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Golf Drill to Improve Tempo

November 7, 2012

Improve Your Tempo To Increase Distance And Consistency

A lot of golfers, without even realizing it, have a pretty significant problem with tempo. Rather than a smooth and steady swing, they often take the club back relaxed and slowly, but snap the club face through in one count. When you do this, your swing requires much more effort and provides much less consistency at contact.

Instead, try these easy steps to improve your swing technique:

  • Imagine your ball is atop a four foot tee
  • Start your swing by first rotating your shoulders
  • Second, rotate your hips, which should cause your front heel to lift slightly
  • To unwind, plant your heel and allow your hips and shoulders to naturally unrotate.

If you’re still having trouble, remember to say to yourself, “1-2-3… 3-2-1.” Or “Turn that wheel… plant that heel.”

In the video below, Minnesota PGA Professional Kathy Swanson demonstrates this golf drill.

The Minnesota Section PGA consists of PGA Professionals who are experts in the game and business of golf. Our mission is to promote the enjoyment and involvement of the game of golf and to contribute to its growth by providing services to golf professionals, the golf industry, people who play golf or would like to start playing golf. PGA Section Offices oversee the 41 geographic regions throughout the United States and provide the grass-roots network for the nation’s 25 million amateur golfers and with the PGA’s 27,000 members.

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