Re: Same swing for all clubs (Driver-Wedges)?So, to summarize the above, yes and no.
Technically, not only is it impossible for the "swing" to be "the same" for all the clubs, but its impossible to swing exactly the same way twice in a row with the same club. (yeah this is going to be one of THOSE posts).
But aside from that obvious fact... the setup has to be different to accomodate the length of the different clubs, and the fact that your sweeping it off the tee with a driver instead of pinching it off the ground as in a short iron. The plane will have to change as mentioned. Weight distribution and other setup features will vary, either conciously or not. You will make other concious and unconcious changes. Also, the goals are somewhat different. With a driver you are aiming much further out and the target is more of an area, i.e. the fairway, or a part of the fairway, and often a few yards further or less isn't an issue, with a few yards longer usually being preferable (so you might, in general, in your driver swing, be more focused onn length as mentioned in prior posts). With a short iron it will be a more focused area, like the middle of the green, or the front of the green, and usually with a very specific yardage. Those things will translate into a different kind of swing.
But, all that being said, you really want to have the same swing in all the clubs.
That makes no logical sense, and is completely contradictory, but it's true.
And not only that, but "having the same swing" is what makes for consistency and lower scores.
This is stuff that obviously takes time to come to grips with.
I always feel like I need to "get used to" the way a club feels before I hit it.. the length of the club, where I'm putting the ball, and many other details. That's what the pre shot routine is for.
Another confusing one is having the same preshot routine for all shots. Same facts apply as above.. there's no way it can be exactly the same for every kind of shot but you should endeavor to make it the same, if you want to play the best golf possible.
At the end of the day what you want do ideally is to not think at all about routine, setup, and swing, and just focus on the target-- the swing and the preparation all take care of themselves. When you do this I guarantee you that you'll be playing really good golf.