Use This Drill to Find Your Natural Tempo (Video)
Use This Drill to Find Your Natural Tempo (Video)

Once you have developed good solid fundamentals and a good technique in your golf swing one of the next sort of stage is to take your game through, to develop good tempo and good rhythm. And a tempo and a rhythm that feels natural to you and can stay with you whether you are practicing, whether you are on the first tee or whether you coming off the 18th green, you try and have the same tempo or rhythm all of the time.

Now it’s very difficult for a coach to kind of suggest what your tempo or rhythm should be it’s certainly very difficult to say you should slowdown, you should speed up because it’s very individual to you as a person, you might be the sort of person that bustles around the golf club before you are about to tee off, getting all your things sorted, answering the phone, chatting to 10 different people, rushing out to the first tee, if I then said slowdown, slowdown make a slower swing but that it doesn’t feel natural to you, you got quite a quick natural tempo or cadence in your everyday life.

Then you get the next guy who is a bit more lethargic a bit more laid back he drives a bit slower to the golf club be amble out to the first tee, he is then not going to be the sort of guy that wants a very fast swash buckling type of tempo. So its very individual and personal, if you are not sure what your natural tempo or rhythm should be here is a little tip and a little drill for you. I have taken a four golf balls and I will just lined them all up in a row, I am going to set myself up to the first ball hit this one normally but as soon as I finish I am going to come back down and start my next swing step forward start the third swing, step forward start the fourth swing. And I am going to get a feeling as I do this of how fast my natural rhythm or cadence tempo should actually be, I don’t want to be too quick, I don’t want to be too slow, by the time I get to the third or fourth ball I should have developed my normal rhythm and tempo, then I can start hitting my golf balls normally, using that same tempo. So here we go, it doesn’t matter how you strike the golf ball, you probably wont hit these the best and you don’t really need to watch them because you are moving forward as you hit them it’s quite difficult but here we go. Straight into ball two, ball three, and ball four. Oh they have all landed next to each other in a little cluster like that.

So as I went through those balls you could see my tempo and cadence developed, now if I can take that same rhythm into my next shot set myself up nicely get a nice natural rhythm and tempo and that’s the one I will be using in the golf course next time I play.

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Once you have developed good solid fundamentals and a good technique in your golf swing one of the next sort of stage is to take your game through, to develop good tempo and good rhythm. And a tempo and a rhythm that feels natural to you and can stay with you whether you are practicing, whether you are on the first tee or whether you coming off the 18th green, you try and have the same tempo or rhythm all of the time.

Now it’s very difficult for a coach to kind of suggest what your tempo or rhythm should be it’s certainly very difficult to say you should slowdown, you should speed up because it’s very individual to you as a person, you might be the sort of person that bustles around the golf club before you are about to tee off, getting all your things sorted, answering the phone, chatting to 10 different people, rushing out to the first tee, if I then said slowdown, slowdown make a slower swing but that it doesn’t feel natural to you, you got quite a quick natural tempo or cadence in your everyday life.

Then you get the next guy who is a bit more lethargic a bit more laid back he drives a bit slower to the golf club be amble out to the first tee, he is then not going to be the sort of guy that wants a very fast swash buckling type of tempo. So its very individual and personal, if you are not sure what your natural tempo or rhythm should be here is a little tip and a little drill for you. I have taken a four golf balls and I will just lined them all up in a row, I am going to set myself up to the first ball hit this one normally but as soon as I finish I am going to come back down and start my next swing step forward start the third swing, step forward start the fourth swing. And I am going to get a feeling as I do this of how fast my natural rhythm or cadence tempo should actually be, I don’t want to be too quick, I don’t want to be too slow, by the time I get to the third or fourth ball I should have developed my normal rhythm and tempo, then I can start hitting my golf balls normally, using that same tempo. So here we go, it doesn’t matter how you strike the golf ball, you probably wont hit these the best and you don’t really need to watch them because you are moving forward as you hit them it’s quite difficult but here we go. Straight into ball two, ball three, and ball four. Oh they have all landed next to each other in a little cluster like that.

So as I went through those balls you could see my tempo and cadence developed, now if I can take that same rhythm into my next shot set myself up nicely get a nice natural rhythm and tempo and that’s the one I will be using in the golf course next time I play.