The purpose of the golf swing is to consistently hit the golf ball a certain distance, a certain direction and a certain height every time. That is what we are trying to achieve in golf. To do that we have to be able to put our body and the golf club in the right position at impact to hit the desired ball fight that we are trying to achieve.
Warm-Up to Get the Right Impact Position
A great way to warm up in the morning is learning impact. As I set up to the golf ball I am just doing some swings back and then into the ball. Getting my body in the right position at impact. If you look at where I am, my hands are forward, my hips are open, my right knee is inward, my right heel is off the ground and my right shoulder is back.
Drill: Master Impact Position
I am just trying to learn to put the golf club, hands and arms, my upper body and my lower body in the right position. Now when I warm up I want to start hitting little shots and progressively getting longer. I will start out hitting 10 yards, then 20 yards, then 30 yards, trying to hit solid golf shots and putting my body and the golf club in the right position.
I have an 8-iron, I am going to grip down and just hit a shot of 10 yards, putting myself in the right position. After I have hit 10 balls, now I am going to go to 20 yards. Setting up, hitting it a little further, putting my body and the golf club in the right position. Then I am just going to keep increasing my distance until I am warmed up and ready to start my practice session for the day.
So remember, impact is one of the most important positions in the golf swing. Learn it first without hitting a golf ball, just putting yourself in the right position. Then warm up with little shots so that you will really be ready to start your practice session.