Your time at the driving range is valuable, which means that every second of your practice can be beneficial to your golfing game. Aimlessly hitting the ball can take away focus from the real reason you’re out at the driving range- to head over to the golf course and show off your skills. Practice these 3 drills at your next golf practise and get that dream handicap in no time!
The start and stop
We’ve all seen those guys at the range, lifting their clubs and taking a strong swing, only to stop half way through. Although it looks funny, this swing technique definitely helps with balancing your swing. It can show whether your weight placement is correct and the more you drive this drill, the better your balance will become.
This drill doesn’t require anything more than you, your driver, and space for you to do a backswing. So grab your driver, and head over to an open spot at your favourite driving range.
- First get into your golf stance and start your golf swing as you normally would. When you reach the height where your shaft is parallel with the ground, hold your club in place for a few seconds.
- After a few seconds, continue your swing up to the sky, hold for a few seconds, and move towards bringing your club down.
- Start your swing, but make sure its not at full speed. Pause again when your shaft is parallel with the ground. Pause again for a few seconds, and follow through to the starting position.
Why stop and start the entire time? It helps you see where your balance is at every stop. By breaking your swing into smaller movements, you’re able to evaluate your swing and weight placement, fixing it where you seem to lose focus.
2. Chipping zones
If you’re having trouble with your chipping, this is the perfect drill for you. Rather than focusing on the hole, try chipping to a specific spot on the green. Head over to the short game course at any of The Golf Villages and choose a spot on the green. Lay down a small golf towel on your chosen spot. From here, the drill is pretty simple, try hitting the ball onto the towel from different distances. This will help you envision your target, which will make your chip way easier. Once you feel that you’ve landed the ball on the towel enough times, take your towel away, and try to land on the spot again.
3. The right arm putt
Putting looks easy, but can be one of the most difficult aspects of your golf game. This putting drill helps you with two aspects of your putting game. It helps you with your hand eye-coordination, and aids you to release the putter head properly, which is one of the most crucial aspects to look at if you are struggling to make the putt. It’s quite a simple drill, head over to the putting green at the driving range, and only use your right hand to putt.
The Results of your golf practise
These drills might seem quite simple in nature, but will help your game tremendously. Head over to your nearest Golf Village and encourporate these golf practise into your routine.