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tsmitherstsmithers Members Posts: 1,109 ✭✭
I'm sure many of you have tried this and some not liked it but this is my story and what has been happening over the last 3-4 weeks since I started using Tour Tempo. Please be nice and enjoy the read.



I had heard a lot about Tour Tempo and decided to read the book. I was really impressed with the data from in the book and the reviews I've read of the process so I decided to buy the phone app. For those who don't know, the whole premise of the book is that a large majority of tour players swing with a 3:1 ratio of backswing to downswing on full swing shots. In frames of video that ranges from 27 frames on the backswing to 9 frames on the downswing, or 27/9, to 24/8, 21/7 and 18/6 being the fastest. On short game shots, including putting, the ratio is 2:1 so 18/9, 16/8, etc. Also, in the book they describe that most amateurs swing too slow in their full swings and way too fast in the short game shots. I found this to be very interesting and was skeptical even with the abundance of data they provided about amateurs that they worked with. I would soon find out they were exactly right.



So I headed to the range with my ear buds and Tour Tempo phone app to try this out and boy was I all messed up. I set the app to the 27/9 tones and started hitting. I felt rushed, I felt confused, I felt all out of whack and I found it extremely hard to follow the swing tones in the app even on the slowest setting of 27/9. I got frustrated and took the earphones off and was pissed because I now totally threw everything off. I left and came back the next day and had the same results. I thought maybe this just wasn't for me.



The next day I decided to try the short game tones. I am very inconsistent with chipping and pitching so I went to the short game area at the course and started practicing with the tones. Now these I could follow because it made me realize that I was jabbing at the ball way too much and was WAY too quick with my chipping and putting swings. Slowing things down, staying with the 2:1 ratio and following the swing tones REALLY helped me. I was actually holing some chips and hitting them much more pure than I had in the past. I left there with a huge smile on my face and went back several times that week to continue to work on it and I feel more confident and more in control with my short game. I know it is a process but this gave me great improvement in a short period of time.



At this point I was even more frustrated about the long game tones and why I couldn't follow them so I decided to email the Tour Tempo guys through their website and just ask for some advice. They told me to send in video of my swing so they could analyze and provide some advice. I anxiously awaited a response. In the meantime I kept using the short game tones and continued to have success and had a few very solid rounds with no chunks or skulls in my short game. Then I received a response that my swing timing was 30/9, just above the highest Tour Tempo speed and that they thought the problem was that I was starting my swing after the first tone and not reacting to the tone well enough. They also stated that I should start with the 27/9 tones but try to get down to the 24/8 ratio and I would see 15-20 yards more on my driver, which I hit about 260-275 consistently. So, it was back to the range to test this out. I started to anticipate the tone better and really started to get in a flow with it. Normally my drives take a few hops and hit the net at the range I go to. That day when I started to groove the 27/9 tones I was hitting the net on a fly. A few drives actually made me laugh. I went to the range and just continued to use the tones with almost all my clubs and started to see great results. I think I needed to just give myself some time to get used to the tones instead of getting frustrated and also to start to anticipate the tones and the start of my swing instead of reacting to the tone and starting slow.



After several more range sessions with the tones I was really excited for the next round that I played. I knew I was going to hit the ball well. I had confidence in my new tempo and listened to the tones on the way to the course and during my warmups. I used my GPS to track some of my drives and I hit a few over 280 (284, 289). On the last hole the ranger was rushing us because they had a shotgun start after we completed 18. He told me to hit my drive and I said I was striking it well and wanted to wait for the guys in the fairway to walk a little further out. He scoffed at the idea and said we needed to move and I should hit. I was thinking about the tones, got into position and just unloaded. We all, including the ranger, started to scream "FOUR" and the guys in the fairway did the duck and cover. The ball flew over their heads by about 10-15 yards. I turned to the ranger and told him to go tell them he forced me to hit and he apologized and drove up and told them. I used the GPS to track it at 308 yards. HOLY #$%^!!!!



The past few times out at the range I started to feel as if the 27/9 tones were too slow so I started using the 24/8 tones and they felt great. It's amazing that when I first started using the tones I thought there was no way I could swing that fast but I got used to it. I might even try to get down to the 21/7 tones at some point. I am very interested to get on the trackman and see how much I've increased my swing speed.



I have other problems with my swing that I need to work on, swaying and being too handsy but I am hitting the ball straight and far right now, feel a lot better with my short game and will continue to practice and use these tones religiously when I practice.



