Improve your golf swing speed

Looking to Improve That Swing Speed?

Most if not all golfers have dreams about having the world’s fastest and strongest swingHowever, this dreaming that we are all doing isn’t going to teach you any viable way to increase your golf swing speed, to become a true speed demon. The next time you find your mind moving away into dreams about having “the world’s fasted swing”, give yourself a gentle but firm slap on the face to give yourself a wake up call. Once you’re done slapping yourself put these 5 tips into action and start to improve that swing. 

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How fast are you?

Have you had your speed measured?

The swing speed of a mediocre golfer is sandwiched between 75 – 85 mph. If you’re just a beginner and starting out this will be even lower. This is mainly because you need to build your muscle strength up before you start increasing in speed. The main thing here is, do you even know your starting speed? Do you want to know? If you want to know you would need to be tested professionally. I made this the first tip because how on earth do you increase your swing speed without knowing what it is in the first place.  

It’s highly important that you get your swing speed measured before doing anything else. This will help you get a real gauge of what your starting speed is. You can get tested at any local golf store. You can also buy a swing speed sensor from online stores. Nothing stopping you from getting your speed tested.  

Join a Gym or do light workouts.

Exercise is a key component to improving your swing speed.

There are many professional golfers such as Tiger Woods or Vijay Singh who regularly go to the gym and do specific exercises to increase their overall game. In order for you to be able to be at your best, you have to prepare your body for the incoming golf season. The stronger you are the more speed you will be able to produce. It’s pretty simple. Plus, exercise will only make you healthier, and can only benefit you in the long run. If you feel your body is unique in that you will need more tailor-made exercise routines, then you would need to contact a professional conditioning coach. There are many you could contact, in this specific case, Google is your friend. Search for conditioning coach local to your area and you will find hundreds of them.

When at the gym, make sure you try and incorporate exercise routines that would include equipment such as the medicine ball, kettlebells, and dumbbells. These pieces of exercise equipment are the best for helping to develop speed, strength, and control. When doing your exercise routines be sure to include a few twisting movements and try to target your core muscle groups.

Take up Yoga.

Trust me on this one.

Yoga is known to be one of the best ways to increase your flexibility. Flexibility is extremely important when you’re learning how to increase your golf swing speed. If for example, you had an old back injury that stopping you from twisting as far as you could do. This type of scenario without some form of exercise to increase flexibility will stop any player from reaching their full speed potential. Another extra tip is to do some light stretching before playing. Also having a stretching routine that you do 4 – 5 times a week for around 10 – 20 minutes every time. To ensure you avoid any injury, start the exercises slowly.

Did you know of the five most effective yoga techniques to help increase flexibility and also your core strength? Well, here they are standing, superman, the seated twist forward fold, the side bend, and the boat. Once again if you want to see these stretches in more detail google is your friend. Simply type each one of them into the search box and check each of the results. For more excersizes check out the how to play golf articles

Get a Weighted Club.

Train your muscles on a heavier club.

If you’re looking for another way to get that golf swing speed up to speed demon level, then you should probably invest in a weighted golf club. You can buy these kinds of clubs from any golf shop or online. They are just like a normal club apart from the fact they are a lot heavier.

The reason why you would need to use this kind of club when your practicing is because it drastically helps to increase your rhythm and further helps you swing faster. This is mainly because the club is designed to help target both those areas. The theory behind it is once you go back to using your old club, you would have already trained your muscles to swing at a heavier weight. The lighter weight of your old club will mean your swing will be a lot faster due to your muscles reacting at the same level as the heavier weighted club.

Stay Calm.

Trust me on this one.

If you’re still learning the game of golf, you have probably already fallen for the trap of gripping the club as tight as possible and trying to hit the ball as hard as you can. Little did you know that all this will do to your swing is slow it down. You have to try to relax your body and your muscles as much as possible. This will enable you to be able to get to a decent tempo and speed.


Now finally but not least, the last thing you need to learn to help improve that golf swing of yours. Take action and go and put what you have read into practice. Its only you who can make that golf swing faster, not the club. 

Warren Belmore

Warren Belmore