Admit it: The range is a place you go with the best of intentions but without much organization. You hit balls, sure, but what are you working on, what’s your focus? If you’re going simply for enjoyment and exercise, have at it, but if you’re looking to improve, you need to add structure to your range sessions. That’s what the pros do—and with a little help, you can, too.
In this video series, Golf Digest Best Young Teacher Jason Guss serves up five range plans. Two of them are based on the most common reasons golfers head to the range: (1) to hit the driver and (2) to get back some ball-striking confidence. A third plan is designed to help you when you’re basically lost—it’s a diagnostic session. Then there’s the practice session that isn’t on the range at all but at the short-game area, where you no doubt need some reps. Last, we head back to the range, not to work your swing but to warm up before a round.
Together, these plans cover all the major reasons golfers find themselves next to a pile of range balls. You won’t need them all today or tomorrow, but in time, you’ll find each of them valuable and easy to use. Remember, with a little structure, range time means game improvement.