As someone who suffers from ADHD (was diagnosed at an early age and think it’s BS) I struggle with being able to practice at a range for too long before my mind wanders. I wish I could practice like Hogan did (because I would) but after hitting one club 8-10 times in a row I get pretty bored.
So, just about every time I’m at the range I get loose which each type of club. Typically I hit 5-8 balls with a wedge and then I pick evens or odds until I’m through the driver. Once I’m loose I’ll play a “mental round”. I picture the course that I know the most (in my case the Corica Park North Course in Alameda, CA) and hit shots. If I hit a wayward drive, I will actually practice a punch out or recovery shot. Obviously it’s tough to be exact on where each shot is landing and what the next shot would result in, but it’s better than brainlessly slapping shots into the abyss. Typically I keep the results on my phone (fairways, greens) and then I’ll approximate what putt would have resulted. Then I’ll go practice putts based on the results.
This helps me when I can’t get out to play 18 and still want to simulate a round. Just curious if anyone else did this. If not, try it. I enjoy it quite a bit.
Also, If I’m particularly excited about an upcoming round at a course that I haven’t played before I’ll look up the scorecard and a course tour/flyover (if available) and try that out.