I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to be more consistent. I can't say that I have this down or that I don't have problems with my swing but I feel I am playing better golf using this process and am excited to continue the process. If you got this far, thanks for reading!!!
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  • parmarkparmark Parmark Members Posts: 1,420 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Golf clap. Like you I tried this, got frustrated and said the heck with it. I'll have to revisit this little baby.



    Thanks for sharing. Good stuff. Did you make the birdie on 18 is what I want to know!?
  • tsmitherstsmithers Members Posts: 1,109 ✭✭
    edited Jun 19, 2013 #3
    parmark wrote:


    Golf clap. Like you I tried this, got frustrated and said the heck with it. I'll have to revisit this little baby.



    Thanks for sharing. Good stuff. Did you make the birdie on 18 is what I want to know!?




    Thanks for reading, I really appreciate it and good question. I hit a PW to about 15-18 feet. Putt got to the hole and actually rolled back an inch. I didn't hit it hard enough but there was also a little hump around the entire hole. Ended up shooting an 84. My putting was horrible, with 37 putts.



    Also, I've never had a ranger rush me like that. I was pissed.
  • RusstopherRusstopher Hacker Members Posts: 70 ✭✭
    I'm a relative beginner, and started using Tour Tempo after reading the book over the winter. I started right off with the 24/8 tones, which was actually much slower than my swing. No wonder my friends said I looked like I was trying to kill the ball! I'm not a long hitter by any means, but after a large bucket of a 6 iron just trying to ingrain that tempo, my average distance with that club went from 125 to 145-150. I haven't tried it with the driver yet, as that beast is nothing but a slice machine for me. Just trying to really ingrain the feel of the smooth tempo and transition, along with the 78 other swing thoughts I have from reading too many threads online.
  • tsmitherstsmithers Members Posts: 1,109 ✭✭
    Shot 80 today. Felt really good and it could have been better but I missed the green way too many times on shorter shots.
  • nova6868nova6868 Members Posts: 4,751 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I agree with what you're saying. If you have a slow backswing like most amateurs, even the 27/9 seems impossible at first.
  • TheBoomer TheBoomer Members Posts: 3,404 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Have the app and deleted it off my phone from frustration.

    Reading this is making me want to re-download it and really give it a try. (more than 10 min)



    Thanks.



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  • tngolf22tngolf22 Robert Members Posts: 397
    I played really well for a while after reading Tour Tempo. The only problem is I would still get in modes where I hit my dreaded pulls or pull-draws. Other than that it allowed me to play some really good golf. Eventually I moved on to a more pivot driven swing (less conscious use of arms and hands). I still recommend Tour Tempo to people though. Great method. Below is a link to a review I wrote on Amazon (January 2, 2006):



    http://www.amazon.com/Tour-Tempo-Secret-Finally-Revealed/product-reviews/0385509278/ref=sr_1_1_cm_cr_acr_txt/192-7905616-7275648?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1
  • tsmitherstsmithers Members Posts: 1,109 ✭✭
    tngolf22 wrote:


    I played really well for a while after reading Tour Tempo. The only problem is I would still get in modes where I hit my dreaded pulls or pull-draws. Other than that it allowed me to play some really good golf. Eventually I moved on to a more pivot driven swing (less conscious use of arms and hands). I still recommend Tour Tempo to people though. Great method. Below is a link to a review I wrote on Amazon (January 2, 2006):



    http://www.amazon.co...howViewpoints=1




    Love the review. I don't think it is going to cure all swing flaws but get you more into swinging with a good, solid tempo without a lot of thoughts pre-swing which can sometimes throw you into fits of 20 swing thoughts. I find that the less I think and the more I concentrate on tempo, the better I seem to hit the ball.
  • ColinMBColinMB Members Posts: 1,836
    I bought all the Tour Tempo stuff and was pretty disappointed. I started with short clubs and no ball for about a week or two before even trying it on the range.



    I did feel an immediate increase in clubhead speed however I felt this was due to shortening the backswing more than anything else. (Anticipating the tone made me shorten my swing), and that's what I credited the higher swing speed to. However I did not like how I was hitting the ball. So I gave up on it.



