Practice in the tundra
Well not a tundra, but the driving range was covered in about 6 inches of snow, and more snow was coming down as I was hitting balls. I turns out I was the last customer before they closed for the day. To top it off , the heat was not working.
So what did I do?
I hit balls. I hit one large bucket of balls and kept focusing on my hands and shot shape. The past 4 days I was practicing with only a lob wedge, 8 iron and driver. Today I got a little bit more variety. I hit some 5 irons as well as a fairway wood (4w to be exact).
I find it truly amazing that what I do with my hands has so much of an effect. I tried a very interesting little drill. With the driver in hand, I alternated between hitting high cuts and high draws. So I would hit one high draw, then one high cut and rinse and repeat. It was pretty cool. I had never had this amount of control with the driver. Occasionally my high draw, would go straight and not really draw back, and occasionally the high fade would stay a bit left. Still I was not disappointed by that. I was thrilled that I could get as much consistency as I did.
The driving range really did look pretty covered in a blanket of snow. Problem was that I couldn’t see where the balls landed. Still I was very happy with the trajectory and shot shapes I was able to create. Interestingly the 2 hybrid gave me the most trouble. I’m not sure why. But the 5i was beautiful to hit.