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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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Golf Tips, Driving Range

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

How many acres of land would you require to build a 15 slot golf driving range?

Question by writermiguel: How many acres of land would you require to build a 15 slot golf driving range?
I’m interested in the acreage of any golf driving range, thank you

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Answer by Dakota P.
15=bad just 1 acre each no room for clubhouse 35=good then you have room for driving range and club house

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When i hit the golf ball at the driving range why does it roll on the ground instead of fly?

Question by Beer Man: When i hit the golf ball at the driving range why does it roll on the ground instead of fly?
Hi!
I went to the driving range & when i would hit the golf ball it would be a line drive on the ground instead of taking flight in the air..
It was really embarassing as it was my first time but there was just a bunch of old retired men so i didn’t really care..
I was using my driver..
How can i get the ball to go in the air when i hit it at the driving range?

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Answer by Trevor
Hi Samantha,
First of all, make sure the right driving range tee is in the mat, they can be changed so you don’t have to use the standard one just because it is there.
I would personally say the main reason why you are hitting daisy cutters is because you are coming up off the ball, in other words, lifting your head.
Next time you are there, just try to keep your head down and let the momentum of the swing take it up when it is meant to.
The other thing to try to maintain more flight is to try to distribute your weight a little better. Around 60% on your right sided, presuming you are right handed. Sometimes a lower ball flight can also be caused by transferring your weight too soon, getting ahead of the ball with your hands etc.
Hope this helps,
Trevor

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What is the best weather to go to the driving range?

Question by SilverStar: What is the best weather to go to the driving range?
I have recently picked up golf, sorta. I like going to the driving range with my driver and hitting a few balls out. But what’s the best weather for this? Some say it’s when it’s windy so the ball can carry better, others say a clear sunny day, even though it’s hotter. What’s your opinion?

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Answer by x-15a2
Warm (not hot) weather is best. When you are learning it’s best to go when the winds are light or still. This way, you can see what the ball is doing with your swing and you won’t wonder if the wind is enhancing a slice or hook.

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What are some drills to do on the driving range?

Question by airjman: What are some drills to do on the driving range?
I’ve heard countless times that simply hitting balls on the driving range is not going to help you as much as doing solid drills. What are some good drills to do while on the range?

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Answer by johnnnyappleseed
Swing without range balls…work on timing, tempo and follow through.

Range balls is what it is…range balls…

Practice visualization…Concentrate on developing the quality of your swing, rather than the results of a range ball in flight.

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How much longer should I drive at a regular course versus a driving range?

Question by Smelly: How much longer should I drive at a regular course versus a driving range?
A new ball should drive longer then a driving range ball, right? I usually hit between 200-230 yards at a driving range before my ball his the ground. I am using the same swing and power I would at a golf course. Also, by the way, I’m a total newbie. I have only been going to the driving range for 2 months.

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Answer by Robert
depends on the ball and the ground hardness

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What should you wear to the driving range?

Question by sabdguy26: What should you wear to the driving range?
I’m taking my girlfriend to a driving range because we’re both interested in taking up golf. Should we wear what we would on the course, or can we wear jeans?
EDIT – it’s just a driving range, it’s not an actual course or country club

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Answer by satchjr2
You can wear whatever you want at the driving range usually…just wear something comfortable that isn’t going to hinder your golf swing. I wouldn’t recommend tight clothing or jeans…

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Driving Range Plan

Driving Range Plan

One of the most common mistakes I see in golfers is, they go out to the range thinking they are going to get a good day of practice. When in fact, it might hurt them more than it will help them. Here’s why and how to practice the correct procedures.

First, most amateurs go to the range thinking they will improve their game. Well ,what I see is the first thing they do is pull out the big driver and start smacking balls one right after another. Before they know it they are out of balls and they are tired. They have practiced on most of there bad habits the had when they got to the range.

This is what I think an amateur beginner or not should do when they want to improve their game. First they should stretch before they even want to hit a golf ball. Take your time and get those muscles warmed up. Take an two or three iron and lay in down buy your feet directed to a target. Always have a target, just like playing a round of golf. Now start with a pitching wedge or sand wedge. Get a pre-shoot routine and do it for every shoot. This way when you get on the course this will be automatic and you really won’t have to worry about it as much. Concentrate on only a few items for every swing. One on the setup, one during the swing and one during the follow through. This way you won’t have a million things running through your head at one time. Hit a few wedges, then go to your seven iron. Then maybe a three or four iron. After you hit a few of those go to a hybrid or three wood. Practice the same things as you would the wedges and seven irons. The only different is your ball placement. When you hit a few of those, go ahead and hit your driver. Once again practice the same techniques.

Just change the ball position.

Just because you have the driver in your hand now, doesn’t mean you have to swing harder. Take the same swing as your wedges, seven iron, four iron, and fairway woods. Always have a target to aim at on every shot. Work on only a few items on each swing. Take a practice swing before every practice ball you hit and work on the same items you work on when you hit a ball.

Have a plan on what you need to work on and stick to it. Its all about feel. How do feel when you get to the range. How do you feel when you leave the range. Have a purpose, just don’t go to the range for the fun of it. I mean have fun, but go to accomplish your plan. If you are felling a little tired during you practice, stop and take a break . Go back and finish concentrating on what you need to do. Don’t rush, take your time.

Make your practice on the range productive. When you get on the course, just think of how far away, select you proper club, take dead aim, relax and swing through the ball. You practice all the little items on the range and your golf game will improve and you will have loads more fun out there.

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