Finding a golf swing that works for you is one thing, but being able to repeat that swing on the golf course is quite another. Many golfers mistakenly think they need to memorize what they did or feel exactly the same in order to re-create the same swing each time. What really matters is understanding why you are swinging the way you want to swing, and then using this knowledge to create a repeatable swing that gets you results. This knowledge also makes it easier to fix problems with your swing as they crop up. In order to create a swing you can easily repeat on the course, you must establish good swing habits that will help you remember the important aspects of your swing.
Difficulty: Moderately Easy
Place the tee in the ground and pretend this is the golf ball. Address the tee as you would a ball and then stop. Your left arm should be straight because that helps to maintain a straight swing path. Your feet should be shoulder-width apart and lined up with your shoulders pointing at your target. This will make sure the ball goes the direction you want it to go in. Your head is down looking at the ball to ensure proper contact, and your knees are flexed to help transfer power through the swing.
On your backswing, your tempo is even and the club should end up over your head parallel with the ground. Your knees and hips have turned back to help shift your weight back in your swing. Your left arm is still straight to help create that straight swing path. Your feet are still planted in the ground and have not moved. Your head is still looking down with your eyes focused on the tee as you prepare for the follow-through.
On contact, you are still looking at the tee as the clubhead makes contact with it. Your knees and hips are shifting to help put your weight and power into the shot. Both arms are straight and your shoulders are still on the same plane they were on when the swing started.
On your follow-through you do not bring your head up until after you have made contact. Your club has gone through the contact point and is now draped over your left shoulder with both hands still holding onto the club. Your knees and hips have powered through the ball, and the proper shift in weight has brought your right foot up off its heel and turned on its toes.
Tips & Warnings
It may seem like a lot to remember, but with practice every day you will start to apply this thinking process to your swing. Thinking through your swing, and understanding why you are performing certain tasks, will help you to repeat the same swing every time.
In order to create a repeatable swing, you need to practice daily with this process. Do not get frustrated. Be patient and you will start to see results.