Update - Finally got my lesson in with the FlightScope to see what all is going on with the swing path and club face. The problem has not been my club path but instead my club face not being square through impact (this is my miss). My instructor is going to email me some drills and stuff but was curious if anyone here has any good tips for squaring up the club face?
I usually do this one thing for every shot.
When I have lined up and addressed the ball, I take a deep breath, breathe it out and then relax before I swing.
I find it helps me tremendously hit a good shot. I try and do this every time.
Retired Old Man
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