I hear ams say, “I just need to swing smooth like the pros on TV. They only swing 80% and that’s why they hit it straight.”
This is why Golfers continue to stink. Bad information based on incorrect perceptions, that are perpetuated by an ignorant, or at least apathetic, golf media.
The 80% swing doesn’t exist unless it’s a 60 yard LW.
It’s 95% and 100%.
While I am not quite 100% yet with my shoulder, another good player and I tested the theory yesterday.
My smooth just get it in the fairway driver swing-117 mph
My….if I swing any harder I’ll get a hernia swing-121 mph
Other good player smooth course swing-112 mph
A swing he swore would be 120 if the other swing was 112….115 mph
If you look at PGA tour numbers. The differences between their average mph and high mph is 3-4 mph.
It’s not about swinging easy, it’s about sequencing properly then you can swing about as hard as you can and it looks smooth. It looks smooth not because it’s an easy swing, because it’s a well matched swing with less wasted effort.
Swinging easy is a bandaid that leads to more problems than it temporarily solves.
Swinging easy is like having pain in your knee and saying, “It’s OK, I’ll just walk slowly and limp.”