So today, I get a lot of questions about my practice routine, what I do, and also the alignment stick that you see in a lot of my videos So I’m just going to go over my typical range session, I guess What I do everyday when I’m practicing and while I’m working on stuff So umm we’ll just start from the beginning! So first off, this is an alignment stick I have two of them And what this is for is just for your alignment When you’re practicing on stuff you want to make sure you’re hitting the same target every time Because if you’re a little open or a little closed that could affect your swing path, and then your shot shape Then you might be working on the wrong thing So it’s good to know that you’re lined up at the same spot every single time and you don’t have to worry about it So what I do, right now I’m going at the white flag So I set one stick down, I come behind it I close one eye And I align the inside of this stick to the inside of this stick So this is for my feet And it should be about this far left of your target I move it a little further left because I personally like a fade So that’s just what I do But you obviously want to line it up You can go to any stick anywhere as long as you know you’re lined up at the same spot So the first thing I do is I grab my 54 You can grab any one of your wedges I just like to warm up with this one And since I’m not loose I like to hit like chip shots to try to find the center of the club face Then I’ll work into bigger shots And when you’re hitting, don’t worry about how you’re hitting it right now You’re just getting warmed up and loose, so you know if you miss it a couple don’t worry about it So right now I’m just focusing on my rhythm, my tempo And just honestly trying to hit it solid I don’t like to come out and hit full shots right away Just because It’s hard on your body, I like to warm up a little bit, you can stretch before So I’ll hit about Honestly I just hit until I feel comfortable I don’t have like a set number that I need to hit for the day So I’ll start with chips and I’ll work up a little bigger Just working on tempo Feeling my swing My rhythm And obviously I’m not pure-ing them right now I’m just trying to warm up Find impact And then once I feel comfortable with that I’ll move a little bit bigger into a full swing These are going to be probably like 50% swing speed compared to what I hit around like 85%, 90% sometimes They’re just slow and just to get loosened up and feel that timing of the club falling through impact Okay, so once I feel comfortable with that Umm also I’m kind of shortening it up right now so it’s not like my normal routine It’s not like hours and hours of video of me hitting So I’m just going to hit a couple shots of each and what I’m kind of thinking about and working on One thing that’s different is like when I’m practicing normally I always come in with one or two either swing thoughts I want to work on So if I come in thinking I want to work on my takeaway umm I’m just really going to focus in on that and not really work through my bag I’ll probably just hit you know 7 irons and just really work on stuff That’s where the alignment stick comes in to play If I want to work on alignment then I won’t put that down and I’ll kind of go through my routine If I’m getting ready for a big event and I want to kind of feel what it’s like out on the golf course I’ll go through my entire bag, I’ll go through my routine on every one So each day I kind of come in with a different focus and that’s going to determine how I practice But today I’ll kind of teach this as, or… go through this as its just like a normal practice Which I’ll kind of go through as I’m working on something and as if I’m working on playing Next I go to my 9 iron When I work through my bag I usually go 54, 9, 7, 5 iron, 3 wood, driver, and back to a hybrid If I’m warming up before a big event, I do that same thing every time too That’s just… I don’t know why! There’s no rhyme or reason to it, that’s just what I’ve always done and I just stick to it So if I’m going to play an event I’m not going to work on my swing I’m just going to work on tempo and rhythm But if I am going to work on my swing, if I’m on the range the biggest thing I work on is my takeaway I come out and inside and I kind of cross a little bit at the top, so I always work on… and I get pretty handsey too I kind of cock my wrists pretty fast so I make sure I work on just keeping everything together And I’m not having any extra movement And so umm When I’m practicing to work on something you’ll see me do a lot of practice backswings to really make sure I’m in the right positions Then when I hit it, I’m not worried about how I’m hitting it It’s really hard to make a correction and also hit the ball really well So when I’m out here I’m just really trying to make sure I’m doing the correct technique And then the ball flight and impact will come once I feel more comfortable with the backswing And again, If I’m playing or if I’m going to go out on the golf course, or if I have an event and I’m getting ready for it I do not work on technique at all In find one or two swing thoughts that are more feel based So for me I drop my head and get really I have a lot of movement So one thing I think of is I always keep my head up and still Another thing is temp because I get really fast and quick when I’m nervous So those are the two things that I think of while I’m warming up and while I’m out on the golf course So if I’m working on something I will spend Gosh As many hours as I need until I feel comfortable with the swing change So it could be one hour or it could be 5 hours It just depends on when, if I feel like I’ve made progress If I feel out a couple of things and I feel like I’m good I’ll move on to a different club But that’s what I work on during a swing change And I’ll usually just keep with the same club too Umm so I’ll usually just hit 9 irons or 7 irons all day long until it felt good And then umm If I’m getting ready for an event I just hit until I feel good, so I don’t have like a set time So if I feel good after a coupe swings I’ll work through my bag really fast If I feel like I’m struggling with tempo then it takes me a bit longer So every day is different, don’t go in thinking that you have to stick to the same thing every single day The best thing is actually to mix it up and to work on things that you want to work on and umm really work on your weaknesses too I always like to tell people to not spend that much time on the range, obviously we’re doing a range video today So that’s all I’m talking about now But if you want my honest opinion on how to really improve your game Don’t spend really any time on the range Work on things here and there, but you don’t really need to hit more than an hour Spend all your time on short game, and I’ll do another video on how I practice my short game and the drills, and the putting drills I do as well Okay, so umm that’s a bit of what I do when I’m out on the range I will for the next couple of videos I’ll do one for short game, and putting, maybe wedges And I also get a lot of requests for how to work the ball left and right, draws and fades So umm My goal is to put more videos out umm Do more fitness, golf, lifestyle, everything just to show you a little more of my life Keep on watching throughout the year because I’ll be posting more, I promise! And hope you liked this video!

