#4 – It’s all in the Rhythm
Most new and higher handicap golfers rush the swing, which causes imbalance and poor timing. Watch how professional golfers swing the club – their swing tempo changes very little regardless of what type of shot they’re playing. If you want to improve how you strike the ball and cut out those dreaded shanks and tops, work on slowing things down and maintaining a consistent tempo.
The power of a golf shot comes just before and after impact and too many golfers try and hit the ball too hard from the beginning of the downswing.
If you coil the body up correctly and time the uncoil well through to impact, you will hit the golf ball cleaner and more solidly and your shots will travel further without a lot of effort.
Simply try taking a shorter club such as a 7 or 8 iron and try practicing a steady half-swing and follow through, until you start effortlessly striking the ball well. Once you have nailed this drill, increase your swing to 3/4 length, again, focusing on maintaining a steady tempo. Get this right and before too long you’ll be hitting cleaner, longer shots without much effort.