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Practice Balls, Woh Woh Woooh Woh, What Are They Good For?

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#1 12shoc


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Posted 08 August 2018 - 07:45 AM

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Okay, so as Ive mentioned in some previous posts I'm finally getting back into the game after and extended lay off due to a knee injury. Physio is going a lot better than I expected and so I'm looking at hitting the course for the first time in 3 years in just over a week.


In the meantime I've been looking at doing some practice in the back garden. Just to try and get some reassurance that I wont top or airswing for 18holes. :P


I bought some of the plastic "holey" practice balls and it got me thinking, "Is there anything I can do with these to get more out of my give up practice?


Are they only good for chipping into a bucket? Or Could I "drive" them into a net or the back fence? Could they give me any feedback interms of hitting down my target line? Slicing? etc? 


Does anyone have any thoughts/tips or am I barking up the wrong tree?

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 08:32 AM

If its not too late, try to grab some of the foam practice balls, they actually give you some feel of contact and are ok to chip around.

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 01:23 PM

The foam ones react to side spin too - I suspect they bend more than a real ball but it’s good feedback

They can fly a decent distance though so you need space or something to hit them in to
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Posted 08 August 2018 - 01:29 PM

Will give the foams a try. There is a 10foot fence in my give up that I can hit into so should be fine. Might even chalk up a channel on the fence and/or chalk up the foam balls to practice hitting down the line.

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