It’s not semantics either.
I see thread after thread here about having good tempo… there is no such thing as good and bad tempo per se.
Fact is the context is almost always the tempo is too fast being the issue. The other fact is most ams have tempos that are too slow. Some painfully so.
You can have a fast or slow tempo and it’s individual and usually based on matching your general personality.
The issue is rhythm… And how well you transition from the backswing to the downswing.
More often than not, those that slow their tempo make the rhythm worse as it makes the body anxious and activates the hit impulse even harder.
The next fix is to pause at the top. That ruins the whole dynamic motion, Bob Murphy notwithstanding.
The last gasp is to just swing easy.
Now you have a deathly slow backswing, a pause at the top and a wave at the ball. No distance, accuracy or solid contact.
The point. Learn how to not pull the handle in transition and you can swing as fast and as hard as you want.
Pulling the handle too hard in transition is the “I got quick” mistake everyone discusses.
I am sure I left out some pertinent details and I am hoping this thread brings them out and educates all of us on attacking the core issue and not superficial change.