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Even though I prefer to hit balls prior to my round I have found time and time again that it doesn't make a bit of difference to the score that I will shoot.

 

Hitting a few putts on the practice green does help but hitting balls is meaningless to the outcome of my round.

 

I do have to stretch though.

 

How about you?

 

 

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I tend to play better or at least have a better sense of what kinda swing I'm coming into the round with if I go to the range. It helps me form a plan of how I'm gonna attempt to play and score.

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I've said many times that hitting balls on the range doesn't do much for me.  If I hit a bad shot... or three... then basically my round is ruined.  If I hit a good shot, then that's one for the course that I wasted.  As I got older, I have found that being out on the course for 4 hours is tiring and I cannot afford to waste any shots. 

 

I must putt; it takes about 20 putts from short range with my right hand to get the feel of the club. The I putt a few different lengths for speed control. If I have extra time, I will chip.  Between the putting green and the first tee I will stretch wrists, shoulders, torso, and hammies.

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I use to have to go to the range to get my driver dialed in. Now it's the irons that need the work. However, I'm careful not to overdo it. Range is definitely important to me.

 

 

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I don't do anything on the range before a round.   I someone left some extra balls,  I will hit 5-6 with a mid iron.  I spend pre-round time on the putting green and hitting some short pitch shots.  On the putting green I will start with rolling in a few 2-3 footers and then set tees at 5,10,15,20,25, 30 and get a feel for speed.  

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Because of getting... scratch that.. Being old & ailments, if there's a range I'll use it to loosen up

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I like to have some warm up shots of I can, but performance doesn't seem to change much. I have straight-ish days with woods and slice says, for whatever reason. It helps me to know which kind of day it is looking like before the first tee.

 

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Currently I spend way more time on the range than on the course. Usually because of time and money constraints. I was just thinking though that I learn way more on the course right now.

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I generally do not hit balls before the round, every once in a while I will just to get good and loose, but mostly I just putt and chat before I play.

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Most first hole on most courses are quite forgiving I could get away with not hitting the ball before hand. In addition, I usually start at least one round a week before sunrise so there's no warming up there.

 

To me a couple of chips and some short putts usually enough to put my focus on track.

 

 

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Stretch, a few chips and putts on the practice green and a few full swings before teeing off is about all I do. The range where I play has mats, and I find them hugely different then hitting off of turf.

 

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If I do have time, one of my ritual is to hit the approach shots to the green for the first 3-4 holes. I know 1st hole par 5 I'd have 50-80 yards, I hit that, second I'd have 100-115 the I hit that, and so on. Full swing doesn't count much especially off the tee as they are the same.

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If there's a range I like to warm up hitting like 10 wedges, then a couple of swings with the driver. If there isn't one, I hold back on the first tee and just try to hit it straight, and by the 4th hole or so I'll loosen up and it's suns out guns out 

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If there is a range and time. I like to hit a few to loosen up but not to dial anything in.. I will putt a little but I have found most practice greens are not the same as on the course.

 

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I think I hit too many balls before a round. I usually do some putting, some chipping, some bunker shots, and end with about 40 balls on the range. I know it's probably too much but I just can't help myself!

 

 

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I try to hit a few half shots with about 5 clubs and then hit my 3 wood 3 or 4 times then chip. The practice green on most courses is not the same speed as the course so I don't putt much for speed more to get a nice rhythm for the round.

 

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I'm not a range before playing guy. I just wanna play and hitting on the range, for me, won't help me hit better shots on the course.


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I take a small bucket out to warm up the old bones.  I hit a few with my 7 or 8 iron, a few with my hybrid and 4 or 5 with my driver.  I don't see it helping me play better however I do feel a bit more flexible on the first tee.

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Going from the car to the tee box will most likely result in some less than ideal shots for myself.  If time allows a couple  ibuprofen, 20-40 range balls, and 20 min on the putting green will get me ready for the round.  I'm jealous of those that can start off cold and still perform.  


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I much prefer hitting balls for a little while before playing because my shoulders tend to feel really tight without some stretching. I can play without hitting balls,  but it is hard for me.  I have to stretch a lot, and I'll do a few exaggerated long driver swings to just make sure everything is lose, but even so, the golf club will still feel like a foreign object in my hands for the first few holes when lined up to the ball. 


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