July 2017 VIP “I thought you might like to know I am playing pretty good golf. I shot my first ever score in the 60’s, a 69. I think my best golf days are still ahead of me. Thanks again.” – CU, Utah, June VIP “Played the old course at Ballybunion (established 1893) today. Hit […]
The good news is that you can train and improve your tempo. You’re not stuck with slow (crappy) tempo. Training Tempo is just like training anything else in life. You need to have the right system to do it and you need to put in your hours. I just happen to have the right system, […]
Spoiler Alert: I’m going to totally destroy some current beliefs about tempo. In other words, some serious myth busting. One of the entrenched beliefs when it comes to tempo is the belief that your swing should match your personality. In other words, if you walk slow, talk slow, and you are generally laid back, you […]
The golf world loves to talk about swing fundamentals, but there is one that they typically leave out. I believe it is to the detriment of most recreational golfers. The concept of swing tempo to me is one of the most important pieces of any golfer’s development, and I want to share why I believe […]
We’re talking the Left Heel (for a RH golfer). Got a reader who wrote in: “John Jr., I noticed in your long drive baskswing that you lift your lead heel. Should I lift my lead heel and if so, why?” Great Question! Here is my Clif’s note’s answer: For men: They should ABSOLUTELY lift the […]
I was recently listening to a Tim Ferriss podcast (highly recommend his podcast) and he was asked, “What should you look for when choosing a teacher? ” The answer was brilliant and I’ve applied it to golf and golf training ‘systems’. The first thing to look for is: Reliable/Repeatable results. This might go without saying […]
Padraig shot -23 to win the Portugal Masters. He is a great golfer as well as great person, and it’s great to see him get his 15th win on the PGA Tour. Padraig’s tempo is a super fast 18/6 on full swings. Hope to see him qualify for the Masters in 2017!
Big Congrats to the Big Swede for winning THE OPEN in style! Henrik Stenson is the Tour Tempo Model: His full swings are 18/6 and putting is 16/8. Do some math and you can see that he is back to impact before 99% of avg golfers get to the TOP of their swings. Also, he […]