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Get Physical: Time to Hit the Driving Range

Whether you're into playing a round of 18 holes or not, hitting some golf balls at the driving range can be fun for anyone. It's a great activity to do on the weekend with your partner, since it doesn't require a big investment of time or money. It is a great way to enjoy the fresh air and hit something with all your might.

Most golf courses have a separate driving range where you can perfect your swing, and often you don't need to be a member of the club to use it. A jumbo basket of balls only costs about $10; talk about a cheap date. If you don't own your own set of clubs, most courses have loaner sets.

If you've never played golf in your life, the driving range is a great place to start – it is the gateway drug to the game. I love practicing my swing because it's a great upper body workout. It is quite satisfying to see how far you can hit the ball. Fore!

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rpenner rpenner 9 years
I am absolutely addicted to golf. I love the game. Me and the SO usually play 2 days of the week and hit up the driving range another 2 days of the week. I recommend it to everyone.
Baby-Girl Baby-Girl 9 years
I love the driving range. We go all the time. It's fun and nice way to meet new people. Someone is always going to give pointers on your swing.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I love the driving range.
backnskinnyjeans backnskinnyjeans 9 years
I hear the driving range is also a nice place to meet guys...oh yeah, I meant...get some fit work in...lol
flyhunnie7 flyhunnie7 9 years
omg, my boyfriend and I went to the driving range yesterday and we both got $10 worth (143 balls at this range). Right before we went, we watched a video online about the right way to swing. It ended up being helpful, actually. I would suggest bringing a glove or a bandage or 2 for your thumbs if you're not using your own clubs. The rubber on old club handles can wreak havoc on your skin!
emalove emalove 9 years
I'm not a golfer, but I think going to the driving range is fun! My husband and I did it a couple of times last summer.
Geisha-Runner Geisha-Runner 9 years
I love going to the driving range! I don't really like golf courses. Just the driving range. Get a work out and not worry about finding the darn ball! Lol.
lolababy575 lolababy575 9 years
I'm not a big fan of golf either! I was put in lessons at our country club by my father and gave it a shot, but I just didn't enjoy it as much as other activities. But I think it can be a great social game if you let it - you walk so much around the course, you get to have great conversations with your golf partners on beautiful days! So props to those that like it!
Spectra Spectra 9 years
Not a golf fan...my husband and I went to a mini golf range once for a date and that's about as much golf as I can handle for a day.
serenavallentine serenavallentine 9 years
what coincedence, my husband and i have a driving range date today provided the rain holds back! :)
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