What is Timing in the Golf Swing?

If you listen to experienced golfers, or golf teachers, talk about their swings, you are likely to hear the word ‘timing’ come up frequently. Good timing makes it possible to hit quality shots hole after hole, while bad timing makes it difficult to even come up with one good shot. But what is timing exactly? It can be a little hard to define what timing means in the golf swing when you are a new golfer, but as you gain experience you will start to grasp just how important it is.

The following points should help you to better understand what timing is, and why it should be a top priority for your practice sessions.