The main question we get is how to do I choose my tempo? Here is an answer I recently gave to one of our users:
Best way to choose tempo is from results. Best way to track results are 2 things:
1. your score
2. a ball launch monitor (like Flightscope or Trackman)
So, to find your best tempo you need to experiment and typically you will come down to 2 tempo’s. I don’t think comfort level is the best way to do it because we are all comfortable with where we are, but we need to get somewhere (improvement).
Thus, for you I think you’ll come down to 24/8 and 21/7. (and as you use the tones more and more, 24/8 will be more comfortable and possibly 21/7 as well)
Probably 90% of the PGA tour is 24/8 or faster and with your handicap that’s where I suspect you will be.
All that being said if 27/9 produces the best score, you have to go with that.
To practice tempo I made a discovery after talking to a motor learning expert at a recent conference.
Make 3 swings:
1. Practice Swing with the tones
2. Normal shot with the tones
3. Normal shot with NO tones
I could get into the science of it, but that’s a full dissertation…..however I will get more into this practice routine in a future blog