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inexperienced at driving ranges?

Question by muh: inexperienced at driving ranges?
i’m a single female and i wanted to try going to a driving range. I’m a first timer so should i bring someone who’s experience at golfing or is it something i can try by myself?

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Answer by no id
Call the range and ask for someone to give you a lesson. It will work best if you have someone show you how to hold the club, the correct stance, ect. An experienced golfer is not necessarily an experienced teacher. Going by yourself will be frustrating and non productive.

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How to deal with a rude Driving Range instructor?

Question by Rob: How to deal with a rude Driving Range instructor?
I was driving with my friend one day. My friend told me to try his 3 wood. After a swing I told him that the 3 wood’s shaft shook more than usual on my hand. Suddenly out of nowhere this young driving range pro (in his 20s) commented on my swing “you didn’t hit it solid …”. I was offended by this driving range pro because I DID NOT HIRE HIM OR ASK AN OPINION. Even my friend said to this arrogant pro “No he he hit it solid!”. but they the arrogant pro kept talking and talking…. I just kept replying “oh really!”……. What can I do in this situation?
I asked a female friend of mine who keep getting unwanted tips from driving range pros she did not hire at the time. She said “it’s so annoying that I kept getting these unwanted tip from some driving range pros”.

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Answer by dmartin2214
From my perspective, the pro was only doing his job. He is a professional and just offered his comments. If you don’t want anyone to comment, you might get a bucket of balls and go hit them at the city dump. Golf is a game of advice and suggestions—in my opinion, the pro did no wrong.

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golf driving range?

Question by mapleleafydude: golf driving range?
I have recently got crazy about golf and i am still working on the basics. Address, stance, posture and blah blah blah. I have learnt lots of bascis from youtube videos and some free lessons off the net. I suddenly feel an urge to go to the driving range at various times during my work and even midnight. I am feeling restless when i figure out that i wont be able to go to a driving range when i am at work.

Overall i am feeling addicted to it. Last month alone is spent 20$ every single day practicing in the driving range. At the end of the month i started realized that there is something wrong with my budgeting. How can i stop this craving for golf?
Downloading Shot Online right now. Eventhough there is nothing compared to playing it on the field i am gonna try this just to kick off my habbit of going to the course everyday.

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Answer by Southie9
you can’t its something new and fun, i love golf also, but i am decent at it and dont need a range every day.

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I might go to a driving range. What should I expect?

Question by Fly girl: I might go to a driving range. What should I expect?
Someone suggested that I should get out and do some kind of physical activity to shake my mood. In particular, she suggested checking out a driving range. She also said it’s a great way to meet guys. Now, what is this? I know it deals with golf but how does it work? Is it actually fun or will I be bored to tears? Is it good physical activity? What kind of clothes are appropriate? And what type of men are in these places? I’m not really into sports normally and I’m very feminine. Will I look weird going to this type of place alone? Is this even a good idea?

Thanks.

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Answer by mr danger
Fly girl You would actually be better off asking this question by going to Sports==>>> Golf and see what they know
I’m a horrible golfer because I get really frustrated by the fact that while I can hit a ball that’s moving I can’t one that’s standing still.
If you just want to get a good work out go to a batting range ,buy 15 minutes of time and start hitting softballs
What you can expect at a driving range is a lot of guys hitting golf balls
There is absolutely nothing natural about hitting a golf ball and doing it properly is very much a learned skill
Usually what happens is that you bring your own clubs [woods, irons or putter ] and then you rent a bucket of golf balls and start working on your stroke .
Usually these places offer some kind of instruction
The reason that your friend suggested it as a way to meet guys,is that as rule golfers are a lot weathier than bowlers are and in some circles a golf course is where a lot of the business of big business actually takes place
Here’s a link for you
http://www.golflink.com/golf-driving-ranges/city.aspx?dest=Bronx+NY
http://www.magicyellow.com/listings.cfm?CatID=244003&LocID=USNY++&CatName=Baseball%20Batting%20Ranges&geo=loc&mode=browse&start=41

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What are the cheapest golf driving ranges in north Atlanta?

