How to Get a More Consistent Swing Using Golf Swing Tempo

How to Get a More Consistent Swing Using Golf Swing Tempo

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-Category: Backswing, Downswing
About the Instructor
Mike McGetrick
Mike McGetrick
McGetrick Golf Academy
4900 Himalaya Road, Building Q
Denver, CO 80249
Tel: 303-799-0870

Mike McGetrick heads the Mike McGetrick Golf Academy which is located in beautiful Denver, Colorado and features one of the most modern golf instruction facilities in the world. He is listed as one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers and Golf Digest's #7


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