I have often wondered if there is such a thing as swinging a golf club too fast. I mean, is that not how we generate power and create wanted distance. I have experimented with many different speeds and found that, for me, there is a specific speed (or tempo) I need to maintain to ensure I make the best shot for me. The reason I was thinking about this as to do with the United States Women’s Open Championship played this past weekend. As I watched these professional golfers swing a golf club, I realized that swinging a club to fast is a real problem!
Every player on the weekend had a smooth, controlled, and balanced swing. The LPGA players always had their tempo under control and as a result were able to hit some amazing shots. It made me realize that at the start of this golf season my tempo and balance is way off! I am moving around like a I am walking on hot sand! It is funny because I checked out previous posts and back in 2014 I had the same challenge. This is the article I used to correct it: Golf Tempo: Important or Not!
In reality, I am trying to swing my clubs too fast and as a result I have lost some of my balance. Now, that is slowly starting to fade because I am playing more and understand where my tempo should be, yet I didn’t seem to have that mental thought while playing. The good thing is that it is not too late to make adjustments and regain my tempo of past years. I understand what needs to be fixed and must head to the range to fix it.
Trying to fix my tempo on the course is possible, but so very challenging. All experienced golfers know that fixing anything on the course is near impossible, so the range is best friend when making swing adjustments. Additionally, that is where we can seek professional help if things do not progress as fast as required: asking my local professional can be key to greater success.
Do you ever have tempo issues? Where do you go to fix them?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!