Hover The Club To Practice Good Tempo

Tempo or the pace of a person’s swing is the glue that holds the swing together. A player can have great mechanics, but if their tempo is out of rhythm, bad things can happen. It is important to note that not everyone has the same tempo, but each player must operate within their normal tempo or pace.

One drill that I encourage my students to practice is to hover the club above the ground at address and make swings. This drill encourages consistent grip pressure and good pace when swinging the club away from the ball. Most player’s tempo/pace becomes off when their is a sudden change to their grip pressure. When pressure increases or tension sets in, tempo will certainly change. Learn to swing the club away without increasing grip pressure or tension in the forearms and tempo/pace will work itself out and the result will be solid shots.