He's in a diligent mood. He actually wants to practise. But the Angry Club Golfer can't believe what's being served up at your club's range
I like to hit a few range balls before I go out to play. I know, what’s wrong with me? Increasing old age for a start. If I don’t thoroughly loosen up the joints before attempting a full swing, I’m as likely to spend three weeks in agony on my settee as I am to find the middle of a fairway.
So I’m no stranger to the club driving range, net, field – whatever mess you want to call it depending on where you’re playing.
To say the facilities can be, well, variable is to state the bleeding obvious. If there’s one thing some golf clubs – speaking generally here – don’t seem to give too much of a toss about it is what players do in the minutes before they tee off.
How can I come to that conclusion? Have you tried hitting range balls recently?
I don’t suppose selling them brings that much into the coffers. Frankly, that’s no surprise given the state of the spherical objects on offer.