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flandango

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Just wandering how often you guys practice in the winter months. I have set myself a pretty tough target for next year and was wandering how often other people practice.

I go to the range once / twice a week and the putting / chipping area about 2 - 3 times a week or as and when i can fit around work and family.

Just being nosey really!!!
 

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range 2 times mid week hitting most irons and working on my swing,range sat morning going through the bag hitting around 3 to 4 hundred balls then play either sat afternoon just 9 or play sunday 18 holes,putting wise i work on my stroke most nights then a few hours on the green putting and chipping weekend mornings
 

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Try and get out every Saturday for the weekly roll up and play the monthly stableford and medal. Other than that it is range on Saturday pm and on a Sunday to just work on each facet. Going to get some lessons booked for the new year too so I can hit the ground running in for the new season
 

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I practise whenever I can, time is limited though.

Throughout this year I fell into the routine of going up to the course and just playing holes. This has spelt disaster for me as I never did any practise. With practise you get to repeat your swing and groove it. Just playing obviously entails using various clubs as you make your way round.

A few lessons from my pro taught me that practise is necessary to improve in the game.
A day off work today - up to the course and onto the practise area armed with 7 iron and a tube of balls. Concentrated on swinging smoothly and fully. After I felt I'd practised enough I rewarded myself with several holes on the course.
Finished off with a chipping session and all was good with the world!!!
 

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I practice in my back garden chipping 2 or 3 times a week.I play once or twice a week and do a bit of practice before about 60% of rounds I play but always warm up and chip and putt before play. Id say I do serious range type practice about 3 times a year.

When I played off 6 h/c the amount of practice I did alone, caused ructions in my home life let alone the number or rounds I played, often 36 holes on sat and sometimes same again on sunday. In summer I used to play up to 10pm sometimes. It did not make my life very happy, I was too serious about it, eventually I got fed up being annoyed at every little error I made and gave up playing that way, now I have fun every time I play and dont really give a stuff what I score though I am happy when its a good round, I can also see the positive and fun of a poor round, something I couldnt see before.
 

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I practice 3or4 nights in the week for about 2-4 hours (dependent on light, if its cloudy, so gets dark sooner = shorter session).
Over the weekend I will play 36-72 holes depending on other commitments.

I very rarely use the range. I use it before rounds for warming up and that is about it.

I usually practice on the course. If it is quiet I will pick a spot on the tee\fairway\green\in the rough and try 10-20 shots at the green\fairway\hole. I find this much better than the range where its all to easy to spray balls all over the place without focus and a target.
 
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