlist? Superstitions? Post what you do to get ready for a round!

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As you might imagine we've had something similar to this thread before and it's always a good one so thanks.

 

My warm up has gotten shorter on hitting balls and longer on stretching as I've gotten older. I've found doing that let's me still have some pop at the end of the round.

 

The guys at the club kid that I hit two or three balls, roll a putt and go. It's a bit more than that but not much.

 

Drink plenty of fluids starting with a Gatorade an hour before the round. Arrive at the course half an hour early. Park far from the bag drop. Walk to check in and get shoes on. Apply sunscreen, stretch on the range. Pull wedge and nine iron. Hit three or or four soft wedges, 3 full wedges, 3 full nine irons, 2 full hybrids in different directions, 2 full drivers in different directions, hit three chips, putt them out, hit a few long putts and arrive at the first tee ready to roll.

 

The only change I will make is if I'm not hitting driver on one I will hit one or two more shots with the club I'm hitting.

 

 

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New course has a range. 10-20 chips, a few putts varying length. I'll run through s small bucket after I do some stretching, and few light practice swings.

 

I always start with my 8 iron, make 3 swings. Then move to SW and work my way through the bag.

 

Then end with the club I'm using on the first tee, and try to visualize the shot I want. And it pays off most of the time. I do this in 30-45 minutes before my tee time. Majority of that is at the chipping green.

 

But I'll be adding more 2-5 irons next time. Probably be an hour total.

 

I check which way my Ball is flying, usually a slight fade. There is a tree on the range that I use for my target, and make sure my ball starts left of it. Or left depending, I can work then all both ways, but me and that fade just seem to get along.

 

Last round was 30 minute warm up, took my time and still did 18 with the warm up in just over 3 hours. And played 2 balls.

 

 

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My routine is generally get to the course about an hour early and hit pitches and chips for about 49 minutes and the use the last 20 for putting. If I am doing the pitches/chips on the range I will also add a few full swing wedges.

 

Nothing really complicated just trying to work on slow swings and getting the feel for the day

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Leave my house with enough time to get to the course 30 minutes early. Hit traffic ON A SUNDAY FOR SOME REASON!! Arrive 3 minutes before my tee time. Hit a putt. Stretch on the tee box. Make an 8 on number 1. A 7 on number 2 then finally I play golf 

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I get to the course about 40 mins early. I put for 10-15 minutes first and then hit balls. I putt first because I don't want to get cold or tight, but I also want my first tee ball with the same rhythm as the range. I hit 56s 50%-85% swing then a couple PWs, 7iron, 4iron. Hybrid, Driver. And then based on the first hole whatever my tee ball would be so If it's 3 wood I'd swing that

 

 

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Leave my house with enough time to get to the course 30 minutes early. Hit traffic ON A SUNDAY FOR SOME REASON!! Arrive 3 minutes before my tee time. Hit a putt. Stretch on the tee box. Make an 8 on number 1. A 7 on number 2 then finally I play golf

Exactly this. It usually never fails.

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I usually show up early, hit a few chips and putts for 15 to 20 minutes. Then just before teeing it up I'll take about 10 to 12 swings of the Orange Whip to try and groove my swing and stretch me out a little.

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Show up probably an hour early, get a small bucket and hit some half wedges with some stretching in between each shot. After 10 or so I move up the bag a couple clubs at a time making full swings. Then go to the short game area. Hit a couple chips then putt out. Finally I'll putt from one part of the green to the fringe in different directions to try and get a feel for speed. Then head over to 1 and promptly duck hook my first tee shot OB....

 

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I keep a pretty consistent schedule for playing. Get to the club 90 minutes before tee off. Start with active stretching and something to warm up my legs. Then I go in order of putting, pitch shots, full shots, pitch shots, bunker (if there's one on practice area to get a feel for the sand type), then putt. Then check my bag for supplies and off to first tee.

 

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I normally get to the course an hour or so early. Get a small bucket and start with wedges, working my way towards the driver. I'll alternate what I hit so for one round I'll go 58 wedge, pw, 8, 6, 4, 4 hybrid then driver. Next round 52 wedge, 9,7,5,3 (if it's in the bag), 3 hybrid then driver. Putting and chip shots for 20-30 minutes then off to the tee.

 

NOW that I have kids... Rush to the course, get out of the car while pulling my sticks out of the trunk and hopping to the counter while putting on my shoes to pay, get to the tee box, hit the first drive, hook it on then tie my shoes... Lol

 

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Due to age and health, I don't spend a lot of time on the range prior to a round.   I have only so many swings in me and I will definitely reach my quota on the course.   So, my goal is just to get lose, so that the first swing on the first tee doesn't hurt so much.   Moreover, many times when I hit horrible shots on the range, I think I'm going to have a horrible round that turns out to be one of my best and the converse happens quite often as well.   Accordingly, I spend most of my pre-round time on the practice putting green.   I know the old saying-drive for show, putt for doe-especially when my driver show is a comedy.  

