Several days ago I told all of you how “Keep you head down” was a terrible misnomer and should never be used as a tip to yourself or others.
This brings me to the phrase used second most as a tip all over the world and it is also misunderstood and overused.
I agree 100% that lifting the club with your arms and having a swing tempo that is too fast is a bad thing. However, “low and slow” makes your golf scores go “high” and it does it “fast.”
The “low” part makes you initiate your arms too much in the back swing and gets the club too far to the inside. This restricts the shoulder turn and causes that over the top slice that is the bane of many amateur golfers.
The “slow” part causes people to slow down their back swing so much, it ruins their rhythm and causes a poor transition and a downswing that is out of sync.
As long as you are turning your shoulders, the “low” part takes care of itself and as long as your swing tempo feels like a “One (back swing)…two (down swing)” the “slow” part is taken care of.