    I'm glad you had a good go with it. It's something I may try again, but to be fair, I haven't heard too many long term success stories with it. I have found most people are like me and gave it up. I bought the whole kit too... DVD's, ear device, book, etc. I'd love to find some real success with the device!
  • jim rockfordjim rockford Members Posts: 631 ✭✭
    i like alot of tour tempo's stuff but have never really got down to applying it. i think there are generally on to something good. was watching horschell on weekend and seems like he has superfast tempo.



    i am skeptical of some of their analysis though.



    i would much rather have some software/service where your driving range swings can be analyzed for tempo as opposed to listening to tones.
  • tsmitherstsmithers Members Posts: 1,109 ✭✭
    edited Jun 20, 2013 #12
    ColinMB wrote:


    I bought all the Tour Tempo stuff and was pretty disappointed. I started with short clubs and no ball for about a week or two before even trying it on the range.



    I did feel an immediate increase in clubhead speed however I felt this was due to shortening the backswing more than anything else. (Anticipating the tone made me shorten my swing), and that's what I credited the higher swing speed to. However I did not like how I was hitting the ball. So I gave up on it.



    I'm glad you had a good go with it. It's something I may try again, but to be fair, I haven't heard too many long term success stories with it. I have found most people are like me and gave it up. I bought the whole kit too... DVD's, ear device, book, etc. I'd love to find some real success with the device!




    Well, I hope I can continue using it and get a more consistent tempo going. I only bought the book and the phone app. I actually could use to shorten my backswing but I haven't. Swinging with the tempo just feels right.






    i like alot of tour tempo's stuff but have never really got down to applying it. i think there are generally on to something good. was watching horschell on weekend and seems like he has superfast tempo.



    i am skeptical of some of their analysis though.



    i would much rather have some software/service where your driving range swings can be analyzed for tempo as opposed to listening to tones.




    The second book goes into the younger players and their superfast swings. Fowler, Mcilroy, and a few others have extremely fast swings but they are still at the 3:1 ratio most of the time at 18/6 and sometime down to 15/5. That is amazingly fast. They also clearly state in the second book that there are a lot of players who don't follow the 3:1 ratio and some are at 4:1 but a very large majority is at 3:1. The second book focuses on the short game and is pretty cheap if you buy the kindle version. It goes through the short game tones (2:1 ratio) but also delves deeper into Tiger, Phil and a bunch of other players and their tempo with their full swings. They also talk about a Yale study that was done that basically scientifically proved the 3:1 ratio. Do I understand the Yale study? No but seemed legit.



    I'm not saying this is a huge fix and will make you or I a great golfer. I will say though that my tempo was inconsistent, my full swing was slower than it should be and my short game swings were faster than what has been shown to make people successful. I think this can really help anyone with tempo issues like myself. We will see.



    Also, forgot to mention that it is easy to get your tempo by using most any video player software. Or you can send your swing video to Tour Tempo and see if they will do it for you. image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
  • jim rockfordjim rockford Members Posts: 631 ✭✭
    tsmithers wrote:

    ColinMB wrote:


    I bought all the Tour Tempo stuff and was pretty disappointed. I started with short clubs and no ball for about a week or two before even trying it on the range.



    I did feel an immediate increase in clubhead speed however I felt this was due to shortening the backswing more than anything else. (Anticipating the tone made me shorten my swing), and that's what I credited the higher swing speed to. However I did not like how I was hitting the ball. So I gave up on it.



    I'm glad you had a good go with it. It's something I may try again, but to be fair, I haven't heard too many long term success stories with it. I have found most people are like me and gave it up. I bought the whole kit too... DVD's, ear device, book, etc. I'd love to find some real success with the device!




    Well, I hope I can continue using it and get a more consistent tempo going. I only bought the book and the phone app. I actually could use to shorten my backswing but I haven't. Swinging with the tempo just feels right.






    i like alot of tour tempo's stuff but have never really got down to applying it. i think there are generally on to something good. was watching horschell on weekend and seems like he has superfast tempo.



    i am skeptical of some of their analysis though.



    i would much rather have some software/service where your driving range swings can be analyzed for tempo as opposed to listening to tones.




    The second book goes into the younger players and their superfast swings. Fowler, Mcilroy, and a few others have extremely fast swings but they are still at the 3:1 ratio most of the time at 18/6 and sometime down to 15/5. That is amazingly fast. They also clearly state in the second book that there are a lot of players who don't follow the 3:1 ratio and some are at 4:1 but a very large majority is at 3:1. The second book focuses on the short game and is pretty cheap if you buy the kindle version. It goes through the short game tones (2:1 ratio) but also delves deeper into Tiger, Phil and a bunch of other players and their tempo with their full swings. They also talk about a Yale study that was done that basically scientifically proved the 3:1 ratio. Do I understand the Yale study? No but seemed legit.



