How To Improve Your Golf Swing Speed in 3 Simple Steps

At any stage of your game of golf you need to know how to control the speed at which you swing your golf club. Whether its driving, fairways and even putting, your speed is critical. Knowing how to improve your golf swing speed will, in the end, help you to reduce your handicap as well as make the game much more enjoyable.

In my opinion there is too much emphasis placed on hitting the ball as hard and as far as you can. Would you rather hit the ball from the tee 250 yards and end up in the rough or hit it 150 yards and be in the centre of the fairway? I know which I prefer and this is what my round of golf now focuses on – accuracy!!

Here are some of the ways that I have improved my golf swing speed.

Testing out my speed

I do this with a 7 or 8 iron. I keep my feet together and do my normal swing. If I am starting to topple over, once my swing is complete, then I know it’s too fast. I then slow my speed down until I am in complete control of my swing. I know that it’s nice to hit the ball as far as you can and get that all important distance, but if you end up in the rough and waste a shot getting out, then it will affect your overall game.

Fitness and Body Flexibility

It is no good going for a game of golf and teeing straight off, you need to warm up, by either visiting the driver range and them doing a couple of exercises first. To limber up my body before playing my first few shots I hold my club with my hands at each end, place the club behind my neck and twist my body from side to side.

Small twists initially and gradually increase until I feel comfortable and body is supple.

Your Swing

Making sure that your swing is natural, controlled and that you follow through with your swing. Remaining focused on the ball at all times. By not following though you will get less power to the ball and you won’t be able to see where you ball is going.

Here is How Your Swing Should Be – Controlled.

By following these 3 simple steps you will see an improvement of the accuracy of your shots. Extra distance will come in time, especially when you become more confident. Always remember though it is not the speed that will improve your game but timing and control.

Let me know your thoughts on this, whether you feel accuracy or distance.

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