Begin with short swings that involve chipping, putting and pitching. Pay close attention to the putt stroke. All swings are based upon this basic short stroke. Without it there would be no full swing. The next shortest swing is your chipping swing. This one is usually used to get you out of a sand bunker. It is a short swing slightly longer than the putting stroke, and is used with an iron. The last kind of short swing is the pitch shot.
This stroke is about half of a full swing. If you can learn to perform this swing with the proper techniques then learning a full swing will be just as simple and a lot less frustrating.