    I'm not saying this is a huge fix and will make you or I a great golfer. I will say though that my tempo was inconsistent, my full swing was slower than it should be and my short game swings were faster than what has been shown to make people successful. I think this can really help anyone with tempo issues like myself. We will see.



    Also, forgot to mention that it is easy to get your tempo by using most any video player software. Or you can send your swing video to Tour Tempo and see if they will do it for you. image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />




    thanks. i have most of that tour tempo stuff already. and as i said, i like the concept. hit some UNBELIEVABLY GOOD drives when channeling a 21/7 tempo (at least in my mind. the actual number may be way off that). but i am also very inconsistent. but perhaps i should work on it specifically with the material i have.
  • stryperstryper Members Posts: 3,255 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Jun 20, 2013 #14
    Not something I use every day, but I do go to it frequently when I'm feeling off, particularly when I notice my transition getting a little too quick. As fast as the TT swing felt at first, now it really slows down my backswing to a comfortable pace.



    I've got the iphone total game app, and while i really don't use the short game part, I'm a fan of the product.
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  • CmartingolfCmartingolf Martin Chuck Unregistered Posts: 1,982 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I'm a fan too. I've helped a lot if people speeding up their backswing. I use JC Video at my studio. It has a bunch if swings loaded. I will notice a slow deliberate backswing and ask someone to pick a favorite Tour player. 8/10 will pick Freddy. I'll put the Am and Freddy side by side and sync the beginning of the takeaway. In most cases, Freddy has hit the ball before the struggling Am has finished their backswing and they complain of being "quick." Quick is a 5:1 and not a 3:1.
  • GooglewhackGooglewhack Members Posts: 19
    tsmithers wrote:

    parmark wrote:


    Golf clap. Like you I tried this, got frustrated and said the heck with it. I'll have to revisit this little baby.



    Thanks for sharing. Good stuff. Did you make the birdie on 18 is what I want to know!?




    Thanks for reading, I really appreciate it and good question. I hit a PW to about 15-18 feet. Putt got to the hole and actually rolled back an inch. I didn't hit it hard enough but there was also a little hump around the entire hole. Ended up shooting an 84. My putting was horrible, with 37 putts.



    Also, I've never had a ranger rush me like that. I was pissed.




    The hole was crowned! Hate that.
  • WVPWVP Members Posts: 2,897 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    That is a great story, and wow, congrats on that distance gain!
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  • valkarevalkare Members Posts: 198
    edited Jun 21, 2013 #18
    I think there are two novel parts of the tour tempo app, (1) it creates a consistent tempo swing and (2) it takes you mind away from swing thoughts and instead focuses on a beat. (2) is probably the biggest gain as it helps clear your mind and lets your body do its thing.
  • jim rockfordjim rockford Members Posts: 631 ✭✭
    valkare wrote:


    I think there are two novel parts of the tour tempo app, (1) it creates a consistent tempo swing and (2) it takes you mind away from swing thoughts and instead focuses on a beat. (2) is probably the biggest gain as it helps clear your mind and lets your body do its thing.




    agree 100%...... tour tempo basically is your swing thought.
  • tsmitherstsmithers Members Posts: 1,109 ✭✭
    valkare wrote:


    I think there are two novel parts of the tour tempo app, (1) it creates a consistent tempo swing and (2) it takes you mind away from swing thoughts and instead focuses on a beat. (2) is probably the biggest gain as it helps clear your mind and lets your body do its thing.


    valkare wrote:


    I think there are two novel parts of the tour tempo app, (1) it creates a consistent tempo swing and (2) it takes you mind away from swing thoughts and instead focuses on a beat. (2) is probably the biggest gain as it helps clear your mind and lets your body do its thing.




    agree 100%...... tour tempo basically is your swing thought.




    My thought exactly. Some may find this odd but I play some of my best golf early in the season when I'm not thinking about much and just trying to have a smooth swing. The less swing thoughts the better.




