Driving range practice is important to improve your golf swing and should be part of your journey. But what should we do at the driving range. It is easy to fall into the trap of hitting the majority of the balls with your driver. This makes you fatigue easy and is difficult to really focus on your golf swing. Golf coach, Paul Wilson takes you through just how you should plan a driving range session.

Wilson¬†gives the instructions¬†that you need to seperate you balls into four different sections. If you don’t do this you will find that you will hit the majority with your driver and go home having learnt very little. The four sections are as follows:

1. Warm up: Set aside 10-15 balls that you can hit with your pitching wedge just to warm the body up. This will ensure your muscles are warm and your body is ready for the rotations.

2. In the 2nd section you need to put a large amount of balls here. This is where the majority of your practice is to be completed. These balls are to be hit with a mid-iron, like a 6 or 7 iron. This is where you can really focus on your swing. Take your time and don’t rush through the balls. Remember you are trying to learn here, so focus on each shot.

3. This is where you can get all that built up excitement out. These balls are used for driving. 15-20 balls can be used here. Hopefully in section 2 you have worked on your swing and you can now test it out with the driver.

4. The last section is to cool down. Your body will be would up and very warm after hitting section 3 so you need to calm your body down again. Hit around 10 balls with a sand wedge to cool the body down.

These steps by Paul Wilson should not only get out the exctitment that comes with wanting to smash your driver at a driving range but should also help you to improve your golf swing.

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