THE main problem with practice on the driving range is that we easily fall into the tip and hit mentality.

By this I mean we get into the rhythm of hitting 50 or so seven irons at one target.

This is great if you are ingraining a swing change but not so great in linking your swing to the target.

On the golf course, we only get one go at each shot, we don’t have the basket of 50 to fall back on.

To beat this, you need to dedicate some of your practise to hitting at different targets; one ball at a time changing the target with each ball.

The best way to do this is to imagine the golf course that you are going to play next, take Bowood as an example, when you are next on the driving range.

The aim of this drill is to add consequence to your practise.

You are going to practise playing at Bowood, or your home course, on the driving range (without the putting).

In your mind decide on a fairway for your tee shots.

Bowood’s range is blessed with many targets so iron shots shouldn’t be a problem.

Par fives (Bowood’s first for example) require three full shots, at least, so go ahead and hit your tee shot.

Depending on how well you hit the shot visualise where the ball would finish.

Select a different club and target and then play your next shot. Finally, you will play your third shot with a mid to short iron (be sure to hit this shot at a flag or small target).

Par four holes require two full shots and par threes require one full shot.

This game will slow down your practice and get you hitting all of your clubs at different targets – hopefully going through your pre-shot routine each time, as you should be doing on the golf course.

In essence, you are playing the golf course on the driving range.