Every morning as I'm heading for work, I'll stop at my local coffeehouse to top off my travel mug. To me, it's a routine that puts me in the right frame of mind to start my day.
Do you have a routine? If you do, why?
Answer: because it focuses you on your task.
Now, let's apply this to golf. More specifically, a pre-shot routine.
Next time you're on the range, decide on a routine of addressing the ball, and do this for every shot you take. Then stick with it throughout your whole round for the day.
The purpose of this drill is to help you build a foundation for your shot-making. It will take some time, but if you stay with it, it will become a habitual part of your swing.
Bottom-line: we want a pre-shot routine to get rid off all those unecessary thoughts that cause tightness in the swing.
Now, let's go get some coffee!