Has this ever happened to you? You are in the throws of a terrible range session leaving yourself physically and mentally spent and then you find something on the last ball? What do you do?
It happened to me last Saturday. I was looking at dead yanks with everything from the short irons to the driver. I had started out working the Nine-Shot drill but had to abandon as the controlled fades became straight yanks and the draws were pull hooks. Finally at my wits end, I tried something that worked and nutted a driver dead straight on the last ball. How many of you would chalk it up to a random cosmic accident and head for the parking lot and how many would go buy another bucket? As it turned out, I was exhausted but with the prospect of teeing it up the following morning and having to sleep on such an awful session, my curiosity got the best of me. I went up and down the line scarfing a couple balls here and there from my fellow range rats; just enough to validate. Turns out the swing fix straightened out the driver but not the irons. Better late than never? Absolutely! I feel it’s essential to leave the course after play or practice with some form of hope that tomorrow will be better than today and it worked. My round the following day was a solid ball striking one propped up by a mix of drivers, 3WD, and 3-irons off the tee. Definitely a more conservative approach than normal, but there’s a lot to be said for getting the ball in play when you’ve got swing foibles as serious as I had lurking just beneath the surface.
What’s your strategy for playing after a shaky range session?