WATCH: Young woman steps up confidently to drive – and loses club behind her

Golf driving range

A variety of golf influencers are helping to grow the game’s popularity – but filming yourself isn’t guaranteed to go well.

We have all seen the most unlikely lads or lasses unleashing tremendous golfing skills and making it look easy.

Maybe they make it look a little too easy.

There is a lot that can go wrong with a swing, as this video shows.

Rules of thumb for the driving range

As appealing as it is, particularly for 12-year-olds and immature adults, rifling shots at the range picker is bad form. For the most part, this is more of a question of respect than safety (the cars they drive are often caged).

It is OK to listen to music while tuning up. But only with headphones or earbuds. What seems good to you may be unpleasant to people around you.

Nobody likes to take a backswing to the head. And no one has to. Many driving ranges have lines on the ground that you are supposed to keep behind while others hit. That is for your protection. But don’t rely just on markings. Plain basic survival instincts should tell you that staying well back from moving clubs is a good idea.

Assume you’re halfway through a bucket at a busy range when you notice someone waiting behind you for a turn in the cubicle. It is your responsibility to notify them as soon as possible if you want to purchase another bucket once your current supply has run out. Don’t make them squander time just to discover that they should have waited behind someone else.

While firing at various targets is OK, this is not a free-for-all. Avoid cross-country shots for your own sanity and the safety of others. If you’re stationed at a stall on the left side of the range, don’t shoot for the green on the far right. Similarly, the reverse is true.

Don’t tilt the bucket over unless you want to hit every shot. Instead of spreading the balls around, take only what you need and leave the remainder in the bucket for the next golfer to use.

According to GOLF Magazine Top 100 instructor Jim Murphy, golfers tend to overdo it on the range.

“They go out there to see how they are hitting it, and they keep hitting until they hit it good and then try to ‘engrain,’ it,” Murphy says. “Then they get tired and lose it.”

“You should work on any one task for more than 45 minutes,” Murphy

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