Improve Your Golf Swing Tempo To Gain Power And Consistency (Video)
Improve Your Golf Swing Tempo To Gain Power And Consistency (Video)

I guess when we watch golfers and particularly good golfers on the TV, one of the key things we see is good timing, good tempo, good rhythm, good balance, just one of those thing, we don’t really go and practice. Very rarely, do I ever see a golfer walk into the lesson and say, “You know, today Pete, I really want to work on my tempo.” It’s just not the sort of thing that’s in the full front of the golfer’s mind, yet it’s the sort of thing that we appreciate most good players have. So maybe just spending one or two practice sessions throughout the golfing season, working on your tempo could pay dividends.

So the tempo in a golf swing wants to be nice and smooth, nice and consistent, nice and reliable, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be my tempo or Tiger’s tempo, it could be just your own tempo. If you are generally quite a quick person in everyday life, you rush around, you are quite busy, you are into lots of things and you talk quickly, maybe your tempo would be quite fast in the golf swing. And likewise if you are more laidback, slower, you drive slow, you arrive everywhere last minute and you are slowly walking up to the first tee, maybe your tempo is going to be a lot more slow and relax during the golf swing as well. The important thing with your tempo is try and make sure you remain the same tempo, throughout the entire course of the round be it under pressure or be it on the first tee. But also try and maintain the same tempo for every shot and every club. So if you have got to slow, relax tempo with driver, you should have the same slow, relax tempo with wedges. If you are quick with the drive or you should be quick with your wedges and likewise with the putter as well. So keep the tempo the same throughout the back and throughout the entire round of golf.
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I guess when we watch golfers and particularly good golfers on the TV, one of the key things we see is good timing, good tempo, good rhythm, good balance, just one of those thing, we don’t really go and practice. Very rarely, do I ever see a golfer walk into the lesson and say, “You know, today Pete, I really want to work on my tempo.” It’s just not the sort of thing that’s in the full front of the golfer’s mind, yet it’s the sort of thing that we appreciate most good players have. So maybe just spending one or two practice sessions throughout the golfing season, working on your tempo could pay dividends.

So the tempo in a golf swing wants to be nice and smooth, nice and consistent, nice and reliable, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be my tempo or Tiger’s tempo, it could be just your own tempo. If you are generally quite a quick person in everyday life, you rush around, you are quite busy, you are into lots of things and you talk quickly, maybe your tempo would be quite fast in the golf swing. And likewise if you are more laidback, slower, you drive slow, you arrive everywhere last minute and you are slowly walking up to the first tee, maybe your tempo is going to be a lot more slow and relax during the golf swing as well. The important thing with your tempo is try and make sure you remain the same tempo, throughout the entire course of the round be it under pressure or be it on the first tee. But also try and maintain the same tempo for every shot and every club. So if you have got to slow, relax tempo with driver, you should have the same slow, relax tempo with wedges. If you are quick with the drive or you should be quick with your wedges and likewise with the putter as well. So keep the tempo the same throughout the back and throughout the entire round of golf.