Managing Your Tempo On The Golf Course (Video)
Managing Your Tempo On The Golf Course (Video)

So one more little point that we have got to be careful of with tempo is managing your tempo throughout the entire round of golf, but particularly important is understanding the relationship between tempo and your golf swing and the motions that you have on the golf course.

So generally speaking, when we play we would like to try and keep our emotions quite level, because emotionally on the golf course if we go up and down, we get half the inside we get excited and disappointed that can have a negative impact on the way you play. You might hit shots further when you are excited and you might hit shots shorter when you are disappointed. And that’s not good for consistency. And the tempo is the thing that changes. So if you have made birdie on the first hole you probably bounce up to the second tee, is it my on the, the guy says, is my tee open, you got a bit quick and you get a bit rattled and you smash one down there and when you lock it outbound and you have turned your really good birdie start into a double bogie on the second, then immediately the momentum has been taken away from you. Flip that round a little bit, let’s say on the second hole you have made that double bogie, you have driven the ball outbound, you lollipop to the third tee, you are already a bit impatient you are a bit bored with this, you tee a ball up, your tempo suddenly becomes a lot slower, a lot more sort of gentle and you don’t really commit to hitting the shot. And that’s just in two holes how your emotions have changed your tempo. So not only are we trying to keep emotionally nice and stable on the golf course, we are trying to make sure that that doesn’t affect the tempo in any negative way. Key part of this is making good quality practice swings and disciplined practice swings first tee to last tee, all the way through the whole round of golf. Is that the practice swing is going to have the right level of commitment and the right tempo then when we set up to hit the golf ball, we have at least practiced what we were intending to do. So try not to let your emotions affect your tempo, keep your tempo and your emotions under check and consistent and that should help you improve your scores.
2016-04-22

So one more little point that we have got to be careful of with tempo is managing your tempo throughout the entire round of golf, but particularly important is understanding the relationship between tempo and your golf swing and the motions that you have on the golf course.

So generally speaking, when we play we would like to try and keep our emotions quite level, because emotionally on the golf course if we go up and down, we get half the inside we get excited and disappointed that can have a negative impact on the way you play. You might hit shots further when you are excited and you might hit shots shorter when you are disappointed. And that’s not good for consistency. And the tempo is the thing that changes. So if you have made birdie on the first hole you probably bounce up to the second tee, is it my on the, the guy says, is my tee open, you got a bit quick and you get a bit rattled and you smash one down there and when you lock it outbound and you have turned your really good birdie start into a double bogie on the second, then immediately the momentum has been taken away from you. Flip that round a little bit, let’s say on the second hole you have made that double bogie, you have driven the ball outbound, you lollipop to the third tee, you are already a bit impatient you are a bit bored with this, you tee a ball up, your tempo suddenly becomes a lot slower, a lot more sort of gentle and you don’t really commit to hitting the shot. And that’s just in two holes how your emotions have changed your tempo. So not only are we trying to keep emotionally nice and stable on the golf course, we are trying to make sure that that doesn’t affect the tempo in any negative way. Key part of this is making good quality practice swings and disciplined practice swings first tee to last tee, all the way through the whole round of golf. Is that the practice swing is going to have the right level of commitment and the right tempo then when we set up to hit the golf ball, we have at least practiced what we were intending to do. So try not to let your emotions affect your tempo, keep your tempo and your emotions under check and consistent and that should help you improve your scores.