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I'm kind of like Rev, well as far as the extent of the routine, not the results..ha

 

A few years back, I had a teaching pro tell me during a playing lesson, to take only 3 clubs to the range, wedge of my choice (usually my 50) 6 iron and driver.   Hit enough half wedges to get loose so full swings wont' hurt you, so maybe 10 or so working up to a 3/4 swing.   Then no more than 7 swings each with the other two.  That's 25 shots, which is more than enough for me to at least get loose.  At my level, range sessions mean nothing as to what my actual own course play will be.   I can be hitting it so pure on the range and go out and completely cold stone top the first tee shot.  Or I can have the shanks on every iron I hit on the range, then go out and stripe the opening tee shot right down the middle.  Both scenario's have actually happened in the past month..ha

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I'm kind of like Rev, well as far as the extent of the routine, not the results..ha

 

A few years back, I had a teaching pro tell me during a playing lesson, to take only 3 clubs to the range, wedge of my choice (usually my 50) 6 iron and driver. Hit enough half wedges to get loose so full swings wont' hurt you, so maybe 10 or so working up to a 3/4 swing. Then no more than 7 swings each with the other two. That's 25 shots, which is more than enough for me to at least get loose. At my level, range sessions mean nothing as to what my actual own course play will be. I can be hitting it so pure on the range and go out and completely cold stone top the first tee shot. Or I can have the shanks on every iron I hit on the range, then go out and stripe the opening tee shot right down the middle. Both scenario's have actually happened in the past month..ha

 

Oh,,, so you're a range pro too huh? Maybe we should tour the nations best ranges together! [emoji6]

 

 

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A few years back, I had a teaching pro tell me during a playing lesson, to take only 3 clubs to the range, wedge of my choice (usually my 50) 6 iron and driver. Hit enough half wedges to get loose so full swings wont' hurt you, so maybe 10 or so working up to a 3/4 swing. Then no more than 7 swings each with the other two. That's 25 shots, which is more than enough for me to at least get loose.

I had a teaching pro tell me something similar. It was during a playing lesson where he also included warmup as part of the lesson.

 

5 balls allocated.for each of the 3 clubs. If you are hitting well don't hit all 5. Then 3 balls where you essentially play a par 5. Hit driver then the iron and then wedge.

 

Putting green was hit a few 2-3 foot putts to hear the ball going into the hole. Then hit a few out 5 and 10 footers and the putt to the fringe to check distance control.

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Oh,,, so you're a range pro too huh? Maybe we should tour the nations best ranges together! [emoji6]

 

 

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Yeah man, we could show those Bryan brothers a thing or two...HA

 

I had a teaching pro tell me something similar. It was during a playing lesson where he also included warmup as part of the lesson.

 

5 balls allocated.for each of the 3 clubs. If you are hitting well don't hit all 5. Then 3 balls where you essentially play a par 5. Hit driver then the iron and then wedge.

 

Putting green was hit a few 2-3 foot putts to hear the ball going into the hole. Then hit a few out 5 and 10 footers and the putt to the fringe to check distance control.

I like that part about the 3 balls and the par 5

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After I stretch (10 mins), I do the following:

 

6 balls 1/2 swings with sw (56*)

3 full swings 56*

5 full swings 8I

4 full swings 5I

3 full swings 3W

5 full swings Driver

3 full swings 56*

 

A few swings with whatever I'm hitting off the first tee (until I hit one with the ball flight I want with that shot).

 

From there I go putt till tee time

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I'm also working on the mental approach when I'm at the range before a round. I try and go through a preshot routine and visualize the first hole. Funny, I always imagine a birdie or no worse than par on the first few holes ;). Now if I'm swinging exceptionally well on the range, I try and remember that feeling for the first few holes, kind of feed off the good memories from the range and putting session. Sadly, being hung over prior to the round yesterday prevented those good feelings to get to the first hole... Lol

 

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Sadly, being hung over prior to the round yesterday prevented those good feelings to get to the first hole... Lol

 

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The alcohol's good feelings blocked the golf's good feelings, eh? Haha

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The alcohol's good feelings blocked the golf's good feelings, eh? Haha

Hence the alcoholic drinks on the course to remember the good feelings again, lol :) (it didn't work :() . I normally only drink water, Gatorade or soda on the course.

 

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