Position...position...position...it's more than half the battle when it comes to the perfect golf swing. Below are a few things you can do to correct your various body positions and improve your swing.
1. Keep your forearms close together at all times. They need to be working together as a team for strong follow-through.
2. Do not let your left knee slacken to the right during the backswing. This will result in unstable hips. In order to prevent this, try to imagine you are squeezing a ball between your knees. This will provide the right amount of form and stability to your knees.
3. Your hand position during the backswing is key. Wrap one hand over the other around the base of the club at waist height. Both of your thumbs should be facing up.
4. Pause for a moment at the top of your back swing. This will give your swing momentum as it switches direction.
5. On the backswing, pretend that your right knee is a solid and immovable object. This will help your upper body fluidly wrap into the swing and give the swing a lot of power.
6. Don't just use your arms and wrist; use your leg and abdominal muscles to drive the club forward for an aggressive and deliberate swing.
7. Balance is very important in a golf game. Have your feet firmly planted on the ground at a consistent distance from each other before beginning your shot.
8. Don't just swing at the ball, follow through with your swing and extend it beyond the ball. This will make your swing powerful.
Beyond position, there are a few other things to keep in mind when you swing. A lot of players think that when it is breezy they need to hit the ball harder; this is not true, and it only causes more spin on the ball and makes it go higher than you would want it to. When swinging into the breeze, use a longer club and stand farther back than your normal stance, then swing with ease into the wind.
Also, use your club's loft to your advantage. When you hit down and through with your club, the loft will help you get good solid contact, resulting in a desirable flightpath for the ball.
For the most part enjoy your tee time and just pay close attention to the positioning of your forearms, wrist, torso, hips, knees and feet. Focus on power, but also focus on stability.