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100 thoughts on “How to Hit Golf Balls on the Range”

  1. On a flop shot or bunker shot, how do you aim? Do you open the club face to where you want to aim and stand accordingly? Or just line up the shot like a normal shot and swing straight at your target?

  2. Nice video Paige…I like to do a similar warm up routine when I get to the range….keep up the great work😀👍

  3. Are you a professional golfer? Your website states, "Paige decided to take her first step into the world of professional golf." Then the paragraph ends and doesn't clarify what that first step was.

  4. Can we get some slow motion on your swing and explanation/ breakdown and tips for women? My wife wants to learn and get tips from a women that has very similar body type (meaning you lol). Her chest seems to keep getting in the way. Can you help please? Can't wait to see what this year has in store 🙂

  5. Another quality video from you, Paige. You just talk in a way that hacks like myself can understand. Although it does sound like you have a cold, so you look after yourself young lady.

  6. Thanks for the great information Paige. I always get hyper on the range and start bashing balls. Yours is a nice system. Your leggings remind me of 1970's Basketball socks. Cheers!

  7. Nice video. Going to show this to my daughter who has only played a season and is on her hs golf team. Her range sessions are just kind of all over the place. Maybe this will help.

  8. Paige, great video! One tip though! When your talking try not to say umm so much! But great info and nice video!

  9. Paige I have noticed that a lot of pro male golfers hold there finish and I see that most female pro don’t hold there finish. Is there a reason and benefit to doing this?

  10. Really nice swing. I can hear the sound of the ball stuck properly and I can see your divot after the ball is stuck. You do come inside quick with your hands.
    Anyway, awesome swing with great tempo.

  11. Why are you not playing in tournaments? You had a few bad starts, but you look like you can win! Of course all the other LPGA player would be jealous of you. f* them, you have the talent-use it.

  12. I like the way you sit down (squat) in transition. I've been trying to work this move into my swing. Actually another woman pro on YouTube (Aimee Cho) first turned me onto this move. I love the way the down move at transition sets-up your big push against the Earth to power the shot at impact.

  13. I have a tendency to get REALLY pully and thin when a hit shots using a lot of upper body rotation on the down swing. Is that normal?

  14. Thanks for this Video! I have two alignment sticks I bought for another dril that my instructor gave me but now I know how to line them up correctly. I assume if I hit a draw and not a fade. I would line them up to the right not the left of the target?

  15. Thanks, Page. I warm up first with stretches, then hit 5 balls with my driver, only because that's how I start a round here in Myrtle Beach. Everyone gets to the course & jumps right in on the 1st hole. I was taught to get to the course early, warm up, hits balls, putt, then go to the 1st tee. So I start with my driver, then go wedge, 9, 7, etc. Love ur vids & conversation about golf. We always finished in the clubhouse with popcorn & beer & talked about golf. Keep vids coming. Luv it!

  16. If you really want credibility, get on tour. At least give it a go. Forget the money that is being thrown at you now. You can always make that after. How will you know how good you are. Don't you want to test it out with the other girls?

  17. Hey Paige….71 year old dude here with a recommendation that just might change your golfing life. I've been playing since I was 11 years old and thought I knew a lot about the golf swing. Please watch this video that changed me for the better:
    Had I known THIS when I was your age, I probably would have been a scratch or better golfer. Every golf swing theory out there just makes the game more confusing. If you can get what this guy is saying and put it into practice, you will be hitting golf shots like you never dreamed of hitting. It took me two or three views before the light bulb went off. Try what he is recommending very slowly and you will soon see it works…and works great. What really nailed it for me was realizing the club face remains remarkably square throughout the swing. My personal key thought is to imagine I'm raising both hands up and over my right shoulder and the shaft stays perpendicular to the shoulder line on the upswing. The arms only go up and down and not across your body. From the top all you do is exactly what this guy says to do, point the butt end of the shaft toward your right pelvis (as with the towel) as you turn through the shot. Do it slowly and it will make sense. It's hard to describe but it works!!

