Swing Speed versus Tempo

Do not confuse golf swing speed with golf swing tempo. Your golf swing speed is how fast the club is moving at impact. Your golf swing tempo is the pace of your swing from the first movement to impact (ratio). A good example is Ernie Els and Tiger Woods. Ernie has a very slow looking pace compared with Tiger’s, but their tempo is identical, both are a ratio of 3:1. Tiger has a greater club head speed compared to Ernie though. Remember, if you rush your back swing on one shot and then slow down on the next, you have a recipe for disaster. Keep your back swing pace consistent and the downswing will be much better!


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