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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9 Responses to “New clubs, going to the driving range?”

  • legalbgl:

    play several bucket of balls at the range. use all your clubs and get the feal. Thats the easiest way.

  • Jeff M:

    One tip I’ve heard several times is to use your clubs at the range in a sequence that mimics a course you’ve played.

    Get loose by stretching, hit a handful of balls, then pretend you’re standing at the tee for #1 at a course you know very well. Select the club you would use on the first tee, swing, and estimate where your hit would put you on that hole. Select the club you would use from that position, and repeat until you’d be on the green. Move on to the next hole in your mind, and repeat.

    The argument for this technique is that you’d never hit your driver 5 times in a row on a course, so why practice that way at the range? Also, it may help some with course management by helping you visualize the course and your shot selection.

    Drawbacks: hard to estimate where your shot would put you on the course; you have to know the course layout very well for optimum benefit; hard to concentrate and keep up with for an entire bucket or “round”.

    Best of luck!

  • knh959:

    I like to warm up with my wedges. I’ll hit maybe 25 shots just to get the muscles/back loosened up. After that, particularly if I’m playing that day and am familiar with the course. I play the course in my mind as I’d like to play it during the round. ie. Tee off on #1, driver, approach shot a six iron. (putting will come later). #2, tee off w/3 wood etc etc. Throw in the odd wedge shot because I know I won’t hit every green in regulation etc. I find that I have a better round on the course if I’ve played it in my head beforehand. Last thing, I finish my practice session with putting, No practice puts from outside 10 feet as if I sink one from outside 10 feet it’s just luck anyway. Work on speed of the greens.

  • Leafsfan29:

    A few suggestions:

    1) To get your distance down, hit either your 5-iron or 6-iron. Hit that club to where you have a good idea of how far you’re hitting it. If, say, you’re hitting your 5-iron 150 yards, figure your 6-iron will go 140 yards, your 7-iron 130, and so on.

    2) Don’t neglect your short game. Your chipping, putting, pitch shots, shots from the sand are very important.

    3) When you go to the range, it’s best to warm up by hitting wedges (which will typically be your heaviest club, and progress to your long irons, hybrids/woods, and then the driver. If at all possible, practice on grass tees rather than mats as you won’t be playing on mats. If you’ve only got mats, then make the best.

    4) Read up on ettiquette and learn how to play ready golf. Someone new to the game who keeps pace and knows proper ettiquette is warmly welcomed, but a rube who doesn’t understand proper golf ettiquette and plays ungodly slow…you’ll become a scourge.


  • FUJUN:

    Wow, that’s interesting and you must excited about the new purchase.


    1) Why did you purchase the new golf clubs? was your old set not performing like it should?

    2) Or was your old golf clubs were not branded?

    3) Or was it that your handicap level require a new golf sets?

    I recently bought a new NIKE SQ Sumo driver 4950 10.5 deg with Stiff Japanese shaft spec. The main reason, I do not have an official DRIVER. Now that own one, I went to the driving range immediate after the purchase to try it, using my usual practice swing, the DRIVER perform superbly and I was happy about it. I went on the Golf course the following days and was pretty happy with the perfomance on the GOlf course too.

    I think you need to be confident with yourself, regardless of the clubs you purchase.

    A tool is just as good as its handler/user, if the user/handler is proficient in using it.


  • golfachick:

    just like practice with ur clubs on a driving range… my guy friends play nine holes when they get new clubs to get the feel for them

  • Flatstick:

    Hit each club several times at the range, and try to get an average distance that you carry each shot for each club. Then spend time at the chipping green because it is touch shots that may change the most with a new set.

  • Sam l:

    I agree with Jeff M, mimic your pre-shot routine on the range so you will give used to it on the course. If you don’t have a pre shot routine its simple to make one and easy to change. I have been using the same one for about 2 years now and it has become automatic.

    To start out, just figure out how many practice swings you want to take for each specific shot and where (i.e behind the ball, next to the ball) and figure out ONE swing thought for the course for when you play. Its okay to be working on a good few mechanics when you are on the range, but at least before you go out to play, you should be doing your full routine on every shot.

  • grizzo69:

    After you warm up ,start with a wedge ,hit about 5 or 6 balls and write down how far they hit .Do this with all the clubs by doing this you will know what club to use on the couse .