Swinging a Golf Club Too Fast

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!

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2014 USGA Women’s Open Championship

Do you play golf for fun or do you play to compete? This is a very important question to ask yourself as you set/manage your expectations about your golf game. Do you want to be a weekend player who spends quality time with friends in the great outdoors? Or do you want to invest the time to become the best golfer you can be? These are all great questions and will go a long way to determine what kind of golf game you want to develop.

Tomorrow is the start of the US Open Ladies Championship at Pinehurst, North Carolina. This is the first time in history that the Men’s and Women’s US Open Golf Championship is played at the same course on back to back weeks. All reasons that made it tough for the men; make it tough for the women! The only real difference lies in the set up of Pinehurst 2 – it is 1100 yards shorter – a mere 6500 yards. But, that is not the real story of the 2014 US Women’s Open.

The real story of the 2014 US Women’s Open is 11-year old amateur Lucy Li.

Can you remember what you were doing at 11 years old? I am sure it was not playing golf on the world stage! Not to diminish the skills of the great players trying to win this Major; the story of this young phenom will likely overshadow everything  during the early stages of the event. If she makes the cut, well, it likely will be the story of the 2014 US Women’s Open.

I do not know much about the LPGA, so if you are curious check out the following links:

The US Women’s Open Championship will be an exciting tournament. As with all Majors, we will all be watching with interest to see who separates themselves from the field.

I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!