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The Need for Speed: Why You Shouldn’t Slow Down Your Golf Swing


In the world of golf, there’s a common misconception that slowing down your swing is the key to achieving accuracy and consistency. While it’s essential to maintain control and technique, slowing down your golf swing might not be the best approach.


1. Timing and Rhythm: Golf is all about timing and rhythm. When you slow down your swing, you disrupt this natural flow, making it challenging to strike the ball cleanly. Maintaining a fluid motion helps synchronize your body’s movements, resulting in a smoother, more precise swing.
2. Power Generation: Speed is synonymous with power in golf. Slowing down your swing can significantly decrease the distance you can drive the ball. A faster swing generates more clubhead speed, translating into greater distance off the tee.
3. Muscle Engagement: A faster swing engages your muscles more effectively, enabling you to capitalize on your body’s natural strength. Slowing down might lead to stiffness and a loss of power, compromising your overall performance.
4. Consistency: Ironically, speeding up your swing can enhance consistency. A consistent tempo and speed allow you to replicate successful shots, reducing the chances of mishits or slices caused by hesitant or decelerated swings.


In conclusion, while control and technique are crucial in golf, don’t make the mistake of slowing your swing down too much. Embrace the need for speed to unlock greater power, distance, and consistency in your game.

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Tyrone Lorusso

Parkview Golf Club Head Coach
Class AAA PGA Professional