    I'm a fan too. I've helped a lot if people speeding up their backswing. I use JC Video at my studio. It has a bunch if swings loaded. I will notice a slow deliberate backswing and ask someone to pick a favorite Tour player. 8/10 will pick Freddy. I'll put the Am and Freddy side by side and sync the beginning of the takeaway. In most cases, Freddy has hit the ball before the struggling Am has finished their backswing and they complain of being "quick." Quick is a 5:1 and not a 3:1.




    Freddy is specifically used as an example in the second book as a "slow and effortless swing". Slow and smooth to him just happens to be much faster than most amateur players. His tempo is 24/8 with about 115mph ss with his driver.
  • gamesgames Argue for your limitations and they are yours. Des MoinesMembers Posts: 1,805 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    tsmithers wrote:
    I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to be more consistent. I can't say that I have this down or that I don't have problems with my swing but I feel I am playing better golf using this process and am excited to continue the process.




    Congratulations on your success with Tour Tempo. I've exchanged emails with John Novosel, and he just seems really proud of his discovery and is eager to exchange thoughts and ideas with those of us who have adopted his teachings.
  • gamesgames Argue for your limitations and they are yours. Des MoinesMembers Posts: 1,805 ✭✭✭✭✭✭


    I'm a fan too. I've helped a lot if people speeding up their backswing. I use JC Video at my studio. It has a bunch if swings loaded. I will notice a slow deliberate backswing and ask someone to pick a favorite Tour player. 8/10 will pick Freddy. I'll put the Am and Freddy side by side and sync the beginning of the takeaway. In most cases, Freddy has hit the ball before the struggling Am has finished their backswing and they complain of being "quick." Quick is a 5:1 and not a 3:1.




    Martin,

    I took up golf again this winter after a five year layoff. I decided to focus on two tools to use:

    1) Tour Tempo

    2) Tour Striker



    A truly winning combination! You and John Novosel should be commended for the thought and innovation that went into your respective products.
  • tsmitherstsmithers Members Posts: 1,109 ✭✭
    games wrote:


    Congratulations on your success with Tour Tempo. I've exchanged emails with John Novosel, and he just seems really proud of his discovery and is eager to exchange thoughts and ideas with those of us who have adopted his teachings.




    I was really surprised when John Jr. was the one who gave me my tempo ratio and some pointers on my swing. I never thought they would actually ask for a swing video. I just thought they might have some advice.



    Also, if you haven't read the second book then you should. It's really great for short game tempo but also has a lot more information about the initial Tour Tempo including a lot of player research from the years after the initial book came out. Great stuff. For the Tiger lovers there is a whole chapter on one of his seasons and his tempo throughout and his performance in those tournaments.
  • CmartingolfCmartingolf Martin Chuck Unregistered Posts: 1,982 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    games wrote:



    I'm a fan too. I've helped a lot if people speeding up their backswing. I use JC Video at my studio. It has a bunch if swings loaded. I will notice a slow deliberate backswing and ask someone to pick a favorite Tour player. 8/10 will pick Freddy. I'll put the Am and Freddy side by side and sync the beginning of the takeaway. In most cases, Freddy has hit the ball before the struggling Am has finished their backswing and they complain of being "quick." Quick is a 5:1 and not a 3:1.




    Martin,

    I took up golf again this winter after a five year layoff. I decided to focus on two tools to use:

    1) Tour Tempo

    2) Tour Striker



    A truly winning combination! You and John Novosel should be commended for the thought and innovation that went into your respective products.




    Thanks for the kind words and support. Good luck with your game.
  • weten2weten2 Members Posts: 696 ✭✭✭✭✭
    tsmithers wrote:

    tngolf22 wrote:


    I played really well for a while after reading Tour Tempo. The only problem is I would still get in modes where I hit my dreaded pulls or pull-draws. Other than that it allowed me to play some really good golf. Eventually I moved on to a more pivot driven swing (less conscious use of arms and hands). I still recommend Tour Tempo to people though. Great method. Below is a link to a review I wrote on Amazon (January 2, 2006):



    http://www.amazon.co...howViewpoints=1




    Love the review. I don't think it is going to cure all swing flaws but get you more into swinging with a good, solid tempo without a lot of thoughts pre-swing which can sometimes throw you into fits of 20 swing thoughts. I find that the less I think and the more I concentrate on tempo, the better I seem to hit the ball.




