When we practice at either the dome or the range we should have a routine and be focused on what we want to achieve. Deliberate practice is the key to improvement, you should practice with a purpose. You should always stretch and warm up prior to hitting balls. Stretch your shoulders, back, legs and arms for several minutes before taking a club out of your bag. Loosening the body helps warm your muscles and lessen the chance of a swing-related injury. After stretching, take several practice swings with a 9 iron. Practice swings continue to loosen your body.
Next start by hitting a number of shots with your 9-iron, focusing on proper foot placement, hand placement on the grip, backswing and follow through. Avoid the temptation to race through shot after shot, approach each shot as though you’re playing on the golf course and the shot is important. Rushing yourself at the driving range can produce bad habits.
Move through your irons from high to low. Next, select a hybrid club if you have one and then your woods from high to low. Note your distance with each club; knowing this information helps you select the proper club when playing on a course. Most driving ranges have yardage markers set up at 50, 100, 150 and 200 yards. Use these markers as you hit each club. Aim for specific yard markers and try to place shots as close to the markers as possible. Having a very specific target will help you focus.
Hit some balls with your driver, noting the distance and trajectory of each shot. If you struggle hitting your driver, the dome or driving range is the ideal opportunity to improve your consistency.
If you are at a facility where there is a good short game practice area you should utilize this to improve your short game. If the area is limited or non-existent you can practice your chipping and pitching shots from the mats. When you have the opportunity to practice on a designated short game area take advantage of this, most of the shots you take in a round of golf are shorter shots; spend adequate time practicing with these clubs. It is also very beneficial to practice hitting balls out of the sand and onto the green with your sand wedge if you can. Finally practice your putting on the practice green, even if the surface is not the best you can always perfect your putting stroke.