When it comes to improving your golf game, you can have all the data and statistics that you want, but it is useless without applied practice.
Practice is how we improve and get better, but practice itself is an art, and many people get it wrong.
If you are not practising in the right way, then you are essentially just repeating bad habits over and over, which will just make them harder to unlearn.
To practice effectively, you need to have good form and be vigilant in how you approach it.
You also need to make sure that you practice different parts of your game, which is what this post is all about.
We get asked all the time by customers and enthusiasts which place is better to practice their golf game: the driving range or the course.
We want to give our view on the matter so that you can learn how to practise properly and in a way that helps your game.
The Driving Range
The main advantage of getting down to the driving range and practising there is the sheer volume of shots that we can hit.
The average number of shots that an intermediate golfer can hit at the driving range is between 50 to 70 an hour.
We can swing all day and not have to worry about making a bad shot, where as if we are on the course and make a bad shot, it seriously affects the rest of the play
The problem is the driving range can make you lazy, as you are not in an environment where the accuracy of the shot really matters.
The Golf Course
The golf course is the real environment that you would be playing in, and because of this there is a different feel to the practise.
When you take a shot, you know that it matters, so players tend to take their time and focus a bit more.
That being said, a well rounded approach to practicing is the best way to improve your game, and you should practise at both the range and the course for best results.