I am going to put this out there right at the beginning.
I swing too hard.
Especially the longer the irons and woods get.
The guy that gives me lessons has told me time and time again not to give “110%”.
He has told me to swing about 85%.
I came from a background of Baseball and lacrosse, which you went all out. You gave it your all and never left anything out on that field.
I never had a coach or teacher tell me to dial it back!
I also have 25 years of playing drum kit. I understand you don’t have over exert yourself to get the best possible outcome. But when the adrenaline kicks in, you lay into those skins with some decent wrist snaps.
However put me at any distance with any club, and I become a brute.
I swing hard.
Even a ¾ of a wedge shot from 100 yard out, and I find my down swing is aggressive.
But then again I do out hit almost everyone I play with by 10-15 yards.
I am starting to think that this is causing my achey shoulder some additional issues, if I keep giving 110%.
I look at some of the older guys I play with and they have a calm smooth swing. When I look at these guys I think to myself, I will never be able to swing as hard as I currently do at their age.
Is there a good method to learn to slow down, to smooth out the swing. To not give 100%
Should I practice on just hitting some shorter placement shots and give up my driver and wedge only golf game.
I want to try and ensure I am able to play this game when I am in my 60’s!
Thanks for any advice!