  18. Thanks Paige for these videos! I enjoy these golf tips. There is always something one can work on to get better. sometimes it's just small things. the sand trap tip about putting a bit more weight on the front leg helped me tremendously! Thanks again!

  19. And this folks is why rounds of golf take more than 4 hours with people lining this,that and everything else up

  20. Paige, I am a 27 handicap living in Tempe. I am a CPA, so I have not had a chance to play as much as I would like. I think the thing I struggle with the most is consistency. I would love for you to analyze my swing wither in a video or going out to play. Feel free to vlog it if you would like.

  21. Hi Paige ! Enjoyed your video. Thanks your time. I entered the play with Paige contest for Myrtle Beach I sure hope I win so I can play a round with you.

  22. Paige…I’m 51 years old and have been golfing for about one year now. I golf once a week and am usually in the 90’s if I’m having a good round, so I’m not very good. I struggle hitting consistently with the driver. My vote is for a video on swing mechanics and ways to maximize distance with the driver as well as any drills you may use yourself.

    Big fan and have enjoyed all of your other instructional videos. Great content!

  23. Hi Paige, Your awesome : )( : Awesome video. Do you have any live events? It would be amazing to see your beautiful swing in person.

  24. Thanks for the videos. I suck with my irons!😡 something I'm really trying to work on. Any way you can do a slow motion breakdown of iron shots? Thanks!

  25. I never hit my new clubs at a range. I bring my old clubs. My new clubs come factory accurate, it's my grip, tempo and alignment i need to groove. Goofy? You probably bought your driver because it advertised how THIN the face is. Go ahead and hit a bucket of 12 year old hard range balls with it.

  26. Notice how effortless she swings. No muscles at all. Try hitting your 140 yard club 100 yards. It's hard to do, most of mine go 120-130 yards ……but geeze, they float in high, soft and straight!!

  27. Nice video new to your page, been playing golf for 8 years since I was 12 and got down to a 5 handicap but been struggling last few years making changes to the swing and took a break cause of things not working out and a loss of enthusiasm. Getting back into it this month and I have a similar problem with dropping my head too much during the swing ever since I've started. Would like to know what kinda things you work on for it as I've tried a few and it seems to be more of a strength issue perhaps.

  28. Vijay spends hours and hours on the range and yet he knocked one in the water today on a small par 3 at Big Cedar. Just goes to show how unpredictable golf can be no matter what you do.

  29. You have good balance Paige – very important, and your rhythm flows nicely. I used to have a takeaway like yours, but this season, I've learned not to open the hands so quick on takeaway. It fixed my hooking, believe it or not, and my swing is more compact. Big confidence builder for me. Now I'm making very consistent, solid contact and firing missiles right on line nearly every shot… I'd say I am controlling the club better, not thinking about the club, just relaxed at address and coil up properly and don't rush the downswing – and keeping in balance. I'm hitting 13 of 14 fairways in my rounds this year, so it's working. Golf is a great game and a big challenge. Every round will have a shot you probably haven't seen before. Have fun!

  30. You can put anything on that mic pretty much….a sock, head cover, hair tie, foam, tissue. Great drill points even with the wind noise.

  31. please god marry me. I'll give you everything i have. $25 and a 2003 nissan altima.

    real talk though, i need a girl who loves golf.

  32. I was 4 minutes into this video before I realised she was also talking as well………I was distracted somewhat 😍😍

  33. You seem nervous when talking on camera, but you have a fantastic swing/game. There is no reason to be nervous because you are very good on camera and have a fantastic swing. If you keep putting out the videos like this, people will definitely learn how to play golf better. You get a big thumbs up from us Paige!!

  34. Start making your videos with Trackman or Flightscope so we can see the ball flight of your shots. Hope you are ok haven’t seen any new videos

  35. I’m a new fan, just as I’m a new fan of “Coach” and “Big Cat”, Mike and Mark at Golfoholics. This is great stuff and love the vids! Thanks for educating us. Where did you learn to play? Who was your biggest influence? What’s the biggest mindset difference between playing in college and going pro? Are there support people that tell you what you need to do to go pro or do you figure it out yourself?

  36. Thank you for these tips! I’ve been gradually getting into golf. My biggest issue is because I grew up playing baseball my body is accustomed to stepping into my swing or instead of planting my feet I push off my back foot too much. Continuously practicing and hitting the range. I need to get those sticks!

  37. Not related to the driving range necessarily, but can you do a video of bad lies? 1) out of a divot 2) downhill 3) near green, but off no grass

  38. I am ready to take up Golf at 52 and I'm watching all your videos with great interest and really pleased I chose you to be my coach thank you.

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