Golf Drills: The "Slomo" Driver Swing

Last Updated: Jan 17, 2024

Golf Drills: The "Slomo" Driver Swing

The "Slomo" drill is a great drill to help you improve your tempo and get a better feeling for the individual positions of your golf swing.

Written By: Zach Gollwitzer

Posted in: Tempo Drills

Featured Image

Who is this drill best for?

This drill will be best for:

  • Golfers who struggle with inconsistent tempo
  • Golfers who feel "out of sync"
  • Golfers who struggle to feel the correct positions of the golf swing

Required Materials and Equipment

For this drill, you will need:

  • A driver or 3-wood
  • A range to hit balls at

Drill Overview

This drill is incredibly simple. All you need is a driver or 3-wood and the goal is to hit golf balls at a fraction of the speed of your normal swing. This is incredibly tough to do at first and requires a lot of kinesthetic awareness—a great skill to improve as a golfer.

Drill Instructions

  1. Tee up a golf ball at the range
  2. Setup to the ball normally
  3. Take a swing at about 1/16th or 1/32nd the speed of your normal swing
    1. The actual speed doesn't matter—just think "slomo"
  4. Hit golf balls until you can solidly contact the ball and hit it relatively straight

This Page is Mentioned in...

What is Strokes Gained Off the Tee? Explained. cover image
What is Strokes Gained Off the Tee? Explained.

Strokes gained off the tee is an objective way to measure a golfer's driving ability. In this post, I'll explain how it is calculated and why it matters.