So we have been blessed with an early start to the golf season and you are going to make your first trip to the range. Do yourself the best favour you can and leave the driver in the bag. Grab your seven iron, a wedge and your putter and go to the range with a purpose… to find rhythm, tempo and balance while working on good fundamentals instead of grabbing the big lumber and trying to swing for the bleachers. Focus on a good grip, correct posture, the right stance with good alignment and to see how to find a smooth well balanced swing with a shorter club and your ‘scoring club’. Let your goal be to make good solid contact and find the centre of the clubface for as many shots as you can. See if you can figure out how to hit it straight instead of trying to hit it far for your first session… save the big clubs for another visit when you will be far less likely to hurt yourself (or others for that matter). Now if you have spent some time with your shorter clubs and have found some good shots in the mix, smile and grab your putter and head to the practice green to work on something just as important if not more so… seeing if you can remember how to sink a three foot putt.
Have fun, Dave Lengyel