Tempo Is Essential In Your Golf Swing (Video)
Tempo Is Essential In Your Golf Swing (Video)

There's one last sort of magic ingredient that makes sure that all of these elements of this body-orientated swing fit together and we don't revert back to the hands-and-arms swing, and that's the tempo that you require for this motion. The reason why tempo is so important is a golfer that tends to be too fast with their tempo will generally be a golfer that relies too heavily on their hands and arms in their swing. So if we address the golf ball, and we say, okay, you've got to swing the club back and down as fast as possible, you've got half-a-second to complete the entire swing. You'd generally find a golfer would do that with hands and arms, and that wouldn't give them chance to generate all the power that they need with the body. So if a golfer sets up to the ball and then feels incredibly rushed to hit the shot they will generally be a hands and armsy player.

A golfer that has a little bit more understanding of how the body should have a role in the golf swing will have a bigger shoulder turn on the way back, a bigger drive with the hips on the way down, and a bigger turn through to a finish position. That golfer is going to have better tempo. They're generally going to look a little bit slower in their backswing. They're going to look a little bit more of a clearance of the hips in their downswing, and a bigger higher balance follow-through position. And the evidence of that better tempo allows the body to be more involved and the hands to be less involved. So they're very quick hands and armsy swing should be replaced with a golf swing that has more tempo.
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There's one last sort of magic ingredient that makes sure that all of these elements of this body-orientated swing fit together and we don't revert back to the hands-and-arms swing, and that's the tempo that you require for this motion. The reason why tempo is so important is a golfer that tends to be too fast with their tempo will generally be a golfer that relies too heavily on their hands and arms in their swing. So if we address the golf ball, and we say, okay, you've got to swing the club back and down as fast as possible, you've got half-a-second to complete the entire swing. You'd generally find a golfer would do that with hands and arms, and that wouldn't give them chance to generate all the power that they need with the body. So if a golfer sets up to the ball and then feels incredibly rushed to hit the shot they will generally be a hands and armsy player.

A golfer that has a little bit more understanding of how the body should have a role in the golf swing will have a bigger shoulder turn on the way back, a bigger drive with the hips on the way down, and a bigger turn through to a finish position. That golfer is going to have better tempo. They're generally going to look a little bit slower in their backswing. They're going to look a little bit more of a clearance of the hips in their downswing, and a bigger higher balance follow-through position. And the evidence of that better tempo allows the body to be more involved and the hands to be less involved. So they're very quick hands and armsy swing should be replaced with a golf swing that has more tempo.