Know what the #1 problem I see in students who come to my lesson tee? No, not slicing, though there is plenty of that. Most amateurs swing too fast, trying to hit it long. Well, the exact opposite happens. This tempo drill is very easy and can change the dynamics of your swing in minutes. Tell me if this helps you.
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Great reminder! The other thing a slow swing helps with is maintaining balance. Those of us with a bit more mass in the middle need to move that mass before the weight shift can happen, clearing the hips and hands for a more secure follow through.
You’re right Tanner. If your swing is a little slower then you’ll have more time to turn your shoulders. They’re big and heavy so they need some time to do their thing. Being slower also gives your lower body time to initiate your downswing. Most amateurs swing too fast so they only have time to use their arms which will never give you the power that you’re after.
Great tip. Slowing my tempo on my swing allows me to turn my left shoulder much more and get more forward motion in the downswing.