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Your Local Golf Driving Range
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Your Local Golf Driving Range

Do not underestimate the value of your local golf driving range whatever standard of golf you play. It can be your entry point to the wonderful game of golf, somewhere to correct a swing fault, a place to practice and improve and somewhere to have golf lessons, all at affordable prices.

Starting out...

Golf is one of the world's fastest growing sports and a sport the whole family can learn and play together. Your local golf driving range is the ideal place to learn golf's fundamentals and to build a sound knowledge of the golf swing before venturing out on to the golf course.

From learning basic set-up, chipping, pitching, iron play and using woods, the driving range offers you the opportunity to develop the skills you need at your own pace in a stress free environment.

When starting out, try borrowing golf clubs from a friend or hire clubs at the range. Decide whether you like the game before you splash out on expensive golf clubs, equipment and clothing.

The driving range is not only for beginners....

No one can ever claim to have mastered the game of golf regardless of how good he or she may be. This is what makes the game so compelling. It is why we never stop learning and keep returning for more.

If you have a swing fault of any description your local golf driving range is the place to sort it out, either through trial and error or through golf lessons with the resident golf professional.

The driving range can also help the advanced player who needs to work constantly on their game to maintain a high standard of play. Their efforts will concentrate more on quality ball striking, shaping shots as the pros do and practicing an array of difficult shots to escape from unwelcome places out on the course. The greater your range of shots, the more chance you have of success.

Golf lessons at the range....

If you are just starting out, consider taking lessons to make sure you embed the right routines, thoughts and movements into your game. It could save a lot of time and frustration later.

If you want to correct a swing fault or increase your skill levels faster, consider having lessons.

Try to find a golf driving range with good quality facilities and coaching staff.

What you should be looking for:

  • good quality range balls
  • precise distance markers
  • short game targets
  • range long enough for use of your driver
  • practice putting area
  • sand trap practice area
  • floodlit range
  • clubhouse with adequate facilities
  • golf clubs for hire
  • PGA coaching staff ready to advise and help, if required.

Everyone who plays golf longs to improve their game. By the time you have practiced at your local golf driving range and perhaps taken golf lessons, you will be more confident of your skills and eager to go out and play.

Street Talk

thanks for reminding me of two friends I went golfing with when I won a golf package complete with tour by owner and driving range tips from the local pro golfer;)

  about 8 years ago

Your prize must have been great fun. Golf can be addictive once you get started, and it's good exercise to boot. It's also much harder to play than what a lot of people think.

  about 8 years ago

It was indeed! When I heal and get my life all the way going I'd like to do some golf. I think your local golf driving range seems like the perfect way to get golfing.

  about 8 years ago
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