Question by mattj: What are the cheapest golf driving ranges in north Atlanta?
I’m trying to refine my swing but don’t want to break the budget. Any suggestions?

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Answer by gabound75
I don’t know if my answer will be of much help, but…

I live in Macon but have made MANY frequent trips to Atlanta for both business and pleasure. I’ve played golf in Atlanta a few times, but am not familiar enough with all the courses and driving ranges. The place is huge. But there is one place of know of in “north” Atlanta. There is a 9-hole “executive” course and an 18-hole course right next to each other, up in the Marietta area. The 9-hole is called Regency, I think. The 18-hole is Fox Run. They are located on Windy Hill Road, about a mile south of Cobb Parkway (Highway 41, I think). Also, I’m not sure if I’m saying the direction. It’s either just south or just west (not sure what direction Cobby Pkwy runs). But put it this way: If you get off of I-75 on the Windy Hill exit, and turn TOWARDS Cobb Pkwy, you would keep going that direction. Both courses will be on your right-hand side. A lot of people use the Regency driving range. It is very nice. I’ve stayed at the Hyatt Suites a lot on the corner of I-75 and Windy Hill, and I always bring my clubs to go to that range to get some practice in. Can’t remember how much I pay for balls, though.

Another suggestion: If you want to hone your skills but don’t want to break the bank, consider going to Wal-Mart or somewhere and buying yourself two or three bags of the recycled golf balls. Sometimes there’s like 50 or 75 or so in a mesh bag, for like 8 bucks. They buy yourself a shag bag for like 10 bucks. I know a lot of public parks now have signs that say “no golf playing” and stuff like that.. but if you can find an open field somewhere. Anywhere. A park, a school playground (when the kids are out, obviously) – you can go out in the evening and hit balls.

You’ll always have balls and will never have to pay to hone your skills. The positive: You’ll get extra exercise in having to go pick up your balls afterwards. The negative: You’ll get extra exercise in having to go pick up your balls afterwards.

Hope this helps.

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New clubs, going to the driving range?

Question by strikerkays11: New clubs, going to the driving range?
I recently purchased new golf clubs and I’m looking to go to the range soon. What is the best way to get the feel for all of my clubs so I am ready for 18 holes later this week?

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Answer by micro
hit the shots that you hit the most more, drives and such. Then just hit each club four of five times

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Where is the Douglaston Driving Range in Queens?

Question by DD: Where is the Douglaston Driving Range in Queens?

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Answer by w b
Golden Bear Driving Range – Alley Pond Park

Alley Pond Park, Northern Blvd. at 221st St., 718-225-9187
By Car: Cross Island to Northern Boulevard exit, east
Parking: Free lot at driving range.
By Train: LIRR to Douglaston > walk south on 235th St > right on Northern Blvd.
By Bus: Q12

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Do you buy a bucket of balls to chip and putt at driving range?

Question by Wondering????: Do you buy a bucket of balls to chip and putt at driving range?
I have only been to the driving range a couple of times and it was to hit balls. Do you still need to buy a bucket of balls to chip (then do you leave each ball on chipping green after one use?). What about for just putting?

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Answer by softballchic00
Yes, You just buy a bucket, they range from about $ 3-$ 10. Then, you just leave them on the course.

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Q&A: what permits and liscences do i need to start my own driving range/mini golf in my back yard?

Question by worried: what permits and liscences do i need to start my own driving range/mini golf in my back yard?
my husband wanted to start his own driving range in our backyard. i wanted to add a min golf for kids. we were both thinking of also making a snack bar/ gift shop also. i wanted to know what permits and liscence we would need. thnak you

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Answer by EdenDD
That will depend on where you are located and whether you need to expand your back garden in order to build this range.

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Golf Tips, Driving Range

Harry Alexander gives some tips on driving the ball. For more information please visit GreatParks.org.