Warming Up on the Golf Range: Focus on the Right Clubs

Discover tips from PGA professional Jonas DeWitte on how you can switch up your next golf warmup.

There’s not always a lot of time to warm up before teeing off. Fortunately, by focusing on the right shots, you could get from the range to No. 1 in no time.

Many golfers get to the range and immediately reach for the driver. But when playing a round on the course, using your driver is just a small piece of the pie. Because of this, you should consider focusing more on the scoring clubs that come into play on almost every hole — your short irons and wedges.

“What we want to look at on the range is hitting the majority of your shots warming up with the shorter clubs,” says PGA professional Jonas DeWitte.

Hit different shots with your short irons and wedges until you feel you’re in a good rhythm. DeWitte recommends starting specifically with a sand wedge or pitching wedge. Then, hit a few balls with your long irons, hybrids and fairway woods. Finish up with a couple of driver shots.

By warming up this way, you can save time and be better prepared for your next round.

Now that you know you should use more than just your driver at the course, try visualizing a round of golf and practice course simulation next time you’re there.