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How do you improve Tempo?

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Drill: Consistent Timing – Tempo
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Problem
Tempo ratio is inconsistent or is not equal to the ideal 2.0:1 ratio, making it difficult to judge the proper speed and distance.

Solution

  1. Make putts at various distances (e.g., 3 feet, 10 feet, and 30 feet).  Review your Back Stroke Time and analyze your results.  The Back Stroke Time should remain the same, even though the distances change.
  2. Once you find your signature number, which is generally close to 0.60 seconds, make putts at various distances, attempting to match your ideal Back Stroke Time within 0.05 seconds.
  3. Repeat step 1 for Forward Stroke Time.
  4. Once you find your signature number, which is generally close to 0.30 seconds, make putts at various distances, attempting to match your ideal Forward Stroke Time within 0.05 seconds.  While doing so, aim to keep the timing difference as tight as possible.
  5. Repeat step 1 for Tempo.
  6. Once you find your signature number, which should be as close to 2.0:1 as possible, make putts at various distances, attempting to match your ideal Tempo within 0.1:1.

Perform this drill for 10-15 minutes during every training session.

Focus Keys

Goal
The goal of this drill is to train your body to create a consistent and repetitive timing pattern in order to consistently and efficiently transfer energy from the putter head to the ball.