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Golf Swing Tips on Slowing Down Your Swing


When you made a bad golf shot, you may receive some advice from a professional that you have to slow down your swing. It sounds like counterproductive since a hard and fast swing seems to make the ball go farther. However, if you swing too fast, you might lose control of the club. A hard and fast swing normally tends to make your muscles tensed up, which lead to reduced flexibility and power loss.

1. Set the golf ball ready and take a swing just as normal. Record the time in seconds it takes to finish the swing from the beginning of the takeaway to the completed follow-through. Generally, it may take only three to four seconds. A swing speed meter that can be attached to your club might offer your help in tracking your swing speed.

2. Set another ball in place and perform a back swing. Try to be focused and feel how the body weight is shifted towards your back foot. Stop the movement when your back swing gets to the top.

3. Use your hips to shift the body weight forward prior to performing your down swing. Concentrate on feeling the weigh move and make a soft swing at the ball.

4. Use your shoulders to lead the swing and pull your arms with hands forward. Typically, a fast swing happens when a golf player swings too much with his arms and allows his hands outrace the body.

5. Practice the whole process of swing and tell yourself just to hit the ball as half hard as usual. Concentrate yourself on making a solid contact between the ball and the cub. You will be amazed at how far the ball can travel.

6. Keep the swing style of softness and fluidity. Slightly increase your swing speed when you feel more comfortable but still, just make the swing at 75 percent of your capacity.

7. If you still have problems in slowing down your swing, you might want to start swinging with only one hand.

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