Adjusting Club Speed During Your Golf Swing

Adjusting Club Speed During Your Golf Swing


Several golfers looking to add control and consistency to their golf swing are unsure of where to begin – the arms or the entire rotation of their body.

Most golf instructors believe in one of the other, but through the practice of George Gankas golf lessons, many students are finding that the answer can be both our body rotation and our arms.

While our body rotation adds speed to our swing during the backswing sequence, our hands and arms take over control through transition into our downswing sequence.

Players familiar with George Gankas golf drills and techniques understand that the timing of our golf swing may be the most crucial element that we must perfect, as explained in detail through the GG Swing Method.

Golfers familiar with the lessons found in the GG Swing Method understand how to instinctively sense if they’re harnessing the full potential power in their golf swing, and how to optimize speed and control up until the point of impact.

Often times, novice golfers and even seasoned veterans of the sport swear that in order to get deep drivers, we must swing our clubs as fast as possible.

The speed at which players swing their golf clubs has a huge variance when examined in side by side comparisons, even between PGA Tour Pros.

Out of the legendary golfers who have captivated the sport, many swing their clubs at the speed of sound while others take a more relaxed approach to their swing speed.

Players that are new to the sport understandably try to choose the former rather than the latter, simply by equating a faster club speed to deeper distances when driving the golf ball.

However, any experienced player or trainer will tell them that this does not always work as they might expect.

As many golfers focus their attention to adding ultra speed to their swing, many of the other vital components of their overall golf swing are left ignored or hurried, which typically causes the entire shot to be missed despite their best efforts.

Rushing our golf swing ranks as one of the most common mistakes that beginners make when starting their training in the sport.

Many new golfers are coached to utilize their entire body as a unit when crafting their golf swing, rather than overusing their arms and hands in an attempt to harness more speed in their club.

As showcased in the attached video lesson, Gankas advocates that a golfer’s hands, arms and shoulders synchronize movements together with the club, rotating through our swing as an entire unit rather than each component acting independently through each individual transition.

While most professionals will agree that a slight reduction in club speed will benefit the overall results of our golf swing, many will caution golfers not to take their swings too slow in the process.

Players can make square, solid impact with a golf swing that takes between 50-75% of their typical swing speed without much loss in productivity and accuracy – with many seeing their results improve rather than worse.

Sometimes golfers take it too far with the slower swing speeds and end up losing their edge in regards to a hard connection at impact, as the gas has been taken out of their shot.

Several instructors have noted a decline in the distance and accuracy of shots taken by players who focus their efforts on continuing to slow their golf swing down beyond 50% of their normal speed.

Too much of a good thing rings true for these players who have inadvertently sabotaged their own golf swing through trying to improve themselves.


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