Tiger is looking great with tempo’s around 21-22 frames going back and 7 frames going down. Let’s see if he can maintain his Tour Tempo when the pressure is on as the major season approaches.
The other good news for Tiger is that he’s playing by ‘feel’. The rumor on the street is that he’s not thinking during his swing and he’s playing golf, whereas before he was playing ‘golf swing’. When Tiger can play with his subconscious and just let loose, he will be hard to beat.
There were some other rumors that his clubhead speed was a record high 129 mph. That number is 100% incorrect. Tiger’s swing speed this year has been around the 119-124 range and his ball speeds in the low 180’s. This makes perfect sense as a tour pro will have a 1.47 smash factor (or higher). On the drive that Tiger supposedly had a 129 mph club swing, the ball flew around 290ish and rolled a good 20-30 yards. If we do a little math, a 129 chs would produce at least a 190 bs and that would produce a shot that would carry in the 330 range… so, something doesn’t add up… but if his speed was around that 120 mark, and the ball speed around the 180 mark, and a carry around 300ish… My point is not that he’s not fast, he is! (especially for a 42 year old with a fused spine)
The point here is that he’s got plenty of speed to compete and he has his Tour Tempo back… mix in ‘playing with feel’ and lookout for TW in 2018!
His teaching puts an emphasis on the golfer achieving a consistent, PGA Tour-type tempo and maximizing clubhead speed at impact. To achieve this he utilizes his extensive experience with the Tour Tempo® training tools and optimal biomechanics.
He has worked with his father to develop the concepts of Tour Tempo® and also has co-patented 4 training tools with his father.
At age 49 and despite being under 170 pounds, he can generate clubhead speeds over 130 mph and ball speeds of 190 mph. He has competed in World Long Drive events, his longest drive in competition is 402 yards.
He has presented the concepts of Tour Tempo® all over the world. In 2008 he presented to the PGA of Sweden. Later that year he presented at the World Golf Fitness Summit. In 2011, he made the trip to Amsterdam where he was part of the PGA of Holland’s coaching summit. He most recently made the trip to Orlando, FL to present at the 2013 PGA of America Teaching & Coaching Summit.
He is certified with the Titleist Performance Institute as a Golf Fitness Instructor I, Golf Professional 2, and Golf Biomechanist 2. Also, he is certified with SSC Golf Swing as Level 1 Speed and Power Instructor and Level 2 Spine Engine Instructor.