“I will always warm up with Tour Tempo before a round”
In the last couple of years I haven’t played a lot of golf. There are many reasons including a 2 year old named Chloe. However, in the last few months, I’ve been able to get out to the course to actually play golf. I took my long drive warm up routine and tailored it to warming up for 9 holes instead of warming up for LD (more on the warm up routine in future blogs). I use my PUTT tones while doing y and L drills with the Speedball and then real balls/clubs. Then work my way up to full swings with the SWING tones. I use the 18/9 and 21/7. The results have been surprisingly good. I’ve been off to the best starts I’ve ever had (more on the good starts also). Mainly because my swing/mind/tempo/rhythm were all synced together.
Anyway, about 2 weeks ago we had snow and it finally melted. I made my way to the practice tee to warm up. It was “paths only”, so I could not drive right up to the range. I went trudging thru the wet grass with all of my “power” tools, except I forgot my Tour Tempo Micro Player. It was too far to go back to the cart and I was running out of daylight, oh well, I decided to go ahead and go thru my routine without it. The warm up was ok (normally when I warm up with Tour Tempo I hit every shot very solid), not outstanding, but I figured I’d be fine. I was not fine. Because I didn’t set my tempo/rhythm for the day, I took the first 5 holes to find it. I vowed right then and there and that when I go to the first tee, every part of my golf game must be warmed up properly including my tempo. If it’s not, I’ll spend the first 3-5 holes trying to find it.
I challenge you to resolve for the new year to make sure you are warmed up before every round and tempo must be a part of that warm up. I’ll give you more resolutions over the coming week and ways to carry them out.