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Now if we’ve established that good weight transfer is important in a golf swing, we also need to understand how important the tempo of that can be and how important tempo can be to either allowing or not allowing the weight transfer to take place. So at my good address position, if we find a golfer has a very, very quick tempo we often feel they bring the golf club back far too fast which has the golf club goes that way, the weight transfer will go the opposite way. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. So the club goes one way, the bodyweight goes the other way. And we end up with the golfer that leans left with a very quick tempo. Lean left with a very quick tempo now means effectively you’re in your own space; you can’t get out of your own way because this quick tempo is coming back down.

We get very steep, very choppy, sometimes shanking the golf ball from that position because we’re sliding too far to the left side as well. So we don’t really want to have that quick tempo and leaning left at the same time. However, if we go for a very slow sedate turn back and we slide too far away from the ball to here, we often because we’ve got this slow tempo, we get stuck. We can’t bring the club down. We end up on our right leg often hitting the ground before the golf ball, hitting the ball quite fat. So it’s important to have that nice even smooth tempo. 3 to 1 we often say. So we’ve got 1, 2, 3, 1 to hit the ball. So 3 going back, 1 coming down. That should allow you enough chance to weight transfer right and quickly left but without getting too aggressive or too jerky. So I’ve got a good setup, I’ve got 1, 2, 3, 1. And as we get through the ball nice and quickly, we’re allowing ourselves the time to load up and release. So work on that tempo idea to allow you to transfer your bodyweight. Too fast tempo, too slow tempo can affect how that weight transfer can happen.