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Myrtle Beach Golf Tip: Finding Your Tempo is As Easy as 1-2-3

In this segment, LPGA Professional and Myrtle Beach golf ambassador Meredith Kirk demonstrates a simple drill you can use the next time you’re at the practice range, to help you find the tempo and pace that’s just right for your particular golf swing. This video was filmed on location at Grande Dunes Resort Club in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Today, I’m going to give you a very simple drill on how to find your tempo in the golf swing.

What is tempo? Tempo is the pace with which you take that club back in your backswing, and then follow through with your forward swing. Some golfers have really fast tempos and some have slower tempos. It’s okay to have a fast or slower tempo; the more important thing here is that you want to find the tempo that works for you for your golf swing.

To do that, I’m going to show you a really simple drill you can try the next time you’re out on the practice range. Go ahead and get in the address position, take a step to the side with your back foot and count 3-2-1. Step as you backswing and count 3-2-1, then step with your forward foot to the other side and count 1-2-3.

Repeat this process in a basic rhythm at least 15 times, maybe 20 times. It’s going to be a continuous motion, back and forth. When you do that, you’re going to notice that you have a particular pace for your golf swing.

So next time you’re out on the practice range, try this drill – “3-2-1 … 1-2-3” – to help you find the pace that’s perfect for your golf swing!


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