Every professional golfer has a pre shot routine and there a a few very good reasons why you should too..
It doesnt have to be elaborate just something repeatable and that includes one practise swing.
Example of a pre-shot routine:
You might stand behind the ball to line it up, come forward to the ball, have one practise swing and then hit, it may be as simple as that.
Why is it good to have a routine before you hit each shot?
1. It gets you focusing on the shot
2. It slows you down and helps control nerves
3. A practise swing acts a s a little rehearsal for each shot
Your ball may be above your feet or in an awkward lie so always have a practise swing and a pre shot routine.