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Grande Dunes Golf Performance Center Quick Tip “Short Pre-Round Warmup”


Hey everybody, Dale Ketola here. We're at the Grande Dunes Golf Performance Center. We all have busy schedules. Today we're going to talk a little bit about what we do in a time crunch. You've gotten to the golf course, you've got 15 minutes to warm up before your tee time, or you've got four kids at home and you want to come out on the weekend to practice for 20 minutes. You want to make the best use of your time as you can, so if you've got 15 minutes and you're in a rush and you just got out of the car, make sure that you've got everything that you need, come out to the range. The first thing I would do, start out with a wedge. The wedge is the heaviest club in your bag, and you're going to hit a series of shots with your wedge. For the first couple minutes, you shouldn't judge yourself. You should just make some swings and try and get loose. The weight of the wedge is going to help you work yourself up to a full swing. After you've hit enough wedges, I like to go straight from the wedge to the driver, because we want to get to full speed as quick as possible, because we're in a time crunch. You may hit a couple drivers and smooth the first couple, and then try and get up to full speed. Once you feel like you're up to full speed, then what you want to do is you want to pretend you're on a golf course, because that's what you're about to do. You're going to play golf. You want to take a few different clubs and try and change the target or change the club every shot. If you want to get real fancy, you can go through your routine and all that stuff, and try and just pretend you're on the golf course. You might hit 10 or 12 shots with a few different clubs, aim at a few different targets, try and get yourself in golf mode, because that's what you're going to do. Hit some different types of shots. Then right before you go out, if you know the golf course, try and play that hole on the range. If you're playing the first hole at Grande Dunes, you might want to hit a driver and a six iron, and pretend you're on the hole and visualize it out here before you go. I wouldn't do too much in the way of technique when you warm up. If you want to play well, you need to be thinking about target and shots and stuff like that. I wouldn't get too involved with what you did in your last golf lesson. I hope that helps. If I can help you in any way, please look us up, give us a call.

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