    Kenny Perry in winning the Champions Open said this. When he was up 1-2 strokes with 3 holes left he said he thought only about tempo to avoid bad swings.
  • Jacob MacJacob Mac Members Posts: 1,764 ✭✭✭✭✭✭


    I'm a fan too. I've helped a lot if people speeding up their backswing. I use JC Video at my studio. It has a bunch if swings loaded. I will notice a slow deliberate backswing and ask someone to pick a favorite Tour player. 8/10 will pick Freddy. I'll put the Am and Freddy side by side and sync the beginning of the takeaway. In most cases, Freddy has hit the ball before the struggling Am has finished their backswing and they complain of being "quick." Quick is a 5:1 and not a 3:1.




    Is it the Tour Tempo or just a faster backswing that helps?



    I found that having a fast backswing and what feels like a really slow transition is really important for me. It might be the biggest break through I have made on my own.



  • tsmitherstsmithers Members Posts: 1,109 ✭✭
    Just an update. I had a few bad rounds recently and my swing felt all off, shot 90, 88, 94, 85 last weekend on a golf trip at some tough courses. I couldn't find the fairway off the tee. I practices a bunch with the tour tempo tones this past week. I shot an 81 this morning and my swing felt balanced and 'smooth' and I hit a bunch of fairways and if I missed it was by a few yards. Fun day!
  • RusstopherRusstopher Hacker Members Posts: 70 ✭✭
    ^ I'll add in an update as well. I had a decent period of hitting the ball, but got away from a solid tempo by trying out too many different things with the backswing and transition. As a result, I was hitting a lot of pulls and saw my average distance drop.



    While at the range last week, I started griping under my breath over some more bad pulls (and a few driver slices) and the golfer in the next bay chuckled and said that the range balls never did anything to me, there was no reason to try and kill them the way I was. I laughed it off, but went to my car and grabbed my iPod and headphones. Sure enough, playing the 24/8 tones made me quickly realize I was once again WAY TOO FAST with my transition and downswing. As soon as I slowed down to the tones, I was able to work my whole body, as the faster "kill the ball" swing was all arms which resulted in a lot of OTT swings.



    Just listening to the tempo tones allowed my to clear my mind and slow everything down, resulting in my downswing being more in sync and (you guessed it) more distance and tighter dispersion.
  • tsmitherstsmithers Members Posts: 1,109 ✭✭
    Russtopher wrote:


    ^ I'll add in an update as well. I had a decent period of hitting the ball, but got away from a solid tempo by trying out too many different things with the backswing and transition. As a result, I was hitting a lot of pulls and saw my average distance drop.



    While at the range last week, I started griping under my breath over some more bad pulls (and a few driver slices) and the golfer in the next bay chuckled and said that the range balls never did anything to me, there was no reason to try and kill them the way I was. I laughed it off, but went to my car and grabbed my iPod and headphones. Sure enough, playing the 24/8 tones made me quickly realize I was once again WAY TOO FAST with my transition and downswing. As soon as I slowed down to the tones, I was able to work my whole body, as the faster "kill the ball" swing was all arms which resulted in a lot of OTT swings.



    Just listening to the tempo tones allowed my to clear my mind and slow everything down, resulting in my downswing being more in sync and (you guessed it) more distance and tighter dispersion.




    I've been thinking about this thread lately and thought I'd update it since I have had some further success. My tempo just feels spot on right now and my scores have shown it. There have been a few rounds where I just couldn't groove the tempo for some reason. I think when I think about other things I start to lose my tempo thoughts and get out of whack. I hate sounding like a commercial but...........since focusing more on tempo and using the tones I've shot several of my lowest rounds ever including a 79 and a personal best 74. My handicap has gone from 11.4 to 9.3 and have been consistently shooting low 80s. I'm so happy I found this. Now, it is not the only reason I have improved. I have been playing a lot more this year and practicing my short game more (with the short game tour tempo tones). I just feel like not thinking about my swing but instead focusing on a smooth tempo has created a more consistent game. OK, commercial over. image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
  • McCleeryCrowMcCleeryCrow Members Posts: 3
    Keep the updates coming. I just started with Tour Tempo and I'm encouraged by your progress.
  • tsmitherstsmithers Members Posts: 1,109 ✭✭
    Keep the updates coming. I just started with Tour Tempo and I'm encouraged by your progress.




    Thanks for your interest in my thread! Appreciate it. Hard to update the thread since I haven't played a round in months and with almost 2 feet of snow on the ground it might be a while until my next round. I have been going to the range and still using the tones. I feel like I'm staying much more consistent throughout the winter because of it but won't know for sure until I hit the course.

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