One of my "Pet Peeves" is to arrive at the course, change shoes, throw the bag on the cart, and proceed to the tee box.
I am then expected to hit my first shot immediately. I will warm up with several swings so I don't try and swing my driver with a cold body. But when that happens, I may hit my 3 wood off of the box until I warm up.
The first hole is critical to your whole game. Why take a double bogey, or worse, and force yourself to be in a bad position from the very first hole.
With that being said, my golfing partner, can walk up and hit his tee shot with no problem. I am just not built that way.
A specific routine is a necessity for me to shoot a decent score.
Watch the Pro's! They go through a specific routine for each shot. If something is not right, they stop, and start their routine over.
By the way, I play quickly so I am not holding others up.
But I still have a routine.
Retired Old Man
Here's what's causing the inconsistencies and the feeling of "throwing" at the stuff.
You come down too shallow, and that forces you to throw the clubhead out, which means your hands have to swing around to the left sooner than they otherwise would.
There's a lot to work with here - you've got a generally good swing - and a lot of little pieces that all go into this, too.
Consider this, though:
Your left wrist is arched at the top.
Those who play like this - Dustin Johnson for example - typically have to rotate HARD coming down.
You're still almost square just before impact.
The hands have to go somewhere.
Your wrist CUPS during the downswing.
Consider also Day 4 in my 30-day plan.
I'd love to hear what you think about the above (all, not just Day 4).