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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Anything Is Possible On the Golf Course

Yesterday I was impressed by many things, but two tweets in particular caught my attention. They are nothing spectacular with respect to changing the world, but it shows how professional golfers can take 5 minutes to improve their 3 foot space. Phil Mickelson and Tony Finau are tour stars, but they never seem to forget their roots! Continue reading

Sunday Musings From The Grateful Golfer

Have you ever sat in front of a computer or with a writing pad and had nothing specific to say. Then you start thinking about all the possible topics that could catch the reader’s eye and nothing specific comes to mind. Of course this should be the day to say nothing, but something inside compels you to write to keep the streak of 53 straight days of posting an article alive. Well today is that day, so I here it goes: Sunday musings from The Grateful Golfer! Continue reading

Booming Drives – A Different Stat

While watching the Women’s British Open on the weekend, I was intrigued by a comment made by Judy Rankin. It is not often that I struck by an ‘ah ha’ moment. But what she said about driving distance really resonated with me. The more I think about it, the more I agree with Judy. Her interpretation of driving distance is more accurate and valuable when playing golf. Continue reading