Tempo’s from the Northern Trust
The main contenders at the Northern Trust Open were a bit ‘slower’ this week. Almost all the guys were at 24/8:
John Merrick: 25/8
The fastest one in contention was Charl Schwartzel at 21/7. Charl actually has the most consistent tempo of any of the guys and he is on a great run lately with big wins worldwide and then a good run here last week.
Due to different body shapes/swings everybody looked so different, but nearly all tour players have what we call Tour Tempo:
– 3:1 ratio of backswing to downswing
– takeaway to impact is 1.2 seconds or less (this is much faster than the avg. golfer)
– consistent on all full swings
to check your tempo and then learn how to groove it, look for the Tour Tempo apps available for the iPhone/Ipad and also Android devices. They’re easy to use, easy to learn and you get instant results.
for more info, check tourtempo.com