How to Get a More Consistent Swing Using Golf Swing Tempo

By Mike McGetrick

To develop a consistent and repeatable golf swing you need to learn to have the proper tempo and rhythm for every golf shot. Regardless if you are hitting a short iron, a mid iron, a long iron or wood, the tempo and rhythm should be the same for every golf shot.

Golf Swing: What is Tempo?

Tempo is the rate of speed, so from the start to the finish of my swing if it take a second and a half, that is the tempo of my golf swing. Rhythm is the acceleration and deceleration of the golf club. It is how you proportion your backswing and your forward-swing.

Does Tempo Change For Each Club?

Every club in your bag should be the same. Right now I have a sand wedge, a 5-iron and a three wood and I am going to hit each one and show you that my tempo and rhythm is the same for every club. This is my sand wedge. Now when I go to my 5-iron it is a little longer swing but I am not going to swing any faster at it, I still want the same tempo and the same rhythm for this shot.

Then if I grab my three wood, once again it is a longer club, I am going to try to swing it just like I did my sand wedge and my 5-iron. By learning to have the same tempo and rhythm for every shot you will learn to develop a consistent and repeatable golf swing.


Category: Swing Mechanics
Sub Categories: Backswing, Downswing

About the Instructor

Mike McGetrick
Mike McGetrick
McGetrick Golf Academy
4900 Himalaya Road, Building Q
Denver, CO 80249
Tel: 303-799-0870