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swingsetter?
Hey all,

when my swing goes bad its always because I get out of whack with my tempo. Usually I just buy X number of range balls and beat them until it comes back, which is great when I have the time. Now that I have a two year old, time and the ability to just take off and head to the range is not as readily available as it was when I could just stick the kid in the stroller and he'd gleefully giggle and clap as daddy hit balls. So whats the best alternative?
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For about $25 you can pick up a book called Tour Tempo at Borders or Amazon.com or tourtempo.com. Check out the reviews for this training aid and others including the Swingsetter in the review section of this forum. I recently purchased Tour Tempo and believe it has helped my swing significantly. After reading the book I was convinced that the theory is sound, the author accumulated a significant amount of persuasive data on many of the very best professional golf swings past and present. The book comes with a CD that you can listen to while hitting balls or anywhere else. I've read other posts here from players who have converted the sound tracks into MP3/IPOD format to be able to listen with smaller portable devices while playing or hitting balls on the range. The sound tracks really help with proper tempo IMO, you can choose different speeds and via both voice and sound cues you ingrain a feel for the amount of time you should take between the start of your back swing, setting the club at the top and impact. I've got a 3 year old so I can relate to the time crunch, I usually practice tempo listening to the CD in my car and while hitting wiffle golf balls into the side of my garage.

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It depends on what you are trying to do with Tempo - are you trying to stop thinking about the swing - ie. it may be slow going back because you are thinking too much? or are you trying to smooth out a herky jerky quick snatch transition.

 

If it is the latter, then it's the Whippy TempoMaster. If it's too much thinking, then Tour Tempo will help.

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