#5 - NEXT GOLF COACHING MYTH

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#5 - SLOWING YOUR SWING DOWN DOESN'T FIX A PROBLEM

For those who think they swing too fast, do you swing as fast as Dustin Johnson?

You must realise that it's not the speed of a swing that causes a problem, it will be something else such as face angle, swing direction, poor strike etc.

On the flip side, many golfers will quite rightly say that their shots improve when they slow down.

Two examples for reasons for this: you have longer to make a compensatory move in the swing when swinging slower; the ball will spin less and travel a shorter distance so it will end up curving less offline.

So what we take from this is that for the short short term, yes, slowing down a bit can help reduce an error, but it won’t cure the problem.

Ultimately you want to find out what the real problem is and fix that so you don’t have to give up the distance you hit the ball when swinging at full speed.

Ben Frost is a Senior PGA coach at four-time Ryder Cup venue, The Belfry.  Click here for information about The Belfry.