To hone your rhythm, hit shots while starting the swing with the clubhead ahead of the ball. To do that, address a ball in your regular position, then lift up the club so the clubhead is a couple of inches above the turf. Be sure to keep the butt end of the grip pointing at your belly button. Next, use your right hand to gently push the shaft so the clubhead moves a couple of feet toward the target. Pause. Now begin your swing and hit away. Hitting shots like that will cultivate a smooth and coordinated rhythm in your swing.
Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher Mitchell Spearman works at Doral Arrowwood in Rye Brook, N.Y.