For Better Tempo, What do You Need to Do?
Good tempo and rhythm are the keys to hitting consistent shots on the golf course.
But lots of players often start to rush downswing with longer clubs such as driver.
If you think bad tempo is causing you all kind of bad shots, you should limit your swing speed for every club. You can try to swing with 60%, 70%, and 80% of your power. I'm not here to tell you to swing slowly. But I think you should have consistent tempo or swing speed for every club you hit.
Some players do well with 60% of their swing speed. Others do better with 80%.
So swing at various swing speed and find the one that will let you hit consistent shots with every club.
Annika Sorenstam who was one of the best female golfers in history of golf said she was trying to swing with 60% of her swing speed.
Also, when she felt her tempo was too quick, she was counting 1-2-3 to the top of her swing and then 1-2-3 from the top to the finish on her practice swings.
This is very simple but very effective drill you can do on your practice swings on the course.
It will help you ease tension as well.
- Fat Shots
- Fairway Woods
- Long Iron
- Short Iron
- Pull / Push
- Shots from Rough
- Fairway Bunker