Something I tried recently while practicing is "speed golf", meaning not taking time to move the target, but only concentrating my efforts on learning the speed of the swing meter for each club used and the positioning of the "hit" (draw or slice) after the second "click". I most often used a full swing to help in learning the speed of the meter. By looking at the wind gauge, I determined whether a draw or slice would be necessary, and tried to hit the corresponding area of the meter with the second click of the mouse.
I also used this method with the putter.
As a newb with new clubs, I found this to be a valuable exercise in not only learning the different speeds of the clubs, but also the resultant effects of "mis-hits", and how they are either amplified or nullified by differing windspeeds.
I only offer this method of learning the clubs as a temporary one, especially for other "rookies" here who wish to learn the effects that mis-hits have. It gets you through a course quickly (unless taking notes), and gives you a chance to concentrate your efforts on a specific part of your game, being WGT (currently) lacks a "driving range" and "practice green".
I learned alot about the draw/slice/wind/distance interactions this way and will use this info in the future when choosing between clubs.
Just be sure to click the "PRACTICE" button, before you do this...I wouldn't want anyone's base scores affected negatively. : /
Have any others done this, or something similar, to learn their clubs and the effects of mis-hits?
How do others use the "practice" portion of WGT?
edit: Forgot to ask... is it possible to
lose" a ball while practicing in the "practice" area of the site?